FAQ

How do I use St. Pete Scorer for the first time?

Download the St. Pete Scorer program and install it on your computer.

Start St. Pete. Scorer by either OPENing a series that has been started previously, or beginning a NEW series. To do this you should go to the “File” menu in the upper left corner of the First Page, and either Click it, or press the ALT key, and then the F key. A menu will drop down and expose the choices, “New”, “Exit” and perhaps, Open”. Choose by Clicking on the choice or press the keyboard key of the underlined letter of the choice.

The Toolbar contains a button for “Open”, an open file folder, and a button for “New”, a blank sheet. You may click the desired button instead of using the “File” menu above.

To OPEN a series that has been started previously see “OPEN, in the File Menu” in the Help Index.

If this is a NEW series you should type the name of a folder to hold the data files for the series. The name you choose should be unique. Don’t choose “Thistle”, “Thistle99” would be better as regattas from differing years would not be confused.

You should also type the name of the boat class being scored. This name may contain no more than ten characters. You may have to abbreviate this name.

In the course of scoring the series you should enter data in various pages. First, the data requested in “Basics”, which identifies the series, scoring system etc. Then Register the boats in “Registry”. Race results are entered in “Race”. Each of these is found in the menu-bar on the First Page. Click the choice, or press ALT and then the keyboard key of the underlined letter in the choice.

St. Pete Scorer can produce Entry Lists, Check-in Sheets, Race Reports and Series Reports. All these may be accessed from the menu bar.

Exit the program by clicking “X” in the top right, or choose EXIT in the FILE menu.

Other Help topics are available as you progress.

Can I import competitor information?

To “Import” is to bring a file or folder into SPS where it may be used. There are four “Import” menu items in SPS.

“Import” is an item in the “File” menu of the first page menu-bar. It permits the user to import a folder containing all the data of a regatta or series, such as might have been saved on a floppy disk. Click “Import” to see the “Import Series Data” dialog. It contains a “Drive” combo-box to the left, and a “Folder” list box in the center. Use the two boxes to locate the desired folder containing the Series Data. Choose “a:” in the “Drive” box for the floppy disk drive. Double-click any folder to find its subfolders. Double-click the desired folder so its folder icon is open and its pathname is shown in the “Pathname” box.

Click “Import” to copy that folder into SPS’s “Regattas” folder where it can be worked on or reviewed.

“Import a Scoring System File for Review or Use” is an item in first page of the “Scoring System Wizard”. Click this item to get a scoring system file and place it into the Scoring Wizard. The file may be modified if desired, and then “Saved to SPS” where it may be used in Series Scoring.

When “Import” is clicked, an “Open” dialog appears. It shows the contents of the “Systems” folder which is used to keep extra Scoring System Files (*.scs). Select the file of your choice, or you may browse in the “Open” dialog to find other scoring system files, perhaps on a floppy disk.

“Import Registry File”, “Import Spreadsheet File” and “Import e-mail” are items in the Registry menu. There are a separate Help items concerning them.

Does St. Pete Scorer handle sub-classes?

The terms “Class”, “Fleet” and “Subgroups” may lead to some confusion. In this application we try to use each to denote a specific group.

“Class” refers to a group of boats, usually a single One-Design class, that races together, with each boat having a chance to become the overall winner. On rare occasions there may be two or more separate classes of the same One-Design boat, but each class races only against itself, and the members of another class(es) cannot compete against them. Such might be the case in a regatta where a group of novices is set aside to race independently of the main group using a separate start. There would then be two separate classes of that One Design, one might be named “Masters” the other “Novices”.

In this application, “Fleet” refers to a division of a Class created by splitting the Class. Often there will be four fleets created by the split, each with a separate name/color. They might race two fleets together, followed by the other two fleets together. By using a round-robin scheme all boats race against each other.

The term “Whole Fleet” may have slipped into the help text. It usually refers to the whole Class, sometimes to two fleets racing together, never to a single Fleet.

A “Subgroup” consists of competitors who have something in common, who race with the whole body of the Class, using a common starting line, who are scored against the whole body, but may be given awards available only to the subgroup members. This could be a group of Senior Citizen sailors, and might not be required to sail in every race. Occasionally there is a temptation to score a subgroup only against itself, not against the whole class. This is an undesirable system as it may potentially lead to unfair sailing, and also gives the subgrouper no credit if he passes a regular class member. Such scoring can be accomplished in the “Options/Subgroup Only Scoring” routine.

