- List teams that have byes in the specified round: if ticked, then fixtures
pages will list teams that are not playing in that round.
It's not a good idea to tick this box
during finals or a knockout competition as the number of teams with byes
will outnumber the number of teams competing in the later stages of the event!
- Display a drop down list of winning margins: if ticked, users can select their
winning margins for a game from a drop down list, rather than typing it
into a box, from 1 point up to the Max Margin selected in Tipping Options.
Note that selecting this option may inflate the size of your
HTML fixtures files dramatically if you have a large Max Margin and if
you have many margin games.
- Display a drop down list of tipster names: if ticked, users can select
their names from a drop down list, rather than typing it
into a box. You may want to leave this un-ticked until you know exactly who
will be in your competition, especially if you are using the
web script that lets
tipsters register online. You can also choose to restrict the list of
users appearing in the drop down list to those for whow you have entered
an email address.
- Let tipsters notify me of double points rounds: This feature is only
available if you have a free account on footytips.net.
If this box is ticked, tipsters will be able to tick a box when they send their tips,
and the competition organiser will be notified that the tipster wants to use a double
points round for the selected round.
- Show tipping ladder in blind rounds: in blind rounds, you may choose to display
the last known tipping ladder to make it easier for your tipsters to know where they
stood before the blind round. Tipping ladders in blind rounds do not include any
stats for the blind rounds.
- Show winning margin for all matches on tips pages: the winners of all matches are displayed
on the tips pages along with everybody's tips for that game. Ticking this box will also list the
actual winning margin for each match.
- League ladder format: here you can select what fields you want
displayed in the league ladder, and in which order. To move a field
name from available to selected (or vice versa), double click it.
To move a selected field within the list, select it and click the
^ or v button. Here are descriptions of each field:
- Team name: the team name! The top teams on the ladder that would
qualify for the finals (as specified
in the league options) are listed in UPPERCASE,
other team names are displayed as entered in Wests.
- TEAM NAME: team names are always uppercase.
- Played, won, drawn, lost, byes: obvious
- Prem pts: premiership points
- Bonus pts: bonus points awarded to that team
- For: total score for the season score by this team
- Against: scores scored against this team
- Difference: Score for minus score against this team
- Score %: Ratio of score for and score against
- Win %: percentage of games won. Draws are not half-wins.
- Streak: current winning/losing/drawing streak
- Last round: result of last game.
- Next round: next opponent.
- Tipping ladder format: similar to the league ladder format. The
fields that can be used here are:
- Rank: the tipsters ranking at the end of that round
- Rank (+/-): the rank with movement (up or down) since last round
- Name: obvious
- Amt paid: how much the tipster has paid to date
- Won last: prize money won in the last round
- Won total: prize money won in total
- Tips last: tips for last round - the number of submitted tips that are correct.
This does not include default tips if someone misses a game or a round.
- Tips total: total number of tips correct.
- Pts last rd: tipping score for last round
- Pts total: total tipping score for season. This is the score used to rank tipsters.
- Total (trail): total score with distance behind leader
- Last margin: error in tipped margin in games in the last round
- Cum margin: sum of errors in tipped margin through all rounds to date
- Ave margin: the average error in tipping a margin for each game
- Rds missed: number of rounds where no tips were entered
- Doubles used: the number of double points rounds a tipster has used to date
- Last 5: total score for the last 5 rounds
- Base file output directory: the directory that all of the
subdirectories below are stored in. Click "Browse..." to select
- Web tipping script: this is where tips will be posted to when you
have set up your account on footytips.net.
- (insert file type here) subdirectory: the directory within
the base directory that files for this type are stored in.
eg if the base directory is "C:/wests/files" and the round by round
subdirectory is "fixtures", then the files for the round by round
fixtures will be "C:/wests/files/fixtures/". Note the use of forward
slashes rather than the traditional backslash for Windows systems.
Files within each subdirectory are named x.html where x is a number.
For a file for round 11, the filename will be 11.html - for teams,
grounds and tipsters, the filenames are still numerical but may not
be sequential - this is to do with the internal storage of data
within Wests. If you leave an entry blank, then no files of that type
will be saved.
Important: Make sure that you don't have any slashes (/)
at the end of your directory names, this can cause problems.
- File extension: You can change the extensions of all generated HTML
files (for example, you may want to rename them to 1.php etc.) Do not
include the dot as part of the extension, i.e., enter html instead of .html
- Name of index file: this is the name of the file that is generated
when you use the Save index file function (in the Data entry and output menu)
that saves a single file containing links to all fixtures, ladders, and tips
web pages. This file is saved in the base file output directory.
- HTML header: you can customise the header of the HTML files that
Wests generates. Whatever you enter here will replace all of the
HTML up to and including the <body> tag. You may want to use
this function to customise your web pages, or enter code to authenticate
users. The generated pages have titles for each round, team, tipster etc,
if you want to use this in your custom header, enter Output options and the
custom titles will be substituted for it on each page.
You can use the special words Output options and _FILETYPE_ to display the
page's title (eg, the team name on pages with team results and stats)
and the file type (eg, fixtures and results by team) respectively.
Note: if you leave this box empty, the standard header will be used.
- HTML footer: The code entered here replaces everything
from and including the </body> tag to the end of the HTML file.
Again, if this box is left empty, the standard footer will be used.
- Display link back to index page: should be obvious ;)
- First and second named teams: Sometimes, your competition may not
be based on a home-and-away system of matches, e.g., a tennis tournament,
or world cup event. Here, you can rename the "home team" to "team 1"
or just leave it blank.
- Scoring units: you can change the unit of scoring for the sport you
are running the tipping competition for, e.g., Aussie rules uses points,
soccer uses goals, cricket uses runs. This is where you can specify what
type of margin you want your tipsters to specify when they tip
(they may be confused if you specify the wrong margin type).
Wests Tipping Software
Version 1.4.5 29/05/2011 (Version history)
Wests © 2003-11 Daniel Wedge