DNR Bridgemate Seminar

DNR Bridgemates Operations Seminar for Club Level Tournament Directors

This seminar is aimed at existing and aspiring club level Tournament Directors who want to learn how to run competitions using Bridgemates. It will also be of interest to people who currently run competitions using Bridgemates, but wish to improve their knowledge and skills. Do you know how to setup a competition using Bridgemates but worry about what you will do if something goes wrong? If so, you should find this course helpful.

The morning will consist of two didactic sessions. The first will cover common pairs movements. This is not intended to be a Tournament Director course, but important aspects of the common movements will be covered, as a good knowledge of these is essential to the successful running of tournaments using Bridgemates. The second didactic session will explain how the Bridgemate system works, and the procedures for setting up tournaments employing Bridgemates, using both ScoreBridge and EBUScore.

Following a light lunch, the participants will divide into groups of 4. Each group will be assigned to a tutor who will have a live system running. Participants will have the opportunity to set up a tournament. This should be of particular interest the aspiring group. They will then be taken through the procedures for dealing with the most important issues which may arise during the course of a tournament. These will include:

  • Correcting a name using a Bridgemate, Bridgemate Control Software and/or the scoring program.
  • Correcting an erroneous result entry.
  • Assigning artificial scores (averages etc.).
  • Replacing a faulty Bridgemate.
  • Dealing with disasters; power cuts, computer crashes, server failures etc.
Finally, there will be a further didactic session, covering the procedures that should be followed at the end of the tournament, including:
  • Ensuring all results are in and have found their way to the scoring program.
  • Closing unplayed rounds.
  • Manually correcting erroneous scores using the scoring program.
  • Printing results.
  • Uploading them to a website.
This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Saturday March 25
Time: 11:00 - 16:30
Venue: Donnycarney/Beaumont Care Centre
Cost: €15 per person (includes sandwiches during lunchtime break)
Registration: Pre-Booking is essential and is best done online by clicking on this link. Alternatively, you can send a text message to the Regional Secretary on 087 619 2303.

Places are limited to 20. We currently have 22 bookings. If you wish to go on the waiting list, please apply. Given the demand, we will probably repeat the seminar in the next few weeks.