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Run Events on Tornelo

Run Events on Tornelo

New to Tornelo? Get off to a flying start, learn how to create an account, setup an event, collect entries and do pairings.

Running a chess tournament online with Tornelo

How to run an online event

How to register for an Event?

Step by step guide to self-registration

How can I enter players into my Event?

Self-registration, adding players and CSV import.

TRFx File Format

Documentation of the FIDE Data Exchange Format, Tournament Report File (TRF16).

Which registration type should I choose?

Register just yourself, your family members or whole teams of other players.

Import PGN files

For importing pairings and games.

Using FIDE Rating List

Player names according to FIDE.

What pairing options can I use?

Swiss, Round Robin, Team battle and what else is there.

Making premoves during a game

How can I make a move and not use any time with Premove?

Understand the Event settings

Create an event and customise tournament settings.

Verify your Organization

Get access to all Tornelo features.

How to setup tie-breaks?

What tie-breaks are available and how to set them properly.

e-Board integration

For Hybrid events or broadcasting Over-The-Board events.

Privacy options for events

Learn all about the levels of privacy for Events and Players.

Adding players with FIDE ID

Using FIDE names, ratings and data.

Using PlayerID to allow players to play a Live Event

What to do when a player is in the Lobby but unable to play?

How to import CSV?

Upload all the players into Tornelo.

What is an Organization?

For clubs, schools, associations, federations, arbiters or coaches to run a tournament.

Pairing a Round robin Event

All-play-all Round robin tournaments.

How to download TRF?

Upload or download FIDE Tournament report file.

Broadcasting live games using PGN files

Integration with external sites.

Understanding Roles

Learn what each user role can do in Tornelo.

Hybrid Chess and Electronic Boards

Playing with DGT-e-Boards on Tornelo.

Creating a new account

Step by step instructions to create an account on Tornelo.

Running a Teams Event

A guide for Organizers on how to set up a Teams Event.

Finishing an event

What do I do at the end of a tournament?

How to connect a User and a Player?

Linking a USER (email address) to a PLAYER PROFILE (Name in an event).

Keeping the same URL for a new event

Managing the URLs for your tournaments.

How do I prevent siblings from playing against each other?

Using forbidden tags to influence the pairings

How to create an Organization

All Events must belong to an Organization.

Change or Edit pairings after a Round has been paired

Step by step guide on how to modify pairings after a round has been paired.

All about Clocks

Arbiter's guide to handling clocks on Tornelo.

Delete an Event

How to Delete and tidy up unused tournaments.

Can I update player’s rating?

What is Tornelo rating and what ratings can I use for my Events?

How to print pairings?

A guide for Arbiters how to print pairings, standings and other lists.

Restarting games that have ended

How to re-create a game that ended

Running your first event

Getting started!

Publish live results, games, and pairings

How to check live results and watch live games?

Enabling Annotations

Highlighting tools for streaming, coaching and broadcast.

How do I Skip players from future rounds?

Skipping rounds and Check-in options for Players and Arbiters.

Setting a custom Finish Date

How to submit for ratings on a date in the past.

Introduction to Tornelo (Video)

The basics of how to register, play or spectate Events.

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Customise your Event Lobby

How to Run a Private Event

Guide on how to organise an Event for selected players only.

Running a chess variant tournament

Chess 960, Take-me chess, Anything Goes Chess.

Clone an Event

Copy all the Settings and Event data.

How to modify an invoice after payment has been made?

What to do when you need to charge more, but cannot add new line items

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1. Sign up

2. Create Organization

3. Setup Your Event