Pricing

The following pricing is for single licences only. Bridge federations that purchase a single licence may not distribute it to its affiliated clubs.

Pricing inside the European Union

Swedish VAT is 25%. This is added for customers inside the European Union with no valid EU VAT number.

BASIC LICENCE EUR
excl
incl
VAT
Magic Contest including 2 years of support and upgrade 440
550
Special Bridgemate reseller rates may apply.
When purchased at full price, the installation tutorial is included.
SUPPORT AND UPGRADE EUR
excl
incl
VAT
1 year 48
60
2 years 91
114
3 years 130
162
Special upgrade conditions may apply.
INSTALLATION TUTORIAL (ADD-ON) EUR
excl
incl
VAT
1 hour of installation tutorial and general questions 48
60
See below for details.

Pricing outside the European Union

BASIC LICENCE EUR
Magic Contest including 2 years of support and upgrade 440
Special Bridgemate reseller rates may apply.
When purchased at full price, the installation tutorial is included.
SUPPORT AND UPGRADE EUR
1 year 48
2 years 91
3 years 130
Special upgrade conditions may apply.
INSTALLATION TUTORIAL (ADD-ON) EUR
1 hour of installation tutorial and general questions 48
See below for details.

Installation tutorial (add-on)

If you want help with some, or all, of the following, you may want to purchase the add-on installation tutorial (see pricing above; included when the licence is purchased at full price).

  • Install Magic Contest
  • Install Bridgemate Control Software
  • Make the two programs work together
  • Start your first contest
  • Go through basic settings
  • Decide what settings should be made permanent
  • Select Magic Contest output language
  • Ensure that all Bridgemates and the server work properly
  • And so on…

Normal support for two years is included in the original purchase, and is applicable when you encounter problems. Such problems will be solved for free by e-mail or TeamViewer.

This installation tutorial goes beyond normal support, and will make the start-up at your club as smooth as possible. You can use the tutorial by yourself, or you can gather several tournament directors around your PC to spread the knowledge to more than one person.

We will use phone or chat to go through everything you need to make Magic Contest and Bridgemate work together. When the remote session is over, you will have a well functioning system where all parts work together.

TeamViewer is a program that allows your PC to be remotely controlled. You can either run it through one of the following links, or by selecting Contest menu > Help > TeamViewer > Version 5 in Magic Contest.

A: Run TeamViewer 5 QuickSupport from Magic Contest website

or

B: Run TeamViewer 5 QuickSupport from TeamViewer website

Bridgemate reseller rates

Together with Bridgemates you may purchase Magic Contest at a special price. Please contact your Bridgemate reseller for more details.

Bridgemate resellers may charge a small administrative fee for support and upgrade due to money transfer reasons. This normally only applies to the 1-year package.

Special upgrade conditions

A 2-year support and upgrade package is included in the original purchase price. The following is covered by the package:

  • Free upgrades (normally April+November)
  • Free support

After the initial 2 years you can purchase additional support and upgrade packages according to the above pricing.

If you do not purchase a support and upgrade package you can continue using Magic Contest as is. There is no expiration on the latest valid version you have downloaded.

If you have not renewed your upgrade and support package for some time and you wish to return to the regular schedule for this, you may upgrade according to the above pricing, but special conditions apply depending on number of skipped upgrades:

SKIP SPECIAL UPGRADE CONDITIONS
1 You must purchase a 2-year package or longer.
2 You must purchase a 3-year package.
1+1 If you have skipped an upgrade, renewed, and again skipped an upgrade, you must purchase a 3-year package.
3+ You must purchase a 3-year package plus 25% of the 1-year package for every skip from 3 and up.

Swedish Bridge Federation

There is an agreement between the Swedish Bridge Federation and Tomas Brenning on a national licence for Sweden. This means that non-associated Swedish clubs may not purchase Magic Contest or Ruter.

Norwegian Bridge Federation

There is an agreement between the Norwegian Bridge Federation and Tomas Brenning on a national licence for Norway. This means that non-associated Norwegian clubs may not purchase Magic Contest or Ruter.

National Bridge federation licence

There is more to a scoring program than just scoring:

  • Member files maintained by the bridge federation
  • Master points
  • Communication with online databases
  • More…

Therefore, the idea is to sell Magic Contest to Bridge Federations that will distribute the program to the clubs, free or at a symbolic cost. A federation that buys a single licence is not entitled to distribute this to its affiliated clubs.

Selling country licences requires analysing the need of a number of licences in the country, the need for continuous support and development, an agreement on a yearly support and upgrade fee, and so on. Please contact me for more details if this is of interest.