Scoring a Teams Event
Scoring a teams event using EBUScore Teams is almost identical to using EBUScore Pairs.
For the most part, you can follow the instructions for Scoring a Pairs Event.
Menu items, etc. are very similar, with a few obvious exceptions: 'Teams Events' appears on the main menu rather than 'Pairs Events', but clicking on the button takes you to the similar 'Events List' page.
You might need to take note of the following issues:
Method of Scoring
Most clubs, for Pairs events, use 'match point' scoring.
Likewise, for Teams events, they generally use 'IMPs' scoring. But several alternatives are available.
For example, depending on the number of boards per round, you might wish to convert IMPs to VPs:
To check your scoring settings: On the Event Details screen, when you first create the event, click on the 'scoring' tab, top right.
As with other settings in this screen, EBUScore will default to what was used last time, but you might wish to save club defaults.
This is an extra item on the Event Menu. It is of particular relevance to the NGS.
For most Teams events, you will have the North-South players sitting throughout. But occasionally you might run a 'pivot teams' for example, where some players switch polarity.
If they do switch, then you need to record this in the 'Seating Lineup' - thus, for the purposes of the NGS, each player will get credited with their own performance and not that of their team-mates!
If players never switch polarity, you don't need to concern yourself with this feature.
HOWEVER, you may nevertheless need to “Initialise all seating line-ups” on the Seating Lineup screen, just to confirm that the players are seated in what may appear to be the 'obvious' line-up!
The Teams scoring program runs independently to the Pairs program - it has its own folder & set of data files, etc.
By default, it also uses a separate 'Player Database' to the Pairs program.
However, you can change this. You will probably find it useful to use the same database for both programs.
- From the Main Menu, click on 'Player Database'.
- In the long bar at the top, you see the filename of the Player Database that is currently being used.
(This shows that TSMembers.dat in the EBUScore\Teams folder is used)
- Click on 'Change Database', and confirm that you wish to do so.
- Navigate to the C:\EBUScore\Pairs folder; click on 'PSMembers.dat', and 'Open'.