- Windows 7, Windows 8 , Windows 10 or Windows 11
- Software must be installed and started using "Run as Administrator"
The MatchPlay scoreboard software requires a Windows computer. However if you need to display a large scoreboard and/or overlay a scoreboard on video while using other devices, you can use our online version where everything is managed from a web page. A wireless number pad you can score the game remotely while playing or refereeing.
|2.0||7.3 Mb||All Windows PCs|
Warning! This software needs permission to update its database. Always start this software by right clicking its EXE to select [Run as Administrator].
To get started all you need is a computer with a monitor:
While using your own screen for scoreboard display should suffice for practice matches, at an event where you want the audience to see the scoreboard, the screen needs to face the audience and also be much larger.
Scoring from a PC
If using a PC with a large monitor you can sit off to side and score without blocking the audience's vision. To use an extension monitor on a PC as well as your usual monitor your PC will most likely need to have two graphics cards.
Scoring from a laptop (notebook)
The ideal solution! Every laptop has its own built in LCD screen for your view while scoring and it should also already have a monitor port on the back to plug in a large monitor for the audience's scoreboard display.
All sized monitors can be used and no adjustment is necessary as the scoreboard display will automatically detect the usable screen size and adjust size proportionally. All graphics for number and ball displays are high quality PNG images and of adequate size to look good even on the largest monitors which can be up to 4 metres wide.
This scoreboard is designed to display score inputs only, so as a scoreboard it should be used FULLSCREEN to provide the best effect. To ESCAPE fullscreen to use other programs during a match, you can use these options:
- Hit the ESC key to close the scoreboard software
- Use ALT/TAB keys to bring up the other program
Hold down the ALT key and then hit the TAB key to scroll onto the next option. Any program that is already running can be accessed.
To use the scoreboard, first add the match to your list, nominating:
- name of the event
- number games to be played (best of)
- first and last names of both players
- start time (optional and only displayed in 1 game matches such as billiards)
Starting a new match
The first thing you need to do before starting the scoring is to nominate the player to break.
Setting player to break
At the start of each game the player to break needs to be set.
Once a match has been set up in your match index, all of the score control functions that you will now need can be controlled by keyboard or number pad only. In fact by using a wireless number pad you can score the game remotely while playing or refereeing.
|.A or .B||Player to break||Reset will clear the current points score.|
|1 to 7||Add points||1-7 points will be added only.|
|/n||Fouls||n = points will be added only.|
|A+ or A-||Adjust score||Example: A-5 will deduct 5 from player A|
|0||Change player||Change player after miss.|
|A+25 or B+25||Handicap||Handicap for this match. Use positive (+) input only.|