Is there help available for the program?

“Helper” may be shown in two modes, “Index” and “Topic”.

The “Index” mode displays an index of every Help topic. To find the desired topic, type the first letter of the topic, or use the scroll bar to find the topic. To display the topic, select it and choose “Display” or double-click the name of the topic. The topic appears in the Helper Window.

The “Topic” mode displays the requested Help topic. Use the scroll bar to view the lower portions of the topic. Choose “Print” to print the topic with your printer.

In either mode the Help window may be resized by pulling any border. It may be moved by dragging the title bar. “Helper” is a separate application from St. Pete Scorer. It may be brought to the foreground by clicking on it.

What do I do if I have an unusual scoring rule?

The Scoring System Wizard manages and creates Scoring System Files (xxx.scs) which are used by St. Pete Scorer to determine how a race or a series is scored. The system of Scoring System Files enables SPS to score many different scoring systems, such as those contained in class rules. This first page requires a choice of making a new file, reviewing (and editing) a scoring system file in use by St. Pete Scorer or importing a file from the “Systems” folder or elsewhere, for review or editing. Click one of the option buttons to load a scoring system file into the Scoring System Wizard. If “New Scoring System File” is chosen, a sample file is loaded.

If a file “Used by SPS” is chosen, a dialog box presents a list of files currently available to SPS. Choose one, then click “OK”.

If a file is to be imported, an “Open” dialog shows, opened to the “Systems” folder and listing all the scoring system files there. The file names all have the suffix “.scs”. Select the one to load, then click “Open”. You may use this dialog to load a scoring system file from any other site, such as a floppy disk.

After the option button is selected, choose “Next” for the details of the Scoring System File.

How many installations are there of St. Pete Scorer?  What countries?

Over fifteen hundred copies of St. Pete Scorer have been distributed in 36 countries on 6 continents, and 31 of the 50 United States.

What language is St. Pete Scorer written in?

St. Pete Scorer is written in Microsoft Visual Basic version 6 (VB6).

Do I have to pre-register all competitors?

In SPS, a Long Series is one in which each boat need not sail every race in a series. Club Season Series and Frostbite Series are often Long Series. In a Long Series there are so many races that it may be difficult to attend all races, so a number of races or a percentage of the total races is required to qualify for series awards. A Scoring System for a Long Series can be generated in the Scoring System Wizard.

A Long Series is designated by choosing a “Number of Races” or a “Percent of Races” in the “Races to Qualify” box of the “Series Scoring” page of the Scoring System Wizard. The choice made here determines the number of races each contestant must sail to qualify for a series award. Boats that do not qualify are designated as such in the Series Report.

In a Long Series SPS behaves differently in a number of ways. A new boat may join the series and be registered at any time without affecting the previously scored races. It may compete for an award if it sails the required number of races.

The Score a Race page also behaves differently. It is not necessary to enter every boat in the Registry into each race, ordinarily only the boats that sail the race are to be entered on the Score a Race page. The number of boats listed in the Score a Race page determines the score for disqualification penalties. “NR” as used in Infraction Declarations and Formulae becomes the number of boats listed in the race, and a disqualification penalty becomes one more than the number of boats in the race. Usually “DNC” and “DNS” should not be used as Infractions, and should not appear in the Infraction list in the Scoring System Wizard. If you wish to give a boat credit for sailing a race in which it did not race, then use “DNC” or “DNS” and include it in the Infraction List, but this changes the penalty assessed for disqualification, as “NR” has become greater.

In a Long Series, the Final Score is usually given as “Average Points” on the Series Scoring page as the various boats will not have sailed the same number of races.

Throwout races are also handled differently in Long Series. Similarly to Short Series, you may choose to throw out or drop a number of the worst races by choosing “Worst” and selecting a number in the “Races to Drop” box.

Alternatively, you might choose to throw out or drop all races except a certain number of the best races. To do this, choose “All But the Best” and select a number in the “Races to Score” box.

Or you may choose to throw out or drop all the poorest races that are not necessry to qualify. To do this, select “All But the Qualifiers”. The number shown in the “Races to Score” box is the number of races that count. I think this is a desirable choice for a Long Series. If 60% of the races are necessary to qualify, only that number of races count. There is always incentive to sail more races as it may be possible to improve one’s standing.

