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Interesting. I am not a director and do not know ACBLscore - I did not know about the text file option. We are currently using the snip tool, but I will ask our directors about the text file option.
July 16
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Update: used the system on Monday for the ACBL Instant Matchpoint game. We ran two sections. One ran flawlessly. The other had lots of problems. A number of scores did not transfer from the Bridgemates into ACBLscores. Some scores are wrong, but could have been caused by errors when manually entering the scores that didn't make it. Example, 3D+1 = +170.

I find it hard to believe that changing a display configuration can cause something like this to happen, but it's quite a coincidence that the first time we use our new monitor setup, we have significant ACBLscore issues.

The director did drag ACBLscore onto a “timer monitor” when the first section finished to show the results. We will not do that in future.
July 12
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I've got WsDisplaySettings, which seems similar. I have used it to create scripts but not yet played with the GUI. I will see if that or Display Fusion will do what we need.
July 12
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I simplified our actual configuration. We have 3 monitors and 2 TVs. One monitor is the main PC display. The other two monitors are tiny 10“ displays. These sit right by the PC so the director can see them easily. Each 10” monitor is duplicated to a TV mounted on the wall. We have two TVs so we can have a separate one for each section - we run two sections on our big game days.

I had looked at DisplayFusion but thought it too complicated for our users. Maybe I should look again. Or maybe it can be set up so that the directors never have to be involved with it.

Is the setting to have new windows open on the computer display a Windows setting or a DisplayFusion thing?
July 6
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I thought ACBLscore was centering some things across the whole virtual display. I reconfigured so that our two timer monitors were on the left and right of the main display, thinking that centering across the virtual display would now position it on the main display. Nope - it appeared on the right-hand monitor.
July 6
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We are aware that we cannot run two copis of ACBLscore (other than via VMs, whch I had not conosidered. It's not something I know how to do, but conceptually I know what it does, so it might be a way forward).

We plan to show the results simply by copying the ACBLscore display using the Snip tool and then drag that over to the monitor where we want it displayed.
July 6
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Interesting to see that Graham Kirby is playing. I haven't seen his name in forever. It's a great pity he cannot be playing with John Armstrong.
Feb. 20
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Opener did bid 3S and was indeed exactly 4333 but had no heart stop (109x) and was minimum. Then passed 4, which was intended as forcing. btw, I don't have a dog in this fight. I was the 2 bidder.
Feb. 19
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What if opener bids 3? Is 4 from responder now forcing?
Feb. 15
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Shawn, Clough's 44 days at Leeds showed that even then some top, opinionated, players would not listen to him.
July 11, 2018
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I could not find anything about that online, but we had 15 tables and ran two sections. The director explained that two sections allowed four pairs to win a gold point, one per section top.
July 11, 2018
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We see no change in table counts in STaC week. We do not charge any extra for any special games. We are the only game in town all days but one, and we get the same sort of attendance no matter what the special event. We are a non-profit members club, so provide the extra games for the members without worying too much about profit (we just about break even on STaC games).

Havng said that, I do not know how much the members appreciate having STaCs - something to find out. I personally don't care, even though I am one of the players who might reasonably expect to get some extra points. As Sam Marks and others indicate, the A/Open players don't care, and the others very rarely get anything from STaC.

Suggestion to OP: it might help get responses if there were some clue from the title what the post is about.
July 3, 2018
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In Savannah we have a member-owned club (300 members) in rented facilities and pay $8 per game (no extra for STac etc.) and $30/year membership. We were $7 and $20 but increased these to build capital to fund moving to a new location.
June 19, 2018
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There is already something like “imaginary points”: eligibility points. They are added to your masterpoint total to determine what events and stratifications you can play in, but do not count towards your masterpoint rank.

I do not know all the circumstances under which eligibility points are awarded, or how it is determined how many to award. I have 5,000 such points, given to me by the ACBL when I joined to reflect the fact that I had a bunch of EBU points and it would not be fair if I played in the local 299-er game.
May 31, 2018
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My experience is that GIB does play the highest card when it (thinks it) doesn't matter and it cannot beat the highest card already played in the trick. Conversely, it will duck when it thinks it cannot win the trick. Underleading your honors to put GIB partner in can be very dangerous.
April 7, 2018
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“It also won't bare an offside honor, so taking a trick 12 finesse is practically always safe.”

Playing in 6NT I had to take a finesse at trick 10, because of entry issues. GIB bared the king so that when the finesse lost, it cashed all the remaining tricks.
July 4, 2017
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Given the age of most bridge players, to get Darwinian benefit we would need a biblical approach and visit the sins of the fathers (and mothers) on the children to the third and fourth generation.
April 29, 2017
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I have no comment on the bridge hand, but would like to thank Barry for introducing me to the word lustrum (which gets a red squiggly underline from my spellchecker).
April 15, 2017
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Except Robert is also using a Yogiism. Berra wrote a book called “I really didn't say everything I said”.
Dec. 15, 2016
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Richard: “I apologise if this seems to be a foolish comment, but is it not possible to walk?”

In the US it is quite common for even short distances to be very difficult to manage on foot because of lack of footpaths/sidewalks. But in this case, the nearest restaurants off Disney property are about 5 miles away.

Disney World is about 40 square miles. To put that in context - about the size of Cambridge.
Dec. 1, 2016
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