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Anne Davis started agility about 1989. She was not very old at the time and did KCJO for a while but stopped competing in 2004. In 2014, she came back and she found that 'things had changed.' She reminisced on Facebook about the old days of paper score pads, pencils and bulldog clips - before era of electronic scoring and hand held devices, and what a response she got!
Scoring was my favourite job.
I loved scoring. I had my own pencil case with different coloured bull dog clips
for the grades. Good times.
Me, too! Also different coloured bull dog clips for size of dogs.
And trying to get them in time order with Bulldog clip' And someone taking them
to see what time their dog got and not clipping them all in. Nightmare.
Being of the older generation I prefer these. I am slowly getting
used to them, but you have to keep up with technology, or at least try.
I’m definitely of the older generation, but I love the electronic scoring
systems. No way I want to go back, thank you. Love my tablet.
Oh, brings back the days of trying to peer in the back of the tent to see if you
were in the placings, without upsetting the scorer.
Yes, but it took three of the ring party, and you had to fend off
the natives seeing if they had won.
I remember doing the pads about eight years ago for an enormous Olympia
qualifier in the pouring rain, about 200 dogs. The pads were was papier mache by
the end of the class!
I remember rigging up a line in the score tent and hanging them
up to dry! Still loved it though, people coming to check how they’d done and
Me too, and trying to squeeze them all into little folders before they blew
big paper score sheets, anchored to the table to stop them blowing away.
you had to go through the pile of clears to make sure there was no ties for
We were saying at a show last week about this for when the technology fails!
Its not that long ago BUT technology does brake down as well.
Ha ha yeah. It is much better now, but funny when you look back.
trying to scrime in the pouring rain with a pencil, much prefer the tablets now.
Old school but not that old.
Comfy slippers though
my ticket was always
in such a state by the time I came to run! it was crumpled and ripped and a bit worse for wear by the time it was handed
over for the shrine!
the old North/South divide of whether you got given your ticket to hold or
I loved scoring and seeing the results come in, The excitement of people waiting for the class to close to check results
My favourite job was being scorer. As much as I love the convenience of it all
being online now, I miss this!
too. Loved it when people came and asked how they did too and seeing them so
excited to be in the placings.
used to score with those A3 size sheets where you had to write everyone's ring
number and time. Then go through them all at the end of the class to do the placings!
I used to love sitting in the tent and entering the scores back
in the days.
They had to go back to paper and pen on a ring when the tablet was playing up at
a show I've just been to. It made me feel quite nostalgic!
I’ve heard of this thing called ‘paper. Legend has it that people
used to create markings with coloured liquid to communicate and record history.
Used to love doing scoring, although I do think the Plaza system
is great and does save time.
I remember frantically looking round the scoring tent for a pencil sharpener /new pencil
when the one you were using snapped,
I'd prefer this as the amount of times tablets kept failing at Stonebridge. I
was stood in the queue for about 25-30 minutess as it kept playing up.
I love the old fashioned scribe sheets.
Still used at local independent shows in East Anglia.
Loved doing this. It was a great way to meet the people'
Had an old school moment today. Phone signal was so bad I had to go to the
Secretary tent to check my place. Quite enjoyed the sense of anticipation
flicking through the folder.
My ticket always had greasy dog treat thumb prints on it.
It isn't really because you don't need a scorer.
Quicker for the scribe possibly yes, but writing up the results at the end if
each class took forever. With everyone impatiently gathered round to see where
they were placed.
much quicker for the judge and scrime. Classes take longer to progress as the scrime has to input the time. All this takes time which over the course of a day
adds up. I'm sure in the future the tablets and software will be improved but at
present it's slow. .
Soggy paper in the rain made it hard to write on.
The days when the ticket had to use the KC dog's name not like
now its pet name.
OMG that’s really old school, having to write handler/dogs name. Score sheet, too? I rather enjoyed that back then.
Not so much, writing up the results.
aged 8, was the best scorer! He would sit all day in the tent and fill in those
massive sheets. He taught loads of people how to do it.
Whilst people dismantled the tent around you on the last day.
Ah yes, that. No chance to even go to the loo between classes!
Not really. We still use them in Southern Ireland!
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