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Depending on how an event is to be handled, it will have from 1 to 4 rounds. If the event is finals only, then there will be one round. If the event is to have qualifying rounds, then there can be from 2 to 4 rounds, depending on the type of event.
For field events, a maximum of 2 rounds is permitted. If there are 2 rounds, then the first is called the qualifying round and the second is called the final round.
For track events, there are several possible scenarios for rounds. For events which are not run entirely in lanes (usually individual events over 800 meters or 880 yards), there are normally 1 or 2 rounds depending on the number of entries. If there are 2 rounds, then the first is called the qualifying or preliminary round and the second is called the final round. For running events which are run entirely in lanes, there may be from 1 to 4 rounds. One round means timed finals only, 2 rounds means qualifying and finals, 3 rounds means qualifying, semi-finals, and finals, and 4 rounds means qualifying, quarter finals, semi-finals, and finals. Sometimes, in a 4 round event, qualifying may be called heats, and quarter finals called round 2.
TFTM supports up to four "rounds" for each event - Finals, Prelims, Semi Finals, or Qualifying. You can customize showing the Finals, Prelims, Semi Finals, or Qualifying columns by selecting the appropriate buttons above the grid. To enter a result, position your cursor under the Mark column in the row of the event for which you want to enter results and then enter results either in the format "12345" or "1:23.45". You may enter NS for No Show or DQ for Disqualified. Specify the entry as Exhibition by entering an "x" as a prefix to the mark - for example, "x1:23.45". Click on the DQ column to designate the result as a DQ, and you can still enter the athlete's time if you wish in the appropriate column (Finals, Prelims, Semi Finals, or Qualifying). Optionally enter the athlete's Place, Points, and the Wind Reading in the appropriate columns for each round.. The Place, Points, and Wind Reading for each result will be displayed in the Meet Results Report for this meet.