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?