The purpose of this forum is to allow users to express how Score Master saves time and helps run a meet more efficiently. If Score Master saves you time, please explain. If you use Score Master in an innovative way, please explain.
I don’t believe it is possible to say enough about the ScoreMaster scoring system and especially the support Mark Mahoney provides. We used ScoreMaster last year for the first time at the ECAC Championships and it was a wonderful experience. Mark was outstanding in assisting us in getting the program running. With the addition of 3 new teams to the ECAC Conference, the ECAC Championship consisted of 9 collegiate teams. This was the first time the championship was conducted using the Capital Cup format and it ran flawlessly. When hosting any competition there are many things to be concerned about before, during and after the competition. It is comforting to know that thanks to ScoreMaster, scoring is no longer one of them. As a newcomer to the program, I had many questions for Mark, all of which were answered quickly, accurately and not during normal business hours. The only thing better than this program is the support that Mark provides. Mark was really responsive and helpful to all my questions and needs. With the new wireless technology available, we were able to project scores onto a big screen TV as well as onto a large gymnasium wall using an LCD projector. What I am really excited about is the future. As we collect more technology, we will be able to add to what we have and provide a more professional and technological event. With a few recycled laptop computers we will be able to enable the judges to enter the gymnast’s score at each event and it will immediately appear on our scoring projection system and also into the ScoreMaster scoring system on our computer, thereby eliminating the need for score flashers, runners and additional meet personnel to enter scores. What is most exciting about ScoreMaster and Mark Mahoney is that during the process of figuring out the program and having Mark answer my questions he was asking me about the needs of the collegiate programs. As he was addressing my concerns he was figuring how to make upgrades to ScoreMaster to upgrade the program even further with features that will specifically address the needs of the collegiate programs. I am anxiously awaiting the start of the 2006 season and getting to use ScoreMaster again.
Roger Burke – James Madison University – Head Coach
Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships
Score Master has to be one of the most convenient, feature packed scoring program out there. It makes the stress of running a meet and the fear of slow results a thing of the past. Mark has constantly added awesome new features such as the TV monitor as a display option. We have used the television monitor system on many occasions and have received only the highest of compliments from the spectators. I am able to use only 4 small beta brites and one TV interface to cover our entire competition area (approx 15000sq ft!) Parents are no longer squinting to read results! With the addition of more TV monitors, you could easily host in any size arena.
TV / Computer / Projector Interface
Since we started our Shooting Stars Invitational 3 years ago we’ve used ScoreMaster with great success. The meet is held in our own gym with no special awards room, we take awards out all places on all events, and we can still hold 3 very full sessions per day. This in large part due to our ability to get the scores into the announcer’s hands within 3 to 5 minutes after the last score is entered. Creating the batch “Winners Reports” and validating them long before the meet date is one of the KEY features to making this happen. When we enter the last score of the session we are confident that the results we print are accurate and we have never had a scoring mistake we’ve had to correct after we printed these reports. That’s after scoring well over 1000 gymnasts in 3 meets with 441 gymnasts this weekend alone! As a parent of a gymnast I know the one-thing parents dislike the most is delays in score results. In this day and age of computers it just shouldn’t happen and won’t happen if ScoreMaster is used properly. Want to make coaches happy, give them printed results while the awards are still going on. And lets not forget Mark … the software is well documented, easy to learn, setup and use, but if you really can’t figure it out on your own he always comes through!! Just remember, if coaches and parents go away from a meet happy they want come back again and again. This software can help make that happen.
Great Software for Great Meets
Our team (Berks Gymnastics in Reading PA)has been using Score-Master scoring software for years now and we couldn’t be happier. Mark Mahoney and Score-Master set the standard by which all other companies (unsuccessfully) try to obtain. Gymnastics is all about striving for perfection, being the best that you can be. If I were a judge I would have to give Mark and Score-Master a 10.0. Thanks Score-Master. There are many things to worry about when hosting a meet and thanks to your software scoring is no longer one of them. Steve Huey-Berks Gymnastic Team Marketing Director.
The BEST scoring software on the market
I have used score-master coupled with escore for 3 state championships we have hosted over the last five years. With new wireless technology we are able to project scores onto big screen tv’s which is much easier to see than conventional scoring displays. It is easy and makes for a much more “wireless setup”. The side benefit has been the use of our computer coupled with wireless transmitter and receiver and a tv for information slide shows for our parents watching their children.
We used ScoreMaster last year at the 2003 Charleston Cup and it was a wonderful experience. Mark Mahoney was outstanding in assisting us in getting the program running. The Charleston Cup consists of 2 competition gyms with over 1,000 athletes so it is imperative that the scoring system works. ScoreMaster did a great job and I highly recommend it to all meet directors.
We just finished our meet using Scoremaster, and everything ran perfectly. As a newcomer to the program, I had many questions for Mark, all of which were answered quickly, and accurately. the only thing better than this program is the support Mark provides. One final note: after our meet last weekend, I suggested a report which might make it easier to check athletes in the day of the meet, and the next day it was part of the program! Very impressive. I have NEVER used a program anywhere which runs so well, and which is so well supported.
I just ran ScoreMaster for the first time. The scoring was perfect and we had results to coaches before awards were even half over. The new competitor label function is the greatest: event, number, name, level, team name now can all be clearly shown with no handwriting necessary! Judges really liked the new cards for ease of reading the names and numbers of the gymnast before the routine. The new print range function is a real time and paper saver. Mark was really responsive and helpful to all my questions as a first timer.
Just completed our fourth meet using Score Master and our beautiful Elite Scorboard. Everything ran flawlessly!! Mark has been a wonderful resource for help when needed and Roger and his fine crew with Elite Scoreboard are the best!! You can’t go wrong with these products and these folks that stand behind their equipment and software.
I’ve been using ScoreMaster for over 5 years now. It has been rock solid, and the support I get from Mark is second to none. If you are looking for scoring software that works for you, this is it. Geoff