There are four ways to submit events to Ratings Central. You can use Cantor, Zermelo, Gerard McCarthy’s RCPennantSubmitter, or your own software.
Both Cantor and Zermelo are Windows apps that you run on your own PC. System requirements are any computer running Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7. If you have a Mac or Linux, you’ll need Wine, CrossOver, Parallels, etc. (Or, you can buy a Windows computer.) For Zermelo, you’ll need a printer.
To submit events, you will also need an Internet connection. You do not need to be connected to the Internet while the matches are being played, but you will need to be connected when you are ready to submit results to Ratings Central.
Cantor’s sole purpose is to let you record results and submit them to Ratings Central. Cantor can be used with any event that you run, regardless of its format.
Zermelo’s purpose is to make running table tennis tournaments simple. Zermelo is the premiere software application for running table tennis tournaments. It handles all aspects of running a tournament, including submitting the results to Ratings Central. Zermelo also has support for running USATT-sanctioned tournaments. While Zermelo can handle most of the popular tournament formats, it cannot handle all formats. Cantor is easier to learn than Zermelo is because it does less.
For more information on Cantor and Zermelo, please download and run the setup programs. Each setup program installs the application and the user’s manual. You can also download the user’s manuals separately, if you want to look at them without installing the applications.
Gerard McCarthy’s RCPennantSubmitter is designed to submit pennant scores to Ratings Central. It also does pennant fixturing and ladders.
If you have been using your own software or a spreadsheet to run your event, and want to continue to use it, please and ask for the “API documentation” to find out how you can interface your software to Ratings Central.
Before using Cantor to submit events, you must read the Cantor User’s Manual. Before using Zermelo to submit events, you must read the Zermelo User’s Manual. Before using anything other than Cantor or Zermelo to submit events, you must read the Cantor User’s Manual because it contains important information about the procedures that you must follow.
If you have a previous version of Cantor or Zermelo installed, you do not need to uninstall it before installing the current version.
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