ChessManager is a web-based application that helps you create chess tournament pairings. Anyone with basic computer skills, be it tournament organizers or international arbiters to players, school chess teachers, or parents, can create pairings without prior experience.
Since it works in a web browser, you can access it from your laptop, phone or tablet. There's no need to download or install any software or app.
You need an account to create the tournament pairings. In most cases, the task of creating pairings for an event lies in the hand of arbiters, club teachers or organizers.
But if you're a player or a fan who just wants to check the pairing or follow the results, you don't need to create an account. In that case, go to our tournament page and select the tournament you want to follow.
Log in to your ChessManager account. Click New Tournament and fill in all the details the system asks for. For a detailed walkthrough, check out this 2-minute video.
On the main account dashboard, you'll see a list of all your tournaments. Select the tournament for which you want to add players. Then go to the Players tab to add them. Here's a video for a step-by-step walkthrough.
In tournaments with the Allow players to sign up option enabled, players can enter their data and submit an application. Then as an admin, you can accept or reject their entry.
Yes, you can always export the tournament to TRFX (Tournament Report File). Just click Export in the respective tournament's Dashboard. The TRFX format is used by all FIDE licensed software.
Also, while creating a new tournament, you can import a .TRFX file, saving you a lot of time.