Event Properties

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Event Properties

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The properties of an event are initially defined when you first setup the event. Once it has been established the following fields may be changed.


The event has the following properties:



This is used in the reporting of the results. It describes the event to any person looking at the results. It contains a default value, based on the date, and is not required to be changed. This is not to be confused with the name of the event. The event name is the "file name" where the event will be saved.



This contains the date of the event, and by default contains today's date. Used in documentation, recording and reporting. Each session can have a different date to that of the event.


Masterpoint grade

This is used as the default value during the scoring of the event, so that the correct masterpoints may be awarded to the players. This can be changed at the time the sessions are scored. The masterpoint grade is country specific.



This is only used in documentation and reporting. Put in the name of the director.


Club database

Each event is associated with a club database. The default value of this is the current club database and typically will not need to be changed. The selected masterfile will be used to find the players names, and when the event is finalised, the details will be stored in this masterfile.


Club event

This is an indicator as to whether the masterpoints for this event are to be included in the summary report to the national body as being earned in this club. If not ticked the masterpoints may only be processed by the national body as an independent event, not included in the periodical processing.


Estimated field strength

You do not need to change this, and it is only used in the determining the ratings.


Tie split method (Swiss teams only)

In Swiss teams events, tied teams need to be separated for the purpose of determining the next round draw. There are three methods of tie breaking available, and one of those must be chosen when the event is first set up. The three methods are based on total IMPs, the sum of the opponents scores and IMP quotient.


Total IMPs

The net total IMPs achieved by each team are compared to break a tie between two teams with the same score.


Sum opponents scores

The outright scores of all the opponents each team have played are summed and compared to break a tie between two teams with the same score.


IMP Quotient

The total IMPs won in all matches are divided by the total IMPs lost in all matches to give an IMP quotient that may be compared to break a tie between two teams with the same score. If this option is changed you will need to re-score all sessions to get a reliable result.