The BridgePad scoring system speeds up the production of results and helps to eliminate errors in the recording of the scores. Like every system, it needs to be used properly to get the best results, so here are some guidelines to help things run smoothly:
Do not use the BridgePad until asked to do so by the Director/Scorer
Learn and remember your club membership number which has to be input at the beginning of each session
The pad should normally be operated by North, but any player can operate it if desired
The operator should input the contract and lead before playing the hand.
After entering the result (tricks made), the operator must present the device to one of the opponents to validate the entry and the resulting score by pressing the next key for transmission
This is the most important step of all. check the entries.
The electronic traveller will then be available for both pairs to view
When the hands for the round are finished make sure that the bridgepad is displaying the “move to” screen.
Do not worry if the screen goes blank – it has gone to “sleep” to conserve the battery. Press “power” to restore.
If an error has been made that cannot be corrected on the Bridgepad, or if there is some other problem that affects the score, tell the scorer and then enter details of the problem in the Logbook provided.
Finally if you are not sure of anything PLEASE ask the Director/Scorer.