TouchPad: Event Cut Times

Cut Times are used to subdivide an event into two or more categories based on cut-off times.

If two categories are needed then one cut time is listed with the two categories being made up of those faster than or equal to the time and those slower than the time. This is referred to as an A Meet with categories A and B.

If three categories are needed then two cut times are listed with the three categories being made up of those faster than the fastest time, those between the two times and those slower than the slowest time. This is referred to as an A-B Meet with categories A, B and C.

The progression continues for four category meets and beyond.

Multi-age cuts are supported but MIXED ARE NOT. Prelim/Finals meets will only support standards, not cuts.

Access the screen to view and enter cuts via Events, then click Event Cut Times on the right.

TouchPad Cut Times screen

A. Import/Export

Import Cuts - Click to import cuts either one at a time in the old text file format, or as a group in the new XML format. Next navigate to the cut file, select it, click Open, and it will be imported into the grids below.

Export Cuts - To export cuts in XML format, check the box to the left of the desired cut(s) in the top grid (D), click Export Cuts, choose where the cuts file will be saved, name it, and click Save.

B. Group Based on

Group athletes in results by how their Seed Time or Final Time compares against the cut time(s).

You will also see the NONE group within the results if the athletes do not fall into any of the listed cuts. In the above example this will be the case because the "C" cut is not selected.

C. Add a Cut

To add a new cut, enter the Short name (up to 5 characters such as A or BB), Description (appears in the key when printing results but is optional) and click Add.

That creates an entry in the top grid (D) with the new cut (click the name under the Description column to rename it) and a column in the grid below (G) where you will enter the cut times for each event in your meet (at least the ones that have a cut time). Enter each cut by typing digits only, with the last digit in the hundredth place, such as 14382 for 1:43.82. TouchPad adds the punctuation automatically.

Next decide how that cut should be applied to the meet with the three checkboxes by it in the upper grid (D). If you want swimmers who do not make any existing cuts to be placed or scored in a separate group, then make a final cut with no qualifying times and you will see them listed under that group instead of NONE.

Standard - When checked, a letter representing this cut will be displayed next to the swimmers’ results if they achieve it.
Score - When checked, this cut will be allowed to score. You must check Place in order to check Score.
Place - When checked, this cut will be allowed to create award labels.

Note if you check Place by any cut times, you cannot use the Restricted Scoring, First Heat Scoring, Last Heat Scoring or Multiple Division Scoring. Also, you may only use these cuts on a Timed Final Meet (where each event is contested just ONCE).

E. Session

Optionally display only events for a selected session.

F. Print/Preview

Click Print/Preview to preview and print the entire cuts table. If there are more than six cuts (vertical columns), each set of six will appear in a separate printout.

Printing Results

Make sure to check the Cut Times checkbox to include them in any report. If you change the Group Based on setting after scoring and want to print results or award labels from the Meet Results screen, you will need to re-score first. When printing from Enter Results, there is no need to re-score since it scores each time you print.

TouchPad Cut Times results report

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See Also
Event Time Standards - restrict entries for events
Importing records/creating and sharing records

