1. Introduction
1.1 Using this Guide
2. Building your Web Site
2.1 The Home Page
2.2 Adjusting the menu
2.3 The Site 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 Login Passwords
2.5.8 Find a Partner
2.5.9 Bookings/Reservations
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 Pages
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 GDPR
3.4.4 What can Members Do?
3.5 Listing other clubs
3.5.1 Club Database
4. Using your Web Site - Members
4.1 Setting your password
4.2 Using Find a Partner
4.2.1 Find a Partner using Calendar Month Menu
4.2.2 Find a Partner using Member Only Tab
4.2.3 Making a reservation ( booking)
4.3 Download results
4.4 EBU NGS Grades
4.5 Results Display
4.5.1 Results Features
4.5.2 Personal Results Analysis
4.5.3 Card Analysis
4.5.4 Hand Evaluation
4.5.5 Movement options
4.5.6 Play it Again
4.5.7 Results Analysis
4.5.8 Results Display 2022 Edition
4.6 Personal 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
5.9.1 Same person with records under two names
5.9.2 Results not properly uploaded
5.9.3 Showing slams in ranking table
5.10 Backups
5.11 Email groups
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
6.1.4 Wireless Scoring
6.1.5 Calendar Matching
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 EBUScore
6.4 Uploading from BrIan
6.5 Uploading ACBL results using Results Administration
6.5.1 If you use predealt hands
6.5.2 ACBL Live
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 Master Points
6.12 ACBL BWS File
6.13 Windows Firewall
7. Bridge Online
7.1 BBO Results
7.1.1 Method 1 Use BBO Extractor or other software
7.1.2 Method 2 Enter BBO Session Number into Calendar
7.1.3 Hints for accessing results of a BBO Session
7.1.4 Hints for translating the BBO Username to actual name
7.1.5 BBO ACBL Virtual Games
7.1.6 What is a CSV file?
7.2 BCL Virtual Clubs
7.3 RealBridge
7.4 ACBL@Live BBO Results
7.5 Stepbridge
7.6 Attendance/Table Money/Fees
8. Deal Files
8.1 Hand Generating software
8.2 Creating deal files
8.3 Deal Uploading
8.4 Play it Again software
8.5 EBU/ECATS Simultaneous sessions
8.6 Jannersten BOS/Duplimapp
8.7 Widgets
9. Web Pages
9.1 News Items
9.2 Changing/splitting pages
9.3 Editor
9.3.1 Editor usage
9.4 Add a Link
9.5 Forms
9.5.1 Forms emails
9.5.2 Message Board
9.6 Add Special Content/Widget
9.7 Hand of the week
9.8 Membership lists
9.8.1 Adding Extra Fields
9.9 Picture Gallery
9.9.1 To add a single picture to a news item
9.9.2 Using the editor
9.9.3 Using the Add Picture button
9.10 Page Options
9.11 Page Sequence
9.12 Themes and site style
10. The Calendar
10.1 Calendar Fields
10.2 Amending the Calendar
10.3 Highlighting Calendar Events
10.4 Quick Update
10.5 The Schedule
10.6 Calendar Options
10.7 Calendar Sharing
10.8 Suspending Calendar
10.9 Links to Online Bridge
10.10 Access to BBO Results
11. Competitions
11.1 Competition Features
11.2 Eligible Dates
11.2.1 User Selected Dates
11.2.2 Auto Dates
11.3 Presentation
11.4 Restrictions
11.5 Rules
11.6 Handicaps
11.6.1 Rolling Handicap
11.6.2 Calculating handicap for a pair
11.6.3 Manual Handicaps
11.6.4 NGS Handicaps
11.7 Name changes and aliases
11.8 Ascendancy Tables
11.9 NGS grades
11.10 Interclub
12. Club Location
13. The Menu
13.1 Amending the Menu
13.2 Adding Pages
13.3 Adding Documents
13.4 Member Only Menu
14. Pictures
14.1 Picture Library
14.2 Videos
14.3 Picture and Video upload
14.4 Membership pictures
14.5 Favicon
15. Documents
15.1 Document formats
15.2 Document Upload
15.3 Document Usage
15.4 Private Documents
16. Membership Features
16.1 Update your Membership Database
16.1.1 Synchronization
16.1.2 Import/Export
16.1.3 ACBL player file
16.1.4 Player Database
16.1.5 EBUScore Synchronization
16.2 Members Only Page
16.3 Calendar Features
16.4 Bulk email
16.4.1 To send "Bulk Email"
16.4.2 Email Selection Criteria
16.4.3 Mail Merge
16.4.4 Emailing Documents
16.4.5 Bulk Email Templates
16.5 PayPal Payments
16.5.1 PayPal Button
17. Email Queries
17.1 Emails not received
17.2 Bulk Email log
17.3 Email Service
18. Attendance Module
18.1 Attendance Overview
18.2 Attendance Basics
18.3 Options
18.4 Payment Rates
18.5 Attendance Operation
19. Social Module
19.1 Social Module Administration
20. Toolkit
20.1 Help Topics
20.2 Web Administration Set Up
21. Other important stuff
21.1 Adaptive design
21.2 Bridgewebs BackUps
21.3 Cut and Paste
21.4 Domain
21.5 PDF Files
21.6 Performance
21.7 Results only service
21.8 Security Settings
21.9 Spam
21.10 Site Statistics
21.11 Time Zone
21.12 Twitter
21.13 Upgrades
21.14 Browse Button
21.15 Web Searches
21.16 Character Sets
22. Programmer Notes
22.1 Player DB Synchronization
22.2 ScoreBridge Player Synch
22.3 CSV Format
22.4 API Interface
22.5 API Sample Code
22.6 Integrated Calendar Check
22.7 PBN Files
BridgeWebs User Guide
18. Attendance Module

