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@Alexander, ACBLscore game file is a binary file, not a text file. Even you are a good programmer who could decode binary file, it would take a lot of effort to extract information correctly. Matthew Kidd did some wonderful job in decoding the game file. Take a look at his website.
Dec. 6
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@Bud, any TD could pull player's address and masterpoint information from ACBLscore player database. The database has more personal information like e-mail and phone number that are not in game file.
Dec. 6
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This does not make any sense to me. All the player names in ACBLscore game file are also published on Live for Club results. The game file does not have any more personal information.
Dec. 6
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China has a very strong school program. This pair was on the team winning Chinese High School bridge championship every year since their first year in high school to their last year. In 2018 World Youth Bridge Team Championship Bo Fu was on the girl team winning gold medal from WBF record.
Dec. 5
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Edward Xu is a young player from Toronto area. His ACBL record showing he played in Collegiate Bowl in 2014 and 2015. Yan Wang is also a Toronto area player. Ming Sheng is a young bridge pro from Chicago area originally from China. I could not find info of Xin Lin. He is from China and I suppose he and Ming must know each other when they were in China.
Dec. 3
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0-2500 Young pair is a Basic+ chart event.
Dec. 2
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If you exit from 4th St Exit from Powell Station, the hotel entrance is right across 4th St. between Market and Mission.
Dec. 2
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BART from SFO to Powell Street is $9.65. The station is just one block away from host hotel.
Nov. 28
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It's almost the same list as those voted No in LV NABC.
Nov. 27
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@Matthew, my understanding of Item 193-26 is to give ACBL tournament management an authority in approving COC to handle a similiar situation like KIKO where someone tries to explore the holes in the rule - “it is perfectly legal but not the rule intended for”.
Nov. 23
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The new proposal is to allow 4 teams play a 2 session KO and only award 1st place. Item 193-22.
Nov. 23
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Then they won't be NLM any more. Once I played in a regional when I was still eligibile for Gold Rush. Although I like to play in Open pair but my partner preferred Gold Rush and we played in Gold Rush. Once Gold Rush Pair is available, they abandoned KO in favor of it.

Did you check out that KIKO event bracket four? They could win gold point losing all their matches. Why play in Open Pair?
Nov. 22
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KO was the only event NLM could get gold point, before the introduction of Gold Rush. Now bracketed KO event has ceased to exist in this part of country because of Gold Rush.
Nov. 22
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Yes. If you looked at bracket 4 there was one team who lost all their matches in Day 1, but still advanced to 2nd day to win gold points.
Nov. 22
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Chess has been an Olympic event for many years. Do they have drug test before/after each event?
Nov. 22
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@Steve, In this new map three new regions are from single district. These three DD should be automatically change to RR and not be allowed an extra 3 year term.
Nov. 22
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@Jeff, you could find a list of masterpoint committee members from the following link (look at the bottom).
https://www.acbl.org/about-acbl/administration/board-of-directors/meeting-motions-and-minutes/
I was in their meeting during LV NABC since I did the rating study per their request.

In my observation the committee member are all most knowledgeable person you could find about masterpoint. The SF BOD motion related to masterpoints are all based on this committee's recommendations. Of cource we don't know how BOD would vote and how much time they would spend on it. But I think there is a good reason to believe the new process should work better.
Nov. 20
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Yes. This is true. Live4Club uses a new Masterpoint engine that could be easily reconfigure/updated. The input file is based on USEBIO standard, see following link.
http://usebio.org/
The current implementation is to convert ACBLscore game file into USEBIO format and process it.

By the way, some information are not defined in USEBIO standard, i.e, club director. This is why you don't see director's name. However we could add it in the future.
Nov. 18
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@Matthew, thanks for posting this and thanks for what you have done to improve bridge game.

As you may know, I've worked with ACBL as a part-time consultant for a couple years. The new Live4Club is based on a new database developed on AWS while the tournament Live website is still based on AS400. The new database schema is different from old one and directly resulted in some of the difference/improvement you observed in display.

Currently there were still a number of issues in Live4Club for games like homestyle pair, manually scored game (no board results), some games with phantom pair, game scored across multiple sections and individual game. However these problems are all under control and should be revolved in the next month. Pair/team game mentioned by Peg is an issue more difficult because these game were saved in ACBLscore as separate game, but we should have a solution eventually.

Team game display is another part of development. Since team games are rare in club, it has not been on the priority list. Currently Live4Club could display match result, although there is still a bug with 3-way matches. The eventual goal is to be able to display team games with board level score and hand record. Since this is completely new, the display is not finalized yet. This might be something the Bridgewinners community could help. There are a couple options. First is to start with Jeffrey chart - the wall chart you usually see in Swiss tournament. It listed each team's score by round and you could click the match score to get board results. The second option is to have something like WBF display from the following page that listed results by round.
http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/wuhan.19/microSite/Asp/RoundTeams.asp?qtournid=1640&qroundno=1
Any one has any better idea could raise it here as well.
Nov. 18
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It will be but it is not on priority now. You could call ACBL and give it a push.
Nov. 17
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