Once a grade's fixture has been generated, you can allocate games to venues and playing surfaces (courts/fields) and specify game times in four ways:
- Allocating a game using the Fixture
- Allocating a game using the List View
- Allocating a game using the Calendar View
- Allocating games using Game Slots (typically used for domestic competitions)
This article covers Allocating games using Game Slots to assign multiple games across a season to venues, playing surfaces, and times. This article builds on the information contained in Understanding Game Slots.
Note: The Game Slot facility applies to regular season fixtures only. Finals fixtures are not able to be allocated using Game Slots. Instead allocate finals games directly from a grade's fixture, from the List View or Calendar View.
Allocate games using Game Slots
Select the Competition Management main menu item, and then the appropriate Competition and Season tile, and then select the Allocations tab and finally the Game Slot sub-tab.
The Game Slot view allows you to view, allocate, and move the games in each round's game slot. Use the screen image and table below to assist in understanding this view:
|1||Game Slots sub-tab||Use game slots to quickly assign fixtured games to the same playing surface (court/field) and time for the whole season. Teams will rotate through game playing surface and time allocations.|
|2||All Game Slots allocated||The Day of the week is highlighted green to indicate that all the game slots have been allocated.|
|3||Game Slot needs allocating||The Day of the week remains white with 'x slots need allocating' text displayed to indicate that there are still Game Slots that require allocation.|
Game slot calendar view
Selecting the relevant 'View' button for a given day of the week opens the Calendar view of game slot allocation for that weekday. Use the following image and table to learn more about this view.
|1||Calendar view tab||This is the default view of Game slot allocation.|
|2||Allocated game slots||Each block represents an allocated game slot. Green confirms no game slot clash. Red warns that game slots are in a clashed state. If blue - shows that there is an unsaved change. Save to confirm changes.|
|3||Unallocated game slots||Game slots initially appear as unallocated and blue. Click, drag, and drop to allocate to a playing surface and time.|
Game slot list view
Select the List view of game slot allocation for the relevant weekday. Use the following screen image and table to assist to understand this view:
|1||List view tab||The List view of game slot allocations provides a spreadsheet type view from which game slot allocations can be undertaken.|
|2||Grades||Grade names will be displayed, aligned to the game slots listed.|
|3||Game||Individual game slots will be displayed here.|
|4||Status||The allocation status is displayed here. Green/Allocated, Grey/Unallocated. A red warning icon displays if game slots are in a clashed state.|
|5||Allocated game slots||Allocated game slots display the venue, playing surface (court/field), and game start time.|
|6||Unallocated game slots||Unallocated game slots display blank allocation fields. Select to allocate the game slot.|
Download a Game Allocation report
A PDF report for all games allocated on a specific day can be generated from the Calendar view by pressing the Save to PDF button.
Example time frames:
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||
|8:00 am - 6:00 pm||
Once you have selected the desired time frame, you will be presented with a preview of the PDF and some print options.
If you wish to download the PDF, press Save. If you wish to print, or alter the properties of the PDF, you can use the inbuilt settings on this screen to do so.