BridgeNZ 2018 End of Year News

Merry Christmas 2018

BridgeNZ Christmas Break

Your club will have received a newsletter from Pat detailing our Christmas closing times: 22 December 2018 and re-opening 15 January 2019.

Autodealer 3 Dealing machines

The Autodealer3 dealing machines, which required bar-coded cards, have been discontinued for some years now, and the time has come to end servicing. These machines have performed well over more than 25 years in New Zealand, and it is a testiment to their quality that they continue to operate.  BridgeNZ have discontinued servicing these machines as parts are unavailable.

Bar-coded cards

If you are one of the few clubs using bar-coded cards for your autodealer3, and you wish to continue until the machine finally dies of natural causes, then we have a LIMITED SUPPLY of bar-coded cards available. We will NOT be bringing in new stock of bar-coded cards, and these will be sold on a first-come first-served basis for those using the autodealer3.

Dealer4 servicing

BridgeNZ do not service dealing machines during December and January.  When a dealing machine requires servicing, please:

  • Arrange an appointment
  • Deal as far ahead as practical, allowing for courier time
  • BridgeNZ usually only require the machine for one full day. 
  • Ship in the original box supplied, as this is specifically designed for this purpose.
  • Include 2 decks of cards of average wear (not new) for BridgeNZ to test the machine after servicing. These will be returned with the machine.
  • A contact person should be available with authority to approve any cost in addition to the service charge. BridgeNZ usually contact the person to get final approval before proceeding with replacement of parts.

NZ Scorer V18

This year has seen some exciting new features introduced into Scorer 18. We continue to add features and reports to help clubs and users.

If your club has not yet updated, then please contact Pat for more information on the update process.

End of Year

Remember that it is an easy process to copy the calendar from one year to the next - no need to re-enter all your events; just the click of a button.

See details here or just read the "END OF YEAR HINTS" in the Scorer Help menu.

Once the calendar is copied, there are reports to let you print the calendar by session or by event so you are able to rationalise events which have:

  • Drifted to the next month or
  • Are not set dates, like Tournaments

These events are easily modified in the calendar with the edit tool. 

BridgeTabs and BOS

There are now a significant number of clubs using BridgeTabs, as they are, arguably, the best and certainly the most economic solution for clubs, removing the reliance on specific hardware and allowing clubs to use off-the-shelf android tablets and standard wireless networking.


There are updates for both the BOS system used AND for the android tablets.

The BOS update can be downloaded by clicking here 

After download, extract the install files and install - if this is a problem then please contact BridgeNZ for assistance.

When the update is done, the BOS icon will be a green square contining a red heart. This differs from the old version of BOS which was a yellow circle with BOS written within the circle.

BridgeTab updates, if they do not happen automatically on your tablets, can be done by going to google play store and searching for Bridgetab, then update. The latest version is 1.72, and this will show on the welcome screen of the BridgeTab when updated.


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