I was wondering how difficult it would be to add a match type for the Tactical Games events, or more specifically, a way to enter stage times in minutes and seconds for a Time Plus (Points) style match.
So far, TG events been scored on Practiscore as Time Plus (Points) matches with a few standard penalties/bonuses and others, like misses, that vary in magnitude depending on the stage (to balance shooting and physical elements). Since the times are measured by stopwatch (often at a finish line that has to be crossed), and usually in the 5-20 minute range, scorekeepers have then had to convert those times to seconds (on a paper score sheet) before entering them into Practiscore. Unsurprisingly, that’s been the source of a lot of problems over the course of an event with 150+ competitors. Just having a version of the generic Time Plus (Points) match with that minutes and seconds time capability would be enough to get away from that and start entering scores in real time.
The Tactical Games is a pretty new sport (started in 2018), but is now on track to hold 9 major matches across the country this year (despite some COVID-related cancellations), and there are now 7 club-level affiliates signed up to run regular matches, so it’s growing pretty quickly.
Thanks! My club and I really appreciate all the work you put into improving Practiscore.