The NHBA wants all New Hampshire clubs to upload their game results to Pianola. It costs you nothing other than a few minutes of time. Everyone’s personal results page will have more data and will thus be much more interesting. Clubs in Nashua, Grantham, Keene, Lebanon, Manchester, and Norwich already have begun to upload results.
Uploading to Pianola is the same as uploading to the ACBL!
1. Create an ACBLscore report (TXT) file exactly as described.
Computer phobia and indifference affect many club managers and directors. Some don’t even have a computer. There is no justification for depriving yourself of the best personal organizer, communications device, and game system you've ever imagined. You can become computer-literate in a matter of weeks if you ask questions, take things one step at a time, and learn how to use various application programs by practicing on throw-away files.
Whether you already have a computer or are starting from scratch, you can get free help and advice from other Unit 150 members. Start by calling Barry at 603-494-5874 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The only dumb question is the one you don't ask!
These are several myths related to using a personal computer:
Many people still believe that mistakes made by a novice can mess up a computer to the point where it is difficult, time-consuming, and/or expensive to repair. This is not true! There are two kinds of Windows user accounts: administrative and standard. If you have a standard account you can safely experiment with anything and everything without doing any damage to the computer or other users. If your own account gets messed up, you can start over again in a different account without losing any programs or files.
Another common misconception is that "I'm too old and/or I don't want to learn a lot of complicated stuff." You're not too old and you can still learn if you put a little effort into it. If you play bridge a personal computer is NOT too complicated for you to learn in a matter of weeks. Ask questions, take things one step at a time, and learn how to use various application programs by practicing on throw-away files.
If you are having trouble reading PDF (Portable Document Format) files on your computer, download and install the Nitro PDF Reader. You do not need the Adobe PDF Reader.
Please Don't Ignore "Waiting for corrections"
If you ignore "Waiting for corrections," some of your players will not receive their results by email. Anyone who plays at your club but does not yet have an name or ACBL number and an email address in the Unit 150 database does not receive scores by email. You can add players to the database very easily.