Using a cell phone to keep score

Hermeneto
I saw a cellphone being used at a club tournament to keep score, I thought only Monroi devices were allowed by USCF, but clearly it wasn't a problem for the tournament directors at this chess club. Does anyone know about the rules of using a actual smartphone for chess notation in the U.S, I'm sure the player wasn't cheating, but it's strange to see that kind of electronic device on the table displaying a chess position during a OTB event.
molo-molo

what happened to pen and paper

mjr-c
was it maybe ChessNoteR (i think its called) - they use a nexus phone but change the software. Not sure if it is approved now.
EscherehcsE
NoProblemScoobyDoo wrote:
molo-molo wrote:

what happened to pen and paper

 

A cell phone doesn't run out of ink.

Yeah, people simply can't afford a spare BIC pen. Undecided

mjr-c
a pen doesn’t run out of battery.
JoeyTroy

Hermeneto,

 

It was probably our device ChessNoteR. We are the only approved software being sold on the market as Monroi, eNotate & Plycounter either are not selling or are out of business. We are also certified by the US Chess Federation as of December 2017

http://www.uschess.org/docs/gov/reports/eScoresheets/ChessNote%D0%AF-cert1.pdf

 

More information can be found on our website https://www.chessnoter.com/ 

Bad_Dobby_Fischer
mjr-c wrote:
a pen doesn’t run out of battery.

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JoeyTroy
Bad_Dobby_Fischer wrote:
mjr-c wrote:
a pen doesn’t run out of battery.

 

A pen is not accurate happy.png and with ChessNoteR you can just import the PGN into ChessBase with out trying to decipher your moves. Simple!

Hermeneto
Thank you JoeyTroy
Barefoot_Player

A nagging question here. Was this club tournament played under USCF rules? One can have a chess club and still not be affiliated with the USCF.

 

 

torrubirubi
Interesting. I just have the impression that it is a rather expensive solution to pen and paper.
JoeyTroy

Hermeneto,

You bet sir!

 

Barefoot_Player,

You are correct on that, one thing I have noticed is quite of few clubs across the US follow USCF rules and even run rated clubs. That number is much higher than I expected as I am only used to our New Mexico Chess clubs.

 

torrubirubi,

Is electronic notation expensive? Yes, compared to pencil and paper it always will be. The bigger question is what is your time worth in terms of trying to figure out what you wrote down on that piece of paper during a tournament and then manually importing that chicken scratch into say ChessBase? I have players now finishing a tournament/club game and in a little under two minutes they are going over the game with an engine with their opponent or coach to see what they missed. It can be a powerful option to help improve your game and also allow you to keep track of all your games electronically.

 

Also there is no monthly fees, just pay for the software once and you own the licence which includes free updates with bug fixes and robust features based on feedback from our ChessNoteR Family (17 updates to date since July 2017 something Monroi and Plycounter never did). We designed our model so you can either BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) with a Motorola Nexus 6, or you can purchase a bundle from us. Plus the nice thing about using the Motorola 6 is if you break the screen, the battery fails, or the USB port goes bad, simply take it to over 365 locations nation wide to have it fixed https://www.ubreakifix.com/google-repair/nexus-6-repair. Simple!