SQBS, a Quiz Bowl Statistics Program
Welcome to the home
of the easy-to-use, robust, flexible, powerful, and free program for tracking and
reporting statistics for virtually any quiz bowl tournament.
Anyone willing to
help testing would be greatly appreciated.All comments, suggestions, and bug
reports are most welcome. Thanks
to all those who have given suggestions and/or helped with testing for Version
4.0, especially Scott Williams, Matt Bruce, Daniel Greenstein, Craig Barker,
Chris Romero, and Eric Smith.
A Mac version is now
available on the downloads page. This was created by Neil Smith.
SQBS has been used in a number of
NAQT ICT 2008
NAQT ICT 2007
NAQT ICT 2006
NAQT ICT 2006
2005 Division I
2005 Division II
2004 Division I
2004 Division II
ICT 2003 Division I
For the more complete list of tournaments previously listed on this page, which
is no longer kept up-to-date, click here.
All you need to run the program is a Windows
computer. (A Mac version produced by a third party is now also available
on the download page.) All you need to do to install it is to download and
run the setup program. Then just double-click it to run it.
Download Version 4 (4 MB)
Download Mac Version (0.5 MB)
Download Mac 64-bit Version (0.5 MB)
Download Version 3.2 (4 MB)
Download Version 3.2 British (4 MB)
Download Version 3.2 Three-Team (World Bible Quiz Format) (4 MB)
Executable (1.4 MB)
Help contents file
Most recent change to download files:
Version 3.2: 02/14/04, Version 3.3: 10/10/04, Version 4.0: 02/28/10
If you downloaded before then, you should download the updated version.
New features in Version 4.0 include
- Automatic Schedule Generators
- Full Round Robins,
including support for tournaments with a limited number of rooms
- Real-Time Swiss
Pairing (including repeat avoidance) based on stats entered in SQBS
- Random, Generalized Scheduling for virtually any
number of teams, rooms, and rounds, guaranteeing equal numbers of games
for all teams and repeat match avoidance
merging, allowing parts of a tournament entered independently to be
combined, particularly useful for very large tournaments with multiple
stat keepers (this feature was in Version 3.3 Beta)
- Optional support for tracking
bonus bounce-back statistics in addition to a team's own bonuses
new warnings, as well as detailed descriptions of the specific warnings
that appear and precise control over which warnings are enabled
Bonus Calculations update in real-time as you enter data, not just when
you tab to Previous or Next or enter the game
Report Style option, replacing all references to "toss-ups" in
the reports by "starters"
tie-breaker options for team standings, including strength-of-schedule and
points per toss-up heard (in addition to existing head-to-head and points
per game options)
fix for tie-breakers in circle-of-death
- Unavailable options grayed
out when forfeit selected or games played for a player is zero
are the features of Versions 3.2 and later.
- Allows up to four
different types of toss-up questions, worth any amount each, making it
compatible with virtually every common quiz bowl format including NAQT
(15/10/-5), ACF and CB (10/-5), and others, such as 20/15/10/5 formats.
tracks bonuses heard, bonus points, and bonus conversion statistics
manually or automatically; either enter bonuses heard and bonus points
while entering each game or allow the program to calculate these number
automatically (from total score, input toss-ups, and if applicable input
60-second round scores). Automatic bonus calculations can even correct for
- Optionally tracks number
of toss-ups heard and calculates points per toss-ups heard for teams and
players. Allows players to be ranked either by points per game or by
points per toss-up heard.
tracks specialty statistics such as power to neg ratios and cumulative
round statistics, providing information about the relative difficulty of
packets' toss-ups, bonuses, and overall.
- Optionally tracks
sixty-second ("lightning") round points (for applicable
compatible: Import tournament files from SQBS Version 1.x or Version 2.0
into Version 3.0.
- Optionally allows
multiple divisions, allowing separate standings for each division while
combining individual rankings and allowing interdivisional matches. (For
completely independent divisions, multiple copies of the program may be
win-loss record ties in standings either by points per game or
head-to-head (followed by points per game if still tied).
any number of teams with any number of players each.
roster input window allows additions of teams or players or changes to any
names to be made at any time.
- Type rosters into roster
entry form, or read all rosters in from a text file.
can be entered in any order and then sorted so that they appear in
drop-down boxes and in reports in alphabetical order.
all game statistics in one easy-to-use window.
scrolling back and forth among games and jumping to specific games, so
changes to previously entered games can easily be made at any time.
the two teams from drop-down menus, and the players' names and all data
entry boxes applicable to the chosen options automatically appear.
points are calculated automatically from question values and the number of
questions of each type entered for each player, and they appear on the
for bonuses, toss-ups heard, and sixty-second rounds appear if applicable
to the chosen options and may be entered or (for bonuses) automatically
- Games may be assigned
round numbers and/or any alphanumeric id (sequential numbering is used as
the default), which can be used to later query for a specific game or to
sort the games, so they can be ordered correctly on the screen and in the
scoreboard report even if they are entered out of order.
- Forfeits, overtimes,
and ties can all be handled with ease.
- Substitutions can be
handled by games played statistics. Either enter as a decimal (such as
"0.5"), or as the ratio of toss-ups heard to total toss-ups in
the game (such as "11/23") for greater accuracy.
- Optionally produces
warning messages when entered game data is inconsistent.
- Games can be deleted
with a single click.
- With one click, an
entire fully-formatted web report is created, including
- Team Detail : Complete
game-by-game statistics and totals for each team, and individual stats
for all of the team's players
- Individual Detail :
Complete game-by-game statistics and totals for each player
- Scoreboard : Boxscores
of all games, including concise individual stats and bonus conversions
- Team Standings :
Won-loss records and complete statistics for all teams, sorted by winning
percentage (and secondarily by ppg)
- Individual Standings :
Complete statistics for all players, sorted by ppg or by points per
- Round Reports :
Average number of points per game, toss-up points per toss-up heard, and
points per bonus for each round, useful for comparing the difficulty of
- Stat Key : Provides
full explanations of all statistics in the reports
- User can select which
reports to include and which not to include in a web report, and can
provide names other than the defaults for each generated file.
- The pages are all
interlinked, including links from team and player names in the standings
to their game-by-game details. View an
example of a web report generated by the program by clicking here.
- One-click web
publishing. Once the user enters his/her FTP settings, full web reports
can be automatically uploaded to a website with a single click using
- Web pages can use a
user-provided cascading style sheet.
- A tournament name may be
entered, which will appear on all reports.
- Immediately print
pre-formatted team standings, individual standings, and game details
reports with the click of a button directly from the program.
Installation and Help
- InstallShield installer
- Fully-integrated Windows
Special Three-Team Version for World Bible Quiz Format
- Three-team version,
allowing two or three-team matches, now available, designed for World
Bible Quiz format tournaments.
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