A modern bridge scoring system
Bridgetime Score handles the whole tournament from setup, registration and games to results – all in the same system. Bridgetime Score calculates results for all types of bridge tournament and is perfect for both small and large clubs.
HOW BRIDGETIME SCORE WORKS
A complete web-based scoring system
Just four clicks to start a tournament
It takes just four clicks to start a bridge tournament in Bridgetime Score: select the tournament in the tournament calendar, open the tournament for registration, close registration (you may need to replace the movement schedule that Bridgetime Score suggests) and finally start playing. The tournament director can easily start, follow and end the tournament on a tablet, smartphone or computer.
The tablet or the mobile control the game
Bridgetime Score is used via tablets on the table or via mobiles. The registration of the players is done on the tablet for all players around the table, and in pairs on the mobiles. North handles the registration on the tablet or the mobile, and registers the players' contracts, opening leads and results. Also the bidding can be registered, if the club chooses that setting in the system. After each board is played, the tablet or the mobiles, display the contracts, opening leads and results for how other tables played the board and, if desired, the current result.
The tablet in the photo tells the players where to move to for the next round, round 2. The tablet shows that North/South must move to table 4, assume positions East/West and play the boards 1 and 2. East/West must move to table 2, assume positions North/South and play the boards 9 and 10. The played boards must be moved to table 3 for the next round. The players at this table for round 2 will be: Hultman Anders (North), Olsson Gunilla (South), Ericsson Anders (East) and Roupe Sven (West). The boards to be played at this table are 1 and 2. When all the players have placed themselves at the table and when the text "Wait for the start of the next round" is replaced with the button "Start playing", North starts the game on the tablet.
The mobile shows the movement instructions for the next round, round 4. The mobile shows that the couple/player must move to table 6, sit as East/West and play boards 7 and 8. The round's played boards must be moved to the board table. The players at the next table are: Falkevall Arne (North), Falk Ingrid (South), Brander Rolf (East) and Dehlén Olle (West). The tiles to be played at this table are 7 and 8. When all players are placed at the table and when the text "Wait for the start of the next round" is replaced with the "Start playing" button, North starts the game on the mobile.
Results are displayed immediately
Immediately when the tournament has finished, the results are displayed on the tablet or the mobile. At the same time, detailed results for each board are published on the club’s web, along with the best contract and a Double Dummy Analysis (DDA) and private report for each pair. If the players registered the bidding sequence during the game, the bidding for each board is also displayed.
Many different types of game
Bridgetime Score handles many different types of game, making it possible for bridge clubs to offer their members different types of game. The following types of game are handled by Bridgetime Score: pairs and team tournaments, barometer scoring, Swiss pairs and teams, stratified pairs, and series tournaments. Bridgetime Score also handles IMP across the field in a team for pairs, in which pairs are allotted to a team or seeded. The aim is that pairs can try out team matches without needing to be in a league. All types of tournament can be included in a series tournament over one or more seasons.
Support for all scoring methods
Bridgetime Score is an advanced system that supports all scoring methods: top score, datum score (median and average) and IMP across the field. Bridgetime uses Neuberg’s formula for adjusting the top score result when one board has not been played as many times as other boards. Along with the result of a board, Bridgetime displays a theoretical calculation of the number of tricks that the declarer can win when all four players can see all 52 cards (Double Dummy Analysis) and the best contract.
A good overview of tournaments in the tournament calendar
All past and future tournaments at a bridge club are displayed in a tournament calendar per week or month.
Future tournaments are displayed with the time and place and the name and contact details of the tournament director and any sit in player. Tournament details are displayed, such as type of tournament, scoring method, number of boards, etc. Recurring tournaments can be easily set up in the calendar by copying an existing tournament to another date range in the future.
One click on a played tournament displays the detailed results, consisting of results list, board results, Double Dummy Analysis (DDA), best contract and the players’ private report. If the players registered their bidding sequence during the tournament, the bidding sequence is also displayed.
Team league tournaments and IMP across the field in a team tournament with Bridgetime Score
Bridgetime Score’s team tournament module lets you play matches just as easily as pairs. The players need only register contracts, opening leads and results, and Bridgetime Score handles all the scoring, board by board, round by round, and calculates the match result. After the match, the tablet displays the full match report.
Bridgetime Score also handles team table positions. A team sits at a vacant table in the club premises and registers the team and its players on the tablet at the table. When the match starts, the tablet shows the table and positions for each pair in the team, in the open and closed room.
Match results are published on the web, along with the match report and the updated league table. If the players registered their bidding sequence during the match, that is also displayed on the web.
GET STARTED WITH BRIDGETIME SCORE
This is how easy it is for a club to get started with Bridgetime Score
- 1The club takes out a subscription to Bridgetime Score. The subscription has no minimum term. The price is a fee of EUR 0.50 per player per tournament.
- 2The club chooses whether they want to play with tablets, mobiles or Bridgemate devices.
- One tablet per table is needed. The tablets can be owned by the club or lent by the players.
- One or more charging stations for simultaneous charging of 10 tablets are required.
- Internet is needed in the premises. This may be via the club’s own broadband service, mobile broadband or a member’s smartphone with a data allowance.
- One mobile per partnership or player is needed. The mobile accompanies the partnerships/players from table to table, and the players can easily use their own mobile phones.
- No separate internet connection is needed in the premises as the mobiles are already connected to the internet.
- The club’s Bridgemate devices are used.
- 3The tournament director needs a tablet or a computer to conduct the tournament, when tablets or mobiles are used. When using Bridgemate devices, a computer connected to the Internet is required to lead the tournament.
- 4Training for the tournament director and additional assistance are included free of charge.
- 5One or more charging stations for simultaneous charging of 10 tablets per station.
We train the club’s directors free of charge. Training takes around three hours. We also attend the club’s first tournament via internet.
Training is usually on the same day as the first tournament. Before the training, we at Bridgetime Systems will have imported the club’s members in Bridgetime Score based on an Excel file that you have received from us and completed. The director at the first tournament is one of the club’s ordinary directors, who is assisted by staff from Bridgetime Systems.
Members are trained in how to use the tablets at the first tournament. Using the tablets is intuitive and uncomplicated, and after a few rounds all players will be comfortable using it.
Bridgetime Score uses the latest technology
Bridgetime Score is a web-based system, which gives clubs many advantages. Instead of needing to install or download software to the club’s computer, Bridgetime Score is used via a web browser on a tablet or a computer. So the bridge club avoids the work and costs involved for its own computer, purchasing, installation and software upgrades, etc. Bridgetime Score is subject to continuous maintenance and development, and new versions are installed immediately at no cost to the club. Bridgetime Systems takes care of everything for you!
Bridgetime Score works in any browser and on all operating systems (Apple IOS, Android, Windows and Mac OS).
Bridgetime Score and Bridgemate
Bridgetime Score is one of many scoring software integrated with Bridgemate. However, Bridgetime Score differs from the other scoring programs in that it is the only web-based scoring program.
High data security
Bridgetime Score has high data security, with dual servers, dual firewalls, dual data storage with standby hard drives, etc. Bridgetime Score is backed up every day. The entire operating environment is monitored continuously every minute from various locations worldwide. Bridgetime Score is available 24/7/365.
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© 2014 - 2020 Bridgetime AB