Do you have questions about how weighfish.com works?
Weighfish.com can be completely free to use as a tournament director. There may be in the future a small charge for large tournaments and/or extra features but there will always be a free option.
The easiest way to get the word out is to copy the direct link to your tournament or series from the address bar of your browser. Paste it in an email, internet forum, or social network site and others will be able to click and go directly to it. Don’t copy the link from your Dashboard because only you can see that.
There are three types of tournaments.
- Individual: This type of tournament should be used when every person fishing is competing against everyone else. This could be a tournament where there is only one angler per boat, or it could be a tournament where there are boaters and co-anglers but they are all fishing against each other. Everyone weighs their fish against everyone else.
- Team: This type of tournament should be used when there is more than one person that makes up a team that competes against other teams. This is typically where all anglers in the boat have a combined weight that is scored against other teams. A team tournament doesn’t have to have more than one angler on each team, anglers could fish by themselves too.
- Boater / Co-angler: This type of tournament should be used when there are two separate sides to the scoring. This is typically when all the Boaters (people that own the boat and fish out of the front) are fishing against each other and all the Co-anglers (people that fish out of the back of the boat) are fishing against each other.
You can create as many tournaments as you are hosting. There is currently no limit.
A Series, or Tournament Series, is a logical grouping of tournaments. An example of this would be a bass club, or a tournament director that hosts a weekly tournament throughout the fishing season.
If you don’t add any images to your tournament, there will be a random default image used with it. When you do add images to your tournament, you will see your image used instead.
If you have multiple tournament directors, they need to use the same login name and password.
The Fish Alive field you fill out when entering weights is simply for the tournament director to be able to record and archive that information. The weights entered are net weights, or weights after all penalties are deducted. You as the director enter the weight after taking out the dead fish penalty (or any other penalties such as short fish, late check-in, rules violation, etc.). With all the various penalties that a tournament might have, there just isn’t a great way to cover it all automatically without making it extremely complicated and time consuming to get everything set up correctly for the director.
Contact the Tournament Director via the contact form on that tournament page. They can modify it. If you would rather, feel free to contact us here and we can look into it.
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