Why Use Cross Country Scoreboard to Score Races
Cross Country Scoreboard is super easy to use.
The xcscoreboard scoring software was built with a focus on scoring JUST cross country races and nothing more. Scoring a race in xcscoreboard is a simple 3 step process:
Cross Country Scoreboard does the rest, synchronizing the two inputs and producing real-fast results in real-time.
- Before race day, assign registered racers bib#'s and which race they are running.
- On race day, at the finish line, attach two laptops to the same WIFI hotspot.
- One operator then types in bib#'s in finish order on one laptop and the other operator taps the key on the race timer on the other laptop to keep times.
If you have the luxury of an Ipico chip timing system, xcscoreboard can connect to the chip timer to read the bibs and times (An operator can still type in bib#'s to provide a backup system).
Cross Country Scoreboard provides real-fast real-time scoring.
Cross Country Scoreboard doesn't wait until a race is over to calculate results. As soon as a finisher's bib# is entered in xcscoreboard, all projected team scores are updated.
Country Scoreboard auto-publishes to your very own online scoreboard.
If other sports can have a
scoreboard, then why can't Cross Country?
With a small in-app purchase, Cross Country Scoreboard can automatically publish its real-fast real-time projected html scoring results to your event's very own web based, mobile friendly, streaming scoreboard (at www.xcscoreboard.com) where your fans and spectators can enjoy the most up to date scores for your event's races. No more having to wait until the race is over to get an idea of how your team is doing. Your race fans will now have that info at their fingertips.
Cross Country Scoreboard integrates with MS Excel and Google Sheets.
xcscoreboard was architected to natively look and feel like a spreadsheet. So all input and output easily integrates with spreadsheets. From Excel or Google Spreadsheets, you can import racer data, chip-id data, and even bib/timing data directly into xcscoreboard. All results can also be output directly to Excel and Google Sheets. This allows you, and other coaches to whom you may share this data, to use the power spreadsheets for post-race analysis.
Cross Country Scoreboard scores all races in your event with just one race file.
No having to fumble around multiple race data files on race day. Simply open and use your event's one race file on race day to score and time all your races.
Cross Country Scoreboard easily handles multiple simultaneous races (either with synchronous or asynchronous start times).
- Let's say you want to run JV Boys and JV Girls together (starting at the same time) to save time. Cross Country Scoreboard handles that without a second thought. Both race groups are scored and timed using the same method as a single race, but their results are scored separately - even though they share the same race clock (synchronous start times).
- Or let's say your Varsity Boys race is all but finished, but you have one or two slower runners that are still on the course, holding up your start time for the next race. With xcscoreboard that is no longer an issue. Simply open a separate race clock assigned to your next race group and start that race and race timer (asynchronous start times). Then continue to score/time the previous race on the first race clock. Once that race is finished, just close its race timer and continue scoring timing the second race on the second timer.
Cross Country Scoreboard is highly configurable.
You can change the number of racers that make up a team ...... or the number of displacers ... or the tie-breaker rules to suit your event's needs.
Cross Country Scoreboard automatically makes scoring/timing issues obvious in real-time.
- If a racer finishes a race he/she is not assigned to, xcscoreboard highlights the issue.
- If the timing operator accidentally misses a time or inputs too many time entries, xcscoreboard makes this obvious using the alignment bib.
- If the bib operator accidentally types in a previous bib#, xcscoreboard highlights that issue.
- When using the chip timing system, all "close calls" (finishers with times without 2 tenths of each other) are highlighted for additional scrutiny.
- If you have a racer who needs to be disqualified, this can be done with a single click. And race results are immediately updated to reflect the DQ.