Scorekeeping Done Right
|Here at CCHC you will never
again hear or say those dreaded words "scorekeeper needed". All our
courts have computer scoring similar to that found at most bowling establishments. Our league players find the
computers far easier and less distraction from the game itself than the old
fashion pencil and paper. Players scores can be readily seen from anywhere in
the building. All the competitors see the scores as they are entered. No need to
yell to a scorekeeper "What's the score".
During tournaments they offer an even greater advantage. Often we draw some top pitchers to our tournaments along with that comes an increased number of spectators. I've often heard ours is not a spectator sport. Part of the reasons for that is at many events it is difficult for spectators to determine the scores. At CCHC all the computer monitors can be seen from anywhere in the building. Each players name, score of the game, as well as the current ringer percentage can be easily seen by players and spectators alike. No more waiting at games end for a scorekeeper to count or in many cases miscount the number of ringers and shoes pitched at the end of the game.
Each court has a computer terminal where scores can be enter by either a scorekeeper or the players themselves. The keyboards have been reprogrammed to aide in scoring. There are keys to enter all possible scores such as 4 dead, 3 on 3, ringer each no score etc.
| Along with each of the court computers we have
computers and the whole thing is networked back into the office to a main
computer. Each of the two master computers can be used to control the court
During tournaments one person can easily keep score for the entire 4 court class from one of the master computers.
With the scores so prominently displayed any mistakes are resolved immediately. There is never any question as to scoring accuracy. At the completion of each game the results are sent over the network to the office computer. Those scores go directly to a stat program that compiles and makes a summary sheet.
At the close of the tournament each player receives a printout of all of his or her matches. It includes score, shoes, ringers and percentage for each game as well as totals for the entire tournament.
Those stats are then sent directly over the internet to NATSTATS. There is no chance of human error in misreading or mistyping results. In effect NATSTATS gets the raw data from each game played directly from the court computer the game was played on.