You will need download and install the following components to get started with TScore:
- The PostgreSQL Database
Install this first – but change the default installation location. See installation instructions
- The main TScore program
- Judge’s app for Android tablets (Optional)
Installation and Setup
For information on how to install and get started with TScore, check out this page
If you are upgrading, please be sure to upgrade all of the computers in your scoring environment, as running mixed versions may occasionally cause scoring errors and other unwanted side effects.
TScore / VScore main program
TScore version 10.4.6 / VScore version 10.3.4 (18th June 2022)
Release Notes: Release-Notes-v10-4-6
TScore Judge’s App
TScore now supports direct deduction scoring by judges using Android tablets for some disciplines. You can download the app here:
TScore Judge App for Android v1.2.38 (9th Apr 2022) – (Lets you filter by round/pass)
You can find help with installing the app here.
Database versions: TScore has been tested with Postgres versions 9, 10, 11 and 14.
Upgrading between minor versions (e.g. 10.2 to 10.11) appears to work without any issues. Upgrading major versions (9 to 10) can be more awkward.
Be sure to stop the old service before installing the new one, or Postgres will use a different port number!
In all cases, we recommend that you use the ‘Copy All Competition Databases’ export option first, so you have safe copies of everything.
If you want to re-import a whole load of saved competitions to a new installation, you can use the ‘Import Competition Database’ option, but provide a “*” wildcard rather than a filename rather than an individual file (e.g. c:\comps\2018\saved-comps\* ). Every .tsc export file in the folder will be imported as a competition.
Be careful exporting / importing between different versions though, as one problem has been encountered in this area. If you import from a newer version to an older one, you may need to delete some lines at the beginning of the tsc file to remove unsupported features. Contact us for help here.
New users should use Postgres version 14 on Windows (unless you have a 32-bit system, in which case you must use v10).
If you are using Linux as your database server, Postgres is available directly from the integrated package manager.
TScore has been tested with version 14.2, but other versions are expected to work ok (compatibility has been very good historically).
Please be aware that new password hashing algorithm support means that if you use PostgreSQL v14, you will need to install a version of TScore at least 10.4.6 to get the newer ODBC driver. (Otherwise, you can work round the issue by editing the Postgres configuration file.)
Download PostgreSQL Server 14.2 (64 bit)
Note that since March 2020 version 9 is unsupported by Postgres. We still expect TScore to continue to operate with Postgres v9, but there will be no security or other fixes from them, so you are best to upgrade.
The Postgres ODBC driver is built in to the TScore installer, so it should be on your system without any additional installation needed. However, we have heard of one instance where it did not install for some reason. If this happens you can get an error reported “[ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found”. If this happens you could try manually installing the driver, which can be downloaded here:
PostgreSQL ODBC driver v 13.2.0
or if you don’t need PostgreSQL v14 support:
PostgreSQL ODBC driver v 9.3.4
Documentation and Troubleshooting
Note: The TScore ZIP file is password protected. Please email [email protected] for assistance. It is really helpful if you can provide a little bit of information such as what country you are in, what levels of competition you are considering using TScore for, and some idea of the competition grade/age structure, so we can make our support as helpful as possible.
Entry forms and class definitions
We always seem to be updating the class definitions and entry forms, so here are the latest sets you can download without needing a full TScore installation.
You’ll need to copy the class definition file(s) into your ‘C:\Users\Public\Documents\TScoreX\ClassDefns’ folder so that TScore finds them when you create a new competition.
Some may also include one or more ‘Lookup’ files – these are used to map USAG or BG age or grade designations to a standard set in the TScore classes. Copy these into the Lookups folder inside ClassDefns. (There is a readme in any Zips that require this)
|British Gymnastics Regional 2022 (updated 9th April 2022 – adding per-element median versions)|
|TRA/DMT/TPD||BG 2022 Regional Trampoline||BG Regional 2022||New age groups etc for 2022
Per-element median deductions option
|TRA/DMT/TPD/TUM||BG 2022 Regional Multi||BG Regional 2022 TRA-TUM||New age groups etc for 2022
Per-element median deductions option
|TUM||BG 2022 Regional Tumbling||BG Regional 2022 TRA-TUM||New age groups etc for 2022
Per-element median deductions option
|BSGA Schools 2019-20 (updated 13th Sept 2019)|
|Regional competition||BSGA Schools 2019-20||BSGA Regional 2021-22||No change to class list from last year|
|Zonals and Final||BSGA Schools 2019-20||BSGA Zonal 2021-22|
|USAG 2022 (Updated 21st April 2022 for ‘Best’ routine – intermediate / Senior qualifiers – plus revised qualifying scores)|
|USAG-DP Average||USAG-DP 2022-Average||2 x Average of 3 Judges or 2 Judges (or 1 Judge!)|
|USAG-DP Median||USAG-DP 2022-Median||2 x Median of 3 judges or 2 x Average of 2 Judges (or 1 Judge!)|
Other useful extras
Here are some useful extra files to help with assigning officials to panels, and to generate ‘AVERY’-style printed label layouts from the TScore trophy labels sheet.
Printing Labels – Copy the PrintTrophyLabels sheet into your Timetable.xlsx worksheet, set the Trophy Labels sheet name in cell D1 and the number of label columns for your stationery in cell B1. (Although apparently Excel has a ‘print labels’ option now that might just do this anyway!)
Panel Editor – Copy the Officials list (name, club, role, AM/PM columns) into the first 5 columns of this sheet, then put an X where you want each official to be. Magic happens! Only support 4 panels at present, but easy to extend.
