What are BWS files and How to get them?

A BWS file is a file created by BridgeMate. It is a Microsoft Access Database format from approx. 1990It is the file format BridgeMate that communicates with the Federations systems and includes details about the game type, size, player federation number,  when the game was played, and results.

Some federation systems require that a tournament is created on the federations system format first and hereby create a BWS file to Bridgemate – for the system to be able to read the results from the BWS file after the game, to show results and calculate handicap / Masterpoints.