Recording results

Match Play provides several different ways of recording match results and game scores. You can choose whatever solution is most comfortable for you and your players.

Organizer records results

The tournament organizer can always record results and scores. In match play-style tournaments, this happens on the Rounds tab. For best game-style tournaments, the tournament organizer uses the Scorekeeper section (see below).

The tournament organizer is the only person who can change or delete results once they have been saved.

Players suggest results

Letting players suggest results is an easy way to reduce the work needed to run a tournament. The tournament organizer can enable this feature when creating a tournament (or at any time by going to Edit tournament details). Once enabled, players can submit suggested results for their own matches. In order to submit a suggested result, the player must be logged in to their own free Match Play user account.

In best game tournaments, this feature lets players submit scores for each arena in the tournament. Players can also upload a photo with their submission. This feature and the photo submission is what enables tournament organizers to run selfie leagues using Match Play.

Results are now saved immediately. The tournament organizer must approve each suggested result (or enter their own result instead). This provides a balance between speed (players can submit their own scores) and safety (the organizer must approve each result).

If the tournament organizer has a lot of trust in their players, they can enable Automatically approve first suggested result. With the option enabled, the first suggestion will be automatically approved. The tournament organizer can still modify the results after the automatic approval.

Using dedicated scorekeepers

Working with scorekeepers allows the tournament organizer to share the responsibility of recording results. Additional scorekeepers must be enabled when the tournament is created (or at any time by going to Edit tournament details).

Once enabled, a new Scorekeepers tab will appear. The tournament organizer can add scorekeepers on that tab. Scorekeepers must have their own (free) Match Play user account.

Scorekeepers can access the Scorekeeper section by going to the Match Play Live page for the tournament. A blue Open Scorekeeper button will be visible at the bottom of the tournament's Info page.

Scorekeepers can record results directly, and the tournament organizer does not need to approve the results. Scorekeepers can also manage the queues in a best game tournament. However, scorekeepers cannot change results once they have been saved. Only the tournament organizer can change results.

Printing scoresheets

Match Play offers printed scoresheets for match play-style tournaments. After starting a new round of the tournament, click the Print scoresheets link. A new browser tab will open with scoresheets ready to print.

In addition, some blank scoresheets are available: