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BLS-2018 AutoScoring

Bowling League Secretary Software 2018 AutoScoring for the 2017/2018 Bowling Season

BLS-2018 AutoScoring for the 2017/2018 Bowling Season

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BLS-2018 AutoScoring promotes the best league software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 2016 Server, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server. CDE uses its experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in league software. It’s not only the best league software available, it’s the easiest to use.

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CDE Software staff will verify ownership of licenses when processing all orders then email the product registrations. Upgrade pricing is available to customers in our current database listed as owning a license with the above listed products. Licenses for AutoScoring are not transferable.

Product includes program installer for BLS-2018 AutoScoring which also installs the program manual in PDF format, Master Bowler Database 2018 and bonus clipart installer.

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If you do not have BLS-2017 A/S, please purchase BLS-2017 A/S and receive a free upgrade to BLS-2018 when purchased between June 1st, 2017 and August 31st, 2017.

Note: This product is not intended for home use. This edition of BLS is designed to integrate with compatible scoring systems in the bowling center.

My league bowlers LOVE LeagueSecretary.com and using BLS to upload standings is easy.

— Debbie M

About BLS-2018 AutoScoring

BLS-2018 AutoScoring promotes the best league software for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 2016 Server, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server. CDE uses its experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in league software. It’s not only the best league software available, its the easiest to use.

Available for all major scoring systems including QubicaAMF Conqueror Pro, Brunswick Sync, Vector, Vector Plus, Classic and Centermaster, Steltronic Focus and WINS, Twelve Strike, AK Microsystems Touchdesk and LCS, Switch, Pulse, Purrfect Score, QubicaAMF Boss, Computerscore and more.

BLS-2018 AutoScoring continues to take bowling into the next century with the great features and reliability of our legendary BLS line of products, enhanced for the latest in software features. With a host of improvements to make your work easier and more fun, use BLS-2018 AutoScoring and you’ll enjoy your job as league processor!

The United States Bowling Congress (USBC) is supported with this edition of the premier league secretary software edition and includes forms, sanctions, membership cards & awards for use in the 2017/2018 bowling season.

BLS-2018 features easy menu navigation in a manner organized with how a league operates throughout the season. Easily navigate between weeks and the league calendar is always handy.

CDE Software is also proud to be the first to provide support for The National Bowling Association (TNBA). Founded in 1939, the TNBA is open to all bowlers and has over 37,000 Adult and Junior Members. Leagues can be certified with both USBC and TNBA.

BLS-2018 is tested for compatibility and reliability on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.

Many of BLS-2018 features are features CDE and its BLS product line have been doing for years. Such features include:

  • Manage as many leagues as you wish (Why pay more for each league or # of teams)
  • Authentic support for Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 2016 Server, Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server
  • Digitally signed applications for security and authentication purposes which follow software industry standards.
  • Built-in league treasurer module to manage finances for a league.
  • Manage men, women, mixed and youth leagues
  • Installers and applications are digitally signed to provide assurance that the software you install is from CDE Software
  • Support – CDE provides the largest opportunity for support for your program via online chat, message boards, email, fax, mail and phone
  • FREE- Extended Product Downloads – Why pay $39.95 extra that other companies charge to download the installer for your program in case you misplace the installation program, moved computers or the installer was corrupted or damaged by a virus. As long as the the program has not reached end-of-life, the installers are available for download FREE without any special passwords or confusing security codes.
  • Additional features available beyond what is listed.
  • Supports 6 games of bowling – why be limited to 4?
  • Handles Scratch or Handicap Leagues – No extra fees
  • Handles Bowler and Team Divisions – No extra fees
  • Supports individual and team match points for game and series – No extra fees
  • Ultimate Bowling League support – No extra charge
  • Supports Peterson Points
  • Supports Bonus Points
  • Supports Regressive Points
  • Supports Multiple Teams per Lane
  • Supports bowling against two teams per week.
  • Support up to 99 week league seasons
  • Team roster sizes up to 12 bowlers per team
  • Handles USBC Vacant Team Draw System providing a fairer alternative to Bye teams
  • Manage up to 200 teams per league
  • Backup your data directly to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW using Windows IMAPI CD/DVD Writer technology built-in Windows.
  • Results screen now indicates why bowlers don’t qualify for league high score awards.
  • Easy to use score screen that allows for rapid score entry. Screen is easy on eyes, easy to read and looks like a recap sheet
  • Sort team lineups by low to high average
  • Simple management of prebowls and makeups, to insure averages for handicap is properly handled
  • Easy score entry for vacancy scores, dummy scores, absentee scores, pacer scores and baker scores
  • Tie management has long been available to BLS customers addressing how to manage ties for standings and individual awards
  • Individual and Team Awards managed by priorities for game or series or scratch or handicap or combinations within
  • Easy to use Context Sensitive Help.
  • Built-in program manual and guide in PDF format.
  • Supports new season lane assignments feature on LeagueSecretary.com
  • Lane Assignments can be printed in landscape mode or support 14″ paper.
  • Lane Assignments can adjust the font to accommodate more pairs on a page.
  • Supports USBC Certified Leagues for 2017/2018 season with award detection and forms, membership forms, sanctions forms and more for the 2017/2018 bowling season.
  • Supports changes made to the USBC Certified Sports Leagues program for 2016/2017 season.
  • Weekly scores can be uploaded to LeagueSecretary.com for viewing
  • Supports Playing rules for 2017/2018 USBC. CTF and TNBA.
  • Generate export file for WinLABS league average import.
  • Supports printing the USBC bowler membership cards for the 2017/2018 bowling season.
  • Supports changes made for USBC Youth Pepsi Tournament qualifications processing for the 2017/2018 bowling season.
  • Indicates scores were a prebowl / makeup on USBC awards.
  • Supports the new awards changes with the 2017/2018 bowling season from CTF in both French and English
  • Supports printing the CTF bowler membership cards for the 2017/2018 bowling season in both French and English.
  • Supports the major awards changes with the 2017/2018 bowling season from TNBA (First to bring support for TNBA)
  • Supports printing the TNBA bowler membership cards for the 2017/2018 bowling season.
  • Standing sheet can have different league title than description for league for opening leagues.
  • Reprinting of scores redesigned and consumes less paper and contains more details for paper trail / audit purposes.
  • Multiple Reports are managed with customizable league standings, detailed reports, season histories and more – No Extra Charge
  • Add graphics and watermarks from our bowling clipart CD-ROM’s or your own creations. You control size, position and effects
  • Fonts customizable of multiple reports, changing font style, size and color.
  • Print plain paper recaps
  • Print on available laser, inkjet and dot matrix printers
  • Single one-click upload to your websites comes standard with all editions of BLS-2018. Why pay extra others charge deluxe fees for.
  • Download program updates from within the program – all from a simple click.
  • Give your bowlers FREE access to INTERACTIVE standings with LeagueSecretary.com to dynamically show positions, rosters, histories and more
  • FREE uploading standings to LeagueSecretary.com for certified USBC leagues AND non-sanctioned leagues
  • FREE backup storage on LeagueSecretary.com to securely backup leagues for emergencies (One Click!)
  • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own Bowl.com for certified leagues
  • FREE uploading standings to USBC’s own Bowl.com for certified Sport leagues
  • Web uploads – Have your own site too? Upload to both LeagueSecretary.com and your own website
  • Record payments and manage treasurer duties with the built-in treasurer module to manage league finances to track by bowler or by team (why pay extra!)
  • Keep track of membership card payments
  • Track sponsor money
  • Track and assign fines
  • Allow different pricing for regulars and subs
  • Additional report capabilities available only to Pro editions.
  • Attach PDF Standing Sheet to mass email to your league bowlers.
  • Additional rule options available only to Pro editions.
  • Compatible with CDE Software’s Aleksis Bowler’s Kiosk, to export leagues and interactive bowler histories.
  • Password protection of leagues, for additional security.
  • Custom templates for reports and standing sheets.
  • PDF Export of reports, including standing sheets.
  • Import bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
  • Export bowlers from Bowler Trac / BITS format
  • XHTML / HTML Export of reports, including standing sheets. XHTML 1.0 is the first major change to HTML’s last major change was back in 1997. XHTML takes advantage of the newer features provided by the latest and most common browsers, including Internet Explorer 6 and the upcoming 7 as well as Firefox and Opera. It provides richer web pages as provides a larger compatible base of browsing platforms including cell phones, televisions, cars, handheld wireless devices and more.
  • Free integrated bracket module to run brackets for your league(s). [For a dedicated Bracket product solution, checkout TBrac-2006]
  • Use to run brackets for fun, to make additional money for yourself, the league, the youth program or your favorite charity.
  • USBC allows brackets to be offered for USBC youth leagues, providing winnings go to scholarship fund.
  • Eight different bracket groups can be offered.
  • Each bracket group can be either scratch or handicap and can be a different price.
  • Each bracket group can either be offered for individual bowlers or teams.
  • Each individual or team can be entered up to 99 times for a total of 999 brackets per group.
  • New and improved bracket registration screen
  • Includes license for Master Bowler Database 2018
  • New bowler and league based reports
  • Import common bowlers into a league
  • Share bowlers between leagues
  • Merge duplicate bowlers
  • Generate bowler reports across multiple leagues
  • Generate mailing labels
  • Generate Average Books from selected leagues
  • General call lists
  • Import and export between Bowler TRAC

Compatible Automatic Scoring Systems: CDE Software interfaces with the largest number of automatic scoring systems available on the market. Even older scoring systems may be able to be interfaced by solutions offered by some our of partners. Looking for a new scoring system? Each of our partners provides unique features and offerings. Because CDE Software does not recommend one partner over another, we strongly encourage contacting any of our partner’s sales representatives to find what suits your business and budget. If you have any questions regarding the interfacing of our product with a partner, please contact our automatic scoring division staff.

