Two field movement type
This is used in conjunction with the "number of winners" below, and when the number of winners in the section is set to 2. The movement selected by default in the scorer is selected here.
The scoring method shown the first time an event is scored is that selected here.
Data entry method
The initial data entry method for any session of play is set to the method selected here.
Score sheet order
The first time the score entry screen is shown the order of the scores is the same as the value selected here.
Number of winners
In a pairs event the number of winners in the first session of play is the same as that shown here. It can be 1 or 2.
Boards per set
Each time a new section is set up the boards per set field will be the same as that shown here.
Accumulate percentages, not scores
When an event is first scored, and there are outright scores being accumulated, the scores used will be the same as that selected here.
Sum handicap scores for outright
When an event is first scored, and there are outright scores being accumulated, the scoring option will show "scores used will be handicapped" if this is true. Normally the scores without handicaps are accumulated for the outright results.
Score by round
It is unusual to score by round except for barometer type movements. This is normally set to false (not ticked).
Score by section
It is unusual to score the sections separately, but if your club does this often then this option would be ticked and so set to true.
Longhand data entry keys
The values shown in this panel are the keys pressed for the trump suits and seats for entering the longhand scores. Therefore to enter 4 Spades doubled by South making 10 tricks, using the default values, is 4SXS10.
Board Vulnerability offset
This may be zero or 1. This is needed where the set of boards vulnerability pattern changes. The zero indicates (USA) the vulnerability starts on board 1 as NIL. The one (1) indicates (English) vulnerability starts on board 1 as N-S.
It would be unusual to change this value from Neuberg, where a zero bottom is used in matchpoint scoring. With Ascherman the bottom is 1.
Double match points, not single
Matchpoint scoring can be double or single.
With double match points each score beaten receives 2 points, a tie receives 1 point and loss received zero points. With single match pointing, a win receives 1 match point, a tie ½ match point and a loss zero match points.
Use signed match points
Signed Matchpointing is unusual, but if used the average is always zero. Signed match pointing is where the average on a board (session etc.) is zero. The match points for a TOP are the same as for a BOTTOM, with the opposite sign. The scores are derived by subtracting average from standard match point scores.
Generate event text file results
This option when ticked produces a complete set of text files containing all the results information. These files can be used outside the scorer for extended reporting or analysis. When ticked the "path to results text files" needs to point to a valid folder.
Backup event files during finalisation
This option when ticked produces a backup copy of the event. When ticked the "path to backup files" needs to point to a valid folder.