This section describes the automated features of the program which are called
prompters. These prompters are intended to prompt the user into some kind
Some of the prompters are dependant on the timetable in use. Therefore it is
important to ensure the timetable in use is correct and the computer time
synchronised with real time.
The List Prompter automatically provides a list of competitors for events that
are due to start. The lists are intended for the announcer or press. The
default single match setting is 10 minutes. If this setting is used, lists
will be printed out 10 minutes before the scheduled event time.
The lists produced will appear in lane draw or competing order for all events
providing the draw order is valid for the event(s). If the draw order does not
exist for an event or contains any errors then the printouts will list each teams
competitors in the order the teams were declared.
E.G. The List Prompter is set at 10 minutes as the time passes 2.50 with a correct lane draw.
LANE DRAW for the 200M due at 3.00
Lane No Name Club Lane No Name Club
1 11 M Ray MCH 1 4 S. Minister ABC
2 7 J Street XYZ 2 2 H Kelvin AT1
3 5 YAC 3 10 S Roads TEA
4 3 V. Old (M40) ABC 4 12 C. Lewis (USA) MCH
5 1 M. Toy AT1 5 8 G. Sugar XYZ
E.G. The List Prompter is set at 10 minutes as the time passes 2.50 and the lane draw is not set correctly.
LIST OF COMPETITORS for the 200M due at 3.00
Club A-STRING B-STRING
No Name No name
Anyteam A.C. 1 M. Toy 2 H Kelvin
ABC Team 3 V. Old (W35) 4 S. Minister
Yourclub 5 6
XYZ Team 7 J Street 8 G. Sugar
Team Five 9 D. Jones 10 S Roads
See: 3.1, 3.3, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
The Screen Prompter automatically informs the user on screen that one or more
events are due to start. The default setting is 10 minutes. If this setting is used,
display boxes will appear on screen 10 minutes before the scheduled event time
stating the events and their start times.
E.G. The Screen prompter is set at 5 minutes at 5.25.
See: 3.1, 6.3.5, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168
The Result Prompter is responsible for automatic printing of event results after
entry. For A and B-string events both results have to be entered before
the event result is printed. Where a series of performances has already been
entered, the series will also be printed along with the result. Any deleted
event result will be reprinted by the Result Prompter when re-entered. All
results printed are intended to be announced and immediately displayed for
athletes and spectators thus removing their need to enter the officials box.
Where a field series performances have been entered, the series will also be
printed along with the result.
E.G. Long Jump A and B-strings event results followed by the match position.
Long Jump A Long Jump B
1 S Man ABC 7.53 1 S. Coat ABC 5.29
2 J. Quartz MCH 6.93 2 C. Kirk (V) MCH 4.58
3 T. Pope XYZ 6.84
4 S Toddler TEA 6.81
5 T Hammer AT1 6.49
After 2 of 19 Events
1 AnyTeam A.C. 39 6
2 ABC Team 37 5
3 Myclub Harriers 34 4
4 XYZ Team 18 3
5 Team Five 10 2
6 Yourclub A.C. 0 0
See: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
The Page Prompter is responsible for automatically detecting the
earliest possible point during a meeting that a particular page
of the final results can be printed.
The Page Prompter is not timetable dependent.
The default setting is always On. This removes the need to
continually check which events have been completed in order
to work out which page can be printed.
E.G. The program has detected that page 1 of the final results can be printed.
Answering yes to the page will allows the user the opportunity to print one or
more copies of the page as soon a possible during the match.
See: 6.4.2, 188.8.131.52
The Name Prompter automatically detects when a name on a team declaration has
been changed after the event result has been entered. Some leagues require
that changes to a team declaration be notified my a certain time before the
event. The Name Prompter is intended to assist a league officer, typically
the division secretary. The default setting is always On. When the name of
an athlete is changed after the event result has been entered the Name
Prompter will operate.
At some busy meetings it is not possible to update the declaration prior to the entry
of the event result even though the change has been notified and agreed well in
advance. In such cases the user should ignore the prompter.
E.G. Changing crossed over A and B strings after the event results has been entered.