The traditional scoresheet
Dozens of reports are signed on paper every weekend and sent to the federation to confirm the accuracy of the information they contain and to update the classification or ranking of the competition.
This process can take up to several days, resulting in a time lag between the end of the match and the result being published for all fans.
It is almost impossible to control when it has been signed, leading to potential problems of security or trust in the information in the minutes.
The organisation's control of sanctions may not be up to date or, for whatever reason, may not be taken into account for the next match, which may lead to improper line-ups incurring more severe sanctions at a later date.
Referee access and use of the scoresheet
The report is accessible to referees who have previously received access credentials from the federation. Each referee accesses with his own account and configures his own personal signature in order to be able to close the matches using the digital refereeing report.
The digital report shows all the information of a match: the referees involved, the teams and their players.
The referee in charge of keeping the report can call up the players, enter the statistics and the relevant observations for each match.
To enter the statistics, it is only necessary to use the computer keyboard as the statistics codes can be customised.
This feature facilitates the referee's work on the court by making the entry of statistics very fast and accurate.
At the end of the match, all the referees involved sign the report with their personal code, validating the information entered.
In addition, the report also includes an annex where any of the designated referees can enter additional information about the match: injuries, incidents or unforeseen events.
Synchronisation of results and real time results
When the report is closed, the classification is automatically updated and the result is published on the federation's website.
In addition, all statistics and sanctions are synchronised with the economic control of the club and with future matches by not allowing sanctioned players to participate if this is required by the regulations.
Using the digital report helps the federation to create excitement among members and fans by offering real-time information on the state of the standings and the results of the matches of their closest rivals, turning the federation's website into a live portal that is updated at all times.