The ACBL software provides for the scoring of events and sections. Bridgewebs provide a simple method of uploading the ACBL Game file and Bridgewebs does everything else, extracting the necessary information for displaying the results, rank, travellers, hands and sections all in an easy to read format. Because Bridgewebs is an online system, this information can be presented in a way that is just not possible using the HTML web page files created using ACBL. This is all you need to do.
If you also use a "Wireless Scoring" system, an additional file can be used to upload to Bridgewebs to show contracts. Similarly if you use pre-dealt hands, the deal file can be uploaded to show the Hands against the appropriate board.
1. Uploading to Bridgewebs
Go to your Bridgewebs club web site to upload the results.
The "Upload Results" window then asks you to select the files from your PC to upload.
|ACBL Game file:|
|Wireless Scoring File:|
2. Wireless Scoring
The "Wireless Scoring" file is primarily used to record the contracts and will be of benefit to the members in reviewing their results.
There is a slight problem in that if you modify the scores in ACBL after the event, the contracts are not correspondingly corrected. Bridgewebs highlights any discrepancies by checking the "Wireless Scoring" score against the ACBL score for each board/round.
3. Predealt Hands
If you are using a dealing machine, then the dealing software will provide you a file that can be uploaded. The preferred format is ".PBN" which contains further information such as makeable contracts.
4. Setting Up for American Style
There are a couple of setup options required, in Web Administration
Settings - Options
Select the Scoring Software for ACBL
- Scoring Software = ACBL.
Select the "Wireless System that you are using
- Bridge Scorer
Travellers - Tricks
How to show tricks on Traveller", for American Style, you will need "Tricks Made or Tricks Down" which gives
- Making the contract, e.g.
- 1N+1 is displayed as 2 made
- 3N= is displayed as 3 made
- 3N+1 is displayed as 4 made
- Going Down
- -1, -2, etc., is displayed as is