Scoring a session when all boards are NOT played due to insufficient time.

91/2 Table 30 Board Mitchell movement with play ceasing after 27 Boards due to time constraints.
Round 10 there are 27 missing scores. Should an average to both sides (50/50) be given for the not played boards?
If this wasn't done, with a 'sit-out', E/W Pair 1 will play 27 boards with the other E/W Pairs playing 24.
Not sure if it would make any difference to the overall rankings except for the % Score.


  • edited November 2017
    When the reduction in number of boards played is across the field like this the unplayed boards should not be given a score. This is functionally equivalent to scoring it as “Not Played” and this is an infrequently occurring example of when it is permissible to do that.

    As you say, the only difference this makes is to the percentages, not the ranking, but of course that does matter from the point of view of the NGS.
  • TagTag
    edited November 2017

    Marking them all as "Not Played" is also functionally equivalent to programming the scoring software to skip the last round.

  • You don't have to do anything with Bridgemate, just take the scores as they are.. In effect the movement becomes one round shorter.


  • We run an Improvers section, and this happens a lot.
    We may schedule 21 bds (7*3) but run out of time after 18.
    I can use 'Close Rounds' in BCS to cover the unplayed last round.
    Using ScoreBridge, this reads that data from the BCS dbase.
    It then allows you to finalise the event, do web pages etc.

    But EBUScore doesn't seem to read the 'closed' rounds from BCS.
    I can change the event profile in EBUScore to 6 Rounds and recover results.
    But this seems a bit clunky, is this the correct way to handle the situation?

  • I just stop a round or two early with Bridgemates and EBU Score and it just uses the rounds played.


  • In EBUScore you can just publish the results. The missing scores for the unplayed round will be treated properly. You will see messages at various points saying that scores are missing.

    You can change the movement to six rounds and retain results - it should not be necessary to recover results. This will have the effect of removing the "missing scores" messages - but might result in loss of other scores if you get it wrong.

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