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As a club, we want all players to feel comfortable.  If you as a player are made to feel uncomfortable during play, please call the director and let him/her make a ruling.

ACBL has a Zero Tolerance Policy - meaning that a penalty is assessed at the first infraction.  Highlands Duplicate Bridge Club (HDBC) Board Policy* for violation of Zero Tolerance is as follows: First Offense - Warning with HDBC directors advised; Second Offense - two-week suspension; and Third Offense - six-month suspension.  A list of offenders is provided each director, so that he/she can make the correct ruling.

*Director discretion is allowed, per ACBL Duplicate Law 91, if Director-in-Charge determines that any offense warrants a more serious penalty.  NOTE:   In the event of any penalty, a letter (email permitted) must be sent by the Director-in-Charge to HDBC directors, President of HDBC Board, and both Club Managers stating the date, name of offending player, and specifics of this event.

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Game Procedures

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 (under the direction of Vice-President and/or Club Co-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.

The co-manager 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.


Deal Boards

Hired employee, Vice-President, or Co-Manager will load the appropriate hand record file into the Dealer 4 Software and deal 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.


Director's Instructions

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. The Manager 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.  

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