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BOWLSNET FAQ
 
Frequently Asked Questions about Bowlsnet

Last Updated: 22 August 2018

FAQ for Result Reporters   New in Latest Version
 
BOWLSNET MASTERCLASS: How to set up your own personal playing record
 
 
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THE TOP QUESTIONS WE GET ASKED ABOUT BOWLSNET
 
1. How do I access Bowlsnet?
2. Do I need a password to access Bowlsnet?
3. Can I look at averages, results and tables for previous seasons?
4. I play in four leagues who all use Bowlsnet. Is there a quick way of accessing all four leagues?
5. Can I use Bowlsnet on my smartphone and tablet?
6. Can I view Singles and Pairs results separately and Combined?
7. What does the orange shading on match results signify?
8 How can a bowler's record show Played 20 Won 9 Lost 10? It doesn't add up.

  
1. How do I access Bowlsnet?
The quickest way is to use the links at the head of the home page on www.hdvba.co.uk. These will take you directly to the home page of the 6-Man or 10-Man leagues.
2. Do I need a password to access Bowlsnet?
No you don't. There is completely open access to view any of the Results, Fixtures, Tables, Player Averages. You only need a Username and Password to input match results.
3. Can I look at results, averages and league tables for previous seasons?
Yes you can. We have records going back to 2014 online. In the bottom right hand corner you will see a 'LIVE' button. Click on that and select the season you wish to view. Click on it again and select 'LIVE' to return to the current season.
4. I play in four leagues who all use Bowlsnet is there a quick way to gain access to them all?
Yes there is. Go to http://www.bowlsnet.uk/ and click on 'My Bowlsnet' and from there you can select each of the leagues you want to follow. Add that page to your favourites and then they will all be waiting for you each time you access that favourites link.
5. Can I use Bowlsnet on my smartphone and tablet?
Yes you can. Use your smartphone or tablet browser, connect to  http://www.bowlsnet.uk/ as normal as the site is mobile friendly. You can also set up 'My Bowlsnet' as per the instructions in FAQ 4.
6 Can I view Singles and Pairs results and averages separately and Combined?
Yes you can. All singles, Pairs and Combined averages are available from within the 'Averages' menu button. So select AVERAGES from the top left menu. If you are just wanting averages for one team then select TEAM from top right menu and then select the team name. Once there click on the blue and white cogwheel in the top right hand corner which then allows you to filter to the set of averages you are interested in.
7. What does the orange shading on match results signify?
This indicates that this team has still to VERIFY that match result. That is the equivilant of signing the Result Card to confirm the result. The result is still posted but this verifying tidies up the administration of that match.
8 How can a bowler's record show Played 20 Won 9 Lost 10? It doesn't add up.
Where a bowler has been gifted a match 21-0 by a Walk-Over that bowler gets credited with playing the match but does not get credited with a 21-0 scoreline to boost their average. Hence the difference in that total. If you look back over that bowler's results for the season you will find that they had a Walk-Over match at some point.
     
 Bowlsnet FAQ for Results Inputting
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Q. Do I need to enter results using BowlsNet?
A. Results are entered via BowlsNet, either by captains or the League Secretary - that is up to you. You have four other ways to submit your match results all listed under Results Reporting on this website.

Q. So Captains must have Internet Access now?
A. Again absolutely not. A captain with no Internet access has several options. The first is to post their results to the League Secretary in the traditional manner or use one of the other three methods of submitting results listed on Results Reporting. There is also the option to assign the task of updating BowlsNet to another member of their team to do it on their behalf.

Q. But the Fixture Secretary doesn't get to see the signed Match sheet?
A. Pressing the Confirm this is a true and accurate record button is the electronic version of the Captain's signature, and both Captains must verify the result is correct.

Q. What if a Captain goes to enter a result but can't find a player in the drop-down lists.
A. A player will only be listed if they have been registered and are marked as eligible for the relevant team.  You must contact the League Secretary to add new bowler registrations. He will ask you for the player names and BCGBA number and date of birth. You can still submit that result by entering the player as {A.N.Other} and then contact your League Secretary, who may choose to add the player or decide that the player is not eligible and a walk-over needs entering instead.

Q. What if a Captain goes to Verify a result but finds it to be inaccurate.
A. Only the League Secretary can change a result once it has been entered and verified. Contact him with the details.

Q. Are paper copies still required?
A. Only for your records. Many clubs still use the old Result Cards for this purpose and these are still available free of charge from the League Secretary.

Q. Are there security concerns with regard to captains or clubs tampering with results?
A. No. The Verification Process ensures that Captains only enter results they are absolutely happy with. Once verified, results cannot be changed or edited (apart from by the League Secretary). Results that have not been verified will always remain highlighted in Orange so they cannot be missed.

 
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May 2018
BOWLSNET MASTERCLASS
 
A Step-by-Step Guide to setting up your personalised individual playing record on one page regardless of how many leagues you play in.
 
1. Go to Bowlsnet and then click on MY BOWLSNET.
2. Click on ALL LEAGUES from top right menu.
3. Scroll down to find a League that you bowl in and then click on that name.
4. Click on 'i' in blue circle on top left hand corner.
5. Click on the RED BOX.
6. Select YOUR TEAM from the drop down box.
7. Select YOUR NAME from the drop down box.
8. Click on UPDATE.
9. Take steps 2-9 to add as many teams as you play for in any League.
10. Go back to MY BOWLSNET
11. Click on MY GAMES from the top right menu.
12. Click on MY LEAGUES to access any of the full league functions.
13. Access MY BOWLSNET at any time to get the very latest update on your results.

         

  
30 December 2017

BOWLSNET NEW VERSION
A new version of the Bowlsnet system has been released and offers a few changes, updates and improvements as listed below. You might want to try some of these out but you will have to access the 2017 (bottom right corner and click on LIVE) results to try them all until the new season starts. Don't be frightened of trying them, you can't break anything!

BowlsNet version18.0 (19/10/17).
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The 2017 version was very successful and the interface is very similar for 2018.
Many new features and shortcuts have been added and lots of simplifications have
been made:
- TABLES Clicking a team displays the new TABLES/TEAM results page Clicking a division header will toggle between all divisions and a single division. Clicking the team results header returns to the divisional display. - AVERAGES Clicking a team displays the new AVERAGES/TEAM results page Clicking a player displays the new AVERAGES/PLAYER results page Clicking a divisional header will toggle between all divisions and a single division. Clicking the team averages header returns to the divisional display. Clicking the player averages header returns to the player's team display. - TEAM (new displays) This page has two displays: - MATCH RESULTS - shows how this team has performed in all divisions and KOs - PLAYER STATISTICS - shows how players have performed in all divisions and KOs (This is not the same as averages, and is no longer for that purpose. It is alphabetical and in a standard format, showing wins and losses. It can also be used to check the eligibility of players for any team) - PLAYER (new displays) This page has two displays: - BY TEAM - shows how a club player has performed in each division and KO separately - BY DATE - shows how a club player has performed across all divisions and KOs