Non-standard movements

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This screen shows all parameters used by the ASE Scorer while generating movements. Generally you should not change these values. If changes are needed, do so with care as there is no guarantee that movements produced are valid.


Note, once changed these values will apply to all movements of the type changed. Therefore if a Tournament Director changes these values for their own use and a second director uses the system without knowing of the changes, the consequences could be disastrous.


Most of the fields shown on this panel are represented by two characters, the first character is a sign, + or - (plus or minus) and the second character is the number of tables moved up or down. Where the sign is + (plus) the movement is up a number of tables. Where it is - (minus) it is down a number of tables.


The screen is presented as an array. On the left hand side of the array is the moving unit and the top of the array is the type of movement in consideration. The moving units are defined as the E-W pairs, the N-S pairs and the boards.


Consider the default values shown for Mitchell movements. The East-West pairs are shown as moving up one table (+1), the North-South pairs are shown as stationary (+0) and the boards are shown as moving down one table (-1). The Mitchell movement works with various permutations of these numbers. e.g. the E-W pairs may be stationary (+0), the N-S pairs down one (-1) and the boards up one table (+1). You would change these values to reflect the type of movement you require.


The meaning of these values are slightly different for the Howell movement. The default value shows minus one in each of the fields. This indicates the boards move down one table and the E-W and N-S pairs follow the next lower pair. If the pairs are required to follow the next higher numbered pair then set all three values to +1.


The last moving unit is described as the base and only applies to the appendix Mitchell movement. The possible values for this base are EW and NS. It is used to indicate whether the EW (east-west) pairs or the NS (north-south) pairs are the moving unit in the base of the appendix Mitchell.