Let's assume we want heats and finals structured as shown here, and I'll use 50m Freestyle as the event
Hypothetical heats. semis and finals structure
Events 1, 2, 5, 6 (above) may be labelled as either Heats or Quarter Finals. Their results determine the competitors in events 15 and 16, each of which should be labelled as a Semi Final.
For any non-final (Heat, QtrF, or SemiF), SportsTrak needs to know the next event that the winners progress to. Thus for Events 5 and 6 (above), when asked for their final, enter 16.
Building the Program
Start with Heats, not finals
When nominated as a Heat, enter the Semi Final (event 15) as the Final
Usually heats and finals use different scoring grades, so C is chosen here.
Adding event 1
After you click OK, you will find that Event 15 has been created automatically with the same event name and same age and gender.
It has been labeled a Final, Grade A, two hours ahead but we can change these details.
Event 15 has been automatically added, labelled as a final
The other Heats
Add Event 2, select Heat, set the final to 15, the scoring to ‘C’, and SportsTrak will know most of the other details. Time can be set to 10:03 am.
Enter Events 5 and 6 in the same manner except specify Event 16 as the final. Most other details will be the same as Events 1 and 2, except for the times.
At this point, the table of events appears similar to:
All heats in, semis not yet adjusted
Events 15 and 16 are not the Final, so they must be edited. They are also not A grade events .
EDIT events 15 and 16 in turn.
Both must be set as a SemiF with Event 20 as its final.
SportsTrak will add ‘SemiF’ to the name for the program.
Its scoring level can be set to ‘B’.
The final type must be specified. ‘D’ has been chosen here.
The final (Event 20)is automatically created.
Adjusting the Semi-Final
After editing 15 and 16 the table of events should now look similar to:
Semi-Finals now correctly entered, and final automatically created
Edit Event 20
You should only have to modify its Method of Seeding and its time
Check details of the Final
The program now looks like this. Of course in your case you'll have other events scattered through the program
After putting in significant amounts of work getting this done, you don;'t want to repeat it next year or lose it.
When the program is complete, save it to archive and do a separate backup.