Can I delete some of the St. Pete Scorer files?

The folders for all Series are kept in the \Program Files\St. Pete Scorer(99)\Regattas folder. If you decide to clear out the old folders, find the Series Folders of interest with Windows Explorer, click each one, then click “File”, then “Delete”. The Series folder with all the Series files will be moved to the Recycle Bin.

 

SPS makes no provision for deleting files. There are certain files which should never be deleted as the program will crash when it is run. Any deletions must be performed in Internet Explorer or My Computer. The program and all its files is contained in “\Program Files\St. Pete Scorer”. There are two sub-folders there, “Regattas”, and “Systems”.

No files should be removed from the “St. Pete Scorer” folder. The files there include the program file, the help file, the list of scoring system files, the instructions text file and the log for un-installing SPS.

The “Systems” file contains all the scoring system files. Only certain ones of these may be removed if you wish; all the files contained in the scoring list must be retained. That list may be reviewed in the Class Data page, the “Scoring System” listbox, or in the Scoring System Wizard, “Review…”. Other scoring system files should be retained if those scoring systems were used to score any regatta that you may wish to review.

The “Regattas” folder contains the folders of the various series. You may delete any of the series folders if you have no further use for its data.

It is dangerous to delete files from within a series folder. Many of the files are inter-related, and deleting them will cause a program crash, in particular, never delete a file whose name contains “race”. Instead of deleting such a file, you should over-write the file, by entering new and different data in the Score a Race page for that race. Realize also that it is not necessary to display and use each race file when preparing a series report, although RRS specifies that races are to be numbered in consecutive order. Only files with the suffixes “.htm”, and “.txt” may be removed harmlessly.

What is a series?  What is a class? What is a fleet?

The terms “Class”, “Fleet” and “Subgroups” may lead to some confusion. In this application we try to use each to denote a specific group.

“Class” refers to a group of boats, usually a single One-Design class, that races together, with each boat having a chance to become the overall winner. On rare occasions there may be two or more separate classes of the same One-Design boat, but each class races only against itself, and the members of another class(es) cannot compete against them. Such might be the case in a regatta where a group of novices is set aside to race independently of the main group using a separate start. There would then be two separate classes of that One Design, one might be named “Masters” the other “Novices”.

In this application, “Fleet” refers to a division of a Class created by splitting the Class. Often there will be four fleets created by the split, each with a separate name/color. They might race two fleets together, followed by the other two fleets together. By using a round-robin scheme all boats race against each other.

The term “Whole Fleet” may have slipped into the help text. It usually refers to the whole Class, sometimes to two fleets racing together, never to a single Fleet.

A “Subgroup” consists of competitors who have something in common, who race with the whole body of the Class, using a common starting line, who are scored against the whole body, but may be given awards available only to the subgroup members. This could be a group of Senior Citizen sailors, and might not be required to sail in every race. Occasionally there is a temptation to score a subgroup only against itself, not against the whole class. This is an undesirable system as it may potentially lead to unfair sailing, and also gives the subgrouper no credit if he passes a regular class member. Such scoring can be accomplished in the “Options/Subgroup Only Scoring” routine.

How do I enter infractions?

Infractions are three-letter abbreviations for conditions that change the points awarded a contestant in a race. They are always capitalized. Most infractions are
violations of the racing rules. According to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004, Appendix A, Section A11, the recommended infractions are:

DNC Did not start; did not come to the starting area
DNS Did not start; (other than DNC and OCS)
OCS Did not start; On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
ZFP 20%penalty under rule 30.2 (Z Flag)
BFD Disqualified under rule 30.3 (Black Flag)
SCP Scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNF Did not finish
RAF Retired after finishing
DSQ Disqualified
DNE Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RDG Redress given

SPS also uses TIE as an infraction, although it is not a violation. It alters the point score and is therefore treated specially by the program. There are other possible infractions which may be defined by the Scoring System being used. One of these is CIF or Check-in failure, when a penalty is assigned for failure to check-in with the start committee before a race. Another is TLE or Time Limit Expired, which assigns a score to the boats that have not finished within the time limit.

Infractions are assigned in the Score a Race page. Infractions should be assigned before the race is scored. Any infraction (except RDG or YMP) assigned after the race is scored erases the scores, as the previous scores are no longer valid. The race must be re-scored. Infractions may be entered from the keyboard in the scoring grid or from the “Qualified Infractions” listbox. Select the desired infraction with the mouse, then click the desired “Infractions” cell in the grid. The selected infraction will be added to that cell.

