The Dealer’s main responsibilities are to use the Duplimate machine 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 Duplimate machine to generate a new set of hands and to give this set of hands a file name with the format YYYYMMDD/colour/type where YYYYMMDD is the date on which the hands were created,colour is the colour of the boards used and type (optional) signifies whether the high visibility cards were used i.e large
Taking the boards out of the box, and then taking the cards out of the boards and feeding them into the Duplimate machine 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 when the boards were created
If physically able and happy to do so, the dealer should take the box to the storage area on the ground floor.
When finished dealing switch off and cover the Duplimate machine
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 EBUScore to receive data from the BridgeMates, score the event, print the final results and send the results to BridgeWebs and Pianola, 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 James Carpenter) 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