Additional features in Webscorer PRO

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Features available by subscribing to Webscorer PRO from Webscorer FAN

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RACE SETUP OPTIONS

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Import start lists

  • You can create a start list in Excel for importing to Webscorer PRO
  • Start lists can be posted to Webscorer.com and downloaded to the app via WiFi or cellular connection
  • Or, import the start list from your laptop to the app via iTunes (no internet connection required)
  • Example start lists posted to Webscorer.com: www.webscorer.com/findraces?pg=start
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Integration with Webscorer online registration

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Additional start types

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Races with multiple distances and categories

  • The same race can have multiple distances, e.g. 5 km and 10 km races happening at the same time
  • Racers can further be competing in difference categories per distance
  • The distances and categories can start at the same time, in waves, or in mixed custom waves
  • You can specify via results options how you want the results classified by distance, category and gender
  • Example race with multiple distances and categories: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11160
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Live results

  • If you have internet connectivity from the timing device, you can post results live to Webscorer.com
  • The live results are fully automatic, results are posted within seconds of each racer finishing
  • Corrections and updates to the results are also sent immediately after changing the data on the app
  • Racers, spectators and family at home can follow the race progress live on their home computers
  • Fans can also follow the live results on their smart phones by downloading the free Websc orer FAN app
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RACES WITH LAPS

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Record lap times

  • Record lap times for all racers, included in official results
  • A fixed distance race can have up to 100 laps
  • A race with multiple distances can each have a different number of laps
  • The app can also be used as a split-timing device by a coach in an interval start race
  • Example results with lap times: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=9815
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Race with non-timed transitions (e.g. enduro)

  • You can time a multi-stage race which may have sections that don't count toward total time
  • For example, here's how to t ime a 3-stage enduro mountain-biking race:
    • You'd setup the race as individual start with 5 laps and exclude laps 2 and 4
    • Lap 1 corresponds to stage one, lap 3 to stage two and lap 5 to stage three
    • Lap 2 is the non-timed transition from stage one finish to stage two start
    • Lap 4 is the non-timed transition from stage two finish to stage three start
  • Example enduro results: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=4163
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Time-limited race

  • A race can be set to last a fixed amount of time (e.g. cyclocross race of 30 mins plus 1 lap)
  • A time-limited race can have an unlimited number of laps
  • Racers on the lead lap get a time result, others are marked as "-1 lap", "-2 laps", and so on
  • You can simultaneously run events with a different time limit (e.g. 3- and 6-hour mountain-biking races)
  • Lap times are recorded for all racers and posted as part of the results
  • You can time e.g. a 3-hour and 6-hour time-limited race simultaneously
  • Example results from a time-limited race: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=4401
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Relay race

  • Teams of racers compete against other teams of racers
  • Leg times are recorded similar to lap times in an individual race
  • Results show rankings by leg, including the team members' names
  • Relay races can be setup with any of the supported start types: mass, wave, individual, interval, pursuit
  • You can have multiple relay races of different distance taking place at the same time
  • Relay teams can also compete in different categories, similar to individual races
  • Example results from a relay race: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=7073
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Fastest lap race

  • You can setup a race to determine the winner based on the fastest lap per racer out of many attempted
  • You'll take lap times for the racers, as usual and the app keeps track of the fastest lap for each racer
  • This is a useful in qualifying rounds where racers may get multiple attempts to get a good lap
  • You can combine this feature with "In dividual start" & " Exclude laps" to allow lap time attempts with breaks in between
  • Example results from a fastest lap race: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11399
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RESULTS OPTIONS

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Results by distance

  • Each distance has its own results listing, combined under the same race header
  • You can choose to list just overall results per distance or also add category and / or gender results
  • In a single distance race, you can opt not to show overall results and just show category or gender results
  • Example results from a race with multiple distances: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11147
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Results by category

  • Set age / boat / bike categories to classify racers in results
  • Categories are defined before the race for instant / live results by category
  • In a single-distance race, you can use the "Distance" concept as an additional category-level:
    • Distances: "20 km Road Bike" and " 20 km TT Bike"
    • Categories: "Junior", "Senior" and "Master"
  • Example results from a race with multiple categories: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11586
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Results by gender

  • By specifying the "Gender" for each racer, you can use the automatic gender results option
  • You can specify overall results by distance and overall results by gender in addition to category results
  • In a race with both individuals and teams, there's a special "Female / Male" gender for mixed teams
  • Example race with gender results: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=10010
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Exclude top racers from category results

  • In road-running, it is customary to exclude the top 1-3 overall males and females from category results
  • This allows the next racer in line to win the category, sharing the available prices across more racers
  • The setting is a part of the results options and can be set before or after the race
  • Example with top racers excluded from category results: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11603
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Results series

  • You can create a results series on Webscorer.com and when posting results, add each race to the series from the app
  • The results series allows you to combine the results in multiple ways:
    • "Combined time" for stage races (e.g. Tour de France)
    • "Best time" series which is similar to "Best lap" feature but each lap timed as its own race
    • "Points per place" or "Custom points" for "Best x of y" points series
    • "% back" or "% of winning time" for performance-based series
  • You can then view the series standings on the website or download to the Webscorer FAN or PRO app
  • Example results series: www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=10871
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Team scoring

