All scores are entered using the function keys, screen buttons or the numeric key pad in combination with the (plus) or (minus) keys.
Enter a North-South score. Whenever you wish to enter a North-South score, press the required numbers followed by the [+] key. For example, to enter 620 for North-South, enter 62+. Note: that the trailing zero character is not entered to speed up data entry.
Entering the [+] key alone moves the pointer to the next score on your panel. Therefore, to enter a PASS (no bid) you use function key [F12].
If you attempt to enter a score that is not possible on this board and vulnerability, the ASE Scorer will issue an error message "49 - Impossible Score", and the warning bell is sounded if you have sound turned on (see system options).
Similarly, if you enter a score which is unusual, the ASE Scorer will issue a warning message "50 - Warning-Last Score Unusual" and proceed to the next entry. Note: an unusual score is where the contract is doubled and makes two or more over-tricks or more than two under-tricks.
When entering Epson % scores a zero is not appended to the score. Also, the complementary % score for the EW pair is produced automatically
Enter an East-West score. The minus key is used in the same way as the plus key but enters an East-West score. All edit checks are the same but the East-West vulnerability is used. If you press the minus [-] key alone, the pointer moves back one entry.
Pressing [Enter] copies the score immediately above the current entry into the current entry and advance the pointer one score on. This is used to speed up data entry where the scores are the same on a given board. Note: this can be used independently of the COPY [F7] and PASTE [F8] functions.
Pressing [F12] will place a NO BID score in the current entry and advance the pointer to the next score. "NO BID" is shown in the current entry and an indicator is placed on the right hand side of the score (the letter "N" appears).
Note: a NO BID score is equivalent to zero for North-South and East-West pairs. The match pointing is based on zero. It is less than all North-South scores and greater than all East-West scores.
NO BID should not be confused with an average [F2] or the set no score [F5].
When entering Epson % scores [F12] allows you to enter a zero percentage for the NS pair. Alternatively you could enter 100 for the EW pair i.e. 100-.
Pressing [F2] will place an AVERAGE SCORE in the current score and advance the pointer to the next score. "AVERAGE" is shown in the current entry and an indicator is placed on the right hand side of the score (the letter "V").
Note: A computer scored average is different from manual scoring. With a computer the WBF formula is applied.
In manual scoring an AVERAGE SCORE awards half the match points to the North-South pair and half the points to the East-West pair. The TOP of the board is reduced by one match point and the BOTTOM is increased by one match point.
See handling average scores for a details on this subject.
This allows you to award an exact PERCENTAGE SCORE to both the North-South pair and the East-West pair. See function [F4] (SET percentage MATCH POINT) and [Ctrl-F1] (enter two scores) for similar functions.
See "Set percentage score" for more details.
This function is very similar to [F3] (SET PERCENTAGE SCORE). The North-South and East-West pairs are awarded percentages, but when determining the match points awards the nearest whole match points equivalent to the percentages are used. The decimal fractions are truncated.
Therefore in summary, [F3] awards the exact percentage score (with decimals) whereas this function awards whole match points closest to the percentage awarded.
See "Set percentage score" for more details.
This function allows you to delete any score on the current board. This is used where you have accidentally entered a score against a pair, and the correct entry is not known. During scoring this has exactly the same meaning as not entering a score though it does show a score has been deleted from the entry.
This should not be confused with NO BID (function [F12]) and AVERAGE SCORE (function [F2]).
When match pointing a board where a score has not been entered (or this function has been selected showing no score) the TOP is based on the number of entries on the board, not including this score.
After match pointing, all the board's scores are factored to the same TOP as all other boards in this session. The pairs with no score on this board do not receive an average. Their total score is factored up to the same number of scores as all other pairs in the session.
This function allows you to force in a score which would otherwise be inadmissible. This usually only applies where you are wishing to force in a score as an adjusted or an awarded score.
The [F6] key is used in two ways:
(1) It is used to force in an impossible score after you have entered it in the normal way. For example, on a board where North-South are vulnerable, you enter 45+. The ASE Scorer issues an error message "49 - IMPOSSIBLE SCORE". You force the score with [F6] and it is accepted as the North-South score.
(2) Alternatively, you may wish to force a score you have not entered first. Press [F6] and a panel is presented to enter the score you wish to force in. The score you enter on this panel may be positive or negative (North-South or East-West) and may have a value that does not end with zero. For example, -635 may be entered.
This function allows you to award special scores to both the North-South and East-West pairs. A new screen is presented to enter the scores. This function is used when the tournament director has chosen to award special scores to both the North-South and East-West pairs.
For example, the North-South pair may be awarded +420 and the East-West pair +120. The North-South pair will receive match points determined using +420 as the score. The East-West pair will receive match points determined by scoring the board with +120 (as though their opponents scored +120).
The rest of the scores on the board will receive match points based on an average score being awarded to the two pairs in question. Where there is more than one entry on a board containing two scores all the special North-South scores are considered in determining the match points for the North-South pairs and all the special East-West scores are used in determining the East-West match points.
Note: fouled boards may also have two score awards.
It is possible to award average-minus, average and average-plus scores to North-South and East-West pairs.
The most common data entry error is to use the incorrect sign on the score. (eg, plus 120 instead of minus 120) This may be corrected using the [Ctrl-S] keys. Simply place the current cursor pointer on the score that has been incorrectly entered. Press [Ctrl-S] and the East-West score is swapped to North-South or vice versa.