Important things to note
- Sending the donations to us: we suggest a donation of £3.00 per player but it isn't set in stone. They can give less if they want or (hopefully) a bit more ! Every little helps.
- How to upload the LIN file to BBO - I am told that many users report that after uploading the deal files they need to logout and log back in before they are able to see and use the files. You are advised to leave plenty of time before the game to ensure that they are available for you to use
- Contact Douglas Wright at 3-Counties Bridge if you are using BCL and he will try and help you get a heat organised
- How to send the XML file with results - really important this !! Please do a test beforehand if you haven't already done one
- Here is a test set of hands - there are 21 boards, the LIN file, and a booklet from an old event that you can use to practice uploading and sending results - it would be really helpful if you can do that just to be sure it works for you!
- Clubs running open heats where visitors are welcome
- How to send the results using ScoreBridge or Pairs Scorer if you actually play at a club.
- General Regulations
- The session numbers are here
And some other important points concerning our Children in Need event - please read them!
Email me for the dealing files for your machine
- Don't forget to email me if you need the files for your dealing machine or for the LIN file to upload to BBO- I don't send them automatically!
Upload your results to ECats
- BUT NOT THE HANDS OR FREQUENCIES UNTIL THE EVENING PLEASE !
- REMEMBER that if you are sending an XML file then the subject of the email must be the session number and your country ONLY - nothing else, and please don't include any messages or any other files.
- Remember - we allow clubs to play during the day and not just in the evening, but please DO NOT UPLOAD YOUR RESULTS TO YOUR OWN SITE until the evening of the day you are playing. Each day has different hands of course, and uploading to ECats is fine at any time because you will just see a ranking list - the frequencies and hands won't display, but if you uplaod to your own site before 10 pm on the evening you play anyone can see the hands / frequencies and that is obviously not a good idea !
Affiliated English Clubs - upload to EBU as well !
- Note that the Children in Need event is EXEMPT of your P2P charges. You will still need to upload your files to the EBU as normal but mark them as EXEMPT, and of course remember to send the files to ECatsBridge AS WELL!
Non Affiliated English Clubs
- For the Children in Need event ONLY We are able to offer master points to EBU members playing at non-affiliated clubs PROVIDED their EBU numbers are included in the files we are sent. To do this the club will need to enter them into their scoring program, please. If you really can't manage that you can email me and I can do it but it's quite difficult and time-consuming and s you can imagine I have rather a lot to do during the event so if you can manage it I would be grateful !
After the event:
- Score and upload your results - you need to send them to the EBU AND to us!
- Remind your players to send in their donations
- Master Points for the EBU, WBU and SBU will all be direct credited with the relevant home Union.