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Comprehensive WinTD Seminar

  • January 15, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • Georgia Tech Student Center, Rm 321, 350 Ferst Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0458

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Comprehensive WinTD Training Seminar


Georgia Tech Student Center, Rm 321, 350 Ferst Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0458



15 Jan 17 – 1pm-5pm, 6pm-8:30pm 


ALL Participants should have 1)  a working laptop, 2) version of WinTD loaded, 3) sample tournament file loaded, and 4) should be able to access the USCF TD/Affiliate area before class.  Class will be much less meaningful without the above prerequisites!



Introductory WinTD Session

1:00-1:15:            Welcome/Introductions                                              

(Computer check for WinTD, tournament file loaded, and access to USCF TD/Affiliate area)

1:15-1:25: Video  1 –  Downloading and Using the USCF ratings database (7:23)

1:25-1:35: Video 2 -  Creating a tournament file/ Importing (8:37)

1:35-1:45: Video 3 – How to Enter Players into a Tournament (9:39)

1:45-1:55: Video 4 – Basic Tips and Tricks (9:23)

1:55-1:05: Video 5 -  Part 2: Pairings, Beyond the Essentials (7:45)

2:05-2:15: Video 6 - Entering Game Results &  Correcting Entry Mistakes (8:24)

2:15-2:25:Video 7 - Tips and Tricks (7:11)

2:25-2:35: Video 8-  Creating an On-Line USCF Rating Report for Submission (4:06)

2:35-2:45: Video 9- WinTD Master Files: Part 1, Using and Creating (8:32)


Break 2:45-3:00p



3:00-3:10:  Phase I: Preparing an Import File / Importing File

3:10-3:20:    Phase II: Using Golden Database / “Grooming” the Tournament File

3:20-3:30:  Phase III: Using Master Files

3:30-3:40:  Phase IV:  Setting up Tournament / Basic Tournament Operations

                                                Tips and Tricks

3:40-3:50:  Phase V: Tournament Variants

                                                Scholastic

                                                Open Event

                                                Individual/Team

                                                Team

3:50-4:00: Phase VI: Prize Distributions

4:00-4:15: Phase VII: Reports/Publication

4:15-5:00: Review

Lunch 5p-6p



WinTD Practicum (using real data from old tournaments)


Welcome and Introductions:

Practical: Trainers: Fun Fong

 Class rotates performing actual functions every 30 minutes

6:00-6:30p           Scenario 1:          Set up Tournament - Create tourney, 2) Import file, 3) Create Sections 4) error checking


6:30p-7:00p        Scenario 2:          Scholastic Tournament

 Inputting Results

                                                                Merge Sections

Break 7:00p-7:15p

7:15p-7:45p        Scenario 3:          Open Tournament

                                                                                Combine Sections

                                                                                Prize Distributions

7:45p-8:15p        Scenario 4:          Team Tournament

8:15p-8:30p        Summary

8:30 pm - End Program




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