CARDS and your scoring program
Any club can use the CARDS
rating system and they can use their favourite
scoring program as well.
ASE Scorer 8 has the
ratings software fully incorporated in the program
and requires no other programs.
programs will need to supply compatible files for
use in a
separate CARDS program. This CARDS program is
supplied free to any participating club.
Currently the CARDS
program fully supports the ASE Scorer 7 and ScoreBridge
scoring programs. Other scoring programs may be made
compatible by its developer with a few simple rules.
Once a scorer program is made compatible it too will become
part of the CARDS program.
Scoring program developers
can make their software compatible with the CARDS
program by supplying files, produced as output from their scorer, in the
The CARDS program basically has
two files for transferring information from any
scorer. One is the members details file (names,
numbers etc.) and the other is bridge session
results or scores file.
Quite often scoring programs already produce
such files and those files are normally in the industry
standard Comma Separated Volume (CSV) file format
that the CARDS program requires.
See the details on these files
at the developers page
on this web.