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How do I post results?

Creating and submitting results is easy once you get some practice. Assuming you have joined bridgeclubs.org and received an e-mail address specifically for submitting results, follow these three basic steps:

  1. Extract the results (See FAQ entry)
  2. Extract the recap (See FAQ entry)
  3. Submit the files one at a time. (See FAQ entry)

Submitting files is only done via e-mail currently. There will be a web-based file upload coming soon.

There are many options related to submitting results. See the Submission Options FAQ to learn about how to deal with multiple sections, multiple events during the same day, revisions, and deletions.

These are some technical issue that you can gloss over for now.

  • The files you submit can be either plain text (ASCII) or HTML.
  • MIME encoding is optional.
  • Alternative MIME parts may produce unanticipated results and are typically rejected. If your e-mail client sends these sorts of messages or if you get a message back that leads you to believe that your results were not posted, please refer to How to send plain text messages from most e-mail clients, locate your e-mail client, and follow the directions.


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How do I extract my results from ACBLScore?

These instructions will step you through how to extract the results for your game that are suitable for submitting to your club website.

For each step there will be a screen shot of where you should be if you completed the step properly as a link that pops up. Just close it when you are done to return to these instructions.

  1. On your computer that has ACBLScore installed, open up the ACBLScore program. (It should look like this.)
  2. Choose the menu option that opens a game. See pic.
  3. Open the gamefile associated with the results you wish to post. See pic.
  4. Press the F8 key. You will be prompted to "Select scores destination." See pic.
  5. Choose "ASCII file". Newer versions of ACBLScore will say "Text file" instead of "ASCII file". You will then be prompted to choose a file location. See pic.
  6. Either continue with the default or choose a directory location that you will remember later. For the File Name, it is best to call it "RESULTS.TXT" or some similar name. See pic.
  7. If the file you named exists already, it will prompt you to either Append or Overwrite the existing file. If this is not a multiple section event, you will likely want to Overwrite the file. See pic.
  8. You will be prompted to "Select printout order". See pic.
  9. Choose "By rank" generally, unless your club has a different preference. Your results are now saved.
  10. If you wish to exit ACBLScore, you use the 'Esc' (escape) key twice.

Your Results file has been created.

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How do I extract a recap from ACBLScore?

These instructions will step you through how to extract a recap for your game that is suitable for submitting to your club website.

For each step there will be a screen shot of where you should be if you completed the step properly as a link that pops up. Just close it when you are done to return to these instructions.

  1. On your computer that has ACBLScore installed, open up the ACBLScore program. (It should look like this.)
  2. Choose the menu option that opens a game. See pic.
  3. Open the gamefile associated with the results you wish to post. See pic.
  4. Enter LRECA in the "Command" box in the lower right hand portion of the screen. See pic.
  5. Once you have entered the command, ACBLScore will prompt you to "Select a recap destination." See pic.
  6. Choose "ASCII file". Newer versions of ACBLScore will say "Text file" instead of "ASCII file". You will then be prompted to choose a file location. See pic.
  7. Either continue with the default or choose a directory location that you will remember later. For the File Name, it is best to call it "RECAP.TXT" or some similar name. See pic.
  8. If the file you named exists already, it will prompt you to either Append or Overwrite the existing file. If this is not a multiple section event, you will likely want to Overwrite the file. See pic.
  9. You will then be prompted to choose which information you want on your Recap sheet. If you don't know the difference among the choices, I suggest using "Short Press + Recap". See pic.
  10. You will then be prompted to choose a Report Width. Stick with the default unless you experience ugly wrapping of your output. See pic.
  11. You will then be asked if you wish the include the N/S Recap. Choose Y. See pic.
  12. Repeated question for including the E/W Recap. Choose Y. See pic.
  13. If you wish to exit ACBLScore, you use the 'Esc' (escape) key twice.

Your Recap file is now saved.

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How do I submit my game results?

[Ed. For each step there will be a screen shot of where you should be if you completed the step properly as a link that pops up. Just close it when you are done to return to these instructions.]

Once you have extracted the results and recap, you can e-mail the them as an attachment to the agreed upon e-mail address, one file at a time. You can use any e-mail program to do this. The subject must read as follows:

  • results 6/29

  • or
  • recap 6/29

The date, 6/29, should be changed to the effective date for your results. Case does not matter. You may include the name of a day of the week if you wish, like "Results - Monday 6/29". In general, the less you write, the less chance the program will get confused. See the Submission Reference to see other things you can specify on the Subject: line.

Use these links to see a step-by-step submission of a recap file via various e-mail programs.

  1. Microsoft's Outlook e-mail program example.


It may take a bit for the results to post if there are delays with Internet e-mail, so please be patient. Normally, you would see the results on your club's Calendar within 10 minutes.

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What options are there for posting/revising/deleting results?

There are several words you can add to the subject line that help you do more complex processing. They are:

  • Content keywords
    • results
    • recap
    • hands
  • Example Subject: recap 6/29
    • Time of day
      • morn
      • aft
      • eve
    Example Subject: results aft 6/29
    • Section designation
      • section X
    Example Subject: recap section YY 6/29
    • Revise Posting
      • To revise results, just submit them again. You do not need any special keyword to revised results.
      • Example Subject: results 6/29
      • delete-all
      • Example Subject: delete-all 6/29

      It doesn't matter if you use upper, lower, or mixed case. Also, certain words in the subject line are just thrown away, like the days of the week and dashes. So,
      Example Subject: Results - Monday 6/29
      will process just fine.
 

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