Working with time blocks

Working with time blocks

Time blocks are very useful when you want to split your competition into meaningful pieces, or your competition spans over multiple days. 

Let' s make an example:
You have a large competition, with a several age categories. Competition starts at 9:00 with younger categories. At 12:00 you scheduled medal matches and awarding ceremonies. At 13:00 older groups start, with medal matches at 16:00. We can order this neatly this by splitting the competition by time blocks. For this case we would create four different time blocks:
  1. Preliminaries from 9:00 till 12:00
  2. Final block from 12:00 till 13:00
  3. Preliminaries from 13:00 till 16:00
  4. Final block from 16:00 till 17:00
With time blocks, fight order is smaller and controllable, and your audience on a streaming platform is informed on competition schedule and countdown.
When streaming is used, it is obligatory to set time blocks.

On how to create and modify time blocks, please refer to the  Time blocks article.

When you create time blocks, additional informative dropdown will appear on the top right corner. Choosing a particular time block via this drop down is a global setting, which has an impact on scoreboards and contest orders. In the fight order section - top left corner, you will also see time blocks. Those are used to change between contest order views, since each time block has its own contest order. It is very important to understand the difference between these two options.

Time block view

You can switch between time blocks in the "Time block view", by clicking on them. This is used to configure a contest order for each specific time block. Once set, you need to use  "Time block presentation" to present this contest order to other modules.

Time block presentation

A global setting in "Time block presentation" is what you are showing (presenting) to the Score Board module and the Contest order module. This option tells those modules - show me the fights in the selected time block. Usually, you will switch to another time block, when all fights in the previous one are finished.

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