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Judo Tournament Manager
Judo Tournament Manager is actually two programs in one install package.
- The Scoreboard Program would be run on a
laptop. If you have multiple compitition areas (mats), you
would need one laptop per compitition area. The scoreboard
can be configured for the following layouts
The scoreboard can be run stand-alone. For a small tounament
or practice in the dojo, this is usually all you need.
It supports displaying the scoreboard on a second monitor
or a TV connected to the laptop via a video cable.
The secondary display can be configured to swap which side the
competitors show on. For example, to the person operating the
scoreboard, blue may be on the left so that's what they see
on the laptop. But the audience looking at the score on
the second monitor is sitting on the other side of the mat and
facing the other direction, so from their
perspective, blue is on the right.
The controls are simple and can be run entirely with a mouse,
although starting and stopping timers by keypress is a lot
quicker. In our own tournaments we've found that having an
external USB numeric keypad plugged into the laptop allows
one operator to concentrate on starting and stopping timers
while another operator uses the mouse to award scores. That
way, if the referee yells "Osaekomi" you can get the
timer started right away.
Rules can be customized. A lot of the rules customizations
come from IJF rules changes. For example, a Shido used to
award a score to the opponent. The first shido gave your
opponent a koka (when we still had koka), second
shido took the koka away and gave them a yuko, etc. But
several years ago, they changed the rules so shidos don't
award a score any more. Should the IJF ever decide to reverse
that decision, you can turn that rule back on.
Another customization is there
simply because nodody can seem to agree if 2 Waza-Aris should
show on the screen as 1 Ippon or as 2 Waza-Aris. Either way
I do it, I'll get an email from somebody who wants it the other
- Judo (IJF, USA or AAU rules)
- Freestyle Judo
- Jiu Jitsu
The Manager Program - The manager program is usually run
at another table on a 2nd laptop. This program allows you to
keep track of your competitors and matches and controls which
fight comes next. It can display brackets and "upcoming
matches" on a second monitor for the audience to see.
If you setup a network, you can have the scoreboards talk to
the manager. Then before each fight, the scoreboard asks the
manager for the names of the competitors and displays them.
When the fight is over, the score is reported back to the
manager which then takes care of advancing the brackets.
The interface for the programs has been translated into the following languages:
These were all done by volunteers translating a text file with all the labels
and then reimporting that file back into the program.
- English (default)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Dutch (Belgium)
- French (Canadian)