Scoring the Sims
Scoring the Simultaneous Pairs is very easy!
You need to score your heat using one of the many that now work with our Scoring System, and the details of those are here.
When you are done, log onto Internet using your own internet connection and send the files directly to us. You need to send us the four files, which will be called p.txt, c.txt, r.txt and e.txt.
Please note that NO OTHER FORMAT can be used - we must have those four files!
Also note that your club is identified by the Club Name and your telephone number (which will appear in the URL). If you don't want it to appear, then please use a fictitious number. We have to do that because different clubs often have the same name so we need a second "identifier" to ensure results don't overwrite each other.
Click here to get a document with instructions about scoring if you need it ... it has the what, the how, the why and the wherefore and it may help you!
To upload the files you should simply email them, all four in one email, not zipped, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do NOT include any messages with them though, as I don't see those emails. if you want to email me then send it to email@example.com
NOTE that we cannot use files in any other formats!
After uploading, please check the results on line to make sure they have appeared correctly with all the players names, scores etc and that they are the right ones!
If you have your own scoring program, you can write an interface to produce the files we need quite easily - the definition files can be found by clicking here. If you are going to do this, please be sure to do it well in advance and test it thoroughly - do not leave it until "the night" of your event and then decide to do it please !
Once you have decided which program you are going to use you can have a "test run" by using session # 9999 and uploading or emailing the four text files to us at firstname.lastname@example.org ... the results will then appear in our test area. It helps if you can do this and avoids any last minute panics!!
Scoring in this way is a requirement if you are running the World Wide Bridge Contest or European Simultaneous Pairs, but if you are running any of the others you can send the travellers for us to score them for you; be aware if you do this, that it will be quite a long time before the results appear on the site.
Links to all the pages about scoring are on your right, and you should also have a look at the FAQ pages which will give you more information.
First thing is - never panic! If you are worried about anything, contact Anna either by email or by phone on 01787 881920 and she will do her best to help.