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 or country associations' Events
- Create competitions with multiple rounds
- Create competition series/tour with multiple competitions
Competitions also support "doubles 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 "Choose event structure" page opens:
- Single-round event can be used to quickly create a simple, one-round event.
- Multi-round event is a standard event with multiple rounds. Event's can be run on multiple different courses and use pools to organize players.
- Tour / League / Series is an event group including multiple single- or multi-round events. Event groups can also have parent groups for further structuring.
After selecting one of the structure types, the following screens vary depending on the structure type.
After selecting the single-round event structure, a following "choose course" screen will open:
- One can search for different courses with different parameters like region and city
- And pick a course from the course list
By default, the course list is showing courses closest to you, if you have allowed Metrix to use your location details.
After course selection, you can define the rest of the event details.
- Course: you can still change the course, if needed.
- Date: when the competition will be held.
- Time: is the actual starting time.
- Name: name of the event. A 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.
- Game Mode: currently Metrix supports two game modes
- Regular: normal single-player points game.
- Doubles: doubles event or round.
- Access: who can see the competition? Three options are available:
- Public: anyone can see and competition included in the search
- by URL: only via a 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, you have two options. Before this, the competition doesn't exist yet and you can also Cancel at this point without creating competition.
- Create and start: go directly to start a round screen, where you can still add more players and setup groups before starting to enter results.
- Create and continue edit: goes to Basic details in edit mode. Different settings available for events are described later in these instructions.
Adding a Multi-round event
Basic settings for a multi-round event are the same as for a single-round event. Main difference is that multi-round events require rounds to be created below the event before starting to enter results.
Note that events originally created as single-round events can be converted to multi-round events by copying the original event as round 1.
Competition settings in Edit mode
After creating the competition, more settings are available when editing the event. Five different sections are available for different settings after the event has been initially created:
- Basics: basic settings for a competition, some new after creating like: name, dates, structure, groups, classes and more access rights.
- Registration: define if event uses player registration and what kind of registration details, conditions and stages are being used.
- 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 event structure. Here you can create new rounds and move between rounds and competitions within the same tour.
On the Basics section you can now do some important additional settings related to your event:
- Structure: Selection may still available, if event doesn't have any results entered. Structure may also change automatically when copying events to different records. Read more about event structure from here.
- Use groups: whether competition uses groups or not. This has to be set to Yes, in order to enter scores per group. Using groups is only available on rounds and single-round events. Additional info available on Managing groups.
- Use classes: whether competition has multiple classes or just one (no classes).
- PDGA: Event tier selection, if you're running a PDGA sanctioned event. Practicalities for PDGA events vary between different countries, but in general PDGA events must use Premium Metrix and may involve an approval from a country association.
- Is it weeklies: This selection will indicate to players if this is a recurring event on a weekly basis. Weekly events get a special tag and can be searched differently from other events.
- Require players to sign scores: After the round, require players to sign scores. This will lock the results, so that only event officials can make changes after signing. More information about this feature here.
- Collect Metrix-info: This settings allows to collect additional statistics on ICP, OCP, GRH and PEN. Additional information available on Metrix statistics.
- 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.
Below Basic details, tournament directors (TD) can change the course and location and decide if Metrix ratings are given to players from this event.
The tournament director can also give permissions to other users and control the entering of scores under the Rights section.
- 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.
The last line in the Rights section sums up the previous settings by stating what has been setup.
Last section under Basic details include organizer details, possible linking to country's association and PDGA.
- Club: select a club that organizes this event. You need to be a club member in order to select a club here.
- Association: Association linking means requesting permission to list the event as an official event under the selected association.
- Status: is the approval status for the association linking.
- Pro playing am: select whether Pro players can register to Am divisions. This will impact default registration conditions used for PDGA divisions.
- PDGA event ID: providing a PDGA event ID here will add a link to PDGA event page on top of the event page in Metrix.