FeisMark was written to handle the championships at an open feis (around 1200 competitors) held in England. Our original brief was simply 'to provide championship scoring facilities', but we quickly decided that we could do much more. In particular, we wanted to:

With the software finished and tested, and our systems set up, we were feeling relaxed. Imagine the nightmare when a hardware problem knocked out our computer the night before the feis.

We needn't have worried. FeisMark ran happily on the laptop we had as backup, and performed like a dream:

Since then, we have made the software more robust and even simpler to use. You don't need a degree in rocket science to run FeisMark -- just a PC, a printer, and a couple of careful people to enter adjudicators' marks and push the buttons.