Welcome to the Destination Imagination scoring website for 2019! Here you can find the scoring program.
2019 Scoring Program Tournament Release Version is available!
Registering Score Masters: the DI Scoring email list
Destination Imagination scoring discussions, In the past we used the discoring mailing list, but that has gone away this year. The server that we have been using for it is being retired, and so is the tool that supports this list. Please use the DI Forums for any questions or other communications. They are available at http://forums.destinationimagination.org/ and a Score room Forum is already setup. Please verify you have an ID to access the Score Room forum.
Please make sure you are the registered Challenge Master for your Region or Affiliate. Your Director can register you.
Click here if you just want to to download the latest scoring program for Windows.
Click here. to download the DI Scoring Check In Program for Windows.
Click here. to download the Mac version of both programs, including the installation instructions.
Click here if you just want to download the latest scoring program for Mac OS X.
The Scoring Program includes a Sample Tournament for testing purposes.
I find it is useful to have a completed tournament for testing the
post tournament results, so we put one together this year.
Once downloaded, just unzip it onto your system and then
open that tournament in the scoring program. This tourment also includes
the appraiser CSV files completed for the recommended four appraiser setup
in each challenge, and three appraisers for each IC room.
There are more instructions and release information below.
The program comes with an extensive set of documentation that covers not only the scoring program per-se, but also the myriad tasks associated with running a score room--from planning the way a tournament will be scored with the Affiliate or Regional Director to staffing the score room to producing the score reports.
Several years of pent-up documentation updates have been incorporated into this year's edition. Including a Novice Guide for setting up a small to meduium (80-ish teams) team tournament. That can be found in the program help, or here. If it gets updated during the season, the latest version will be this one. There is also a pdf version of the latest guide here.
There is a quick guide to the Check In Program here
Getting Started Guide is available
In addition to the complete reference guide that we provide, this year we again have a Getting Started Guide.
This is intended to be a living document; we encourage all of you to send suggested changes and additions to the list. We're particularly interested in contributions and input from first and second year score masters. What do you wish someone had told you before your first tournament?
DI Scoring Training materials are available for both the Scoring Program and the Check In Program.
If you create new training material for this year, please consider contributing it to the scoring community by sending it to Manny Alvarez at email@example.com so that he can post it here.
General Program Information
This year's program is supported on Microsoft Windows (XP SP2 or higher, Vista and Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10) and Mac OS 10.5.8 and later, and has been tested on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Some amount of testing has been performed on Mac OS X.
While this year's program is largely like last year's, especially in the actual day-of-the-tournament aspects, you can read about the changes for this year.
Java Version Required
WindowsThe program requires JRE version 7 (1.7.0_45), which is shipped as part of the kit.
Mac OS 10.7 and greater do not include Java. Java for those versions can be downloaded and installed from Oracle's Java website http://java.com/.
Mac OS 10.6 and earlier are installed with Java automatically so no additional action should be needed.
Older Operating System Versions Not Tested
Your program development team no longer has systems running Windows NT, Vista or 2000, and the scoring program has NOT been tested on those versions of Windows by the development team.
If you intend to score a tournament using one of these older operating systems, it is your responsibility to test the program thoroughly and report any problems you find by sending them to Manny Alvarez. Please also let us know if your testing indicates that the program runs fine, so that we can update this web page.
If you test on a platform other than the supported Windows platforms or Mac OS X, please let us know what you find so that we can update this web page.
Linux not supported
Your program development team does not have the resources to support use of the program on Linux. We have received word that it mostly works there, with problems printing. But if you choose to try it there by extracting the scoring.jar file from the Windows or Mac kit, you are completely on your own!
Program Development Team
This year the program team consists of
We hope that you won't experience any problems with the scoring program, but there may be a small number of bugs lurking.
Before reporting a bug, please read the Known Problems section, immediately below. Please report any bugs you find in the program that are not already on the Known Problems list, by sending posting a report to the DI Scoring Forums. Also, please report any program crashes you find, even if it resembles a Known Problem. Please send the crash file to the program development team, at the DI Scoring Forums.
Please see General Program Information, above, for information about specific testing needs.
If the program crashes, there will be one of two files in the installation directory:
Printing problem: If you try to print on Windows or Mac OS when the default printer is not accessible (usually, when the default printer is on a home network), the program will close without any warning. To work around this problem, set an accessible printer as the default using the OS printer setup. Then restart the program and all will be well.
When used for tournaments on the scale of Global Finals, the Meet Summary and Meet Summary with Scores reports may print blank pages. When this happens, use the RTF form of the Meet Summary with Scores report, then open the generated RTF file in an editor such as Word, and print from that.