Assign pair numbers in an event

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The way you assign pair numbers will make a big difference in setting up the event. Organising your event may be a simple exercise or complicated depending on your needs. It is generally better to assign your pair numbers when you are creating the sections. Even so there are times when you need to assign your pair numbers at a later date.

 

There are basically three places to assign pair numbers:

a) When the section is first defined

b) When the names are entered for the session

c) When new pairs are included in an event

 

Which procedure you use will depend on the circumstances.

 

1) Single section events.

Where you are conducting an event where there is only one section you create the event with one section to match the standard movement.

 

e.g. a 13 table section with pair numbers 1 to 13 NS and 1 to 13 EW. Here you have two fields and two winners. You enter the pairs names [F4] for the session and you never need to report on the outright results, and so only the session report is ever produced.

 

When you have a single winner (Howell movement) the procedure is the same.

 

2) Multi-section, single session events.

In single session events where you are conducting more than one section you create the event with each section matching the standard movements. If you require the pairs have the same numbers as their table numbers, the procedure is much the same as a single section (item 1) above.

 

e.g. The first section is set up as a 13 table section with pair numbers 1 to 13 NS and 1 to 13 EW. The second section is added and defined in the same way: 1 to 13 NS and 1 to 13 EW.

 

The names are entered for the session [F4]. During reporting show the section number as well as the pair numbers, separated into two fields NS and EW. The outright event report is neither requested nor produced.

 

If you require the pairs have unique numbers across the field (outright event numbers) then the procedure is slightly different. When defining the sections assign the pair numbers using [Pair and table numbers] button under the Advanced options. e.g. The first section is set up as a 13 table section with pair numbers 1 to 13 NS and 14 to 26 EW. The second section is added and the pair numbers are defined as: 27 to 39 NS and 40 to 52 EW.

 

The names are entered for the session [F4]. The reports do not need to show the section number but only the pair numbers, separated into two fields NS and EW. The event (outright) report is neither requested nor needed. Where the movements are originally defined as having 1 field (e.g. switch Mitchells) then the session report only shows one field and one winner.

 

3) Multi-session events, with the pairs having unique numbers.

The event and all sessions will have one winner.

 

The first session.

When defining the sections assign the pair numbers using [Pair and table numbers] button under the advanced options. e.g. The first section is set up as a 13 table section with pair numbers 1 to 13 NS and 14 to 26 EW. The second section is added and the pair numbers are defined as: 27 to 39 NS and 40 to 52 EW.

 

The names are entered under session [Names] [F4]. The reports do not show the section number but only the pair numbers. The event report is requested and produced. The event and session reports only show one field and one winner.

 

Second and subsequent sessions

Define the sections using the pair numbers identical to those used in the first session.

 

ALL PAIR NAMES ARE AUTOMATICALLY LINKED TO THE PREVIOUS NAMES via the unique pair numbers. Only substitutes in the second session will need to be entered in [Names] for this session.

 

Where you have two winners in the outright field, define two fields in the sections and request two winners in the event outright report. It is the responsibility of the organisers to make sure the NS and EW fields do not play in the opposing field.

 

4) Multi-session events, where the pairs do NOT have unique numbers.

The first session.

When defining the sections assign the pair numbers using [Pair and table numbers] button under the advanced options. e.g. The first section is set up as a 13 table section with pair numbers 1 to 13 NS and 1 to 13 EW. The second section is added and defined in the same way: 1 to 13 NS and 1 to 13 EW.

 

The names are entered under session [Names]. The event numbers are also entered at this point (use [F7] to switch to event numbers). Use unique numbers here so that all the pairs can be correctly identified.

 

Alternatively use the [Event][Multi-session] option. This option allows you to link the pairs in each of the sessions. [2Names][Link names] does this automatically for you.

 

The session report normally shows the section number as well as the pair numbers. The outright event report will show the unique outright pair numbers.

 

Second and subsequent sessions.

When defining the sections assign the pair numbers in a similar way to session 1, and so pair numbers are only unique within the section. Use option session [Names] to enter only the event numbers [F7]. The link to the event pairs is made at this point.

 

Only substitutes in the second session will need to be entered in [Names] for this session.

 

5) Swiss pairs events.

These events are similar to item 3 above: Multi-session with unique pair numbers.

 

Use outright field [Names] to introduce new pairs into the event after the first session. To withdraw pairs from the event un-tick the "In Swiss draw" option. Once a pair has played in the event it is not possible to delete them.

 

Various permutations of the above procedures may be used as required.