Infractions are shown in race reports and usually are shown in Series Summary reports. They may be omitted from Series Summary reports when there is a scarcity of space on the printed page. Then it is important that a race report be posted for every race so that infractions are shown.

“RDG” infractions require special handling. There is a special section in the help index.

Can I run multiple executions of St. Pete Scorer at the same time?

In Windows, it is possible to run multiple instances of SPS, each in its own separate window. This was suggested because it was thought easier to work on a multi-class regatta by showing a separate class in each window. This practice is discouraged. SPS provides no way for any one window to know what the other window(s) are doing or have done. SPS contains files that keep track of the progress of scoring. If one window scores a race, it indicates such in the progress file. If it closes, and then the other window closes, the second window does not know the race has been scored and may overwrite the file, saying the race was not scored. Such lost race scoring cannot be recovered. This procedure may well lead to lost data.

How do I make a series report?

To get to the Series Report, the dialog “Which Series Report” should be completed. See the “Which Series Report” Help topic for more information. The “Which Series Report” dialog may be found by clicking “Series Report” in the “Series” menu of the main menu-bar, or clicking the “Series Report” button on the toolbar, a computer monitor.

The Series Report is displayed in a text box with scroll bars when needed. No data can be altered in this page. All alterations of data should occur in the Score a Race page or the registration page. The displayed Series Report is a representation of the Series Report as it would appear when printed, however it is not “WYSIWYG”, that is, it is not “What You See Is What You Get”. The screen Series Report is always in the same single font although the printed report may use one or two of many fonts, some of them condensed. Although the printed report may contain more than a single page with a header on each page, the screen report contains only one header.

The user may choose the items to include in the Series Report except that the final finish order, Sail Number (or Bow Number), Skipper’s or Crew’s name(s) and points total are always shown.

The Series Report header contains the report date in the upper left, the sponsor in the upper center and the report time in the upper right. The subsequent lines contain the name of the series or regatta, its date(s), the class if more than a single class in the regatta along with “Series Summary” and the name of the subgroup if only a subgroup is shown and the split and fleets if they are shown. The next line contains the column captions with a dividing line following.

The body of the report contains the rank position of each boat, with its Sail Number (or Bow Number), the skipper’s or crew’s name(s), the name of a subgroup if chosen, the fleet of split #1 if chosen, likewise split #2 and split #3, the boat name if chosen, the From if chosen, the scores of individual races if chosen and the point total. If the scoring system provides for tie-breaking, all tied scores are tie-broken and the tied boats put in proper order according to tie-breaking. If a tie cannot be broken, the letter “T” follows the score, otherwise all boats with tied score are listed in order as ranked by points and tie-breakers. The races are listed in numerical order.

Instead of a Series Report, a dialog box may appear beginning with “The Series Report cannot fit in the width of a single page”. If this message appears, a single printed page is not wide enough to include all the scheduled data. The user should revise the report format.

There are four methods of revising the format of the Series Report: 1) Use a different font, 2) Change the content, 3) Change the page size, or 4) Choose Multi-page width. These methods may be accessed through the “Fonts”, “View” and “Page” menus on the menu bar.

The “Fonts” menu allows you to choose the font to use for the header, and the font to use for the body of the Series Report. Initially “Arial”, 12 point is the font for the header and “Arial Narrow”, 12 point is the font for the body of the report. The “Font” dialog box contains all the fonts available for your printer. Try to avoid a smaller size font such as 10 pt. as it makes the Entry List more difficult to read.

The “View” menu contains a list of possible contents of the Series Report. The checked items appear in the report. Click the chosen item to check it or un-check it.

Only one member of the name group can be checked. Click the chosen one and all others of the group are un-checked. The choice “Whole Crew Names” shows the first and last name of every member of the crew. “First Initials” shows the first initial and last name of every member of the crew. “Skipper Only” shows only the skipper’s first and last name. “Skipper Initial” shows the skipper’s first initial and last name. “Individual Lines” prints the name of the skipper and of the whole crew, each on a separate line.

