It takes just four clicks to start a bridge tournament in Bridgetime Score: select the tournament in the tournament calendar, open the tournament for registration, close registration (you may need to replace the movement schedule that Bridgetime Score suggests) and finally start playing. The tournament director can easily start, follow and end the tournament on a tablet, smartphone or computer.
Bridgetime Score is used via tablets at each table. The players enter contracts, opening leads and results on the tablet. The bidding sequence can also be registered if the club selects that setting in the system. After each board has been played, the tablet displays the contract, opening leads and results for other tables that played the board, and the current result if desired. Between rounds, the tablet displays moving instructions and which boards are to be played in the next round at the table.
The tablet in the photo tells the players where to move to for the next round, round 2. The tablet shows that North/South must move to table 4 and assume positions East/West. East/West must move to table 2 and assume positions North/South. The played boards must be moved to table 3 for the next round. The players at this table for round 2 will be: Hultman Anders (North), Olsson Gunilla (South), Ericsson Anders (East) and Roupe Sven (West). The boards to be played at this table are 1 and 2.
Immediately when the tournament has finished, the results are displayed on the tablet. At the same time, detailed results for each board are published on the club’s web, along with the best contract and a Double Dummy Analysis (DDA) and private report for each pair. If the players registered the bidding sequence during the game, the bidding for each board is also displayed.
Bridgetime Score handles many different types of game, making it possible for bridge clubs to offer their members different types of game. The following types of game are handled by Bridgetime Score: pairs and team tournaments, barometer scoring, Swiss pairs and teams, stratified pairs, and series tournaments. Bridgetime Score also handles IMP across the field in a team for pairs, in which pairs are allotted to a team or seeded. The aim is that pairs can try out team matches without needing to be in a league. All types of tournament can be included in a series tournament over one or more seasons.
Bridgetime Score is an advanced system that supports all scoring methods: top score, datum score (median and average) and IMP across the field. Bridgetime uses Neuberg’s formula for adjusting the top score result when one board has not been played as many times as other boards. Along with the result of a board, Bridgetime displays a theoretical calculation of the number of tricks that the declarer can win when all four players can see all 52 cards (Double Dummy Analysis) and the best contract.
All past and future tournaments at a bridge club are displayed in a tournament calendar per week or month.
Future tournaments are displayed with the time and place and the name and contact details of the tournament director and any sit in player. Tournament details are displayed, such as type of tournament, scoring method, number of boards, etc. Recurring tournaments can be easily set up in the calendar by copying an existing tournament to another date range in the future.
One click on a played tournament displays the detailed results, consisting of results list, board results, Double Dummy Analysis (DDA), best contract and the players’ private report. If the players registered their bidding sequence during the tournament, the bidding sequence is also displayed.
Bridgetime Score’s team tournament module lets you play matches just as easily as pairs. The players need only register contracts, opening leads and results, and Bridgetime Score handles all the scoring, board by board, round by round, and calculates the match result. After the match, the tablet displays the full match report.
Bridgetime Score also handles team table positions. A team sits at a vacant table in the club premises and registers the team and its players on the tablet at the table. When the match starts, the tablet shows the table and positions for each pair in the team, in the open and closed room.
Match results are published on the web, along with the match report and the updated league table. If the players registered their bidding sequence during the match, that is also displayed on the web.
We train the club’s directors free of charge. Training takes around three hours. We also attend the club’s first tournament via internet.
Training is usually on the same day as the first tournament. Before the training, we at Bridgetime Systems will have imported the club’s members in Bridgetime Score based on an Excel file that you have received from us and completed. The director at the first tournament is one of the club’s ordinary directors, who is assisted by staff from Bridgetime Systems.
Members are trained in how to use the tablets at the first tournament. Using the tablets is intuitive and uncomplicated, and after a few rounds all players will be comfortable using it.
Bridgetime Score is a web-based system, which gives clubs many advantages. Instead of needing to install or download software to the club’s computer, Bridgetime Score is used via a web browser on a tablet or a computer. So the bridge club avoids the work and costs involved for its own computer, purchasing, installation and software upgrades, etc. Bridgetime Score is subject to continuous maintenance and development, and new versions are installed immediately at no cost to the club. Bridgetime Systems takes care of everything for you!
Bridgetime Score works in any browser and on all operating systems (Apple IOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS).
Bridgetime Score has high data security, with dual servers, dual firewalls, dual data storage with standby hard drives, etc. Bridgetime Score is backed up every day. The entire operating environment is monitored continuously every minute from various locations worldwide. Bridgetime Score is available 24/7/365.
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