How to use the different scoreboards

Smoothcomp supports different scoreboards

The system works the same for all sports which makes it easy to use and learn. When its time to create brackets you will choose from our different scoreboards. If you cant find a scoreboard that works for your sport we can do custom programming for you and build your scoreboard. Please contact us on for more information.

Scoreboards are very easy to operate from a computer and should (for best result) be hooked up to a TV displaying the points to the fighters and the audience.

To operate the scoreboard you can choose to either use the scoreboard application or the browser version. We recommend installing and using the scoreboard application (PC or Mac) since it gives you a dedicated input panel and a spectator view.

Download the scoreboard application from this page. Learn more about the application here.

Where and how to open a scoreboard

Try out the different scoreboards by creating a demo account on the demo-site and let the crew play around without stress before going live. It´s not difficult but it´s important stuff they are working with, so they should be comfortable navigating the few pages they are working.

We recommend to always run your event from the "view mat" button located on each mat.

Clicking view mat takes you to the detailed view of the mat. Here are all your divisions (weight classes) to the left and all the matches to the right. If you follow the order of the fights our algorithm will give all fighters at least one fight rest between fights and at least two fights rest before finals. In your admin menu you can adjust the rest under "schedule settings". 

As you can see in the list to the right Smoothcomp mixes different weight classes to optimise the schedule! 

You can also start a fight from "current matches". Click on the fight you want to start and it will show the scoreboard and bracket buttons.

You can also open a scoreboard by clicking a fight from the "Find matches" tab.

From each bracket you can start a match by hovering over a match with the mouse. Click the button "go to scoreboard" to open up that fight. If you need to rescore a fight this is where you should go.


Each scoreboard can be customised with standard colors and its also possible to adjust additional settings like the match clock etc. Options can be changed from two places, (1) the scoreboard menu or (2) when creating the bracket.

(1) Scoreboard menu

Go to the tab scoreboard and then choose your default scoreboard, this scoreboard will always be picked when you create brackets. 

Under scoreboard settings you can choose the standard version and background colors and text for that sport will be used (in this example the Judo scoreboard will have white and blue backgrounds). 

If you need to change the standard colors, choose custom and pick the colors you want to use and adjust the settings for the match clock for example.

"Legacy scoreboard" is special scoreboards that we have built especially for some organisers with their logo for example. If you use a legacy scoreboard we will let you know and you should tick that box. 

(2) When creating the bracket

It is also possible to adjust the scoreboard when you create the bracket. 


The controls for the scoreboards works the same for all scoreboards but some scoreboards lack some buttons and commands by design.

+1, +2, +3, +4, +A, +P
This is used to give the points (+1, +2, +3, +4), the advantages (+A) and the penalties (+P) given by the referee. 

- Give points/advantages/penalties by clicking on the “plus-side” on the side belonging to the fighter who was awarded or warned.

- Retract points/advantages/penalties if you made a mistake by pressing on the “minus-side”  

Adjust the clock with the +1 SEC, +10 SEC, +60 SEC buttons

If the fight time is wrong (it was set when the bracket was created), click the +1Sec, +10 SEC or +60 SEC to add or reduce to the total fight duration. You can also use this if the scorekeeper forgets to start the clock


This button will take you back to the bracket view where you can see all the names in the tree view.

Clicking back to bracket will take you here.


This button takes you back to your fight order for your mat (where you should work from during the event)

Clicking back to fight order will take you here


If the fighters names appear on the opposite side of what you would want, you can click this button to switch (the color markings remain on it´s original sides.)

When the fight have ended, press “End game” and choose the winning method. 


Choose the winner and how they won ("Won by"). 

The scoreboard will display the winner for the winner, please confirm with the referee before you press “save”. 

Spectator view

The scoreboard will warn you if you try to pick the athlete with less points on the scoreboard


When you are sure about the correct winner, confirm and click save and then proceed to the next match or back to the fightorder again. Smoothcomp automatically picks the next fight in fightoder based on the schedule settings and our algoritm for giving fighters rest. 

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