Likewise only one member of the group beginning with “Points/Infraction” can be checked. Click the chosen one and all others of the group become un-checked. This group controls how the results of each race are shown. “Points/Infraction” displays the points for each race for each competitor. If there is an infraction in the race, the points are followed by a slash (/) then the infraction. “Points Only” displays the points earned for each race, but not the infractions; the infractions can be seen in the individual race reports. “Infractions for Points” shows the points earned for each race except if there is an infraction, the infraction is shown. “Totals Only” shows no results of individual races, only the total points.

The items “Split # 1”, “Split # 2” and “Split # 3” refer to divided fleets. Choose “Split # 1” to show the split #1 fleet for each boat. Likewise “Split # 2” and “Split # 3”.

The “Page” menu gives a choice of “Page Size and Shape” and “Multi-Page Width”. “Page Size and Shape” permits selection of paper orientation and size. Legal size paper in “Landscape” orientation permits the greatest amount of data on a line. “Multi-Page Width”, when checked, instructs SPS to print the Series Report using more than a single page width. All the data that fits is printed on the first page labeled “A”. The remaining data is printed on subsequent pages, labeled “B”, “C”, “D” & “E”, if needed. Each of these additional pages contains the standard Series header, and lists the boats in the same order as page “A”, so the page may be considered as placed beside the original. The first two columns of every page contain the boats’ Place (rank) and Sail Number (or Bow Number). If the number of boats listed is too great to fit on a single page, additional pages are printed, with additional “B”,”C”, etc. pages, if needed. They might be labeled “1A”, “1B”, “2A”, “2B”, etc. This menu also includes the “Grid Lines” item, which inserts grid lines in the printed report when it is checked.

Changing any item in the “Fonts”, “View” or “Page” menu hides the Series Report. Click “Display” to show it in its new form.

Two Status Bars at the bottom of the page show the Header and Body fonts, the page size and orientation and the data items to be displayed.

If the report displays infractions and if any boat acquired more than one infraction in any single race, that infraction is indicated in the body of the report by an asterisk and a number. At the bottom of the report is a list of such asterisk-number codes and the infractions it represents.

If throwout races are in order, the scores for those races are printed within parentheses.

All total point scores are tie-broken according to the Scoring System in use. The arrangement of boats in the list is by point score, and then by tie-breaking. If no letter “T” follows a tied point score, the final rank has been determined by the scoring system’s tie-breaker(s). All ties which cannot be broken are labeled “T”.

The Series Report “Options” permits the user to do tie-breakiing manually or to correct faulty tie-breaking. The menu contains “Change Finish Order” and “Hide ‘T’s”. “Change Finish Order” permits the exchange of finish positions of two boats with equal point scores. This is to be used rarely, to correct a defective or missing tie-breaker or a ruling by the jury. It changes the finish order in the Series Report but does not change the point score or any other item on the boats’ data lines. If race points or infractions are altered by the jury, those changes should be made in the Score a Race page rather than in the Series Report. Any change in the finish order is only temporary. Any printed or saved report should be made before reverting to the First Page as then the change is lost, and the order will be restored to original when the Series Report is displayed again. This routine displays a “Change the Finish Order” page, with a list box containing a list of all the boat numbers in order and “OK”, “Cancel” and “Help” buttons. Select any boat number to advance except the first, then click “OK”. If the point scores are equal, that number will be moved up one place. The boat it displaced will move down one place. A dialog will describe the move and require confirmation or cancellation.

The “Hide ‘T’s” item when checked, hides the “T”s which indicate ties in the final point scores. This may be useful if the tie is erroneous. To display “T”s when they have been hidden, click “Hide ‘T’s”, then exit Series Report and return to Series Report again. The “T”s cannot be restored until the whole Series Report routine is re-run.

Click “Print” to print one copy of the Series Report. If the format of the report does not permit the whole of the crew list to be printed on the first page of a multi-page-width report, a dialog will state so, and require some change in formatting to permit the crew or skipper names to fit within the first page. Click “File/Print” for multiple copies.

The Series Report may be saved as a text file or HTML file. In the “File” menu click “Save as Text” or “Save as HTML”.

The text file may be used with a word processor to modify the report and then print it from a word processor. You should use “Courier” font to maintain column formatting. Although the report may be modified in this fashion, the underlying data in SPS remain un-altered.

The HTML file may be used for display on a web page.

A “Save As” dialog box gives the name of the saved file and a choice of location to save the file. The default location is the Series’ folder.

