“Digital” Steel City Open debuts text alerts for Premium Members

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Pittsburgh’s Steel City Open tournament has been growing year to year since tournament director Bill East set out to revive the steel tip event for his region’s darting community.  From it’s humble beginning as a pub competition, the event has drawn increasing interest and is now held at the DoubleTree hotel at the Meadowlands Casino and Racing complex.   This year, Bill brought in DartConnect’s Digital Steel event management platform to take things to the next level.

In addition to Digital Steel’s player information features through DCTV, DartConnect has added free Text Message alerts for it’s Premium members.  Every player registered at the event can get free email alerts with their board assignment, but premum members can update their account profiles to get texts delivered directly to their mobile phone, helping make sure players always know where and when to report.

With board assignments and the full brackets available on anyone’s smart phone, and displayed on kiosks in the tournament hall, players have many different ways to know their status and the tournament staff are no longer burdened with players storming the control desk.  Second (and third) calls are minimized or virtually eliminated.

“Steel City Open with DartConnect Digital Steel is the best tournament experience I’ve ever had in over 20 years of playing darts. I always know when I’m up to play, I don’t have to handle and lose paper, I don’t have to report my scores and everything runs smooth and on time. Every tournament needs to be like this.” Luke Kollias, Cleveland Darter Club

With tablets on every board providing efficient and user-friendly scorekeeping, results are automatically reported back to the desk, where organizers keep everything moving with a click of the mouse.  Having the entire tournament electronically managed is invaluable for knowing the status of any match in progress and for quickly getting subsequent events up and running.  Players and staff can’t stop praising these improvements.

“No paper tickets is the best thing. Getting the results reported to the desk automatically instead of waiting for players to bring the paper back to the desk is amazing and keeps everything running so much faster.” Trish Grzesik, Top Ranked Canadian Player

If your event is looking for a paperless solution to long delays, confused players and a friendlier, modern event experience, look no further than Digital Steel.  Inquire today for your tournament or competition.