BBO Extractor

Release Notes

BBOtoXML webapp Version 1.2.2 - 25 May 2020

The new release of BBOtoXML webapp, version 1.2.2 has now been uploaded. This extends the EBU master point calculation to work with large events. Events with 30+ tables are now supported, with 12-17 boards and 18+ board ranges. Also a small change to the user interface Contact tel has now been replaced with Contact Name. When uploaded to Bridgewebs, this will update the Scorer field on the Event Calendar page.

BBO Extractor Version 1.2.4-1.2.5 - 19 May 2020

The latest release of BBO Extractor now completes the extraction process much faster for large events. Previously, it used to obtain the detailed results by scanning player scorecards. The new release is optimised to minimise the number of BBO retrievals required, by scanning either scorecards or travellers depending on the relative number of pairs and boards. For example, for a 24 board event with fewer than 12 tables it is more efficient to scan scorecards, but for a larger number of tables it is quicker to scan travellers. This means that extracting the results for an event with 90 tables will take no longer than for an event with 12 tables, assuming a 24 board event in both cases.

This improvement is implemented in BBO Extractor v1.2.4 onward (now v1.2.5). Your chrome browser will normally update automatically if you close all browser windows and re-open it.

We have also updated the website. In particular it now contains more detail about uploading to Bridgewebs. This procedure has been a source of confusion to some clubs, who have uploaded the XML file produced by BBOtoXML, but at the same time have attempted to utilise the "BBO Online" tab in Bridgewebs results admin to link to a BBO version of the results. Doing the latter overrides some of the data uploaded via the XML route, with unpredictable effects on the Bridgewebs results display. Hopefully, this will be fixed in BridgeWebs soon, but please make others, who may not be on our contacts list, aware of this issue and of the aforementioned link.

With the recent enhancements we believe that BBO Extractor/BBOtoXML is now the best solution for getting detailed results from a BBO tournament onto a club website:

  1. Completely browser based, so runs on PC or Mac (using google chrome, or any browser that supports chrome extensions, e.g latest downloadable version of Microsoft Edge). Can even run on android phone/tablet using Yandex browser.
  2. Choice of Neuberg scoring, or matching BBO Results (which do not use Neuberg)
  3. Optimises extraction speed depending on relative number of tables and pairs in a tournament.
  4. When uploaded to BridgeWebs, displays a "play" link for each row of the Bridgewebs traveller, allowing bidding/play of the hand at any table to be reviewed/replayed/explored with double dummy card by card guidance.

BBOtoXML webapp Version 1.2.0 - 15 May 2020
  1. It is now possible to perform the BBO names to player names conversion in this app, rather than in BBO Extractor. Use the "Load Names" button to import the names prior to clicking on "Create XML...".

  2. The previous version of the app presented the results as calculated by BBO. However, BBO does not apply the Neuberg formula, which is generally used with electronic scoring. Therefore, we have introduced the option to enable Neuberg scoring. For compatibility with the previous app version, the default setting when the new app is initially loaded is still "Scoring Matches BBO", but if "Enhanced Scoring (Neuberg)" is selected it will become the new default for subsequent sessions unless deselected again. Selecting Neuberg scoring may of course affect pair ranking order in some cases, such that it is different to the order shown on BBO's own results pages.