Except for the above matters dealing with ties, no results can be altered in the Series Report Page. If there is an error in a race score, it should be corrected in the Score a Race page. If there is an error in the identifying information about a contestant, it should be corrected in the Registry. If the total point score is in error, it could be due to an error in the Scoring System. The Scoring System file should be reviewed in the Scoring System Wizard. It may be corrected there, then Saved to SPS and used. Any other error is probably due to a computer malfunction or an undiscovered software error. Turn off the computer and re-boot. Then display the Series Report again. If the error cannot be cured by any of the above, save the erroneous Series Report as a text file (File/Save/As Text). Load the saved file into a word processor and display it with Courier Font. You may correct the error in the word processor, then print the Series Report from the word processor and, if you wish, save it as HTML.

Except for the above uses, there is no need to save the Series Report. It is generated anew each time the Race Report page is entered.

Click “Exit” to return to the First Page.

What are short numbers?

“Short Numbers” is found in the “Options” menu of the main menu-bar.

This function allows use of shortened Sail Numbers in the Score a Race page. Some One-Design Classes have sail numbers of five or six digits. It is hard to recall so many digits while recording a busy finish. “Short Numbers” finds the fewest number of terminal digits (characters) of the Sail Number which identify each boat and displays this number. The number also appears in the “Short Numbers” menu listing and that menu item is “checked”. Click “Short Numbers” again to “un-check” it and return to the normal method, using the whole number for identification.

When “Short Numbers” is in effect, the shortened Sail Number, the last characters of the number, may be entered in the Score a Race page grid. The correct Sail Number will replace it. The number of characters is the number displayed in the “Short Numbers” menu. If the number displayed in the “Short Numbers” menu is “2”, then “76” may be entered in the grid of the Score a Race page and the correct number, “153376”, will be displayed.

The “Short Numbers” information should be given to the recorder before the race, or at least before the finish, as the recorder needs only to record the terminal numbers.

The “Short Number” remains in effect until it is turned off by clicking “Short Number”, or until any sail or alternate number is added, deleted, or altered. Be certain to pass any change in the “Short Numbers” status to the recorder.

How are ties broken?

If two or more boats tie at the finish line of a race, the SPS may score either the average of the scores for the places tied for, or the score of the place tied for. That is if two boats tie for second and third place, they may be awarded points for the average of the scores for second and third place; or they both may be given the score for second place. The choice is determined by the Scoring System. The second tab of the Scoring System Wizard, “Race Scores”, has a section “A tie at the finish line”, with the options: “Average of Tied Points” and “Points for place tied for”.

SPS provides for automatic tie-breaking if there is a tie in total points. There may be up to three tie-breakers, first, second and third. The tie-breakers are determined by the Scoring System in use. Individual tie-breakers may be chosen for a Scoring System on the “Tie Breakers” page of the Scoring System Wizard. A number of possible tie-breakers are listed there. It is possible to add additional tie-breakers to that list but it must be done in code by the author of SPS. If another tie-breaker is needed, contact him.

In the Series Report, all ties in total points are tie-broken, if possible. All unbroken ties are indicated by a “T” following the point score. If there is no “T” following a tied score, the tie has been broken and the boats placed in the order determined by the tie-breaker(s). Although the point scores in the Series Report can be changed only by a change in the Race Score, ties in points in the Series Report can be managed from the keyboard. The trailing “T”s may be removed by clicking on “Options/Hide ‘T’s” in the Series Report Menu bar. To restore the “T”s, Click “Options/Hide ‘T’s” again, then exit the Series Report and return to it. The rank order of boats with tied point scores may be altered by clicking “Options/Change Finish Order” on the Series Report Menu Bar: the “Change the Finish Order” page appears. This page permits the effect of a defective tie-breaker to be reversed, or ties to be broken manually if no tie-breakers are chosen for the Scoring System. As the Series Report is generated anew each time the Series Report is shown, the changed finish order remains only until the Series Report is quit.

Tie-breakers present special problems when a class is divided. The language of some tie-breakers is ambiguous when applied to a divided class. The Scoring System Wizard explains how each tie-breaker functions with a divided class.

How much does St. Pete Scorer cost?

The cost of St. Pete Scorer is $30 which covers the administrative costs of offering the program to the public.  Operating costs include maintaining the website, the email addresses, and the cut taken by eseller.net.