1. Introduction
1.1 Using this Guide
2. Building your Web Site
2.1 The Home Page
2.2 The Menu
2.3 Adjusting the menu
2.4 Populating with basic data
2.4.1 Home Page
2.4.2 Calendar
2.4.3 Information Page
2.4.4 Membership
2.4.5 People Database
2.5 More Features
2.5.1 Competitions and Ladders
2.5.2 Using Pictures
2.5.3 Using Documents
2.5.4 Displaying Hand of the Week
2.5.5 Site Style/Themes
2.5.6 More Calendar features
2.5.7 Passwords
3. Using your Web Site - Administration
3.1 Scoring Software and Results Upload
3.1.1 Automatic upload
3.1.2 Results Administration
3.1.3 Results Files
3.1.4 Uploading the deal file
3.1.5 Amend or delete results
3.1.6 Setting Up for American Style
3.2 News Items
3.3 Maintaining your calendar
3.4 Set up your Membership database
3.4.1 Add a Member
3.4.2 Member Only features
3.4.3 What can Members Do?
3.5 Listing other clubs
4. Using your Web Site - Members
4.1 Setting your password
4.2 Find a Partner
4.2.1 Calendar Month Option 1
4.2.2 Member Only Option 2
4.2.3 Making a reservation ( booking)
4.2.4 Download results
4.2.5 Play it Again
4.2.6 Personal Results Analysis
5. Trouble Shooting
5.1 Makeable contracts not displaying
5.2 Photos not displaying or displaying upside down
5.3 Passwords
5.3.1 Member password
5.4 Exporting list of members
5.5 Logging into bridgewebs from phone
5.6 How do you know if your site is on latest release
5.7 How do I set column widths
5.8 How do I change club name
5.9 How do I change the number of results appearing on the home page
5.10 Results & Competitions
5.10.1 Same person with records under two names
5.10.2 Results not properly uploaded
5.10.3 Showing slams in ranking table
5.11 Email Queries
5.11.1 Email groups
5.11.2 Emails not received
5.12 Backups
6. More on uploading results
6.1 General
6.1.1 Login Code
6.1.2 Set your Scoring Software
6.1.3 Predealt Hands
6.2 Uploading from Scorebridge
6.2.1 Initial Setup Club Code and Password
6.2.2 Initial Setup Standard Outputs
6.2.3 Automatic Upload of Results each time
6.3 Uploading from JSSScorer
6.4 Uploading from EBUScore
6.5 Uploading ACBL results using Results Administration
6.5.1 If you use predealt hands
6.6 Uploading ACBL results using Scorepost
6.6.1 Scorepost Setup
6.6.2 Save the Setup File
6.6.3 Scorepost Results Administration
6.7 Recover results files
6.8 Uploading using other scoring software
6.9 Multiple events on one day
6.10 Live Ranking
6.11 ACBL masterpoints
6.12 Windows Firewall
7. Deal Files
7.1 Hand Generating software
7.2 Creating deal files
7.3 Deal Uploading
7.4 Play it Again software
7.5 EBU/ECATS Simultaneous sessions
7.6 Widgets
8. Web Pages
8.1 News Items
8.2 Changing/splitting pages
8.3 Editor
8.3.1 Editor usage
8.4 Add a Link
8.5 Forms
8.5.1 Forms emails
8.5.2 Message Board
8.6 Add Special Content/Widget
8.7 Hand of the week
8.8 Membership lists
8.9 Picture Gallery
8.9.1 to add a single picture to a news item
8.9.2 Using the editor
8.9.3 Using the Add Picture button
8.10 Page Options
8.11 Page Sequence
8.12 Themes and site style
9. The Calendar
9.1 Calendar Fields
9.2 Amending the Calendar
9.3 Highlighting Calendar Events
9.4 Quick Update
9.5 The Schedule
9.6 Calendar Options
9.7 Calendar Sharing
10. Competitions
10.1 Competition Features
10.2 Eligible Dates
10.2.1 User Selected Dates
10.2.2 Auto Dates
10.3 Presentation
10.4 Restrictions
10.5 Rules
10.6 Handicaps
10.6.1 Rolling Handicap
10.6.2 Calculating handicap for a pair
10.6.3 Manual Handicaps
10.6.4 NGS Handicaps
10.7 Name changes and aliases
10.8 Ascendancy Tables
10.9 NGS grades
10.10 Interclub
11. Club Location
12. The Menu
12.1 Amending the Menu
12.2 Adding Pages
12.3 Adding Documents
12.4 Member Only Menu
13. Pictures
13.1 Picture Library
13.2 Videos and movies
13.3 Picture and movie upload
13.4 Membership pictures
13.5 Favicon
14. Documents
14.1 Document formats
14.2 Document Upload
14.3 Document Usage
14.4 Private Documents
15. Other Membership Features
15.1 Update your Membership Database
15.1.1 Synchronization
15.1.2 Import/Export
15.1.3 ACBL player file
15.1.4 Player Database
15.2 Members Only Page
15.3 Calendar Features
15.4 Bulk email
15.4.1 To send "Bulk Email"
15.4.2 Email Group Options
15.4.3 Mail Merge
15.4.4 Emailing Documents
15.4.5 Bulk Email log
16. Toolkit
16.1 Help Topics
16.2 Results Features
16.3 Hand Evaluation
16.4 Results Analysis
16.5 Movement options
16.6 Web Administration Set Up
16.7 Card Analysis
17. Other important stuff
17.1 Adaptive design
17.2 Bridgewebs BackUps
17.3 Cut and Paste
17.4 Domain
17.5 Email Service
17.6 PDF Files
17.7 Performance
17.8 Results only service
17.9 Security Settings
17.10 Spam
17.11 Site Statistics
17.12 Time Zone
17.13 Twitter
17.14 Upgrades
17.15 Browse Button
17.16 Web Searches
18. Programmer Notes
18.1 Player DB Synchronization
18.2 API Interface
18.3 API Sample Code
18.4 Integrated Calendar Check
BridgeWebs User Guide
15. Other Membership Features
15.4 Bulk email
15.4.5 Bulk Email log