With "Online Bridge", clubs have gone in many directions to overcome the issue of having to charge their players for playing in "Online Bridge"

There are basically 3 ways of tackling this

  1. Require that every player buys a ticket in order to play in a Session
  2. Require that every player pays before attending such as having a "Payment Button" to allow players to pay.
  3. Run the Session and keep a track of who has played and match to payments received by the club.

1) The first method of "Buying a Ticket" is similar to buying a ticket to the theatre, a cinema or a sports events. A person would log in to an online site such as  TicketMaster and buy a ticket. The person is issued with a ticket and TicketMaster provides a list of tickets sold and hand over the payments received less commission before the event.  It is then up to the Venue to monitor people arriving that they have a valid ticket. It will also be necessary to handle refunds etc.

2) The second of "Paying Upfront" is similar. The difference is that the club manually checks the payments against the attendees before commencing. A Payment button alone does not help in reconciling payments. Feedback from clubs is that Payment Buttons Software is expensive in that the Payment company takes a significant percentage for every transactions.

3) The third method is to "Allow players to participate, regardless of Credit", subject to the club rules. Then keep track of who has participated and ask them to pay at the end of the month for the events they have participated in.

We have decided that the method most suited to Bridgewebs is the third method. So, since the Autumn 2020  we have extended the "Competition - Attendance" feature to a new "Attendance Module" which has been developed to provide the necessary to monitor Session Costs and Payments, i.e. a Mini Player Accounting system. The club will arrange a suitable method for players to pay the club on a monthly basis, generally "Online Banking", then as necessary will upload the list of payments to Bridgewebs and Bridgewebs will match these to the Sessions played.  At the end of the month Bridgewbs will provide the players with a "Statement" of their current position "Balance"

We are being cautious and low-key about this because when it comes to Money, people can get quite upset if they are informed they owe money when they do not.

If the club would like to try out the "Attendance Module", please contact Bridgewebs via the "Web Administration Request" option to request  the "Attendance Module" to be added to "Web Administration" options provided through the latest Release "2.19p".
If the club wish to continue using the "Attendance Module" after you have had a look, there will be an additional cost of £2/£3 per month equivalent, added to the subscription at renewal. This is felt necessary to cover the increase in databases, processing costs, increased usage of Email and general Support.

As a future extension, if there is sufficient demand, we will look at providing an interface to Payment Button providers such as PayPal or Stripe, BUT paid to an account opened by the club. However, we have no plans for a full "Payment Processing" system, that would require PCI DSS compliance with the Regulators and that is an expensive process. Any system for collecting money on behalf of other organisations is fraught with issues and we certainly would not want to be responsible for everything that goes with that, such as collecting and distributing tens of thousands of pounds and the pitfalls of Data Protection and issuing Refunds. It would be necessary to obtain an accreditation similar to ATOL protection for the Holiday Industry. We leave that to the bigger companies such as Ticketmaster, PayPal and others.