  • Show team results by combining 2 or more team members' times or points (points per place)
  • Team results can be shown by distance or by category, or both
  • Team scoring supports the "displacement" system popular in high-school cross-country running
  • The team scores are shown in addition to individual results both on the app and on the website
  • Team scoring supports live results, similar to individual results
  • Example results with cross-country team scoring: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=4225
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"ADJUSTED TIME" RESULTS

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Predicted-time race

  • Racers estimate their own time before the race, the closest prediction wins
  • The results show the actual finish time, the predicted time and the difference between the two
  • You can set an option to disqualify racers who're faster than their predicted time
  • Example results from a predicted time race: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11696
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Age-adjusted results

  • By specifying gender and age for each racer, you can have the app automatically calculate age-adjusted results
  • The results will show the normal "Finish time" as well as the "Adjusted time" based on the age-based handicap
  • The calculation is based on age-based running records, recorded over the years by experts specializing on this topic
  • While the age-adjustment tables are derived from running, they can be applied to other sports as well
  • For age- and gender adjustment, females' times are adjusted by an additional factor to make them comparable
    • Female times are multiplied by the number of dividing the "Female running record" by the "Male running record"
    • Note that the age-handicaps are different for males and females
    • The handicap tables also vary by race distance
  • Example race with age-adjusted results: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=7144
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Handicap-adjusted results for sailboat racing

  • You can set boat-specific handicaps have the app automatically calculate the handicap-adjusted results
  • The following handicap systems are supported:
    • PHRF / TOD
    • PHRF / TOT
    • Portsmouth / RYA
    • Portsmouth / D-PN
  • The handicaps can be imported via .TXT start list upload or configured on the app
  • The results will show both the actual finish times as well as handicap-adjusted times and the boat handicap
  • You can combine results into a results series to determine the regatta winner
  • Example results series: www.webscorer.com/seriesresult?seriesid=10158
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Handicap-adjusted results for time-based or percentage handicaps

  • You can setup individual handicaps based on time, or a percentage (fractional number)
  • Percentage handicaps are used in many para-olympic sports
  • E.g. a handicap of 95% (or 0.95) is used to multiply the actual finish time to obtain the handicap-adjusted time
  • A handicap of 100% (or 1.0) means the handicap-adjusted time is the same as the finish time
  • The handicaps can be imported via .TXT start list upload or configured on the app
  • The results will show both the actual finish times as well as handicap-adjusted times and the racer handicap
  • Example results with percentage handicaps: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=7204
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Penalty-adjusted results

  • You can set penalties per racer & show the penalties in results
  • Penalties can be numeric or time-based
  • Numeric penalties can be configured to cause an automatic time penalty of set amount
  • Time-based "penalties" can be positive (a bonus) or negative (a penalty)
  • Results will show both the actual finish time and penalty-adjusted time
  • Example results with penalties: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11423
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MULTI-DEVICE TIMING

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Name sync

  • Record time stamps with one device and racer names with another device
  • The devices can be set to sync the data over the internet or via Bluetooth
  • The "Name sync" feature allows you to time a large race without bibs
    • The time stamp device records finish times
    • Racers are handed a sequence number on a sticker / popsicle at finish
    • Racers check in at a results desk with the 2nd device to report their name & sequence number
    • The two devices sync the data via an internet or a Bluetooth connection
  • Alternatively, you can record the names in order of finish at the end of the finish chute
  • The results can be posted live, as soon as the time & racer name is combined
  • Example race with name sync: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=11477
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Bib sync

  • Record time stamps with one device and bibs with another device
  • The devices can be set to sync their data over the internet or via Bluetooth
  • You can sync during the race or wait until the end of the race to combine the times and the bibs
  • If the synching is done during the race, the results can be posted live
  • The bib sync device will also record the time when the bib was entered as a backup
  • Example race with bib sync: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=9503
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Multi-device splits

  • Time a point-to-point race with 2 devices, one to record the start times and another to record the finish times
  • Or use multiple devices to time a multi-lap race, each device recording one or more laps
  • There is no limit how many devices can be used to time the same race
  • A 3-stage enduro where each start and finish are located away from each other can be recorded with 6 devices
    • Results can be posted live from each device (if the devices have internet connectivity)
    • Or results can be collected to a 7th device via Bluetooth
  • The devices can be any mix of iOS or Android phones or tablets
  • Each device will simply record the time for each racer, similar to recording times on paper
    • When results are posted to the website, the results are calculated by the server
    • When results are collected via Bluetooth, the receiving app calculates the results
  • Example results from a multi-device splits race: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=9230
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AUTOMATED TIMING

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Fully automated RFID chip-timing

  • Support for RFID readers
  • The app receives the time stamp & chip ID from the reader via WiFi
  • With Chip ID programmed as the bib number, you can use manual timing start lists
  • You can easily mix manual timing for racers whose chips did not read
  • Additional chip types & readers coming soon
  • Details: /blog/post/2015/05/28/NEW-FEATURE-IN-WEBSCORER-PRO-20-RFID-CHIP-TIMING
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Fully automated NFC chip-timing

  • Support for programmable NFC chips with your Android device acting as the chip reader
  • The app receives the time stamp & chip ID automatically when the NFC chip is detected
  • With the chip ID programmed as the bib number, you can use standard start lists
  • You can switch to manual timing for racers whose chips did not read
  • Details: /blog/post/2015/05/28/NEW-FEATURE-IN-WEBSCORER-PRO-20-NFC-CHIP-TIMING
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Automated time stamps with starting gate & finish line photocell