Working with the Contest order module

Working with the Contest order module

Contest order module is used for presenting the Contest order to the audience, athletes, coaches, referees, etc. The contest order for the currently active (presenting) time block will be presented. It is best used on an extended monitor, which is placed someplace (or multiple places) in the competition hall. 

To be able to use the Contest order module, make sure you have the Service running in the JudoManager Desktop application.


Before you start presenting, it is advised you browse through the settings, to modify the appearance of the module, so it best fits the demands of your competition. Settings button is hidden by default but appears when you mouse over the top right corner of the app. 

It is best practice to already have some contests in the Contest order before working with the Contest order module Settings, since, if the Contest order is empty you will not be able to see the changes made by choosing different settings.

The padlock symbol next to Settings allows you to lock/unlock most settings. You can also always unlock/lock individual settings.
  1. Fullscreen - present in fullscreen mode.
  2. View - you can choose between various view modes.
    1. Contestants - this view focuses on athletes, so athlete names and details take most of the space. Referees for each contest are marked by numbers at the side, based on the referee numbers assigned in Refeeres menu. This view is the most general, mostly used for presenting to the athletes, coaches and the audience.
    2. Referees - this view focuses on referees. Referee names and referee numbers take most of the space, athlete names and details can be seen at the side. Used for presenting to the referees.
    3. Announcers - this view adds round details to the contest order view. Below the weight category you can find the round and contest number for each contest.
  3. Name format - choose how the names of athletes and referees are presented. Each option is described by the sample in the dropdown menu.
  4. Show Previous Contest - choose whether to show the previous finished contest.
  5. Show Current Contest - chose whether to show the current active contest.
  6. Show Future Contests - chose whether to show the upcoming contests.
  7. Show Country Names  - show country names below each athletes name.
  8. Show Country Flags - show country flags below each athletes name.
  9. Show Club Names  - show club names below each athletes name.
  10. Show Club Logos - show club logos below each athletes name.
  11. Zoom - adjust the font size of the presentation.
  12. Mats - create an a x b grid of mats. You can assign each mat (tatami) to the desired position withing the grid.
  13. Contests per mat - choose the amount of contest you want to show per mat.
  14. Server IP - input the IP of your server computer (the computer running the JudoManager Desktop application). By default this is set to localhost.
  15. Use proxy? - choose whether to use a proxy.
After you choose the desired settings you can press Save to confirm your choice. If you press Cancel the settings will return to the previous state. Mouse over the question mark symbol below to learn about various hotkeys available within Contest order module.

Presenting the Contest order

When you decide you are satisfied with Settings you chose, move the app to the extended monitor of your choosing and set it to Fullscreen mode (Shift+F). The Contest order module is now ready for presentation and does not require any more direct interaction. It will present the Contest order from JudoManager Desktop application and synchronize with any changes made.

Contest order module is best paired with with the Scoreboard module which automatically progresses the Contest order as the competition progresses. It also controls which fight is previous and currently active on each mat, which is then presented by the Contest order module.

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