HTBN Quick Bridge Scoring

What Is HTBN Quick Bridge Scoring?

HTBN Quick Bridge Scoring consists of a set of forms for each of several movements, and a simple score computing program that is designed to be used with the forms. The following movements are supported:

Movement Type Number of Tables Number of Hands Played
Howell 2.0 9, 12, and 15
Howell 2.5 10, 15, and 20
Howell 3.0 10, 15, and 20
Howell 3.5 14, 21, and 28
Howell 4.0 14, 21, and 28
Mitchell 4.5 10 and 15
Mitchell 5.0 10 and 15

For each movement, there are four forms to be printed. These are:

All forms are Microsoft Word documents. Complete List of Forms. You can download the entire set of forms as a .zip file (this is recommended). Alternatively, you can download individual forms as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files.

The Quick Bridge Scoring program is used to collect the NS and EW scores from the traveling score sheets, assign points, compute total points for each pair, and announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pairs. Unlike some fancier programs that ask the user to enter the contract and result and then compute the NS and EW scores from the contract, result, and vulnerability data, Quick Bridge Scoring relies on the players to determine the scores correctly and enter them in the proper places on the score sheets.

How Do I Use the Program?

Click "Start Entering Scores". When you start the program, you will see a small window entitled Select Movement. In the middle of this window, you will see "Two tables, four boards each round" which is the first supported movement. To the right of these words, you will find a small triangle pointing down. Click on it. The list of all supported movements will be displayed in a scrollable list. Locate the movement you want (scrolling if necessary) and click on it. Then click OK in the Select Movement window.

The Fast Bridge Scoring window will appear. The white area on the left (tally sheet) shows the results for tables entered so far, and totals. If you have selected a Mitchell movement, there will be two tally sheets, one for North-South and one for East-West. The white area on the right shows the score for the table being entered. At the bottom is a data entry area headed "Enter Board Number". There is a flashing line cursor in the middle of the data entry area.

For each scored board,

If you make an invalid data entry (for example, entering the board number of a board not in the movement), an error message window will appear. You can click OK. Hitting ENTER has the same effect as clicking OK.

At any time that you are not in the process of entering data for a board, you can review the data for any previously entered board by clicking on the board's row in the tally sheet.

When data for all boards has been entered, a window will appear announcing the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pairs.

After the ranking has been announced, you can review and correct any board score. Close the ranking window. The title on the data entry area will be Enter Board Number. You may enter a board number. The recorded score for that board will be shown, and the title on the data entry area will change to "Hit ENTER to accept, or SPACE BAR to reenter". When you respond with ENTER to the "Hit ENTER to accept, or SPACE BAR to reenter" prompt, the ranking will be recomputed and displayed.

If you have closed the ranking display and want to see it again, click the Show Winners button. The Show Winners button is not enabled until data for all boards has been entered.

To exit the program, click the X in the upper right corner of the Quick Bridge Scoring window.


Acknowledgement: The system of forms used in HTBN Quick Bridge Scoring was developed by Dr. Sharad Gadre.