When a score is entered on the BridgeMate by North and approved by either East or West, this accepted score will remain as posted, unless a correction is received in writing via email no later than 24 hours, after the score was posted on the website. Before the score can be corrected by Club-Manager, Brenda Manning (email@example.com)- one of the players from both sides (Either N/S and Either E/W) must confirm that this correction is due. It is the responsibility of the player, making the correction, to secure confirmation from their opponent(s) and having one or both opponents notify the Club Manager. Thank you. Please be careful entering and also checking scores. This responsibility lies with both N/S and also E/W.
Friday morning 299er Games are held each summer/fall season, from first Friday in June through the last Friday in October. Next year (2018) - 299er Game will begin Friday, June 1st with classes resuming the third Friday, June 15th from 8:20 til 8:50, with a game following at 9 - please be seated no later than 8:50.
Over the winter, keep playing bridge, practice lots, and keep reading great bridge books, go to tournaments, and let us know about your successes - so we can all celebrate together - send good news to share to Brenda at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stewart at email@example.com. We look forward to celebrating with you, your good bridge news, via our 299er email listserve, from bridge tables across your winter homes.
Watch for more news about our Novice/Intermediate Program in this space in the spring, 2018.
HDBC Board policy* for violation of Zero Tolerance is as follows:
- First Offense - Warning
- Second Offense - Two-Week Suspension
- Third Offense - Six-Month Suspension
The Director-in-Charge (DIC) (or their designee, Club Managers, or President of BOA) must record in a notebook, kept in the safe at gamesite, any infraction of the Zero-Tolerance policy, beginning with the first offense. The Director will record the name, date, and specifics of the event. This notebook is available to Directors, so they can make the correct ruling should a further infraction occur by the same player.
*Director discretion is allowed, per Duplicate Law 91, if the DIC determines that any offense warrants a less or a more serious penalty.
Click here for info on the Bridgewebs iPhone app. You can view results from Highlands DBC as well as other clubs using Bridgewebs while away from your computer.
Click here for Game Procedures used by directors and volunteers.
Click Here for detailed information on hand analysis tools.
Create Calendar Event
The Manager will create a new calendar event from the administrative menu of the website for future events. This is easily done from the Quick Update tab.
Generate Random Hands
A hired employee (or HDBC volunteer), under the direction the President or Club Manager will generate random deals using DealMaster Pro according to ACBL procedures. The PBN files are placed in a DropBox account ("HDBC" folder). DropBox will automatically sync all files with all computers authorized to use the account. This has the added advantage of serving as an automatic offsite backup.
All files will be named with Year-Month-Day format so they will sort properly, e.g. 12-07-11.pbn is the Wednesday game on July 7, 2012; 12-07-13N.pbn is the Novice Game (99er) on July13, and 12-07-13O.pbn is the Open Game on July 13.
A volunteer (usually the one making boards) will upload all Hand Record files to the appropriate Calendar Date on the website. You will be able to see an icon depicting a hand of cards indicating the hand records have been uploaded for that event. From the Admin Calendar list, you can view the North spade suit of Board 1 to verify that the pre-dealt boards are correct. Lastly, she will print a copy of the Hand Record.
Hired employee, Vice-President, or Club Volunteer designee loads the appropriate hand record file into the Dealer 4 Software and deals the boards. She will look at the first board and compare it with the printed Hand Record to make sure she has dealt the right hand and leave the Hand Record in the box for use by the director.
After the game is completed, the director posts the results on the website (Administration > UploadResults). Select Choose Future Event and further select the appropriate game from the drop-down menu. The ACBLScore Game file (.ACx format) goes into the ACBL Game File box and the BridgePads file (.BWS format) goes into the Bridgepad File Box. Leave the Information File field blank. You will need to enter the password as well. Click Upload when the two files have been selected. A hired employee, director or a designated Club volunteeer will have already uploaded the Hand Record File (.PBN format) into that event.
If for any reason you want to reload the game file (e.g., there has been a correction), select Choose A Previous Result to select the game in question.