If you referee and score squash matches then chances are you'll do what I used to do and use a pen, pre-printed stationary and a clipboard to mark with. The application can also record scores entered after a match.
This application makes marking easier by scoring for you. All you need to do is hit "Rally Won" or "Hand Out" (Disable "Traditional Scoring" in Preferences to use Player's names instead) on the scorer screen and the application will keep track of the score and as long as you start the server on the correct side (tap on the greyed out ball to change to that side), it'll keep track of their serving side too.
It works for both the Hand-in Hand-out (HiHo) or the Point a Rally (PARS) systems and allows you to set the number of points per game and games per match. It includes an optional timer to keep track of the warmup, post-warmup, times between games and injuries. You can optionally enable a match duration timer which always shows on the scorer screen.
It supports scoring for timed singles matches. You can define the number of periods played and their length as well as the length of the breaks between each. It supports carrying over the score from period to period (giving a total score at the end) or treating each timed period as a separate game and awarding each period as a game to the player who is in front at the end of each.
At the end of a timed period, you may immediately finish or may defer finishing until the current point has been completed. You may defer as many times as you like.
You can choose players from your contact list or enter them manually. If manual entry is used, auto complete will help you select players who already exist in Squash Scorer's database. A player edit screen allows you to change players' names and if you rename a player to have the same name as another player (eg rename "James" to "James Willstrop") then matches scored against James will instead become scored against "James Willstrop" for statistics purposes.
The application maintains a history of the games that have been scored and you can view statistics regarding the matches (long press on the match) such as game and match durations and percentages of points won from the left or right and statistics about the players such as their number of wins and numbers of wins against other players.
The application can also display the results of a game in a form compatible with the WSF Score Sheet. To access this view, swipe to the left on the match details screen and swipe again to access each game's getails.
When scoring you can access an undo and you may undo as many points as you like right back to the beginning of the match.
And finally you can choose to Share current or historical match scores. You may currently use Twitter, eMail or post the results to Facebook as the methods of sharing.
If you like Squash Scorer, then please consider upgrading to Squash Scorer Plus which adds the ability to score doubles matches, record lets, strokes and other refereeing decisions, produce a complete WSF scoresheet as an attachment to a mail message, produce more comprehensive statistics as well as graphical representations of games and export and import your database of scored matches.
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