[BLML] Looking for some scoring help

Ken Johnston ken.johnston at btinternet.com
Tue Jan 31 12:54:43 CET 2017


If they had access to Bridgemates and an authorised person could set up the event on a PC which could be remote from the playing area, then that's a possible option.

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> On 31 Jan 2017, at 11:14, <gordonr60 at gmail.com> <gordonr60 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I doubt there is anything like that because I don’t think there ever was in the past. However, I wonder what are the issues they have with scoring by hand, and maybe they could be helped with advice or information? Unless they have large games, which I doubt, scoring by hand ought to be easy enough and provide additional mental stimulation in what must be a very boring routine.
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> From: brian
> Sent: 31 January 2017 11:00
> To: blml at rtflb.org
> Subject: [BLML] Looking for some scoring help
>  
> Given how quiet this list has been of late, I hope you'll all forgive
> me a borderline off-topic post, but if what I'm trying to research
> exists, I'm absolutely sure that someone on this list will know about
> it! I think the chances are remote in the extreme, but just about
> worth the e-mail. I know nothing about it given that it's almost 20
> years since I last played offline bridge.
>  
> Some background: I'm a mentor for a version of Precision that's been
> taught on Bridge Base Online for a number of years now. Recently a few
> of us decided to get together and document the system in some
> print-on-demand books which are available via Amazon. You can imagine
> that we were a bit surprised to get a mentoring request from the
> mother of a guy who's currently doing time in low-security Federal
> prison! Anyway, I said I'd take him on, and it's his request for
> information that I'm passing on.
>  
> The rules in prison are that they are not allowed computers above a
> simple calculator, the only thing they have access to is a closed
> e-mail system through which they can exchange simple e-mails with the
> outside world. At the moment they are scoring the prison duplicates
> the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper.
>  
> Is anyone aware of any aid to scoring duplicates which CANNOT (Bureau
> of Prisons rules!) be networkable or capable of being programmed in
> any other way? I've told them that I think it highly unlikely, that I
> expect scoring programs to run on a computer are many and varied, but
> they're not allowed that. It has to be *dedicated* hardware, and of
> course still commercially available.
>  
> Thanks for any info... but I'm not holding my breath! :(
>  
>  
> Brian.
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