Urmston & District Veterans Bowling League

Direct entry of match results

For the 2014 season we are trying out a new system where team captains can enter match results directly on the web site. This will produce instant updates of the league tables.

The new system is voluntary: you can continue to send in the match sheet in the usual way.


Every team has been issued with a user name and password. These are for your team only, and allow you to enter match results involving your team(s) (at home or away). Data can only be entered in the week following the match.

Either captain (or someone on their behalf) can enter the match details. Normally they should agree if one or the other is going to do this. The home captain must in all cases keep the original match sheet. He must get it to me promptly on request.

If a mistake is spotted in the week following the match then either captain can correct it. After a week, or if there's any suspicion that it isn't an accidental slip, the problem should be reported to me. I will then ask for the match sheet and update the match details based on that.

How to enter a match result

On the web site, go to your division (showing the fixtures). Click on either team name. This opens up the normal match page, initially with no details:

Match sheet

From here, click on "Edit match". You will be invited to log in:

Login form

Enter the user name and password for your club and click on "Log in".

Note that it’s important to get the capital and small letters right. Also the login name starts with “UrmV”, then a space then the club name. There may be more spaces in the club name.

You will then arrive at the edit-match page:

Match data entry sheet

Select the players by clicking on the little arrows (Downward arrow) and clicking on a player from the list. You may have to use the scroll bar it there are lots of registered players.

You can enter the scores in the same way, or simply type in the boxes. You only need to enter the losing score. The winner’s score will be entered automatically. The match totals update as you go along. When you’ve finished, they should agree with the match sheet.

If a player plays twice (in the second division), just pick his name from the list. The “(2)” will be added when the match is finished.

When everything is complete, click on “Submit”. You will be returned to the match page, now fully complete. The league tables and other information will also have been updated.

Possible problems

Quick entry using the keyboard

Many users will find it quicker to enter the match results just using the keyboard: