# Robin_BarkerTD

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• @495670 said: Would you mind sharing how you uploaded the file into EBUScore? If you can create an XML/UMS file for the session/section then you can 'Import from XML'
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 19
• Explain it as 'undiscussed: trying to show hears' Private chat to opponents 'if 2NT is ogust, then 3H is artificial, but doesn't show what I've got'
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 19
• @ManchesterRambler said: @Robin_BarkerTD said: 42 = 6 * 9, You could always use the x character for multiply: 42=6x7 I hope people realise that '6 * 9' was deliberate. "What do you get if you multiply six by nine?" …
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 16
• 13 tables, 13 EW pairs, 12 NS pairs (no NS 2), 13 board sets, boards 1-26. 12 rounds. * Boards 1+2 are played 12 times (because they were due to be not played at table 2 in round 13). * All other boards are played 11 times. * The common top …
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 15
• @TonyHedge said: Wrt the above, every time I type a "star" character to signal multiplication, when It gets posted this is removed and characters appear in italics between the 2 star characters. This is part of markdown, two starts for bold,…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 15
• The maximum for the pair is the common/neuberg top x the number of boards played. If boards have been neuberged then the pairs cannot score 100% on the board, and pairs who played a neuberged board cannot score 100% overall. ((M x E) + (E – A))…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 15
• All boards are scored (neuberged) to a common top, based on the boards played the most times. A pairs score is based on their match point total for the boards they played, as a proportion of the maximum available to them (boards played x common top…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 14
• All that West did wrong was not add 'but most discards do not carry a message, they are just cards we can afford to discard'' - West may have regarded this as general bridge knowledge. I think it is best to ask opponents about their signals and dis…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 11
• The Captains agreed the result of the board should stand. There is no appeal of a ruling agreed by the two captains in a match played privately. The SkyBlueBook (in 3.5) defers to General Regulations – Rulings & Appeals in Matches Played …
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 9
• @weejonnie said: There is a colon missing in the url BTW. Fixed. But only by having the URL appear as the link text.
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 7
• I find that using 'confirm bids' option allows me to select the call, the add the alert announcement and then OK - and avoid misclicks. The 'confirm plays' is less successful. Slow responses from the system and 'shonkey' mouse clicks mean I can st…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 6
• I would not put much/any effort into Butler Scoring unless your market demands it. There is something about XIMP in the White Book. The principle is straightforward: imp each score against other score add up all the individual and divide by somet…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD May 1
• You can try displaying hands as a hand diagram - does not get rearranged for the play. You can also try bids or plays require confirmations options, its more click but fewer misclicks.
• If the player had said he was trying to bid 4NT and used the Pass instead of the stop card then this was a mechanical error. If the player was going to make a slam try and decided against and passed to play in game and then found they were not in g…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD April 5
• I think the technical answer is to rule that the information is extraneous (Law 16D), if the information affect normal play of the board, both sides get a good score. In a decent club, the answer is 60/60 and the spectator buys the drinks. We usua…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD April 5
• The artificial scores are not included in the neuberg calculations.
• Sorry if I failed to reply to an earlier. The starting point is not the White Book but Law 12C2. ... (40% of the available matchpoints at pairs) ... The 'available matchpoints' is the top which all boards are scored: 2 x number_of_possible_re…
• @34264 said: 3) Suppose after a few tricks to a hand have been played, declarer leads a card in a suit in which you now have a singleton. However, you are on 'autopilot' towards the end of a long session and fail to notice declarer's play …
• @34264 said: 2) Suppose partner faces their opening lead, dummy goes down and declarer almost immediately calls for a card from dummy. You happen to have a singleton in the suit led, but want to inspect dummy and plan the killing defence . A…
• @34264 said: 1) Partner makes a stop bid and correctly displays the stop card. However, unfortunately as is very common at many clubs, RHO bids almost immediately and partner removes the stop card. You have a difficult choice of call (perh…
• I think Law 45E1 applies - if the first card played/lead is confidently identified as being the card deliberately exposed then it is the card played. The second card becomes a penalty card. I know 45E talks about the 'fifth card' played and this s…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 9
• In an ideal world, the director would be called: to rule on the various UI aspects and to ensure the opponents could here what partner thought the agreement was. If you were the playing director, I think you should have told partner to tell the op…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 7
• On a different tangent. If the hands are dealt at the table, it is good to make a record of the hand when it has been played for the first time. Traditionally in England this was done with curtain cards - when the EBU used pre-printed curtain card…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 6
• @Robin_BarkerTD said: I think Law 12C2 applies when a result was obtained but cannot be compared to any other result. Alternatively, we start with Law 87B In scoring a fouled board the Director determines as closely as possible which sco…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 6
• @JeremyChild said: @gordonrainsford said: 60/40 seems right. Agreed - but under which law? I think Law 12C2 applies when a result was obtained but cannot be compared to any other result.
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 6
• @JeremyChild said: and I mark the board as fouled for that round - presumably the scoring software (EBUScore pairs) treats it appropriately. EBUScore Pairs will give an artificial score for a board in sub-field of one result but it won't kno…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 5
• @Tag said: Thank you, Robin, 72C is a good one to keep in mind, Unfortunately I meant 73C ... must carefully avoid taking any advantage from that unauthorized information What I had in mind is that an honest player who not 'noticed' …
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 3
• The EBU (and possibly EBU clubs) have had problems. Or Pianola has had problems with a new API to EBU data.
• Somehow we have to determine whether not looking at the earlier auction is a logical alternative, and therefore bidding on the basis of the original explanation is a logical alternative. Even if there is no logical alternative to noticing 1NT and b…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 3
• The correct meaning of 2C on this auction is authorised to the player. Nevertheless, the player misunderstood 2C and was prompted to correctly understand 2C by partner's reaction. Partner's reaction is unauthorised information (as per the last wor…
Comment by Robin_BarkerTD March 2