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Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:12:12 »
When I start the Bridgepal mobile app it shows  "CONNECTED - Session not started" with a retry button below. Nothing happens when I click on retry button. All 3 services are active in the Bridgepal server. How do I start a session and go to the next step. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 10:40:59 »
Have you checked that the phones are connected to the right router via WiFi settings?

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 11:00:11 »
It appears that you installed the system correctly and that BridgePal Services Monitor is running and showing all services active (you are referring to it as BridgePal Server). It seems that you just haven't started wireless scoring, which is done from a scoring program. You can find instructions for running a scoring session from the user guides which you can find on BridgePal website www.bridgepal.co.uk,  section Scoring Programs. This has links to BridgeScore User Guide, JSSS User Guide, Scorebridge notes and ACBL.

The scoring program has to have wireless scoring enabled. If you are using BridgeScore just go to Club Admin and under Wireless Scoring select Wireless and  BridgePal. Then from the main menu click on Scorer and New Event and proceed from there.

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 11:02:14 by Mirna »

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 09:53:08 »
I have installed Bridgescore application in the server.
The network connection between the server and
 the smart phone us ok.
I have also configured an event as per the Bridgepal/ Bridge score manual as follows.

But I am not getting the question
"Strart wireless Scoring?" as given in item g of the manual.
How do I start the session?

Looking forward to your help.

FOLLOWING IS PARTiOF USER MANUAL

or a Mitchell movement
o Enter Number of tables, Number of Rounds and Boards per round
o Select one or two winner movement.
o Enter arrow switches, if appropriate. (If arrow switch is on round 1, then
enter names on BridgePal as sitting at the table.)
o Select Skip or Share and Relay
o Enter Missing Pair or Rover, all as advised by director. Please note that
for Missing Pair (sitout), half table counts when you enter it in
Bridgescore. For Rover, there is no half table. So if there are 29 pairs, enter
number of tables as 15 if Missing Pair and 14 if Rover. This is different in
Bridgescore to some other scoring programs. Enter sitout/rover pair names
on BridgePal on round 1 (preferred) or on the computer. Alternatively they
can be entered via the Names button on any new round screen.
 For a Howell or any other non-Mitchell movement, optionally enter number of
tables first (this restricts the size of the dropdown list), then -
o Select the movement from the dropdown list
o Change number of boards per round if required
o Enter missing pair if required
 For Teams, after getting instructions from director, select -
o American Whist Odd from the movement dropdown list for odd number of
tables
 Enter number of tables. When you tab away, the other fields are
filled in automatically.
o American Whist Score Break from the movement dropdown list, for even
number of tables
 Enter number of tables. When you tab away, the other fields are
filled in automatically.
f. Click on Save and then Exit.
g. Answer YES to the question 'Start wireless scoring?'

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 10:00:07 »
Have you done wireless setup as mentioned in my previous reply -

"The scoring program has to have wireless scoring enabled. If you are using BridgeScore just go to Club Admin and under Wireless Scoring select Wireless and  BridgePal."

Once you set up wireless scoring in Club Admin, you will have to redefine the event - the setting doesn't work retrospectively.

Please let me know if it worked.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2019, 10:15:13 by Mirna »

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 05:30:48 »
Yes. It worked.
I entered sample data for 18 rounds and try to
Click on Results Button.
It shows message in popup that

"Wireless result retrieval suspended.
  It will be resumed after 300 seconds of inactivity
  Or when Exit clicked"

I waited for 300 secs and also clicked Exit,
But still gives me the same message.

Please let me know what does the above mean
And how can I see the result.

Thanks a lot for your help.

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Re: Starting Bridgepal in mobile
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2019, 16:39:39 »
Hi - apology. I just noticed your post - the forum didn't seem to notify me about your post as it normally does - email has not worked.

Hope you are still interested in the answer:)

One way to see the results is to turn on Scrolling screen on the wireless control panel. You can watch the scrolling screen while you are entering the contracts on Bridgepals. Normally the scrolling screen will come on automatically when the score of the last board of the last round is entered.

When you click on Results, wireless scoring is suspended, but you can see the results on the Results screen. The message just tells you that any scores entered on Bridgepals will not be processed by BridgeScore until you exit Results screen. The scores are not lost, they are queued up waiting for you to exit the results screen.

Another way to look at the results is to stop wireless scoring (click on the Exit button on the event screen. Then reopen the event (no to the question open control panel?) and click on Results. You can then click on Make - webpage. This will make and htm file - the program will tell you name and location of the file - which you can then open in the browser.

Are you using BridgePals in a club? You can post the webpage on the website if you have one or you can email it to the players. If you have hand records, you can click on Play it Again, to replay the hand using Bridge Solver.

Again - sincere apology for the delay.