If you haven't seen our announcement of recent updates to GoClubsOnline...Tournament Pairings
After extensive testing our integrated pairings module is now available to all Club Accounts - see your Club Profile optional features. Tournaments can be managed in their entirety from online registration, through check-in, pairings, reporting, tiebreakers and updates to either the AGA or the EGF as appropriate.Google Translate
Though imperfect we have integrated Google Translate into GoClubsOnline in order to make the site more accessible to non-English speaking Go volunteers and organizers Proper names such as people's names, tournament names, event names, addresses, states/provinces, cities and countries are not translated. (Please let us know if we may have missed any). Google Translate is a machine learning approach and supports some 52 languages. Several languages when translated are delivered in their associated writing system (e.g. Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic) and even presented right to left if needed.QuickStart Mode
To provide an easier way for Club Administrators to access the most frequently used tools, we have added a QuickStart mode. In QuickStart mode a schematic shows the often used functions for Tournament Management, Pairings Management, Event Management and Club Management. Icons (clock and arrow) indicate when QuickStart mode is available.Library Catalog
In a continuing effort to accommodate all cultures, publications in a club's Library Catalog are now identifiable by the language in which they are written. Correspondingly, Library Catalogs may be searched on the Language field. By default all entries were set to 'English'.Appearance and User Interface
The appearance of the site has been improved in many, many ways. For example:
We use a calendar date picker for all date entry.
In the pairings module, entering results for each round is easier with an improved interface and display.
Theme, membership card and prize certificate selections are easier.
Tournament, event and club locks are now more accessible with icons.
... and one last thing...New Lower Rates
While GoClubsOnline is developed and supported by volunteers to bring you more and more features, with the growing support from an increasing number of participating Go Clubs, we are now able to reduce the price (aka contribution) for new and renewing Club Accounts. For nearly all clubs (up to 50 members) the annual fee (contribution) is now $39/yr down from $95/yr.
Club Organizers are encouraged to download the latest issue of the Club Administration User Manual (v1.6.3) available at http://www.goclubs.org/documents.html
As always we welcome feedback on any and all features.