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Bridgemate App

Validate Player Registrations


To prevent unauthorized registration of players who are not playing at the club - or to check the identity of each member who registers - a club can opt to validate each player's registration before the player can receive event information and personal results on the Bridgemate App.


Why validate?

The Bridgemate App enables players to register quickly and easily with the club by selecting the club and providing his/her membership number.  But there is nothing to stop a player from entering someone else's membership number.  While such a player wouldn't be able to receive their own personal information in the App, they could access information belonging to somebody else playing in the same event where that person isn't using the Bridgemate App.  This could reveal unauthorized information about boards the player might still have to play, which is obviously undesirable.  In smaller clubs and events, there is less chance that this would happen, but in bigger events, it could become a problem; to prevent this, clubs should enable the validation of player registrations.



Enabling/disabling validation

To enable or disable validation, log in to your club account and click on App configuration.

Select Validate new player registrations and click Save to enable validation.  Conversely, clear this option and click Save to disable validation.

Note:  If "Show running scores during game" and/or "Show personal score sheet during game" are checked, players will be able to view results - real time - during a game.  If these are unchecked, this information will only be available after the game is finished.  See the App Configuration page for more detail.

If Send email when player registers is checked, the App server will send an email to the Club Administrator advising that a new player has registered.  The email is sent regardless of whether new players are being "validated" or not.

Validate new player registrations

With validation enabled, each new player registration with your club in the Bridgemate App needs to be validated.  To validate the entries, click on Player registrations in your club account.

Players who are not yet validated are marked as "No".  Click on validation OK to validate the registration.  Make sure to verify that the combination of name, email address and player number are correct.

After validation, the player can now receive event information and personal results via the Bridgemate App.

Once a player is registered and validated, (s)he will have access to all uploaded games in which he/she played - including prior games that were already on the App server.