The American Bridge Association Tournament Scoring and Reporting System (ABATSS) is the primary reporting system approved and used by the ABA to electronically receive ABA sanctioned game results directly from the Director in Charge and post the electronic file master points directly in the ABA National Office. Hopefully these instructions are as simple as possible to follow and you will be able to master ABATSS in a short period and enjoy processing all of your C games and higher electronically with the National Office.
ABATSS is broken into 6 steps indicated below and will address each for your ease in operation. These steps: Initial Setup, Tournament Setup, Game Setup, Section Setup, ACBLScorer transfer, Calculate and view ABA assigned points and Generate Tournament Report to be sent to Atlanta.
Open your computer and select your primary C drive. Open a new folder and name it ABATSS. (All of your TSS generated reports will be saved in this folder.) If you have the Microsoft Office Package (2003 or later) you will need to activate Microsoft Access. If you don’t have the Microsoft Package you may download Microsoft Access Runtime. This will be the hardest part to get right. INITIAL SETUP is now complete. It is not advisable to place an ABATSS icon on the desktop icon. Access program through your C drive and ABATSS folder.
This phase begins when you activate the ABATSS program. You will get the ABATSS home screen that is illustrated below:
If you are running ABATSS for the first time there may be a yellow tab that says “Enable Contents”. Then to start a new tournament, click on the DATA tab and follow by inputting the correct information.
ACBL Scorer transfer, Calculate and view ABA assigned points
You are now at the last step of the process, generating the tournament report file that is sent to ABA Headquarters. Close all forms and return to the ABATSS Main Menu.