Individual movements

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Individual movements

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The individual movements screen allows you to add, change, load, import or delete movements in the same way the user movements are managed.

 

The main difference is the number of tables is replaced with the number of players.

 

Number of players

Enter the number of players in the movement you are to define. The section generated will need to have the same number of players. Note the ASE Scorer Version 9 shows the number of players as an even number even when you initially enter an odd number. This is not a problem as the missing player is not mentioned in the movement.

 

Number of rounds

Enter the number of rounds in the movement. You are required to enter all the rounds of the movement before it is complete. When the movement is used to define a section, the number of rounds is used to choose applicable movements. Only movements with the corresponding number of tables and rounds are shown to you for selection.

 

Movement round details

This panel shows an array of entries for tables 1 through to the number tables being entered. For each table enter the North, South, East and West player numbers and the board set number to be played at each table.

 

Note: only the complete tables are entered. Players sitting out on each round are not considered.

Note: this is the movement definition rather than the section definition. The player numbers are numbers between 1 and the number of players in the movement. When the movement is used to define a section the player numbers can be changed as required and may be any numbers you wish between 1 and 999.

 

The board set numbers are between 1 and the number of sets in the movement which is also equal to the number of rounds. Normally board set 1 is on table 1 during round 1. It is possible to place a different board set on table one, round one when this movement is used and the section is generated.

 

Load

Using the Load option it is possible retrieve a movement from a text file that has been entered using your standard word processing software, but it is not possible to produce movement text files using the "Save Movement" or "Save Section" options available under the section advanced options.

 

The individual movement file must conform to a particular format. It is easily generated using any of the standard word processing or text editor packages available for the PC. A record is entered for each round of the movement. Each record is terminated by a carriage-return and a line-feed.

 

There is an entry for each table on each round. Each table entry consists of a North, South, East and West player number and a board set number. Because the individual movements are based on pairs movements, but with two entries per tables, the file looks like the user movement for pairs but with twice the number of tables actually in play. Therefore for each  table the entry is like: NNEEbbSSWWbb with the boards in play repeated for North/East and South/West. e.g. the first line for a 12 player, 3 table movement is:

010301020401050704060804091107101207<CR><LF>

i.e. 1,3,2,4 play set 1 at table 1; 5,7,6,8 set 4 at table 2; 9,11,10,12 set 7 at table 3.

 

The player numbers are checked to be less than or equal to the number of players in the movement. The board set number is checked to be equal to or less than the number rounds. The number of rounds for this movement must be equal to number of records in the file, each record must contain the information for all tables.Where the number of players is not divisible by 4, the residual sit-out players are not shown on each round.

 

Import

The Individual Movements shown on this screen are held in a file called indiv.mvt in the install directory. It is possible, using the import option, to copy all the movements from another such individual.mvt file. This is useful when another user of the ASE Scorer Version 9 has a series of movements you wish to use.

 

Table guide cards

Select the [Table guides] button to produce a printout of the selected movement. The "Table guide card options" apply to the movement you print.

 

Board set 1 on table 1 will be used as the starting board set number, and the sets are numbered sequentially through the tables and bye-stands defined in the movement.

 

Boards per set option will allow the print to show the correct boards in play at each table. Board set 1 will start with board 1.

 

New

Use the [New] button to add a new movement to the file. Enter the details as required.

 

Delete

Use the [Delete] button to delete the currently selected movement. The ASE Scorer Version 9 checks with you before deleting the movement.