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.
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: