Several sample race series data sets are provided to allow you to go through the basic steps of loading race results timing data into ACE Scoring, generating race results reports, and using race results data to generate combined event or season standings scoring reports.
Several samples are provided using data from a pair of Far West masters division races (Dec. 2003, Mammoth GS/SL). Three variations are set up, with the timing system data in three different formats: USSA Skidata format, a standard text-based format that's used for submitting scored races to USSA, and two variations of CSV format, the "traditional" DOS timing format with basic timing data from Split Second and a more complete CSV export that is supported by the new SST 4.0 software.
The Far West masters race in 10-year age groups. with an "open seed" class for both men and women formed from the fastest competitors in the first run. FW masters races are set up in Split Second with a "start group sort code" in one of the SST fields - this simplifies creating start orders and is necessary to distinguish open seed racers when loading timing data from a SkiData file, which does not include class information.
Consequently, when loading FW masters race timing data, a Start Group Codes mapping specification must be provided when loading from a SkiData timing file or a CSV format which includes this value in one of the data fields. For a two-run technical race, the FW start group codes for 2002-2003 are defined in the
When loading race timing data from a CSV format file, a column order specification must be provided to define the order of the values in the data. For the "traditional" Split Second DOS timing fields, the column order is defined by the
BibClassStartGroupNameTimesColumnOrder.cfg specification. For the SST Export format sample data set, in which the Split Second 4.0 Export operation was used to export racer birthdate and license information in addition to the basic timing data, the column order for loading the timing data is defined by the
You can also use this race data to experiment with using the Event Scoring tool to create a combined event for scoring the weekend or using the Season Scoring tool to compute season standings based on the results of this first race weekend.
A sample race series for 5-year USSA national classes is provided using race data of the Group A and B men at the 2002 Winter Park national championships. Timing system data is is USSA SkiData format.
No "start group codes" are needed for loading race data from regional and national competitions, where racers always compete in 5-year age classes.
Note: You can also use this data to experiment with the Event Scoring tool to compute combined standings. However, for best results you will first need to either split the SG results into separate A and B race files or else create merged GS and SL race files. The procedure for splitting or merging race results is described in the User's Guide (section Merging and Splitting Race Results) - it's somewhat awkward and an improved feature to make this easier may be provided in the future, but it is doable if you want to try this step.
Last edited: 01-Jan-2002 by D. Lewis