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Section board numbers

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The board numbers are mapped one-to-one with the internal board numbers. The internal board numbers are assigned in sequence starting with 1. Board set 1 starts with board one, and each set has as many boards as defined in "boards per set". Normally the external board numbers will always match the external ones, but things do go wrong at times, and the director needs the flexibility to change things easily.


There are no restrictions in the external board numbers, and the same board number can occur more than once, but of course will have different deals.


When generating a section the system works with a specific number of board sets. Each board set contains a number of boards. These boards are then sequenced automatically through to the last board set. Under most circumstances this is quite adequate and simplifies your procedures. Conforming to these rules makes it easy for you.


Occasionally things do not go to plan. For example, board number 27 may have been placed in the second board set and board number 3 may have been placed in the ninth board set (with 9 board sets of 3 boards). Use this function to modify those specific boards.


Note: this function does not change the "number" of the boards within the scoring system. The ASE Scorer keeps the board numbers in its internal form and maps them to an external board number. The external board numbers (the number you may change) dictates the vulnerability of the board you are dealing with.


During scoring these internal and external board numbers are used differently depending on the session being scored. If the session has one section then the internal board numbers are used to determine which scores are combined for match pointing. This allows you to use any number of boards with the same external numbers.


When the session consists of more than one section, the sections are combined together for scoring. In this case the external board numbers are used to determine which scores are combined to produce the result. This may have some strange effects if you have not set up your sections correctly. The first section in the session is used to determine the (external) board numbers to be scored. If a board is missing from the first section and exists in the second and subsequent sections, no scores will appear for it. If the first section has a board not found in subsequent sections, the scores are factored up for all the pairs in the subsequent sections.


Normally the internal and external board numbers are identical. Occasionally the boards are placed on the tables different from the original movement.


The external board number is the number shown on the board on the table. It is shown on the score entry screen with the title "Real Board Number" and is the number used in determining the vulnerability of the board.


The internal board number is the number used by the ASE Scorer when sequencing through the boards for display on this screen and is shown in the currency panel as the current board number.


Change the external board numbers on this screen as you require. Where the board numbers are in sequence it is possible to use a short hand method of entry. Change the board number of the first board in the sequence and zero all the following board numbers. The system automatically sequences the board numbers from that number. No board number is ever left as zero. A zero external board number is always changed to one more than the number of the previous board.