Bob Fearn's Compass Scoring System has been under development for the better part of 20 years. This long-term project of Bob's began when he was living in Tokoroa in 1995.

Now resident in Seattle USA, Bob is making constant advances in the capabilities BCS IconBCS Iconand functionality of Compass. In 2007, previous to a major re-write in 2010, Bob developed Compassmate to interface his scoring program with the Bridgemate Control Software (BCS). Compass also interfaces with BridgeTab and BridgePal wireless scoring systems that use Android devices - phones and tablets - to record the data at the table. An interface has been built for BridgePad, too, for those who use it.

The emergence of Milan Durovic's impressive presentation of results led to further development. Results in the form of XML files are now uplifted automatically when produced by Compass and appear on one of Milan's sites - this one in particular for X-Clubs. Scoring a session of bridge manually or with any table-top device is now just a matter of choosing a movement from lists of those available for a specified number of tables. Once under way the system looks after practically everything else. The full suite of reports you see on Milan's sites are achieved at the press of one button.

Click here for Bob Fearn's videos on aspects of using the Compass scoring programme interfaced with the Bridgemate wireless scoring system.