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  • #1

    Is there a way to post a tournament consisting of one's chess.com friends?

  • #2

    yep. create an invite-only tournament. and then use the INVITE TOOL to invite your friends. 

  • #3

    Thanks, but do I have to manually invite each of them or can I automatically invite all my friends?

  • #4

    each

  • #5

    Thank you.  But the other would be better don't you think?

  • #6

    Yes it would Whitebull! 

  • #7

    C'mon WB..  Set up a tourney, I'll join it!

  • #8
    1. Create a group.
    2. Persuade all your friends to join it.
    3. Create an invitation-only tournament and invite the whole group at a stroke.

    (Ref. intra-group-tournament)

  • #9

    Figured I should ask here rather than start a new thread.

    Myself and some colleagues are looking to organise a chess tournament, and Chess.com seems like a very convenient website to do it through (Many of us are already members). I had a look at the Tournament FAQ to see if we’ll be able to organise it, and it seems to be a bit ambiguous on the issue of who’s eligible to join. First it says “Anyone can join an Online Chess tournament as long as they meet the criteria for the specific tournament (usually related to ratings).” But later, it states that all participants “Must have completed at least five rated games of Online Chess on Chess.com (required for all tournaments).”

    Some of the people in the group will be new to Chess.com, and so they won’t have completed five rated games. So I want to confirm if that is actually a criteria for joining an invite only tournament? Is there any way around this at all? We’re a group of around 20, and I estimate that about half haven’t played on Chess.com before. It would be very cumbersome if all of them had to play through five games each before we can get started, in which case we’ll probably look for alternative apps or sites to play on.

  • #10
    Smoen wrote:

    Figured I should ask here rather than start a new thread.

    Myself and some colleagues are looking to organise a chess tournament, and Chess.com seems like a very convenient website to do it through (Many of us are already members). I had a look at the Tournament FAQ to see if we’ll be able to organise it, and it seems to be a bit ambiguous on the issue of who’s eligible to join. First it says “Anyone can join an Online Chess tournament as long as they meet the criteria for the specific tournament (usually related to ratings).” But later, it states that all participants “Must have completed at least five rated games of Online Chess on Chess.com (required for all tournaments).”

    Some of the people in the group will be new to Chess.com, and so they won’t have completed five rated games. So I want to confirm if that is actually a criteria for joining an invite only tournament? Is there any way around this at all? We’re a group of around 20, and I estimate that about half haven’t played on Chess.com before. It would be very cumbersome if all of them had to play through five games each before we can get started, in which case we’ll probably look for alternative apps or sites to play on.

    That's a great point. I'm going to make it so that if you are friends with the TD, you don't have to have played minimum games. Would that work for you?

  • #11
    kingofshedinjas wrote:
    erik wrote:
    Smoen wrote:

    Figured I should ask here rather than start a new thread.

    Myself and some colleagues are looking to organise a chess tournament, and Chess.com seems like a very convenient website to do it through (Many of us are already members). I had a look at the Tournament FAQ to see if we’ll be able to organise it, and it seems to be a bit ambiguous on the issue of who’s eligible to join. First it says “Anyone can join an Online Chess tournament as long as they meet the criteria for the specific tournament (usually related to ratings).” But later, it states that all participants “Must have completed at least five rated games of Online Chess on Chess.com (required for all tournaments).”

    Some of the people in the group will be new to Chess.com, and so they won’t have completed five rated games. So I want to confirm if that is actually a criteria for joining an invite only tournament? Is there any way around this at all? We’re a group of around 20, and I estimate that about half haven’t played on Chess.com before. It would be very cumbersome if all of them had to play through five games each before we can get started, in which case we’ll probably look for alternative apps or sites to play on.

    That's a great point. I'm going to make it so that if you are friends with the TD, you don't have to have played minimum games. Would that work for you?

    Please stop talking as if you owned this website...

    Hahaha! 

  • #12
    erik wrote:
    Smoen wrote:

    Figured I should ask here rather than start a new thread.

    Myself and some colleagues are looking to organise a chess tournament, and Chess.com seems like a very convenient website to do it through (Many of us are already members). I had a look at the Tournament FAQ to see if we’ll be able to organise it, and it seems to be a bit ambiguous on the issue of who’s eligible to join. First it says “Anyone can join an Online Chess tournament as long as they meet the criteria for the specific tournament (usually related to ratings).” But later, it states that all participants “Must have completed at least five rated games of Online Chess on Chess.com (required for all tournaments).”

    Some of the people in the group will be new to Chess.com, and so they won’t have completed five rated games. So I want to confirm if that is actually a criteria for joining an invite only tournament? Is there any way around this at all? We’re a group of around 20, and I estimate that about half haven’t played on Chess.com before. It would be very cumbersome if all of them had to play through five games each before we can get started, in which case we’ll probably look for alternative apps or sites to play on.

    That's a great point. I'm going to make it so that if you are friends with the TD, you don't have to have played minimum games. Would that work for you?

     

    That would work for me! I'm about to do the same thing and will be in the same situation. Is this a change that's going in soon? Thanks

  • #13

    Change is already in. You can set minimum games to 0!

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