Author Topic: How to add a New Player after you have already started the session?  (Read 486 times)

Gravitino

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You have defined the movement, you have kicked off the wireless scoring, and at some point after that, you realise that one of the players at a table is new and hasn't been registered on the database. 

The system seems to know her as 'NoName', but how should you put the correct name in for the session?

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Re: How to add a New Player after you have already started the session?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 10:46:37 »
You can skip entering a player id for that player when the ids are entered on BridgePal. That is why the player shows as "NoName". You can assign a player id and associated name for the player in BridgeScore either during or after the session. It won't show up on the BridgePal during the session in progress. However, it will show up in the results uploaded from BridgeScore to the website.

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Re: How to add a New Player after you have already started the session?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 12:46:12 »
1)If the "Real Name" is entered during the session then when the players move to the next table the correct names will be shown.
2) if the "Real Name" is entered and the phone is still on the screen with player names if you select refresh from the menu options the phones will show the correct name.
In 99% of cases it will the scenario 1) above as they will probably be on a contract screen when you enter the correct name.

At our club, this is a source of amusement when greeting players as "No Name"

3) If the results are posted with "No Name" then alter BridgeScore and repost.

If you want to avoid "No Name" you could set up a couple of ID's that are more friendly / club standard . e.g. Guest 1 , 2 etc. You could assign easy to remember numbers e.g. Guest 1 is id 101 etc.

Then at some stage change Guest to the right name.

In practice putting a new name in is less than 1 minute. Simply go into player names and type in the new name. You will see an option appear that allows you to add a new name. It's the same if a player has entered the wrong ID and you want to change a name i's pretty much the same.