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Release Notes 2021-06-10

A minor update went live today, mostly fixing outstanding logic issues or sneaky bugs from our release on Monday. 1. Feature: Declare result Arbiter can now Declare 1-0, 0-1 or…

Major Changes: Release Notes 2021-05-31

Get ready for some major changes and very cool new features on Tornelo. In the last month we’ve made about 30 improvements which are due to be released any day…

International sports law and chess

The Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS), and international sports law in general, has long been trying to find the right balance between the protection of the rights of the…

Release Notes 2021-04-30

This has been a challenging week for our users and I’d like to thank everyone for your ongoing support and patience. We have (I hope) a shared vision for the…

The future of chess

The year is 2026, the Melbourne Chess Club annual club championships is starting in a few minutes …. Players all over the world are settling down ready for the club…

Release Notes 2021-04-22

1. Feature: Fair Play “smart cheating” mode The Fair Play report is designed to give arbiters real-time feedback about which players are more likely to be getting assistance. The players…

Release Notes 2021-03-26

By far and away our most requested feature from players has been the ability to choose their own design chess set. Today we finally released this feature! 1. Feature: Customize…

Release Notes 2021-03-20

Our theme for this post is Bullets. In a controversial week for Tornelo our first attempt at a 1200 player lobby (a bullet for me), a Fair Play decision (bullet…

Release Notes 2021-03-17

Tick-tock! 1. Feature: Multiple game periods on clocks Clock settings on Tornelo now offer multiple time-periods. Time for the period plus increment are entered in seconds. By default there are…

Why we suffered our first “crash”

Tornelo does something quite unique in the world of online chess platforms. We have the concept of a Tournament Lobby. Imagine an OTB event and Tornelo is your Venue. The…
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