ESSEX BRIDGE CLUBS - WEBSITES - GUIDELINESThis page outlines the parameters and options available for those "mini" websites formerly maintained by Theo Todman (the former ECBA webmaster).
For a list of Duplicate Bridge Clubs in Essex follow this link to the ECBA Website.
Many bridge clubs in Essex have their own websites.
- The ones known to the Essex County Bridge Association (ECBA) can be found by following this link.
- All things considered, it is best for even small clubs to maintain their own sites - preferably using Bridgewebs or Pianola, which offer a cheap and easy solution with rich functionality.
- But it may be that some clubs don’t have anyone willing to run a website, or can't yet see the benefit of having one.
- So ...
While I was ECBA webmaster, I provided free of charge as a public duty EACH OF THESE MINI-WEBSITES (click the link) which use results that have been previously published and are therefore in the public domain, and shows ...
- Club details, logo, and a couple of anouncements
- Historical results as scored,
- Individual Combined, Men's & Ladies' and Partnership ladders sequenced by average %age,
- Quarterly & Monthly Partnership ladders sequenced by average %age,
- Individual Master Point ladders sequenced by total LPs,
- Multi-session Club Championships where held,
- Year-on-year Individual "Improvers" ladders,
- Individual Handicap tournaments,
- First-time winners lists,
- 70s Club,
- Club Blog.
The ladders link directly to the results for the sessions, from %age-lists in descending order. Butler Pairs and Teams events in the Pairs Ladders use cross-IMP scoring as per the NGS.
Parameters allow for:-
- Exclusion of specified individuals from ladders (for privacy reasons),
- Truncation of ladders below a certain average %age or number of players,
- Ladders or championships based on “best x” sessions (the %ages of sessions discounted are
scored through), and
- Selection of the start-month for the club year.
- You don't have to have Ladders or Championships - if you just want a results archive that's fine.
Unfortunately - as of July 2017 - I've given up playing bridge in order to focus on other things. Consequently, these sites will - from the end of 2017 - no longer be maintained.
These sites were generated automatically so - once the computer code had been written - didn't take up much of my time to keep up to date. But:-
- I spent little time checking them, so if anyone finds anything wrong, please let me know and I'll do what I can to fix the problem.
- A frequent issue is the mis-spelling of names, so that the same individual appears more than once in a ladder. I had ways of fixing this, and of alerting me to the situation, but I may not have always spotted that this has happened. So, tell me if it did.
- These sites were offered on a "best endeavours" basis. I did not promise to live for ever or pass their maintenance on to my children. Indeed, I did not promise not to give up on the game altogether.
- If I hadn't received your results, I couldn't use them in the ladders or store them in the archive. If a week's results should have gone missing, they can be supplied retrospectively if they are to be found.