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Release Notes 2021-03-02

This month our focus was on speed! We are hosting the World Universities Online Chess Championships in a few weeks with over 1000 players in a single Division. We made…

Arbiter resources

Way back in August I was listening to Adam Raoof’s The Chess Circuit podcast and heard a great chat with Peter Hornsby who had organised a huge English leagues event…

Major Changes: Release Notes 2021-02-01

It’s been nearly 3 months since we last released changes to Tornelo, but you’re about to see some significant changes with over 75 improvements being released!  Changes are NOT YET…

FIDE approves hybrid competitions for rating

A landmark announcement today with FIDE declaring that Hybrid Chess Tournaments (played online) will now be eligible for FIDE Ratings. With virtually no rated tournaments taking place in 2020, and…

Stop trying to catch cheaters

Think of cheating in online chess tournaments like a virus, and catching a cheater is like curing the disease … without contact tracing, masks and social distancing, no amount of…

So, you think someone cheated?

A lot has been said about how to identify players who may be getting unfair assistance. But not much is being said about what to do once you have suspicions,…

Release Notes 2020-11-10

It’s been another busy few weeks with some fairly major features to report, including our #1 most requested feature finally going live!!  I wonder what our next #1 requested feature…

Release Notes 2020-10-20

I was a little bit slack with my release notes (preparing to win FIDE selection for World Youth & Cadets!) and didn’t share the updates we made last week. There…

Release Notes 2020-10-05

A major milestone was reached today with the release of our new Responsive Game Board. This will provide a massively improved player experience, allowing games to take place from phones,…
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