Match Results Entry

To enter results using the on-line form click here

The use of the results form is quite intuitive and it should be possible to fill in the form without reference to the notes below (but see Match updates below anyway), and for information on using adjudication forms see here

All data except new players and comments is available from drop-down lists. There is some context-sensitive help for the trickier fields when the mouse pointer hovers over those fields. The following notes may help initially:

First select Competition from the drop-down list

Now select Home Team and Away Team. If the match is valid, the form will display the date and SCCA match number

Now select the Board 1 colour and the other board colours will be filled in automatically. Any of these colours may be over-ridden if a game was played with the wrong colours

Now fill in the Player, Score and (where appropriate) Finish fields:

The Players for each team will normally be available from the drop-down lists and for each player selected, the ECF number (if known) and the appropriate grade (standardplay or rapidplay) will be automatically inserted. If (new player) is selected, the Name, ECF code and grade can be inserted manually. An official (Controller approved) estimated grade is inserted as (e.g.) 123e, an unofficial (club's own) estimated grade as (e.g.) 123u and a player with no grading estimate as u. If (new player) was selected erroneously, the drop-down list can be regained by entering an asterisk (*) in the Name field. If a player was a Substitute, check the appropriate box

Other special 'players' are (default) for non-appearance, (late arrival) where the player turned up after the latest time for the game and (walk-over) for non-appearance of opponent. Double defaults: if a board is not played by agreement, then enter both players as (default) with a score of 0 - 0

The Score for a player can be selected from the drop-down list, but should be left blank for an unfinished game. The away player's score will be filled in automatically from the home player's score but not vice versa. This allows unusual situations such as a double default to be handled

The Finish types (where appropriate) are Q (quickplay), F (Fischer), A (adjudication) and U (playing on)

Comments should be inserted manually. Only those comments of general interest will be transferred to the on-line results pages

Select the reporting team from the Your Team drop-down list. This will fill in the captain's name and email address (if known) automatically. If someone is acting as a proxy for the captain, he/she should fill in his/her name and press enter. If the proxy is on the system's list of personnel, the email address will probably be inserted automatically. If not, the proxy's email address should be entered manually

Check the fields on the form (especially the board colours, player names and team totals) and press Send

If all fields have been entered, the results will be sent to the Inter-Club Tournaments Administrator. A results plain text file will be sent as an attachment to the entering captain (or proxy). Copies of this file will also be sent to the Inter-Club Tournaments Controller and the opposing captain (if his/her email address is known) or to a proxy, usually the club secretary

If the opposing captain is happy with the results entered, he/she can reply to the email with Confirmed in the email body

Match updates. To update match results (e.g. to report the result of an unfinished game or to correct player data) identify the match as above (Competition, Home Team and Away Team) and enter the modified game data only. An entry in the Comments field to explain the reason for the update would also be useful. Make sure that the team Totals are correct, identify the reporter (Your Team, Your Name and Your Email) and press Send