This is the most basic of events. From the main menu select the [New] event option [Ctrl-n]. The event wizard screen is shown.
Choose "Pairs" as the event type. Fill in the other options as you need, but the default values already showing are typically adequate. The title should conform to your club standards. All values in the other options may be changed later if you need using the [Event properties].
The session wizard is now showing. Change the values as you need, but the default values already showing are typically adequate. The "Number of Winners" is the only item that needs particular consideration. A Mitchell event will need this to be 2, a Howell event 1. All values may be changed later using the [Session properties]
The Pairs section wizard is now showing. Change the values as you need. The "Number of Winners" is the same as the previous screen, but can be changed here too.
The number of tables in the section is the most important item. This number includes any half or phantom tables. Where there is a half table in the section this is indicated in the "Half table details" panel. Click "NS missing" or "EW missing" as the case may be. Also enter the table where the half table is on the first round.
All the other "Details" should be supplied carefully. If a mistake is made here then you will need to [Replace] the section later.
The section identifiers, Colour and Letter, are optional and only for documentation purposes and can be changed later in the [Section properties].
The final section properties screen is shown. Normally the values here are correct and only apply to very unusual movements. Only the options that apply to the movement you have specified in the previous screen will be available for change.
The [Pair & table numbers] option is always available. This allows you to change the pair numbers and table numbers from the default values, which are normally correct for most situations.
The [Save As] dialogue is shown. Normally you would enter the file name of the event at this time. The event will be saved in the file specified, and each time you [Save] the event it will be placed in this file.
The [2 Names] tab is shown with "for current session of play" selected. Click the [Names] button or [Enter]. The "Update names" screen is shown. Enter the players names or numbers as required. Page through all tables entering the players' names. When all tables are entered, press [Esc] or
The [3 Scores] tab is shown with "The board scores" selected. Click [Board scores] button or press [Enter]. The "Pairs scores - data entry" screen is shown. Enter all the scores achieved by the players. When all tables are entered, press [Esc] or
The [4 Score up] tab is shown with "The current session using previous options" selected. Click [Score] button or press [Enter]. Because you have not scored the event before, the "Scoring options" screen is shown. The default values showing will usually be correct. Only the scoring method is critical in a single section event and normally will be "Match point". Click [OK] or press [Enter] and for Match point scoring the "Factor to tables" screen is shown. The default value will be correct. Click [OK] or press [Enter] and the masterpoint awards screen is shown. Change the values as needed, click [Recalculate]. Click [OK] or press [Enter]. The Monitor screen is shown listing all the steps in the scoring process.
The [6 Reports] tab is shown. Click the report destination "Printer" or "Screen" as needed. Click the [Session] report button.
When the results are known to be correct the event should be [Finalised]. See [8 Finish] for more details.