Entering session names

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Entering session names

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Whether the event is pairs, individuals or teams the name entry procedures are very similar. The screen presented will look like the following for pairs name entry.


The section number and table number are shown on the left. You can change these as needed so that you can enter the players for that seat. Normally the names are entered in table number order so that other selections are not required.


The North-South and East-West pairs are shown separately. Their pair number, which was specified at the time the section was defined, is shown on the left of the names. Immediately under the section pair number is the outright, event pair number.


In a single session event the need for the outright pair number is not essential and frequently not used. The N-S and E-W pair numbers need not be unique in the section, but will be within their field. For example in a Mitchell movement the pairs are frequently given numbers starting at 1 at table 1 through to the highest tables number, with both E-W and N-S having the same sequence of numbers.


Where the pair numbers are unique within the section, as in a Howell movement, and there is only one section in the session of play, then the ASE Scorer assumes the outright numbers are the same as the section numbers. Similarly in a Mitchell movement where the pair numbers are unique, for example, NS 1 through 13 and EW 14 through 26.


See "What is the best way of assigning pair numbers in an event?" for more details on pair numbers.


Next to the pair number field is the place to enter the players national number. The players name is shown next to that.


The names are usually captured by entering the player's National number, but there are options to enter their local club player number, the local club pair number, the player's surname.


The number entry field will accept either form of entry. You can enter the player's number, followed by the [Enter] key, or the player's surname.


When the player's number is entered, the whole number is required. After [Enter] the ASE Scorer checks the validity of the number and shows the player's name, and moves the cursor to the next player on the screen.


When the player's name is entered, the list of valid names that satisfy the letters entered so far is shown in the display at the bottom of the screen. When you press [Enter] the name at the top of the list, the one highlighted, is that selected. You can also click on another name in the list and click [Select], or double click on a name. The up-arrow [é] and down-arrow [ê] keys also move about the list of names, so you may make a selection.


Where you have a common surname, such as "Brown", you may find that the list is very long. The list may be narrowed by entering a space in the name followed by the first initial. Therefore "brown j" will show all the "J Brown" people, including, for example, "J Brownlee". Most frequently the first 4 letters of the surname and the initial narrows the list to a small number of candidates.


After you have entered all the players for a table, [Page Down] will move you to the next table. Pressing [Enter] on each player simply moves the cursor to the next player on the screen, cycling through all players at the table.


All the options available on the name entry are shown above.



The [File] options allow you to navigate the tables in the session file. The [Page Up], [Page Down], [Home] and [Esc] key are the quick keys to these options.



The [Option] list has all the special or unusual options.


[Add player] [F2]. When a player is missing from the club masterfile you can add them using this option. See "add a new member or player" for more details.


[Event Pairs] [F3]. The Event pairs option presents a list of all the pairs in the outright field. This is a modeless screen (it stays open while you do other things) and so can be left there showing while you enter other pairs until you need it. Anytime the pair you need is in the outright list you can double-click on that pair and they will be copied into the current seat at the table.


[Auto handicap] [F8]. Selecting this option will turn the function on or off, shown by a tick next to the item. When this option ticked, each pair's handicap is automatically calculated and shown in the handicap field to the right of the names.


[Advanced]. Selecting this option will show a set of advanced options on the bottom left of the screen.



The normal function of this screen is to enter the players' names for all the pairs. There are times when other things need to entered for the pairs. The item with the bullet showing next to it in this menu is the "current" thing being entered.


Players [F4]: enter the names of the pairs.

Handicaps [F5]: enter the handicaps of the pairs

Stratum [F6]: enter the stratum (an alpha letter) of the pairs. Only used in stratified pairs events.

Event numbers [F7]: enter the outright field pair numbers.


The item selected will restrict the fields available to you on this screen.


To enter the pairs handicaps, press [F5] and the cursor is positioned in the handicap field. Enter the pairs handicaps as required. When the scores are calculated, you are given the option of scoring using the handicap or not. A 50 handicap will give the player a 50% score. A 150 handicap means their score is multiplied by 1.5. A zero handicap is treated as 100% or the original score.


In matchpointed pairs, a handicap of 120 will give a pair their score plus 20% of the maximum score available. A handicap of 80 will give them their score minus 20% of the maximum score.


To enter the event pair numbers, press [F7] and the cursor is positioned in the event pair number field. Enter the pair numbers of each pair. This option is only applicable in a multi-session event, where the scores are accumulated over all sessions against an event pair number. This number only needs to be entered when it is different from the session pair numbers and particularly when the session numbers are not unique for all pairs.


To enter the pair "types" or Stratum, press [F6] and the cursor is positioned in the "Stratum" field. The letter entered here is an arbitrary value, and corresponds to the pair type that may be selected during the printing of the results. This is only used where there are several types of pairs in an event. For example, in an open field of pairs, reporting may be required over all the field, as well as for women's, men's and mixed pairs. The type for men may be 'M', women 'W' and mixed 'X'. During scoring of the session, the stratum is set to blank (for the whole field) or 'W', 'M' or 'X' for those pairs in the respective strata. Each stratum is scored and reported one at a time. The scoring option "score stratum" needs to be set for each scoring.


Typically you would either enter all names at the same time. The same for handicaps, event numbers or pair stratum.


The [Event Pairs] option [F3] is available to allow you to scan the existing event outright field, selecting the pairs you require in the session field.


Scroll this list as you require, using the arrow keys or the [Page Up] and [Page Down] keys. When the cursor is positioned on the required pair press [Enter]. The pair names are transferred to the session field and the event number is inserted in the session "event number" field. The cursor is advanced one place on both the session and event screens.