Initial Outlay Required
There is no fee to start using IBEScore. Organisers, players and directors/scorers are encouraged to become familiar with the scoring application before any charges are made.
After one month’s usage, organisers agree to an annual fee which can be split into 12 x monthly payments if preferred. This ensures continued access to the IBEScore GAME CODE needed to setup and run games.
IBEScore is designed to be used on players own devices so there is not any need to outlay spending unless you want to. No laptop is required at the venue (but access to one at home can be helpful for the extra features).
What devices should we use?
IBEScore works with MOST Android or Apple devices that can access and operate wi-fi or mobile. So yes, ask your players, friends and family to hunt out and give you their old devices – if they can still be charged up – they will probably be just fine for IBEScore. And it is a perfect way to recycle a phone gathering dust in a cupboard.
Do we need to buy a device for every table?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. IBEScore is a small App that can be downloaded within a few minutes to a player’s phone in session.
Some Directors offer a scoring device to the table, but It is our experience that by mid-way through the first session, players are sufficiently interested in the extra features of IBEScore that at least a few have produced a device from their pocket/bag and sought help with downloading the app for their own use. Over the course of early sessions this grows such that after a small time a device for a table is no longer needed. At future sessions players use tehir own devices to score, check results and view rankings.
REALLY? No laptop is required?
REALLY. Well. Some Director features can be more easily accessed via a browser at this time. But a laptop is NOT required (or even used) to create games and activate
REALLY? No printer?
REALLY. Well. It depends what the purpose of the printer is. We can assure organisers and directors that NO tablecards are needed as the movement instructions and new round information displays clearly for each pair. NO rankings printouts are required as players can view rankings on their devices at game end (and during). NO table slips are required because players can enter their starting position names directly into the scoring system from their device. NO personal scorecards are required because players can track their activity and input scores as they happen on their own device. NO hand records are required because the device will display the cards details and makeable contracts on the travellers. If you have a system for pre-booking and payment then it’s another no to printing as NO table slips required for money tallying table money.