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 ===== Should My Club Switch to EBUScore? ===== ===== Should My Club Switch to EBUScore? =====
  
-Although we hope that EBUScore ​might become the '​standard'​ for EBU affiliated clubs, ​it is not our intention ​to force clubs to switch. ​ If you are happy with the scoring program that you currently use, and if it complies ​with the requirements of the EBU '​Universal Membership Scheme' ​etc.then there is no need for you to switch.+We hope that EBUScore ​will become the '​standard'​ for EBU affiliated clubs.  Howeveryou don't have to switch ​to it until you are ready. ​ While other programs continue to comply ​with the requirements of the EBU '​Universal Membership Scheme', ​you can still use them. 
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 +For those who wish to switch please note that there is no charge ​for affiliated clubs to get the software, to have it updated or to receive support if needed. ​ Club representatives can download the software via the club's page of the [[https://​www.ebu.co.uk/​members/​v2/​|New Members Area]] (a.k.a. 'My EBU'). More information [[download_ebuscore|here]].
  
 ==== We currently use PairsScorer ==== ==== We currently use PairsScorer ====
-If you currently use Jeff Smith'​s suite of programs, then you will find EBUScore almost identical. ​ But Jeff's suite will cease to be supported, and you might find, in due course, that there will be certain things ​that you won't be able to do with Jeff'​s ​that you can do with EBUScore.  There is no immediate need to switch over, but you might look at doing so in due course.\\ +If you currently use Jeff Smith'​s suite of programs, then you will find EBUScore almost identical. ​ But Jeff's suite will cease to be supported, and you might find, in due course, that there will be some improvements made to EBUScore ​that won't be made to Jeff's .  There is no immediate need to switch over, but you should ​look at doing so in the near future.\\ 
-[[switchingfromKJS|Switching from Jeff Smith]]+[[switchingfromJS|Switching from Jeff Smith]]
  
 ==== We currently use ScoreBridge ==== ==== We currently use ScoreBridge ====
 ScoreBridge is a popular program for clubs. ​ Most clubs consider it to be very user-friendly. ​ Some such clubs have tried using PairsScorer,​ and have found it less friendly.\\ ScoreBridge is a popular program for clubs. ​ Most clubs consider it to be very user-friendly. ​ Some such clubs have tried using PairsScorer,​ and have found it less friendly.\\
-Part of this is simply familiarity - the two programs have different approaches. ​ Once you have got used to PairsScore, or its successor, EBUScore Pairs, you might find that it is not as unfriendly as you might have thought.\\+Part of this is simply familiarity - the two programs have different approaches. ​ Once you have got used to PairsScorer, or its successor, EBUScore Pairs, you might find that it is no less user-friendly.\\
 However, there are aspects of PairsScorer that perhaps can be improved as far as the user interface is concerned - maybe, for example, in several situations there are simply too many options available that are of little relevance to normal clubs. ​ One of the strengths of PairsScorer is its flexibility to deal with all sorts of different type of event, especially at tournament level. ​ This strength might also be a weakness when it comes to the '​everyday'​ club.\\ However, there are aspects of PairsScorer that perhaps can be improved as far as the user interface is concerned - maybe, for example, in several situations there are simply too many options available that are of little relevance to normal clubs. ​ One of the strengths of PairsScorer is its flexibility to deal with all sorts of different type of event, especially at tournament level. ​ This strength might also be a weakness when it comes to the '​everyday'​ club.\\
 One of our aims, in the medium term, is to produce a 'Club version'​ of EBUScore - a simplified version with fewer of the redundant options - that should appeal more to the average club. One of our aims, in the medium term, is to produce a 'Club version'​ of EBUScore - a simplified version with fewer of the redundant options - that should appeal more to the average club.
  
-In short: Do try EBUScore ​(or PairsScorer), ​if you are in any way unhappy with ScoreBridge. ​ But if you are put off in the first place, don't dismiss it completely - either persist with it, or revert to ScoreBridge whilst keeping your eyes open for the Club Version of EBUScore.+In short: Do try EBUScore if you are in any way unhappy with ScoreBridge. ​ But if you are put off in the first place, don't dismiss it completely - either persist with it, or revert to ScoreBridge whilst keeping your eyes open for the Club Version of EBUScore. 
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 +[[switchingfromSB|Switching from ScoreBridge]]
  
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