TouchPad

  1. TouchPad & TUSync Overview
  2. TouchPad Quick Start Guide
  3. TouchPad VIDEO Tutorials
  4. TouchPad: Step 1 - Meet Setup and Event Creation tutorial
  5. TouchPad: Step 2 - Syncing Events and Entries tutorial
  6. TouchPad: Step 3 - Athlete Entries, Meet Reports, Heat Sheets tutorial
  7. TouchPad: Step 4 - Print Award Labels and Results, Score, Export Results tutorial
  8. TouchPad: Step 5 - Sync, Release and Export Results tutorial
  9. TouchPad - Giving administrative rights to run TouchPad
  10. TouchPad shortcut keys
  11. TouchPad: Add/create a meet - Meet Setup
  12. TouchPad: Add/edit events
  13. TouchPad: USA-S Sanctioned Event, Approved Competition and Observed Swim
  14. TouchPad: Set up meet for Not USA Registered athletes
  15. TouchPad: Alternate heats/events
  16. Adding results from TouchPad using TUSync
  17. TouchPad - Allowing Parents to Manage Checkins
  18. Athlete Check-ins using OnDeck and TouchPad
  19. Bonus events in TouchPad
  20. TouchPad - Best Practice for Meet Creation on multiple computers CRITICAL READ
  21. TouchPad: Event Records Broken report
  22. TouchPad: Check-In with OnDeck
  23. TouchPad: Create multi-age events
  24. TouchPad Creating Meet Packages - Heat Sheet/Psych Sheet/Meet Durations reports
  25. TouchPad: Add entry fees to events
  26. TouchPad: Add deck entry fees to events
  27. Deleting a TouchPad meet from SwimOffice events tab
  28. TouchPad - Restore a team
  29. Emailing invited teams for a TouchPad meet
  30. TouchPad - Enable or disable the ability to sync entries to the host
  31. TouchPad: Enable or disable sync function by team for event entries
  32. TouchPad - Event Time Standards - restrict entries for events
  33. TouchPad - Exporting a Meet Entries File
  34. TouchPad Exporting Results
  35. TouchPad: Generate meet recon file for SWIMS
  36. TouchPad - Manually adding results for a meet
  37. Why are my athletes Name/Gender coming in wrong to TouchPad?
  38. TouchPad - Generating Meet Registration Verification (USA ID Verification) for LSC or SWIMS
  39. TouchPad - Generating a meet registration file for the LSC
  40. TouchPad: Scratch an athlete's events for a session
  41. TouchPad - Team Manager(tm) Importing Meet Results
  42. TouchPad - Event type preferences
  43. TouchPad: Generate athlete check-in sheets
  44. TouchPad - Adding an event?
  45. TouchPad - Deleting an event?
  46. TouchPad - export meet results
  47. TouchPad - Export the USS Verification file?
  48. TouchPad - Generating an Event File
  49. TouchPad - sending my host an entries file for a TouchPad meet
  50. Touchpad: Accept a TouchPad invitation as a visiting team
  51. If my TouchPad meet will not sync how do I get the host my file?
  52. TouchPad: Import meet entries into TouchPad (non syncing teams)
  53. IMX/IMR points reporting using a TouchPad results file
  54. TouchPad - Inviting other TeamUnify teams to a meet using TUSync
  55. TouchPad: Meet Timeline / Meet Duration report
  56. TouchPad - Meet Results Reports
  57. TouchPad - Meet Time Estimate
  58. TouchPad - Mixed event scoring separated based on gender
  59. TouchPad - Multiple Division Scoring - allowing multiple teams to score against each other
  60. Opening sync back up to allow a team to update entries and sync to TouchPad
  61. TouchPad - Print Event Sheet
  62. TouchPad - Rejecting a team from a meet
  63. TouchPad - Restricted Scoring allows teams to score more accurately based on size/number of athletes
  64. TouchPad - Results File Export
  65. TouchPad - Score by different age groups
  66. TouchPad: Score / Scoring
  67. TouchPad: Quality points / quality team scoring
  68. TouchPad - Scoring Tutorial
  69. TouchPad - Adjusting the seeding pattern for heat/lane assignments
  70. TouchPad - Seeding How To
  71. TouchPad - Sending your LSC an events file without any athlete's entered
  72. TouchPad - Sequences/Sessions and OnDeck check ins - management and best practice
  73. Set sequence adding your day and sessions and for OnDeck check ins
  74. TouchPad - Set Time Standards
  75. TouchPad - Setting up Event Messages
  76. TouchPad: Records - Add/edit Event Records
  77. TouchPad: Import/export records
  78. TouchPad: Connect your timing console
  79. Starting and ending a TouchPad meet sync time and date
  80. Syncing meet structure from Touchpad and editing on SwimOffice
  81. Syncing TouchPad/SwimOffice/OnDeck information flow
  82. TouchPad meet is not showing athlete times on SwimOffice
  83. TouchPad: How do I delete a meet?
  84. TouchPad: How do I edit an existing meets basic setup information?
  85. Tracking who has accepted their invitation and submitted entries
  86. Un-inviting a team from a TouchPad meet
  87. Updating your meet structure using TouchPad
  88. Touchpad - Delete a meet off of SwimOffice after you have accepted the invitation
  89. TouchPad - What is a sequence?
  90. Viewing who has accepted/declined a meet invitation using TUSync
  91. TouchPad: Accept visiting team's entries / Entries won't sync but are visible in SwimOffice
  92. TouchPad - Why don't my athletes qualify for open events
  93. TouchPad - Merging event times during meet
  94. TouchPad: Athlete Entries
  95. TouchPad: Relay Entries
  96. Why did a meet show up on our site that says TouchPad?
  97. TouchPad: Add an athlete during the meet
  98. TouchPad: Sync entries for meet using TUSync
  99. TouchPad: Set up a network
  100. TouchPad: Activate / view TouchPad Live results on SwimOffice
  101. TouchPad: Watch specific athletes or teams
  102. TouchPad Live - Turning on Live Results for TouchPad globally
  103. TouchPad Live - Where is my meet?
  104. TouchPad Live - hide a meet from TouchPad Live but show others
  105. TouchPad: Import a roster into TouchPad for OnDeck/manual entries
  106. TouchPad - LSC exception report requires USA ID change in TouchPad
  107. TouchPad SD3 Results File - TeamManager reports duplicate team count (visual only)
  108. Disable TouchPad starting up when you computer starts up
  109. TouchPad: Entry Manager - Import SD3 entries, rosters, meet results
  110. TouchPad: Adjust font size in Entry Manager
  111. TouchPad: Manually set or clear athlete as Not USA Registered
  112. TouchPad: Generate report of Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  113. TouchPad: Export results for USA Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  114. TouchPad: Sync meet results for USA Registered athletes
  115. TouchPad: Run "Timed Final/Last Heat in Finals" with finals in different session
  116. TouchPad: Show finish place by heat
  117. TouchPad: Meet Entries report
  118. TouchPad: Enter DQs and DFSs
  119. TouchPad: Delete or clear all times for an event
  120. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) by name or event pre-meet
  121. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) during meet
  122. TouchPad: Filter by open events, age, name in Scratch Pad
  123. TouchPad: View TouchPad Live results on any device
  124. TouchPad: Use FINA/USA Swimming or NCAA/Other rules for time adjustments
  125. TouchPad: Enter Results screen
  126. TouchPad: Adjust/select electronic, backup and watch times (F12)
  127. TouchPad: Failed Heat - Adjust Times
  128. TouchPad: Timer Settings - select timers
  129. TouchPad: Average Watch Times
  130. TouchPad: Award Labels
  131. TouchPad: Deck Entry report
  132. TouchPad: OVC Athletes
  133. TouchPad: Event Cut Times
  134. TouchPad: Print championship, consolation and bonus final results
  135. TouchPad: Select country and date format
  136. TouchPad: DFS (declared false start) in Enter Results
  137. TouchPad: Delete Team
  138. TouchPad: Scratches report
  139. TouchPad: Global Settings for international teams
  140. TouchPad: Report Banners
  141. TouchPad: Create/Add Report Banners - image sizes and formats
  142. TouchPad: Export Lenex Meet Results (UK)

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