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CAT Demo System FREE DOWNLOAD
All the features of CAT standard except printing and exporting. Supplied with tutorial data which can be restored to the significant stages of a sample tennis tournament. Cannot be used to add your own tournament data. Free download from the internet at www.92computing.com.au. Tutorial booklet and CAT manual can also be downloaded. See Downloads
CAT Tournament Licence CAT 12 Month Licence AUD $100 yearly
All the features of CAT Professional in a time limited version, with a licence to run tournaments for one year. The licence must then be renewed each year, by paying the licence fee yearly. The user then receives the latest version each year upon renewal.
Full Purchase Options
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CAT Basic AUD $ 200
Features Player Data Entry, Event Draw Creation - All features, Result Entry, Event Draw printing
CAT Standard AUD $ 300
CAT Basic Features plus Time Draw (Daily Match Schedules), Financial Management, Player Time exemptions
CAT Professional AUD $ 400
All the features of the Basic and Standard editions plus Event Draws (Limit 92 events) plus Consolation Draws - Feed In, Plate, Compass, Round 1, Continuous Feed In, Import/Export to and from external databases and internet exporting, Tournament multiple day planner, Internet Upload
Payment & Ordering
CAT can be purchased above with Visa, MasterCard. Alternatively a cheque or credit card details can be forwarded to 92 Computing. When purchasing please advise the exact name of the organisation, contact person, postal address, email address and the version of CAT required.
Tournament Management Solutions
CAT for Windows
IBM PC Compatible running Windows 7 8
12Mb Hard Disk Space, 64Mb RAM, Pentium or higher processor
Any windows compatible printer
Minimum - Windows 98, 64Mb RAM,
Pentium 166 Mhz, ink jet printer, dial up internet connection
Recommended - Windows 10, 2gb RAM, Core i3 or faster, laser printer, broadband internet connection.
CAT support is FREE and available via email, phone . Upgrades are FREE if downloaded from the internet.
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Hay, NSW 2711, Australia
Phone: +61 2 6993 1755
Mobile +61 418 695492
CAT for Windows Overview
The worlds first tournament to be managed with the aid of a computer software was in October 1980 at Hay NSW Australia. The first version of CAT- Computer Assisted Tournaments was used on an Apple IIe computer with 64KB of RAM to produce the players schedule for each days play for this tournament. Since then, CAT has been developed through CAT for DOS, an IBM PC conversion which was developed in the early 1990s. The latest versions CAT for Windows have been available from 1997 resulting in a product that has had over twenty four years development.
CAT is exactly what the name suggests - Computer ASSISTED Tournaments. CAT is an assistant to the tournament director and referee. CAT does not replace or dictate to the tournament organisers. It is a fully flexible and time saving tool which leads to well managed and organised tournaments.
The power of CAT is in the Time Draw - a schedule of matches for each days play. The Time Draw was first developed to manage Australian country tennis tournaments where players are permitted to enter in up to 5 or 6 events, with any partners in mixed and doubles events. Typically these tournaments are graded with open, graded and junior and perhaps veterans events and many overlaps with players between the events. Also in these tournaments different events may be playing 3 sets, some first to 9, others in Round Robin events playing first to 6. The total number of events can exceed 45 with over 500 players. Players can be expected to play several matches per day so that the tournaments can be finished in 3,4 or 5 days. To add to this players are allowed to nominate time exemptions for each days play. Typically courts available are limited and open to the vagaries of the weather so the Time Draw that is created must maximise the court utilisation to the fullest.
In these tournaments it is not possible to plan the entire tournament before the tournament starts. Usually a rough plan is made for the Open events, but what is played on other days in the remaining events depends upon who wins matches each day. The Time Draw in CAT is based exactly on the steps used in a manual system - in fact this same system was used for several years before the creation of CAT software. The Time Draw in CAT is ten thousand times faster than the manual system it is based upon.
Once Time Draws are created the Alter Time Draw module allows a simple matrix of the schedule to be presented on screen and the schedule can be adjusted, overriding the original constraints that created the initial Time Draw.
Time Draw produces a schedule for the days play which then is presented to the control desk or desks if you are using more than one venue. This information in printed form is then used to manage the tournament for the days play. This process is left to the tournament director, referee and the control desk. Any changes can be made and matches are allocated to court according to the decisions of the match control. CAT will even suggest on the printed match slips or sheets which matches should be allocated to court first - using the premise that those players with matches coming up after the current match should be allocated to court before players with no follow on matches. If extra matches need to be scheduled during a day's play then CAT can also assist in this task. One of the major advantages is the management of rain delays where adjusted schedules can easily be made.
The Time Draw in CAT is just as flexible and powerful when managing simpler tournaments. Such tournaments involve players in fewer events, say a singles event, a doubles event and perhaps a consolation singles event with the tournament running for a week, with players playing one or two matches a day. In these tournaments it is possible to plan which rounds are to be played on each day, weather permitting. CAT has a special tool - the Tournament Planner allowing the full schedule to be planned for the entire tournament.
CAT is much much more than just a scheduling tool. All aspects of a tournament are covered. CAT manages the tournament entries, creating lists of entrants allowing the entries to be double checked to ensure no errors have been made. CAT creates event draws with all the standard seeding patterns used in all tournaments, allowing for all types of rules for allocating the seeds to lines on the draw. CAT also uses a unique match numbering system which quickly identifies every match in a tournament. CAT allows changes to be made to the event draws with very simple point and mouse click techniques.
Entering results into CAT is simple and extremely fast in the Match Results module. This tool makes entering results an easy task for any of the match control staff. Results once entered are automatically transferred to the event draws and these can be printed at any time. Event Draws can be printed or exported for internet publication. Results can also be printed or exported in a list format for faxing or emailing to the media.
Once a tournament is completed all final draws and summaries of winners, runner up of each event can be printed or exported. The entry database for the tournament can then be used for the following years tournaments if required.
CAT is more than a software package as it also comes with a management system which you can adapt in full or select the features that best suit your tournaments. CAT represents the best management system available for managing tournaments and it is definitely the time saving solution for you.
* Simple spreadsheet type planner allowing a full plan to be entered for multiple day tournaments showing the matches to be played each day in each event. Automatic calculation of total matches remaining which is updated as the tournament progresses.
* Simple backup procedures from within CAT are provided to ensure security of all the data entered.
* Upload to the internet of schedules and event draws supported from within CAT from Version 5.
* With Custom time slots set to days or dates and events set to teams events CAT can be used to manage within club teams competitions.
* Creation of Round robin competitions and printing of weekly draw and results tables.
* Entry of results after each round and printing of results and ladder for each division of the competition.
EXPORT / IMPORT
* Exporting of information from CAT to text files allowing for maintenance of tournament mailing lists and records of participants in tournaments. Importing of players and information into CAT from text files can reducing data entry time, including the new CAT lookup facilities, which can display the players for up to the last 6 CAT tournaments for entering in a new tournament.
*92 Computing offers a free tournament publication service for CAT tournaments on this
web site which include the player schedule and event draws, similar to the existing
tournaments shown on the main page. Users can now directly publish their
tournaments from their PC to the CAT web site - all that is needed is an
* CAT is supplied with a comprehensive manual and tutorial on CD and these are available as a free download from this website.
* The Tutorial guides users through a small sample three day tournament from the input and editing of players entries, creation of event draws, time draws, entry of results, construction of each following days draws and printing of final results. It provides tasks to allow new users to become familiar with the major features and procedures of CAT.
* When CAT is received, a registration number will need to be obtained from 92 Computing to license CAT for the exclusive use of your Club or Association.
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