Live Scoring is now available in most tournaments. To access it, just go to View -> LIVE!, and you will see a list of matches in the selected tournament. Click on any Active status and you’ll get a page which updates automatically every 2 secs (approx). You’ll only see this ‘Active‘ status while a match is in progress.
Live Scoring (Jim lives the dream !)
There are limitations however. Normally it’s only our referees who are prepared to tackle the new system, therefore players who are tasked with refereeing a match will probably opt for the manual scoreboard.
In addition, we only have two systems at the moment due to the shortage of hardware (and budget).
Some of you may have seen trials of it in Leeds in Oct-15 and Mar-16. Some teething problems but this is as expected – improvements/fixes applied as a result. The refs who used it were very helpful in their feedback and some suggestions were implemented.
It will handle ‘Advanced Scoring’ in that it will record all shot types (pot red, cannon, losing hazard, etc.). This means that detailed statistical analysis of a player’s performance is available. However this makes scoring more difficult for the referee therefore we’ll stick with the simpler ‘2 pts’ and ‘3 pts’ shot recording for the moment.
Phase B is to incorporate live streaming in the same system but this’ll take a few months yet as there are several non trivial technical challenges. The ultimate aim is to stream live play with an embedded scoreline, updating automatically.