Update: In May 2014, ACBL decided to drop ACBLscore+. Hammond Software (HS) and ACBL were in negotiations to continue work on ACBLscore+. ACBL insisted that as part of any new contract that HS should give up rights under the original contract, including copyright and licensing agreements. ACBL wanted to own all future derivatives works in other industries that HS would create from the underlying code of ACBLscore+, irrespective of who paid for them. Outside counsel for ACBL informed ACBL that without owning the Copyright to ACBLscore+, ACBL would have to drop the project and would not be able to use the software. The terms of the original contract covered copyright and licensing under a typical software contract. ACBL wanted a new contract to include a re-write of the original contract as a “Work-For-Hire” contract, something that was unacceptable. As we could not agree to unilaterally giving up our license, HS declined to sign a new contract. Hammond Software continues to develop ACBLscore+, under the new name of Bridgescore+. See Bridgescore+ web page for more information. The rest of this site remains unchanged from the original project.
This web site provides information about the ACBLscore+ software, the replacement for ACBLscore. The site is intended to help ACBL members know more about the project. Updates to the project will be posted periodically on this site.
This site last updated on November 18, 2013.
We have blocked access to adding comments. We were getting way too much spam (100+ a day).
If you have any comments or suggestions, please post to comments AT acblscoreplus.com.
For any questions about the current version of ACBLscore, please go to the ACBL web site.
This site is written and maintained by the developers of ACBLscore+ in conjunction with the ACBL. Any statements on this site are by the developers of ACBLscore+ and are not necessarily official statements by the ACBL.
In general we want to be as open as possible with this site, but everyone must understand that there is a legal contract between ACBL and the developers of this software so we may not be able to answer every question as openly as we would like. Questions related to ACBL policy should not be posted on this site.
We will do our best to reasonably answer questions posted on this site. Most likely this will be in terms of a periodic (once every 2-4 weeks) mass answer session, so don’t get upset if we take a little while before answering a question. In general a question that is likely to apply to multiple users will get answered first. We will adopt the policy of adding to the FAQs rather than individually replying to each and every question so you may see your question merged with others.
If you have suggestions or ideas for ACBLscore+, please post them on http://ideas.acblscoreplus.com.
Yes, we are bridge players and ACBL members!
We have a Yahoo Groups email list where we will send periodic updates on the project. To join please click on the link and enter your email address. This will save you having to revisit this site for updates.
There will be a presentation on ACBLscore+ at all upcoming NABCs. See the ACBL web site for more details.