PoolScore (for Windows 95, 98, NT, and XP) is an automated tool that allows the setup, team selection, monitoring, and final scoring of a single elimination tournament. The format of the application is designed to comform to the structure of the end of season NCAA Basketball Tournament.
PoolScore makes running a NCAA Basketball Tournament pool easy. The Pool Coordinator uses a graphic display to enter the names of the 64 Teams, make any desired modifications to titles, add instructional notes, and select the point values for each flight of the tournament.
This setup goes very quickly. But, as an alternative, the author will make a configuration file (POOLSTART.PSS) for the NCAA Basketball tournament available at ttp://www.tpcsoftware.com when the team selections and seed positions are announced. Then, the Pool Coordinator will only need to enter any optional notes or make changes to the point values awarded for correct selections by flight.
All team selection and the recording of results are done through either a "drag & drop" or "point & click" interface. Pool selection forms and progress reports can be printed out at any time. The tournament format screen can be used to show player progress and "what if results" as the tournament progresses.
A "drag and drop" display and report format can be used to create a large number of display and report formats to monitor and report progress on the tournament results. Also, a greatly enhanced reporting function has been added in Release 4.0 to track or predict results. The user can select from seven formatted printouts. The reports can be printed, save to a file or Emailed. A Player Information Data Base can be used to Email or distribute reports and information to pool participants. Printouts for tournament forms and the Report Formatting options can also be reached from this reporting form.