Certified Scoring Systems

In order to provide improved compatibility and support, many of our scoring partners have chosen to have their systems certified by CDE Software. This process involves the scoring company providing CDE Software with a system to do constant testing and compatibility checks. This also allows for improved integration as well as diagnosis of any issues that may come up, in order to better identify appropriate action and resolution.

The following is a list of our Certified Scoring Systems:

  • QubicaAMF Conqueror Pro
  • QubicaAMF Conqueror
  • AK Microsystem Touchdesk
  • Brunswick Sync
  • Brunswick Vector Plus
  • Brunswick Vector
  • Brunswick Classic
  • Steltronic Focus
  • Steltronic WINS

Non-Certified Scoring Systems

Some of our scoring partners have either chosen to not be certified, have not yet begun the process or have let their certification lapse. These systems should perform very well with our products, however diagnosis of issues that may come up may be more difficult to troubleshoot or may be delayed in verifying compatibility checks.

The following is a list of our Non-Certified Scoring Systems:

  • AK Microsystem LCS
  • Brunswick CenterMaster
  • Computerscore Matrix (formerly Vantech or Ebonite Scoring)
  • Joystick Front Desk
  • Mendes (Please call for more information)
  • Purrfect Desk
  • QubicaAMF BOSS 8.3 and 9.x
  • Switch
  • Twelve Strike Central Desk PRO
  • Twelve Strike Central Desk DOS
  • US Bowling Pulse
  • Viking 2001

Some of the older scoring systems, such as AMF Accuscore, Accuscore Color, Accuscore Plus or Brunswick AS80/AS90 scoring systems are generally compatible by replacing the front desk console with a solution by our scoring partners. Such solutions include AK Microsystems Touchdesk.

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows 2016 Server Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2008 Server (with Service Pack 2). (Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 Server users, please see the Important Notes About Discontinued Operating Systems.)
  • Hard Drive Storage: 150-200 megs free space on hard drive (95 MB additional hard disk space required for installation. Space used may be less depending on prerequisite installs already present)
  • Display: 1024×768 or higher display resolution with greater than 256 color depth (16 bit color recommended) with 32 MB of graphics memory.
  • Display Fonts: Display font size to Small Fonts (100%)
  • Processor: Minimum operating system requirements, 1.4 gigahertz or faster recommended
  • RAM/Memory: Minimum operating system requirements, 2 gigabytes or more recommended.
  • Optical Drive: CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Drive 4x or faster (compatible with reading CD-R’s) – Not needed if installation via download.
  • USB Port: Not needed if installation via CD-ROM or electronic download from destination machine.
  • Printer: A physical printer or printer driver must be installed.
  • Pointing Device: Microsoft mouse or compatible pointing device
  • Software Prerequisites:
    • Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 8.0 or later
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or later (free from Adobe.com website)
    • Internet connection to use built in Internet features
  • Network connection to scoring system front desk or back office computer, depending on scoring system.

Important Notes About Discontinued Operating System:

No software company can effectively support any software for an operating system that the vendor is no longer selling, providing patches, addressing security issues, documenting or supporting.

Windows Vista Customers

On April 11 2017, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows Vista. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows Vista, nor will continue doing any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. We do expect that this product will be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 9, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have been installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Windows XP customers

On April 2014, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows XP. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows XP, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system. However, this product should be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 3, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have been installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Windows 2003 Server customers

On July 2015, Microsoft officially discontinued all support and updates for Windows 2003 Server. Because of this, CDE Software can no longer offer official support for Windows 2003 Server, nor does any internal compatibility testing with this operating system.  However, this product should be able to install on this operating system and function as designed, provided it has been updated to Service Pack 2, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Installer 4.5 and Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable and that necessary updates have installed. For best compatibility and computer security, it’s suggested to upgrade to a newer version of Windows.

Why Choose CDE Software

  • We leverage our longstanding experience as developers, league secretaries, league bowlers and center operations experience with bowling software (since 1975) to provide the sport of bowling with the best in bowling league and tournament software.
  • We support USBC and take the time to participate as exhibitors at the USBC national conventions. We take the time to listen to secretaries, associations, state directors and centers to continually evolving our products to serve the current needs of the sport and those who participate in it.
  • We support BPAA and have long standing participation as exhibitors at the annual Bowl Expo convention. This also provides a means for our customers to interact directly with our staff and evolve our products based on the needs of our clients.
  • CDE Software maintains close business and development relationships with all major scoring system manufacturers in order to keep up with the needs of the scoring systems and with their clients with league and tournament software products.
  • If you have a question on your CDE Software product, CDE offers the largest number of ways you can get answers to your questions. This includes peer support with our online support community, interactive chat support, email support, telephone support, fax support, knowledgebase support and remote desktop support
  • Our published and advertised address is our corporate headquarter’s physical commercial address, compared to the use of a private mail box service or UPS Store / Mailboxes Etc service.
  • Our pricing has the best feature value.
  • The league software of choice for many of the nation’s larger bowling associations.