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?
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
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: 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?
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?
Q: When I have a slow table and use the Bridgemate button 0 = Not played, it says PASS in Magic Contest. Why is that? I want to give 50% to both pairs. A: According to the bridge laws, there is nothing like "not played". Every board has to have a result or a ruling. … Continue reading Why do I get PASS in Magic Contest when I enter 0=Not played in Bridgemate?
Combined Mitchell is a movement for odd number of tables when in fact you have 2 x 12,5 = 25 tables, 2 x 11,5 = 23 tables, 2 x 10,5 = 21 tables, and so on. Since Magic Contest cannot have two pairs with a bye from different sections play each other, selecting this movement … Continue reading Why do not all names in Combined Mitchell show in Bridgemate?
This most likely happens because you have changed a setting in Bridgemate Control Software (BCS). This setting is found in Tools > Options > General and is called Erase original records of deleted scores. The default value is that this setting is not active. You may not change this! If you activate this setting Magic Contest cannot … Continue reading Why do changed results in Bridgemate not change in Magic Contest?
Version 4.13 (August 2018): A warning is shown when this problem occurs, both in normal events and in Swiss Pairs. Q: We played a 36-board event today with lead card validation. Boards 33-36 were tough. I believe that Magic Contest used 33-36 while Bridgemate/server used 1-4, so it was difficult to randomly find the right … Continue reading Why did validation of lead cards fail in the end of the event?
This problem occurs when the following is true: You use Bridgemate II The first Bridgemate Control Software installation on your computer took place after 18 June 2015, i.e. BCS version 3.1.2 or later You have activated a number of Bridgemate II settings through Magic Contest that are found through Contest menu > Settings > Bridgemate, … Continue reading Magic Contest cannot write to the BMPlayer.mdb file used by Bridgemate Control Software