Use the option in "Web Administration" - "Membership" - "Email Members" - "View Log" to determine the status of Bulk Emails sent and/or reset a Status


The email has been successfully sent with no indication of any failure.


The email has been successfully opened by the recipient.


The email has been successfully opened and the recipient has clicked on the link contained within the email to arrive at the club's web site. This excludes clicking Unsubscribe which is considered a failure and see below.


The email has failed to be delivered for a variety of reasons.

  • Invalid email
  • Recipient mail server has deemed message to be Spam
  • Recipient uses automatic spam checker which requires manual intervention

For a permanent error the email will be marked as "Bounced" and no further emails will be attempted.

Bulk emails will not be sent to Members who have previously "Unsubscribed", marked an email as "Junk" or "Spam", or the email has failed "Bounced". The Bulk Email feature is a Bridgewebs wide service and thus an email which has failed for one club will fail for all.


According to "Bulk Email" good practices, all Bulk Email is sent with an "Unsubscribe" link.

The person getting an email from Bridgewebs can then click the "Unsubscribe" link and they will not receive any more emails from Bridgewebs, regardless of any club settings. This can be removed via the "View Log" in "Member Email", but should ONLY be used if the recipient has contacted you to "Subscribe" such as if they have clicked the "Unsubscribe" link just to see what happens.

NOTE: If someone "Unsubscribes" an email from one club, they will not receive an email from any club.


"Bounced" emails are those which have been attempted to be sent but have permanently failed to be sent. Generally this is because the email is invalid or the Member's email is old.

If "Bounced" emails are showing you will need to check that the email is spelt correctly and is currently valid for the Member. Please then update the Membership database. If you still think the email is valid, then this can be removed via the "View Log" in "Member Email" and try again


If a person receives an email and marks it as "Junk" or "Spam", then this will be logged and no further emails will be sent to that email. As it is not intended to use Bridgewebs for regular "Marketing", PLEASE ensure that all your members have agreed to receive emails from Bridgewebs.

As marking an email as Junk can reduce the "Email Reputation" of Bridgewebs and thus potentially reduce the chances of genuine emails going through, please ensure the Member who marked the email as Junk is aware that they should be using the Unsubscribe option if they do not want any email or inform the club and set the "Opt Out".