Setting up a contest or the club League

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Setting up a contest or the club League

Post by brian.savage » Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:47 pm

Short term, e.g. a week or weekend, contests can be run with little effort. The club League is a special form of a contest.

The existing task, flight and classes schema is used, with some additional filtering of the displays the tasks or flights associated with the contest are displayed and the results calculated.

Steps to run a contest.
1. Nominate a Contest Director
2. Set up the Contest name and date span
3. Create new or existing tasks, and associate these with the contest

That’s it!

Pilots post flights against tasks associated with the contest, and if these fall within the date range of the contest, they will be scored as part of the contest.

If pilots change their class, then everything is re-scored using the parameters of their new class. The same happens if the class parameters are changed, everything is re-scored.

1. Nominating the Contest Director

The Club Administrator has access to the controls for the contest, or can nominate an existing member (or more members) of the club to be Contest Directors by setting the appropriate option in the Pilot profile.

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2. The Contest Director then creates the contest and date span from the Contest admin button on their menu. This button isn’t available to non-Contest Directors.

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click the Add new contest button to create a new contest

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Use the downward arrow to display the date picker, don’t type the date in directly.

Now select Manage contest tasks for the contest, then Add new task to associate tasks to the contest.

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Select the task from the task list.

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Pilots fly the tasks and load their flights as normal. There are Contest filters on the Task, flights and igc file upload pages to help assign the correct task.
When flights have been posted, summary results can be viewed using the Contest table option.

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3. The Club League table

The League differs from a contest in 2 ways:
  • All task flights count for the period of the league
  • The maximum numbers for each of the Club created and Pilot created tasks to count are set by the Club. For example, 5 Club tasks may have been selected as the maximum number to count. A pilot can fly ANY task as many times as they want, but only the best scores from the highest scoring 5 Club created tasks count towards the League score.
The maximums are set in the club admin area on the club profile page.

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The League is displayed on the front page for the club and in the League table menu option page. On this page the league can also be displayed by pilot class.

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