USAG Synchro Import Template – The USAG online entry system generates a ‘GroupPairExportSanction’ file, but this is not immediately suitable for TScore import. You need to pre-process the contents to change headers, work out the actual age group and gender. This template file does this for you, so you simply have to copy and paste 2 blocks of cells from the Export file into your copy of the template. Then just import the athlete list from that file as normal (using the Merge option is you already have other entrants). There is a brief video showing how to do this.
Previous Release Notes
TScore Release notes version 10.2.32 (30th Dec 2020)
Previous Mobile App Releases
TScore Judge App for Android v1.2.5 (9th Apr 2022) – (now displays the Gymnast Number)
TScore Judge App for Android v1.2.2 (18th Mar 2022) – (variable number of moves for tumbling – needs TScore 10.3.x)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.1.72 (12th Dec 2021) – (>8 moves EOR for Tumbling)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.1.67 (22nd Nov 2021) – (score card feature)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.1.22 (7th Nov 2021) – (improved error handling)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.1.19 (1st Nov 2021)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.1.2 (17th Jun 2021)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.0.157 (17th Jan 2021)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.0.132 (11th Apr 2020)
TScore Judge App for Android v 1.0.119 (2nd Apr 2020)
Previous Version 10 Releases
TScore version 10.3.23 / VScore version 10.3.4 (23rd Apr 2022)
TScore version 10.3.21 / VScore version 10.3.3 (10th Apr 2022)
TScore version 10.3.20 / VScore version 10.3.3 (9th Apr 2022)
TScore version 10.3.15 / VScore version 10.3.2 (1st Apr 2022)
TScore version 10.3.12 / VScore version 10.3.2 (27th Mar 2022)
TScore version 10.3.9 / VScore version 10.3.2 (19th Mar 2022)
TScore version 10.2.96 / VScore version 10.1.10 (6th Feb 2022)
TScore version 10.2.91 / VScore version 10.1.8 (15th Jan 2022)
TScore version 10.2.79 / VScore version 10.1.7 (6th Jan 2022)
TScore version 10.2.76 / VScore version 10.1.7 (17th Dec 2021) – DB Connection bug if bold labels
TScore version 10.2.74 / VScore version 10.1.7 (12th Dec 2021) – DB Connection bug if bold labels
TScore version 10.2.73 / VScore version 10.1.7 (3rd Dec 2021)
TScore version 10.2.64 / VScore version 10.1.4 (7th Nov 2021)
TScore version 10.2.61 / VScore version 10.1.2 (1st Nov 2021)
TScore version 10.2.53 / VScore version 10.1.2 (8th Oct 2021)
TScore version 10.2.51 / VScore version 10.1.2 (3rd Oct 2021 – new install licence problem)
TScore version 10.2.50 / VScore version 10.1.2 (19th Sep 2021)
TScore version 10.2.39 / VScore version 10.1.2 (27th Mar 2021)
TScore version 10.2.38 / VScore version 10.1.2 (21st Mar 2021)
TScore version 10.2.36 / VScore version 10.1.2 (23rd Feb 2021)
TScore version 10.2.35 / VScore version 10.1.2 (21st Feb 2021)
TScore version 10.2.32 / VScore version 10.1.1 (16th Jan 2021)
TScore version 10.2.32 / VScore version 10.1.0 (30th Dec 2020)
TScore version 10.2.28 / VScore version 10.0.34 (12th Apr 2020)
TScore version 10.2.27 / VScore version 10.0.34 (11th Apr 2020)
TScore version 10.2.26 / VScore version 10.0.34 (2nd Apr 2020) – (Release notes 10.2.26)
TScore version 10.1.99 / VScore version 10.0.34 (29th Feb 2020)
TScore version 10.1.93 / VScore version 10.0.33 (6th December 2019)
TScore version 10.1.89 / VScore version 10.0.33 (8th November 2019)
TScore version 10.1.84 / VScore version 10.0.31(23rd August 2019) – (Release notes 10.2.26)
TScore version 10.1.77 / VScore version 10.0.31(20th March 2019)
TScore version 10.1.76 / VScore version 10.0.31 (19th March 2019)
TScore version 10.1.71 / VScore version 10.0.31(3rd March 2019) – (Release Notes 10.1.71)
TScore version 10.1.70 / VScore version 10.0.31 (24th February 2019) – (Release Notes 10.1.70)
TScore version 10.1.68 / VScore version 10.0.31 (10th February 2019)
TScore version 10.1.60 / VScore version 10.0.30 (6th January 2019)
Previous standalone VScore releases
VScore version 10.1.4 (6th Nov 2021) – Addresses an obscure licensing and re-connection problem
PostgreSQL Client Connector (Not required for version 10.1.37 or later)
Notes about specific recent versions (reasons to update!)
Version 10.2.73 has full support for USAG 2022, including ‘Best’ routine score for qualification. Also a number of improvements for networking/tablets.
Version 10.2.74 has a few minor tweaks and enhancements to make tablet use easier and fix a couple of anomalies with athletes who ‘salute’ vs ‘withdraw’.
Version 10.2.79 has a fix for qualifying scores not being loaded from older versions of class definition files, a correction to BG Regional 3 tumbling definition.
and an important fix specifically for BSGA Zonal Schools entry form processing – to allow for a relabelled column on the entry forms. It also fixes the obscure database connection problem that occurred in 74 if bold text labels were turned on.