This chapter explains different settings related to creating different kind of competitions. In general, you can use Disc Golf Metrix to:
- Keep track of training rounds (personal or shared: Add new training round)
- Keep track of unofficial competitions
- Arrange weekly competitions
- Organize official PDGA competitions
- Create competitions with multiple rounds
- Create competition series/tour with multiple competitions
Competitions also support "pair competitions" and "team competitions" to some extend. Following chapters will explain different settings available when creating competitions.
Adding new competition
After clicking "Create competition", the following "Add competition" page opens:
- Course: select the course for your competition first.
- Date: when the competition will be held. In case of a multi day competition, set the starting day here or the date of each round separately.
- Time: is the actual starting time.
- Competition name: default name for English users is "Small competition", but you can and should change it into anything you like. This is the name for the competition also shown in search results and different list views.
- Comment: some additional information about the competition. For example details on payment or prizes.
- Type: system supports running different kinds of competitions:
- Practice: unofficial practice rounds. These can also use groups and classes, if needed.
- Competition: regular competitions where everyone is playing by the rules, but doesn't have to be official. Competitions between friends etc can also use this competition type as long as all holes are played according to official rules.
- Doubles: Doubles competitions. These competitions are not impacting ratings.
- C - PDGA: C-tier PDGA regulated competition.
- B - PDGA: B-tier PDGA regulated competition.
- A - PDGA: A-tier PDGA regulated competition.
- Access: who can see the competition? Three options available:
- Public: anyone can see and competition included in search
- by URL: only via link, but not included in search results. please note that this link is also available via course result lists.
- Only myself: no one else except the current user can see the competition. This option is mostly for training rounds.
- Fee: whether to use the Free or Premium version of Metrix. With Premium you'll get some extra features and most of all support the development and maintenance of Disc Golf Metrix :)
- Create competition: at the end, create the competition by clicking this button. Before this, the competition doesn't exist yet and you can also Cancel at this point without creating a competition.
After creating the competition, more settings appear and you can see five different sections for different settings:
- Detail: basic settings for a competition, some new after creating like: type, groups, classes and more access rights.
- Course: set/change the course, use temporary course and/or decide whether ratings are calculated or not
- Players: player management, copy/add/remove/change players, classes, groups, payments etc and generate groups.
- Public: settings related to how competition and results are shown to users following the competition. Also player registration related settings are here.
- Rounds: connections between different competitions and rounds under a same tour. Here you can create new rounds and move between rounds and competitions within the same tour.
On the Details section you can now do some important additional settings related to your competition:
- Use groups: whether competition uses groups or not. This has be set to Yes, in order to enter scores per group. Additional info available on Managing groups.
- Use classes: whether competition has multiple classes or just one (no classes).
- Collect Metrix-info: This settings allows to collect additional statistics on ICP, OCP, GRH and PEN. Additional information available on Metrix statistics.
Tournament director can also give permissions to other users and control the entering of scores under the Rights section under Details.
- Administrators: User who created the competition is automatically an admin, but you can also add others users to be administrators. All admins can do same things as the user who created the competition.
- Other users may enter results: Admins can allow other users to enter scores without being administrators. These so called "scoring officials" can be very handy in more official competitions. Or if not all players can enter scores.
- All users can mark: This settings simply allows any skoorin.com user to enter and update scores in this competition. Can be used for example in Doubles competitions.
- Closed for entering results: When competition is completed, this setting will close the results from further updates. It's recommended to close competitions after results have been verified.
The last line in the Rights section sums up the previous settings by stating what has been setup.