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#Using with Fencing Time

#Import fencers to Fencing Time

Before creating a tournament, you need to ensure all fencers are in the Fencing Time database with the same exact name used in all cases.

Fencing Time includes national federation membership databases; if all of your fencers are part of a national fencing federation (e.g., USA Fencing), then you can skip this step and procede to setting up your tournament and seeding it.

If your fencers are not all part of a national federation, you will need to import them.

  1. Get to the Fencing Time home screen. You will need to close any tournament you may have open (File → Close Tournament).
  2. Open the fencer database by clicking View → Fencer Database. A pop-up window will appear.
  3. Click Import Fencers at the bottom of the pop-up window. The Import Fencer Data Wizard will appear. Click next.
  4. Now you can select the appropriate CSV format.
    • If "bouts.app seeding format" appears from the list, select that and click next.
    • Otherwise, select None of the above and click next.
      • Select the file you will be using to import. You can download this from the seeding page of your conference's bouts.app site.
      • Now Fencing Time will ask you to describe the file format. Use the following settings in table at the end of this section.
      • Check the Save this CSV file format for futures use box, then click next.
      • Enter "bouts.app seeding format" as the name in the Save CSV Format window. Click OK.
  5. You will see that X clubs and Y people were imported. Click Finish.
  6. When prompted if any clubs represent "Unattached", do not select any. Click next.
  7. You're done importing fencers to the database. Now you can set up your tournament.
Column in CSV Data Type
MemberNum Member #
Rank Ignore this column
Name Full Name (Last, First)
School Primary Club Name
Elo Ignore this column
#Creating and seeding an event with Fencing Time
#AskFRED registration

If you collect registrations using AskFRED, you can use the files provided by AskFRED without issue. Just follow our directions for seeding method and importing rankings. You may need to manually correct names which aren't exact matches.

#Event Set-up
  1. Open your tournament or create a new one.
  2. Create a new event. Fill in information as usual until you arrive at the seeding tab.
  3. In the seeding tab, select Change .... A pop-up window will appear.
  4. In the pop-up window, select Choose your own seeding method. Click next.
  5. Select Fencer ranking(s) only. Click next.
  6. Next to the Ranking dropdown, click the New list... button. Name it after the name of your fencing conference.
  7. Select the protection for top fencers as determined by your conference rules. Click next.
  8. Select use of a secondary ranking as determined by your conference rules. Click next. The seeding method window will close.
  9. Continue filling in information as usual.
  10. You will arrive at the main page for your new tournament.
#Importing Rankings
  1. Click the Rankings button in the bottom left corner. A pop-up window will appear.
  2. Click the Import from CSV button. Another pop-up window will appear. Click next.
  3. Select This file contains rankings for this point list ONLY, then select your point list from the first drop down menu and the corresponding weapon from the second drop down menu. Leave this option unchecked: This file contains absolute point values, not rankings. Click next.
  4. From the list of known formats, select A basic point rankings file. Click next.
  5. Select the seeding file you downloaded from bouts.app from your computer. (Ensure the weapon and timestamp in the file name are correct!)

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