Scoring Basics

Scoring policy is part of the sheet policy, and is edited in the Settings sidebar. Scoring policy

Set scoring policy on the Entries sheet prior to initialising pool play or lives play.

Be sure to Save any changes before navigating to another sheet.

At present the options are:

ForAg
Team play format with scores output as shots for–against.
For
Team play format with output as shots for.
Sets
Sets play format. (2 sets plus a possible tiebreaker)
Sides
Sides play format comprising 2 or more game scores.
BestOf
Best of a number of games requiring a list of scores.

Team play

Enter a score as "points for-points against" e.g. 21-14, or 14-21, or 19-19, and wait for Chartroom to score both opponents. The opponent is found by the common game number within the group.

You can also enter a secondary score if this applies e.g. 27-11,13-5, or 11-27,5-13. In bowls this would typically be an ends score.

Chartroom will output numeric data in the hidden cells to the right.

Chartroom does not automatically provide totals and ranking for secondary scores. Use a custom sheet like the NZIB Trans Tasman.

Drawn games and matches

Chartroom is very tolerant of draws. If you enter a draw Chartroom will likely accept it. In pool play a draw is worth half a win, and in lives play both opponents lose half a life.

Progress scores

Append p or * to the score of a game in progress, e.g. 10-9p, or 10-9*.

Deleting a score

To delete a score just delete the score for 1 opponent. Chartroom will delete the other side of the game for you.

Forfeited game (i.e. default or walkover)

These occur when one opponent doesn't show up or otherwise forfeits the game to their opponent. Both opponents must exist in the chart.

Simple forfeit: Enter f as the score for the team losing by forfeit. The forfeiting team gets a loss and their opponent a win.

Scored forfeit in pool play: Enter the score followed by an f, e.g. 7-14f for a team losing by forfeit, or e.g. 14-7f for a team winning by forfeit. Ends are also possible; enter 2 scores e.g. 14-7,5-4f.

Scored forfeit in sets pool play: Chartroom treats a sets game in similar fashion to a normal game, so just enter the total shots for and against, e.g. 7-14f for a team losing by forfeit, or e.g. 14-7f for a team winning by forfeit.

Bye in pool play

A bye in pool play can be ignored if the pool is playing a full round-robin, otherwise enter a simple bye win or a scored bye win. A bye does not have an opponent in the chart.

Simple bye win: Enter b as a score.

Scored bye win in pool play: Enter the score and append a "b", e.g. 10-0b, or 10-0,5 to include ends.

Scored bye win in sets pool play: Chartroom treats a sets game in similar fashion to a normal game, so just enter the total shots for and against, e.g. 14-10b

Game not played

Enter np or - as a score for a pool play game that was scheduled but not played, or simply leave it blank.

Result known but score unknown

Sometimes you will know the result but not the exact score. You can enter the result w, or l, or d as a score and, in lives play, advance the section if desired. The actual score can be entered later.

Sets play, sides play, best of play

See the relevant pages under Other Playing Formats for details.