Drawsheet creation software for all sports
The BallStream Drawsheet Control is specially designed to cater for seeded draw
sheets for 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 player fields.
- Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Software must be installed and run
- Install to C drive only if you want
to licence this software
If you downloaded the ZIP file simply unzip (uncompress) it and run
DrawMaker_setup.exe, which will install the software and support files to your computer. Although this software can be installed to a portable drive it is not recommended if you wish to use your licence code and open the full features of the software. The ideal location for installation is to where recommended by the installer.
Note: It is required to install this software with Administrator permissions to
enable this software to function properly.
Updates and re-installing
If updating to a more recent version of this software, to prevent loss of
existing records, first you need to make a copy of your database and store
it in a different folder. Updates of same major version numbers will be
compatible, however major version updates may not be. For example, upgrading
from version 188.8.131.52 to version 184.108.40.206 or 220.127.116.11 are minor upgrades
whereas upgrading from version 18.104.22.168 to version 22.214.171.124 is a major upgrade
and functions may have changed that may not be compatible with your current
database and its records.
Registering the demo version will enable the following features:
- No advertising banners or popup reminders about demo versions
- Send newsletters and reports to all listed players by email
Click here for activation instructions.
This software can be used for all types of sports. Before creating a drawsheet
you first need to add the Players to your database and then create an Event.
To be able to cross reference matches with players and results which are needed
to complete the daw through to a final, you need to add the players to your
database using the forms within this software. Then when creating a list of the
players to be included in a draw you can simply tick their checkboxes.
The name of the event, the country and state is to be added to your event list
before creating a drawsheet so that Match Codes can be assigned to each
match in a draw. It is most recommended to commence the name of the event with
the year so that when you create a new drawsheet for the next year you won't
have to delete the previous one (safeguards are in place to prevent duplicating
Match codes are comprised of the Event title, the year, the country, the state
and the game number depending on its position in a drawsheet.
Creating a new drawsheet
Once you have created an Event and have a list of Players to
include, creating a new drawsheet is as simple as following the prompts though
the process. Along the way you can sort the players according to their rank/seed
in the tournament. It is most recommended to double check your entries before
clicking onto the next step because once a drawsheet has been completed it
cannot be edited and if any errors have been made you will have to start again
from the beginning.
Drawsheet seed order
Once your players have been added for the Event you can sort the seed list by
either click-dragging rows or by entering their rank number from 1 to whatever
number of entries you have. Click-dragging rows may ensure that there are no
errors in the sequence however the numbering option may be more suitable when
you have a long list of players.
The software will total your players and automatically place them in the draw
according to seed order allowing for any byes. It will also select the type of
drawsheet to be used whether it be for 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 player
When each match is filled by two (2) players a hyperlink will become active for
that match. When that match finishes you need to use that hyperlink to open the appropriate
form to update the score results. Each winner will then automatically go through
to their next round and when that round is filled by 2 players another hyperlink
will become active and so on until you reach the final of the draw.
Drawsheet print outs
At the bottom of the drawsheet display page there is a link for Printer
Friendly Version to end the page to your printer. Alternatively, the
drawsheet can also be exported by using one of the Save links.
The Newsletter function enables you to send email newsletters to all the players in database using only a few clicks of the mouse. All you need is an Internet connection and to nominate the mail server for your own ISP. Provision is available for sending up to 4 attached documents with each email.
From the Newsletter index you can keep track of which newsletters have been sent, when, with which attachments and should you need to resend the newsletter you can do so from the newsletter index without having to input your message and attach the documents all over again.
Before sending a newsletter to all players we strongly recommend that you send a test to your self first and check its delivery. Then if all looks ok, you can then resend the same newsletter to all players.
LICENSING & ACTIVATION
Licensing for the BallStream Drawsheet Control is FREE.
To maintain as small a database as possible and prevent any inefficiency in the future caused by oversize, some features have been included to remove redundant table records when they are longer needed. BallStream
Drawsheet Control uses an Access database, which is encrypted to prevent corruption of statistical data due to misadventure. To prevent errors this data cannot be manipulated by manual editing. However there are functions available within the software for exporting tables to a variety of formats.
This BallStream software utilizes the features of Microsoft’s Internet
Explorer and any security limitations set in IE will affect the performance of this software,
Other factors that may prevent this software from functioning properly are anti-virus programs (this software must have permissions to run). Windows Vista and Windows 7 may require that you run this software with Administrator rights.