Introduction to Tornelo

Quick start guide to playing in, or running, online and hybrid events

Watch the webinar recording

45 minutes + question time

Repeated on 3 different time-zones:

Tornelo is the official tournament management platform of the European Chess Union and host platform for FIDE World Youth & Cadets, and FIDE Olympiad for players with disabilities.

In this webinar we will provide a quick overview and instruction in the main features of Tornelo for Players, Arbiters and Organisers.

  • Creating an event
  • Inviting players and account creation
  • Importing player lists and pairings
  • Running an event with online games
  • Control of games in progress

Presented by

David Cordover


– Former Australian Junior Champion
– Founder of

David has extensive experience with organising and running scholastic, school, youth and junior events.

He has managed over 9000 tournaments in the past 25 years, ranging from school events, youth events through to FIDE Rated and IM norm round-robin events.

In 2008 he founded and has been deeply involved in anti-cheating research since April 2020 after running 300 player online youth event and experiencing the challenge first hand!