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Nicolas Hammond
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Member Since
Aug. 14, 2014
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Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player. IBPA member. CEO Hammond Software. Hammond Software developed ACBLscore+, now known as Bridgescore+.

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So you want to be a Vugraph operator
LIN files are text files; but I agree the format is non-trivial to edit. For the example I cited, here are the relevant snippets: vg|A 2017 Spingold QF,Segment 2 of 4,I,16,30,Mittelman NPC,27,Gupta,42| rs|3CW+1,1NE+2,6HE-1,4HE+1,1NW ...
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
I organized a meeting at the last Washington NABC where I invited some friends that used to work at TLAs. ACBL provided a room. USBF/EBL/WBF were all there. The topic was cheating in bridge. We discussed how you would do it; and the countermeasures. Some changes were then ...
So you want to be a Vugraph operator
Let me give you an example, 2017 Spingold QF. Board 22. Open room. Did West or East play 4S? If you look at the bidding/play; West declared. If you look at the scoreboard, East declared it.
So you want to be a Vugraph operator
@Gary. I download the data from BBO. Then I process it using Bridgescore+. If there are invalid cards played, or an invalid lead, or an invalid bid, then this is a material error. The rate is over 5% the last time I did this work. To verify the VuGraph data ...
So you want to be a Vugraph operator
It would be nice if BBO could add a ? keystroke / button if the VuGraph operator cannot tell what spot card was played rather an operator guess what was played. For all matches on VuGraph, all players should be required to verify, and verification be recorded somewhere, that the VuGraph records ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
One of the things that ACBLscore+ (now Bridgescore+) does is to provide data. Lots of it. Including standard of play in ACBL events. Domestic attendance at NABCs. etc. All trivially because the data is in a SQL database.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
I think you mean Hamman & Co. (Ed has edited this comment. I added this edit. Previously Ed had referred to AnotherLastName & Co. by mistake)
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
@Richard. ACBL has already done that at some NABCs. It was a 1-2 hour long social interaction. The kids weren't too impressed. (I attended one as I had a kid of said age, though mine didn't speak).
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
There may be a difference between public and private schools. I taught bridge for 3-4 years at a (private) school to 8-11 year olds. I am not licensed. I help out at my kids robotics class in a (public) school. I am still not licensed. In this case, there is ...
Bridge in A Box - Give the game you love to the people you love!
Patty, are you allowed to talk about your S. T. experience?

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