Using a BWS file to create a tournament:

A BWS file is one of several file formats used by a number of federations systems to save a tournaments details when you have created a tournament to play.

Often the software used by a federation unfortunately is the only way you can create a tournament that can be accepted by a federation and therefore we have made it easy as part of the Bridge+More solution to handle BWS files (as well as other formats) as the basis for tournament creation and handling.

A tournament flow to comply with a particular system specified by a federations often looks as follows:

Step 1 – create the BWS file on the system specified by the federation

Step 2 – read the BWS file into the Bridge+More solution – (and) or the other devices being used (“and” as the Bridge+More solution can handle multiple different devices at the same time).

Step 3 – play and manage the game on the Bridge+More solution – (and) or the devices being used

Step 4 – Save the BWS file by the Bridge+More solution – (and) or the devices being used

Step 5 –  Read (import) the BWS file on the system specified by the federation

Player details, results and corrections are also written into the BWS file – meaning changes made after step 5 have to be done on the Bridge+More solution and step 4 and step 5 must be repeated.

Using a BWS file:

We have made a number of videos to show how easy it is to use the Bridge+More solution for the steps below – but also made some videos for Step 1 and Step 5 for certain federations software for help our users comply with these requirements

You can find the videos here

Step 2 – read the BWS file into the Bridge+More solution:

On the left you can see the menu item under the Admin menu where you can read a BWS file into the the Bridge+More solution.

Step 4 – create the BWS file on the Bridge+More solution:

On the right you can see how to create a BWS file – with players details, results and corrections on the Bridge+More solution.

You can find the feature under “Admin” – “Tournaments” and by clicking on the tournament name you get the “Tournament details” as show here.

Click  on the relevant section button and click “Export” twice – to see the export options.

Notice BWS file export option is only shown if the tournament was based upon a BWS file originally.