All results are gone from the Bridgemate server and the database. What can I do?

Q1: If the Bridgemate database is empty, and the server also seems empty, how can entered results be restored so I get a final result in the contest? A1: Luckily there are many different recovery features in Bridgemate. They are all described in the official Bridgemate manual. Here comes a short answer on how to … Continue reading All results are gone from the Bridgemate server and the database. What can I do?

How do I handle 0=Not played, and why does it show as Pass in Magic Contest?

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?

Is there a security risk having Bridgemate validate declarer and lead against the hand record?

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?

How do I make Bridgemate member number entry mandatory in teams?

Q: We frequently run teams tournaments. In these tournaments we ask the players to enter their member numbers into the bridgemate and later on we import the names into MC. Q: But for a while, we are not able to make this entry obligatory. When a tournament starts, the BMs skip the page where member … Continue reading How do I make Bridgemate member number entry mandatory in teams?