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Magic Contest is a scoring program for Windows. Use the menu to your left to download a demo, look at screen shots, find sample printouts and much more.
The development of Magic Contest was started in 1996 and was successfully finished in 2001 thanks to the support of the Swedish Bridge Federation during the final stage of the development. Currently some 350 (out of 550) clubs in Sweden use the Swedish version of Magic Contest.
No aspects of Magic Contest have been adjusted to the Swedish Bridge Federation. Instead, an abstract bridge federation was in mind during the development stage. Magic Contest can be used both stand-alone or as an off-line client to any bridge federation. There are file specifications available for exchange of information between a bridge federation and a bridge club.
Magic Contest offers automatic contest reports by e-mail. After the information has reached the main office, master points and rating are calculated and presented at a web site managed by the bridge federation, in this example the Swedish one.
The Swedish Bridge Federation has taken contest reports one step further. Each user has a balance account at the Swedish Bridge Federation. The balance decreases automatically at every contest report and increases every time a payment is sent to the Swedish Bridge Federation. This has reduced money transactions to a minimum.
All Magic Contest facilities can be managed strictly by using the keyboard, thus increasing the speed of entering results, entering member numbers, searching for members in the member list, and much more. For those who can not let go of the mouse, Magic Contest offers the mouse support all windows program do.
Currently, all types of contests can be scored, i.e. pairs, teams and individual. A number of scoring methods within each type can be used.
Pair contests can be scored using matchpoints, Calcutta or Butler IMPs, with all the necessary variations according to the bridge laws. Swiss pairs is supported.
All available movements come from the book Movements - a fair approach by HallÚn, Hanner and Jannersten. Both one-winner and two-winner movements are available as well as well-balanced barometer movements. If needed, Magic Contest can print both guidecards and guideslips.
A member list can be updated manually or imported from a bridge federation member list according to a well-specified file specification. This, of course, requires adjustments to that bridge federation's data system.
Contests can be reported to any bridge federation for further calculation of master points and rating according to a well-specified file specification. This, of course, requires adjustments to that bridge federation's data system.
If you manage a web site with contest results, Magic Contest can easily export the contest to a result page.
Magic Contest communicates with a number of external programs and data formats:
Magic Contest is a scoring program for
Windows. Different country versions exist.
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