The organization is rolling out the The Tournament Management System (TMS), which will replace the traditional spreadsheets in managing players, teams, officials, matches and basic reporting. The system also automates several features like the time-consuming compilation of statistics . TMS is a single global-based system, designed to contain all current and future tournaments.
Founded in Canada by a Hari Kant, a hockey player, whose parents were of Indian origin – the unique tournament management system (TMS) is now the universal benchmark for real time online management of tournaments across international, national and club level hockey tournaments. The system has been adopted by the International Hockey Federation as well as country clubs and federations in Australia, Canada and India.
Hari Kant (born August 23, 1969 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a former field hockey goalkeeper from Canada. The resident of Toronto, Ontario earned his first international cap for the Men’s National Team in 1989 against Australia in Sydney.
Mohammed Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India, told reporters in New Delhi that: “Our aim at Hockey India is to constantly innovate and implement strategies that help in the overall growth of the sport. We have been utilizing the TMS for the Hockey India League and have now extended the system to the Hockey India Annual National Championships as well. For the first time such a technology has been adopted for such a large national level tournament.”
The TMS also provides capabilities of cross location multiple uploads of scores, ease of use, editing and access – all of which saves hundreds of man hours & multi location coordination and saves a considerable amount of money. It also creates data and statistics which can be used by the teams and coaches to study performance and create strategies for performance as well. – CINEWS