Bridge players should not have to wait for results after the end of an event. Provisional results should become available as soon as the last hand had been played.
The result of every hand played should be recorded by one of the players at the bridge table. That player should be guided through the recording process to prevent the introduction of errors. There should be feedback to satisfy the other players at that table that the correct result had been recorded.
The Bridge table should remain "wireless".
The Director should not be required to register players or collect data and process results.
A computer should be used for data processing and to present information in a format and time frame that is of value to bridge players.
The computer user should be presented with a single integrated system with a sensible graphical user interface.
A database should be used to safeguard the data and to enhance the value of derived information.
The system should provide maximum (bridge) functionality.