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The Dealer’s main responsibilities are to use the Duplimator to deal fresh sets of hands for a session and to ensure that the set is given a file name that the scorer can analyse and print, and also publish on the internet along with the results of the session.
The Dealer’s responsibilities include:
To use the Duplimator to generate a new set of hands and to give this set of hands a file name with the format YYYYMMDDcolour where YYYYMMDD is the date on which the hands are expected to be played, and colour is the colour of the boards used.
Taking the boards out of the box, and then taking the cards out of the boards and feeding them into the Duplimator to generate a new set of hands.
Replacing decks containg cards that are marked or sticky.
When the dealing is finished, to load them back into the box so that the boards are in sequence such that they can be distributed easily during the session when they are played.
Putting a label in the box that says what the file name is and who dealt the cards. Also to put the appropriate preprinted label in the box that says which session the boards are to be played.
If physically able and happy to do so, the dealer should take the box downstairs. However, just putting the box on the landing makes it clear that the hands have been re-dealt and so someone else will take them downstairs.
When finished dealing switch off and cover the Duplimator.
If there is no bridge session due to start, then switch off the PC and the lights in the office.
The Scorer’s job is to get ScoreBridge to receive data from the BridgeMates, score the event, print the final results and send the results to BridgeWebs, and to print the analysis of the hands played in that session. The Scorer is in charge of the BridgeMates and the computer.
The Scorer’s responsibilities include:
It is important to correct errors as they could impact the outcome of internal competitions, and will also have an effect on NGS gradings.
NB If there are known errors with the results and the scorer doesn’t know how to correct them, then he/she shouldn’t try to. He/she should contact Barry O’Connor (or Keith Sowerbutts) who will arrange for it to be sorted and results published. The same applies if results have been published on the web but are incorrect. (Stuart Kay/Trevor Waddilove also need to be told as it could impact P2P).
The Tournament Director(TD) is in charge of the playing area and dealing with matters relating to playing bridge. Some of the responsibilities can be delegated but they include:
The TD must not analyse/print hands without agreement from the scorer