At the end of playing each hand, both pairs will score points
out of ten depending on how successful they have been compared with the
other players who previously played the hand.
The hands were originally played at
online bridge site, and therefore come
with a complete set of results from when they were previously played.
The traveller shows the contract, lead, result and percentage at each table
(e.g. 100% would be a top score, 50% average, 0% bottom etc). The percentage
is converted to 'points out of ten' for N/S and E/W.
It is essentially a set of random hands (i.e. not biased
towards any particular topic), but organised so that
each player gets to be declarer about the same number of times.
How to score: Calculate the score (duplicate style) from the
point of view of N/S. Find the score in the 'N/S score' column and take
points out of ten from the right hand columns. If your score is not on the
traveller, take points out of ten between the nearest two scores.
South played in 6D making 12 tricks:
First we calculate the score from the point of view of N/S so
it's 920 including the slam bonus.
Then we look for a score of 920 in the N/S column and read
across to the right to see how many points out of ten it gives us: Seven.
If the score is not on the sheet, say South made 13 tricks
for a score of 940 (West must have discarded his Ace!), we look for the
nearest scores. 940 is in between 920 and 990 so our points would
be 8.5 out of ten.