This review applies to version 3.5.
The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our
The birth of scrutelle was the natural sequel to the publishing of The A-Z of Scrutineering. This book was produced as a consequence of a request made by the BDC to Estelle to update the available literature on the Skating System and ancillary rules appertaining to the scrutineering systems to be applied at all Ballroom Dancing events held under the auspices of the BDC .
The same rules apply worldwide scrutelle has been used at many competitions within the UK and abroad in recent years including the International and United Kingdom Championships and has been used at the Blackpool Dance Festival since 2002
There are also improved facilities to upload results to the web for presentation. scrutelle is a versatile computer program designed entirely to Estelle's specifications. With the benefit of her experience and background knowledge in this area, it is easy and quick both to use and understand. Scrutelle has proved to be the most efficient and versatile scrutineering program available. It encompasses world wide requirements, including easy upload to the website and final rankings at the touch of a button .It has automatic save features throughout so that if any problem occurs with power or printing the file can easily be retrieved and will contain all of the data input up to that time. It can be constantly reprogrammed to change dances, adjudicators, recalls etc. as the competition progresses . The beauty of scrutelle is that the fully detailed scrutineering sheet can be viewed on screen before accepting the computer's decision. This gives the flexibility of being able to override initial requests if desired . scrutelle also has the facility to include competitors' names on result cards. These can either be input manually or copied and pasted from other software programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel .