Golden Arrow – Archery Competition Scoring and Results
With Golden Arrow you can produce accurate results with confidence and in less time than almost any other method. The “Quick Scoring” module in Golden Arrow allows score entry without needing to look archers up in tables or enter any other information. Provided the information in Golden Arrow is correct, the results will be correct.
There is no need to sort score sheets, they can be input in any order, as they are received. All you need is the unique ID number allocated to each Archer and their score data. It is quite possible to produce results for over a hundred archers before the equipment has been put away.
Results can be viewed in a standard web browser (no internet connection required), printed or exported to spreadsheets or word processing packages. You can run Golden Arrow on two PC’s at once. The license allows it to be installed on a desktop PC for setting the competition up and on a laptop for scoring on the day.
Golden Arrow will check if a target fee is due on checking in, and changes can be made easily if archers want to shoot a different bow etc.
As scores are entered they are validated against maximum score, hits etc for the round and logic checks such as number of golds not exceeding number of hits are made. There are only two sources of error with Golden Arrow – either the archer has not added up the score correctly, or in entering the data a mistake has been made (eg 556 entered as 565) – unfortunately Golden Arrow can’t help with this!
Leaderboard Scoring – Run a leaderboard either by adding scores for each interval to the previous total or by entering a new total.
Couples Scoring – Automatically computes scores for couples.
Teams – Golden Arrow computes team results according to user defined rules. Number in a team, who is included and who is excluded is all configurable – the program does the rest….
Multiple Rounds – Scoring a competition with 1, 2, or more rounds being shot is easy. Enter the score for each round and Golden Arrow will total them, average them or take the best one and output perfect results.
Mutiple Competitions – If you are running several competitions together these can be scored separately, either when run side by side (eg Ladies and Gents FITA) or sequentially (separate sessions). Golden Arrow will either score them separately or overall, you choose
Multiple Entries – If an archer wants to enter twice you can exclude the second score from the results
Home and Away – If in addition to open results you want to produce results for Home and Visitors this is easily done by simply adding the relevant categories and using them or not in result computation
Handicaps – If you are running a handicap competition, enter each competitors handicap adjustment for it to be added to their score for results purposes. Running results that are handicapped and not handicapped is just a question of selecting the relevant option
Easy Target Allocation – Archers can be assigned to targets using the Target Map feature to drag and drop archers. The Target map makes it easy to check that targets are not over-crowded and that archers from the same club are split up. The target allocations are automatically taken forward into the Target List.
Pre-Competition – As entries come in you enter them in the relevant tables along with if payment has been received or not. Data such as GNAS number etc can also be recorded, along with notes such as a trophy to be returned. This information is available at check in, either using a printed sheet or using Golden Arrow.
On the Day – Adding archers who turn up on the day is easy, just enter their details. Similarly deal with substitutions and changes. As long as the information in Golden Arrow is correct, the results will be correct – no need to collate scoresheets by bow class etc
Producing Results – Results are produced by simply selecting the required format. Sort order, visible columns, grouping of results are all user selectable.
Result Format – Results can be grouped by up to 4 (minimum 1) group levels. Typically these would be Group (eg York), Section (eg Ladies), Class (eg Compound) but they can be set in any order.
What Other Users Are Saying:
“Everything went smoothly and quickly, by the time the raffle had been drawn the results were out with something like 26 different age and categories being catered for.”
“With 64 entries in 2 groups and with teams , I had results completed and checked in about 15 minutes. The kit was still being put away and I had printed sheets in my hand. !!”
“The main results element worked perfectly, and we had a full set of those results out in 20 min from start of data entry.”
“I did not do the scoring at our last shoot as I was the Judge in-charge, but my wife and her friend found it very easy to do, although they did check every score against the score cards they still managed to have the final results out in under 30 mins, a record for us.”
“I find your program very user friendly. Its quick and easy to follow and it only took me 20 mins to input the results.”