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Tournaments Disappearing???

  • #1

    Hello, I was wondering, do member-created online tournaments disappear if they don't start for awhile? This has happened twice to me, and both times it had been a long time (several months) since the tourney was created. However, neither of them I wanted gone: one was a special tourney that I was going to invite only certain people to (no one had joined yet though.) I re-created that one, but just today I realized that another tournament that I made awhile ago was gone, and there was about 11 or more people registered for it. I do not remember who these people were, so apparently a tournament they wanted to play in is gone forever. I just wanted to find out if this is the rule that this happens, or is a glitch. If it's deliberate, I don't think this is a good idea at all.

  • #2

    Same thing happened to me just a couple of dayes ago!

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  • #4


    This has happened to me as well - twice, most recently today. I've filed a support ticket with chess.com for it, hope they find out something.

    I had several other tournaments for registration, and if it was any "time" thing involved the oldest one should have dissapeared first, but that is not the case.

  • #5

    My tournament at http://www.chess.com/tournament/very-high-rated-tournament-iii which had +80 players simply disappeared. I logged on today and it wasn't there.

  • #6

    I thought it was something I did...

  • #7


    What i found out last time was that there is a 90-day expiry on registered tournaments, i.e. if it doesn't start within 90 days from its creation it is simply deleted.

  • #8

    Is tht documented, or just your "discovery?"

  • #9

    Its not mentioned anywhere on the site help/faq, but it has been answered by moderators as far back as 6 years ago:



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