Q: How do I open a very old contest? A: Old contests are automatically archived to a folder called Magic Contest Documents \ Contest \ Old that you find in My Documents. They are best identified by the file name, that is normally the date of the contest, or, in case of multi-session, by the file date. … Continue reading How do I open an old contest that cannot be found in Contest Explorer?
Q: I have some personalized settings in an old computer that I would like to move to a new one. Is there a file I can move with that information or another easy way to do it? A: Yes, there is a way to do this. The solution relies on a Microsoft program called Regedit that … Continue reading How do I move permanent settings from one computer to another?
Q: I have 7 teams with a BYE. Team 3 sat out R1 but seem to have been credited with 16.36? [See image below] A: The score is correct according to the Magic Contest settings in the contest. 16.36 is the average of 15.24 and 17.47. The awarded score is controlled by a setting that adjusts … Continue reading A team with a BYE was credited too many vp:s
Q: I have to run a pairs event for 60 tables but I am going to have to put 40 tables in one room and 20 tables in another and sadly the rooms are not adjacent. Is there a solution using Magic and 2 computers and 2 servers please? A: There is a feature in Magic … Continue reading Merge databases from different playing areas
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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?