The first thing to do before setting up the scoring system is to define what teams will be taking part in the scoring competition.
Head to the Teams tab on the left hand side, and specify the competing teams. In this example we are looking at an indoor match between Wales & England from 2019.
Only England and Wales have been designated to participate in the match - as shown by the WAII. This means that only athletes competing for England & Wales will be included in team score calculations.
To do this, first enter your teams, so click ADD+. You will see the following screen:
If your team is in the database, just search for it and click it when it appears. If it is ad-hoc for this competition, click Ad-Hoc and fill in the details.
These scoring methods are primarily used for XC and road races. The basic concept is to filter a (possibly large) race and apply a scoring system to a sub-group of the runners. You do this by defining the Scoring Tables you wish to display. Each of these becomes a web page you can link to. So, for example, within a race of several hundred athletes, you can have multiple matches going on such as...
- Men's or women's team of N runners
- Mob matches where almost every runner counts
- Age group competitions (e.g. M40/M45 team prize)
- Age graded virtual team competitions, which engage everybody
- A two-club match within a much larger race
Choose the second tab, labelled "Configurable Scoring"
Here is your Scoring configuration. Below is an example of how a 12 Stage Relay would work "virtually". Obviously, it is not a literal relay so what we do is take the fastest 12 times from teams. If they have 24 teams, we would allocate a "B" team.
- Event - Choose the race you are sorting scoring for
- Filter categories - Leave blank unless you only want to be looking at specific age groups. e.g. You may want to have different scoring systems for various Vet age groups so they don't feel left out! If you do this, simply input as follows: "V35,V40". This would filter these two age groups
Method - Choose:
- Sum of filtered race positions
- Athletes outside a scoring team (non-scorers) are not included in positions/points. For example, if an athlete comes 75th and there are 10 non scorers in front of them, they score 65 points.
- Sum of absolute race positions
- Regardless of whether athletes are scoring or not, they are included in the points calculation. For example, if an athlete comes 295th they score 295 points regardless of whether there are non-scorers in front of them or not. This is common in schools races (do you remember the old brass numbered tokens the teacher used to add up), and the English Southern and National, as it was too complex to eliminate non-scorers in the old days.
- Sum of times
- For a relay style race; it is just cumulative times.
- Multi-stage sum of times
- Like the above but configured to have 2 distances
- Sum of age grades
- A calculated listing by age grade data
- Sum of filtered race positions
Teams per club - Selected how many teams per club you wish to allow
- Name - Name your scoring system
- Filter genders - Choose your gender for this scoring system
- Allow non scorers - Allows non-scorers to displace athletes.
- Allow incomplete teams - Penalty scores will apply
- Subtitle - Give a subtitle to your scoring system
- Filter teams - Choose which teams (from those entered in the competition) will be eligible to score in this system
- Women per mixed team - If you have a mixed gender team, specify the minimum number of women needed in the team
- Scorers - How many make up each team
- Displacement - Relevant for a few scoring systems, where they could impact on points. This would mean that, for example, in a 10 scoring team, the 11th finisher of a team would impact scoring places for teams further down the placings.
Click SAVE when done.