ContestManager is a standalone application designed to aid Contest Directors in keeping track of points at a National Association of Rocketry (NAR) contest. The major goal of this project is to relieve many of the tedious computational tasks such as altitude data reduction and NAR points tabulation. It is currently available for Windows (95 or later), Solaris, Linux, and any other platform that supports Java 1.7. Java can be downloaded separately here.

The National Contest Board has approved ContestManager files as official results. What this means to Contest Directors is that you no longer need to mail flight cards to your Regional Contest Board Chair. You still need to send in the Points Award Sheet and CB-170 forms, however, to get all of the official signatures.


Altitude data reduction by Vertical Midpoint or Geodesic methods, using 2, 3, or 4 tracking stations
Percent error calculations for precision events
Calculates the NARAM Contest Factor automatically based on the chosen events
Calculates NAR points, combining divisions as needed
Identifies flights that are possible new US Records
View by results summary, NAR points summary, event standings, meet champions, NARAM points, and national champions
Save data as tab-delimited text file or as an HTML table
Online version of the latest Pink Book included for field reference

Sound interesting? Check out some screen shots



The current version is 2.5.3 and includes the following changes:

The prior major version was 2.5.0 and included the following changes:

The various installer packages always caused me grief in the past, so I have gone with a more basic approach for version 2.5. Now, everyone just uses the same zip file. Extract it wherever you want, and in most cases double-clicking ContestManager.jar will get you going. If that doesn't work for you, send me an email. Java is still required, at least version 7.
Download Java
Download ContestManager 2.5.3

Current Records file can now be found on the NAR website
Download this file and save it in your ContestManager folder to keep current with records.

Current Sections file, updated July 17, 2016.
Download this file and save it in your ContestManager folder to keep current with sections.

Shareware Notice

ContestManager is shareware, but there is no registration fee. If you find it useful, all that I ask is that you send me email. Bug reports, feature requests, and general comments are welcome.

ContestManager may be distributed freely, as long as it is not modified from the original package.

ContestManager is copyright © 1998 by Christopher Kidwell. All rights reserved.