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Q: What is Serpentin ranking? I found it in the Contest menu > Settings > Scoring tab. A: This is a method used by the French Bridge Federation (FFB) to create one overall ranking in spite of using two-winner movements. The traditional way when using Mitchell without arrow switches is to have one ranking for North-South and … Continue reading What is Serpentin ranking?
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Q: How do I import my member list from Excel into Magic Contest? A: This is fully described in a separate section under Download & Install.
Q: How do I handle 0=Not played entered in Bridgemate, either for slow play, or for people who did not show up to play, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest? A: There are two main reasons for wanting to use 0 (zero) = Not played: Slow play caused a board not to … Continue reading How do I handle 0=Not played, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest?
Q: How do I enter a normal result to North-South and a 12C1c ruling to East-West? Example: NS: 3NT +2 by EW EW: 50% 3NT -2 by EW EW: 50% 3NT +2 by EW A: Unfortunately that is impossible to do automatically. Magic can do split scores, or 12C1c, but not at the same time. The solution … Continue reading How do I enter a normal result to North-South and a 12C1c ruling to East-West?
Q: A player asked about what scoring method is used for the butler in team events. Specifically, he asked about the numbers 93 or 26 in the following image that come across as strange for a butler, and I could not explain why. A: The butler is by default scored as IMPs across the field … Continue reading What scoring method is used for the butler?
Q: Can you use Bridgemate to cheat? A: In theory, yes, in real life, no. There is a potential, but far-fetched, security risk in Bridgemate. This page is intended to give tournament directors who suspect foul play a chance to deactivate settings that give such a possibility. Imagine the following scenario: Hand records are uploaded to … Continue reading Is there a security risk having Bridgemate validate declarer and lead against the hand record?