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Virtual Scoresheets?

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:51 pm
by North_GA_ATeam
North Georgia just became the proud owner of several SMART Boards in our classrooms, so I was wondering if there are any online scoresheets that might work well with this medium.

Anyone have any ideas? Has anyone used SMART Boards successfully at their tournaments?

Re: Virtual Scoresheets?

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:28 pm
by lchen
Here are some Excel scoresheets that I made several years ago: ... coresheets
Some nicer-looking ones made by Jon Pinyan can be found here:

I find that they're a bit too cumbersome to use during regular practices/games, but they're nice for displaying the score for the audience during a final round, for instance.

Re: Virtual Scoresheets?

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:31 pm
by North_GA_ATeam

Those look great!

Re: Virtual Scoresheets?

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:46 pm
by Ben Dillon
At one point a couple of years ago, I found time to modify Excel macros that Phil Blessman was using that would respond to double-clicking the cells. For example, the first double-click would enter a 10, the second would power with 15, the third would neg as -5. The purpose was to tailor it for a SmartBoard.

The results were mixed. It would have worked much better if there had been a Vanna working the SmartScoreBoard, but with the moderator doing so, it just slowed down the game.

Re: Virtual Scoresheets?

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:54 pm
by Kyle
A British man by the name of Will Jones designed a scoresheet in HTML. He used it with a projector to put it on the big screen in the lecture theater in the finals of the British Student Quiz Championships, which people seemed to like. His scoresheet can generate a text file of the stats, but I don't know if he has continued to work on it -- the next step, which apparently was proving more difficult, was a way to make SQBS interpret the text file. (I know extremely little about programming and am simply passing this on) I would attach it here, but this site is telling me that it rejects attachments with the file extension .htm.