The difference between "normal" and "official" matches

How do the normal match mode and the competition mode differ from each other? Find out here.

In addition to the normal match mode, you can also unlock the competition mode on the Wingfield Box. Thanks to our match validation, you can collect points for your national rating. And you can do it whenever you want.

☝🏼By the way: The mode is only available in participating federations and is named accordingly after the respective federation or rating (picture: example Germany with the LK mode).

This is how official matches work:

  1. Activate your competition profile: To access your federation's competition mode, you need to activate your competition profile in the Wingfield app.

  2. Log in to Wingfield Court: Check in with your QR codes at the Wingfield Box as usual.

  3. Start official match mode: As soon as both checked-in players have an activated match profile, the match mode can be started.

  4. Play match: Play your match. Follow the official rules of your association/rating.

  5. Match validation: Wingfield checks your result and forwards it to the association/rating provider.

☝🏼By the way: As part of our paid match validation service, the system checks whether the match has been played in accordance with the rules and then passes the result on to the responsible association. Read our article on match validation to find out how it works.


How does the "normal" match differ from the "official" match?

Basically, the only difference is the scoring of the match for your national rating. Just like in the normal match mode, you can access all match statistics and videos after the match.

⚠️ Attention: The tracking of match statistics is independent of the match validation. Consider that you will only be shown match statistics if we have been able to reconstruct the result.

To ensure the best possible tracking, always follow the general and match-specific rules of conduct on the Wingfield court.

Just compare:

  Normal match mode Official match mode

Match stats

As long as your result could be reconstructed.

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Full match video

Wingfield Pro feature

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Match validation

Independent of the tracking of match statistics.

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How can I use both match modes?

In order to be able to access the "official" counterpart of the normal match mode (e.g. the LK mode in Germany) at the Wingfield Box, you have to activate your Wingfield account for the corresponding rating (in Germany the DTB with the "Leistungsklasse"). To do so, add your federation in your competition profile. You can find it in the app menu.