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June 2022 Scorer Update V22.2 with Cashless Payments

Updates to Scorer - Process


Scorer Major updates are now periodic, and development has produced a robust scoring system with a solid database to store your data.

Cashless Payments have been integrated into the latest version to make it easy for the club to accept and account for multiple forms of payment, removing any requirements for vouchers/tickets and even for cash, but at the same time allowing for all these forms of payment to be taken and audited.

The latest release also heralds the requirement to update any older versions of SQL Server (pre-2016) to SQL Server 2019 Express as some of the new code requires the use of functions not available in the earlier versions of SQL Server. Please contact BridgeNZ for us to update SQL Server at a special discounted rate available until September 1 2022. 


See the documentation HERE


To see the Latest Scorer User Manual click HERE

BBO & RealBridge

BBO Help

Until lockdown drops and clubs return, BBO has been a much in demand resource for Bridge Players.

This link takes you to a series of YouTube videos to help you with BBO - an excellent resource

BBO YouTube Videos


Scorer Update Notes

Scorer 20.09 update – 9/9/20

It is now possible to offset movements so that the resting boards from one section can be used in the other section.

Default section has been corrected to show the first available section in sort order.

The Admin report - "Player numbers by calendar week" had been modified to show weeks where there is no play inone year.  This allows reporting for covid and loss of player numbers.


Scorer 20.07 update –
Significant changes and IMPORTANT notes

  1. For simplicity of use in smaller clubs, if
    1. the user Admin exists in the club membership
    2. The user Admin has no password
    3. The user Admin has level 9 Admin Password Level
  2. Setup of Pairs events has been simplified with the removal of "Room" and defaulting the first section.
  3. Simple Mitchel movements are the same but all Howell / One-winner movements, Web / Bowman Mitchell movements and other movements are classified as custom movements and are able to be loaded by the user. Many movement csv files are available on the BridgeNZ site for download here, and the process is documented here
  4. If there are custom movements that the club has generated in the old movements and requires them to be moved to the new custom movements then please contact BridgeNZ and email the old movement file.
  5. The option to score multiple sections for a single event and NOT score across sections has been temporarily suspended. The session will be scored across sections.  If the user wishes to score sections independently they are able to create separate events and use the common database procedure found in the Manual.
  6. Handicaps screen has changed significantly for session handicaps.
    Starting pairs are shown and any pair where one or both players do not have a handicap are highlighted.
    Also Handicap button is now RED if there are players with no handicap assigned, and Grey if all the players have handicaps assigned.
  7. Section screen for pairs has “Edit Received Data” button to allow editing of results after upload. This is for expert users only, but allows contract and pair numbers to be changed when going to the web. If pair numbers are changed in the Board Scores then this will allow a match for XML to the web.
  8. Special ladders can now be sent to the web. This means that cross-competition laddres can be run with results going to the web.
  9. Tournament Entries:
    1. There is a button to delete all entries. This is sometimes useful if the entries have been imported into the wrong event.
    2. Import from csv has been fixed to allow for quoted or non-quoted headings in the csv file
  10. Ladders: “Force Qualify List” in the ladders screen will now add pairs and allocated scored to the session selected in the right panel. There was a bug where the score was only added to the final session and not the appropriate session. This option allows the user to add a pair to a ladder after being eliminated from a higher event or to put in a “double substitute” if that is allowed.

Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017

Latest Law book released

The Laws of Duplicate Bridge are required, by the consitiution of the World Bridge Federation, to be reviewed at least every 10 years.  The latest review is complete and ratified and BridgeNZ have published the Laws in New Zealand.

Implementation in NZ is 1 August, 2017. 


Please read the article in this link

2017 Law 26 change by WBF

and download the replacement Law 26

 Purchase Now

X-IMP Scoring

X-IMP scoring for pairs and Swiss Pairs

BridgeNZ has now implemented X-IMP scoring where the total X-IMPS are divided by the number of comparisons. For Swiss Pairs the total of these X-IMPS, rounded to the nearest IMP, is converted to VP's.

Timer Clock


BridgeNZ has released a free timer clock for those with internet connection.

This is available from the BridgeNZ web site menu or Scorer can start this from the session.

BridgeTab for Android

BridgeTab has been released by Jannersten.

The two devices (BridgeScorer and BridgeTab) will seamlessly operate together in a session, as they use the same control** software. BridgeTab Android software is free (from Google Play Store) and server licencing is very reasonable.
The BridgeTab works on any android phone or tablet connected to a standard wireless network so no more custom hardware required.
For more information email Pat

** The latest version of BOS is required