Electronic scoring (WA)

Electronic scoring (WA)

The use of electronic scoring is permitted under World Archery rules, with conditions.
There must always be double scoring one of which must be paper…
Refer to the WA Rule Book 3 Chapter 14 – Scoring  – subsection 14.4.1

We are already required to use the Ianseo tournament system, for submitting tournament scores to SANAA, which also caters for electronic scoring.

A major benefit of using the electronic scoring system is that each arrow value is recorded and stored which means it would save time capturing scores for submission and publishing.
The paper score sheets would be checked against the electronic scores after each tournament and any discrepancies handled as per the rules…

Electronic scoring will require the use of mobile devices with Internet access. One archer per target, or target group, will need to use their mobile device for this purpose.
The app supports up to four archers per device for scoring and targets can be grouped to achieve this, for example if target 5 has only one archer and target 6 has two archers then targets 5 and 6 can be grouped and all three archers would be scored electronically on the same mobile device.

As mentioned above, there is a requirement that the mobile devices have Internet access which of course means there is a mobile data cost involved.
This cost is relatively low as the app uses approximately 400kb data per archer per 72 scoring arrows, so to score for four archers (max per device) for a Quattro (288 scoring arrows per archer) would use approximately 6.5Mb of data, which at a high cost rate of around R0.32/Mb would be a little over R2.00 total.

Please could you install the app if you are willing to use your mobile device for electronic scoring at tournaments …
The mobile app can be installed on both Android (requires Android 5.0 or later) and IOS (requires IOS 11.0 or later).

A useful guide is available for the Ianseo ScoreKeeper app, download link below. The guide was developed during the 2020 Indoor World Series so some the information in the guide is no longer pertinent but it gives a good overview of using the app…

Data costs as mentioned above are based on rates as at the writing of this page in November 2022

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