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?

Why do changed results in Bridgemate not change in Magic Contest?

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?

Why did validation of lead cards fail in the end of the event

Version 4.13 (May 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