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Trying to create an online tournament; please help!

  • #1

     Hi everyone,

    I am having a problem when creating an online tournament. I have never created one before, and I understand how the tournaments work, but when creating a tournament I can't figure out how to specify the number of groups, group size, and number advancing. There seems to be nowhere to enter this information. So, say I want to create a tourney with 12 people, 3 groups of four, with the top two of each group advancing and the other eliminated. But there is no way to select this information! If I submit the tourney, it says, 12 players, group size 12, you will play 11 games, and 1 advance! 

     Any help would be appreciated. Maybe I have to be a higher premium member (I am currently gold) to do this? Thanks!

  • #2

    I think 12 is the maximum for your membership level.  I started a larger tournament, but only after I upgraded to the highest level membership.

  • #3

    See if you can create a group first. I don't really know, but I have a hunch it might work.

    If it's any consolation, if you get the tourney started, I'd join.

  • #4

    Yeah, but even with 12 people, I should be able to split it into different groups. Maybe I'll try upgrading for the day and see if I can do it. (I've noticed that virtually all TDs are diamond or platinum members, maybe there's a reason.) And yes, Sabrina, when (or if) I get the tourney started, I was going to invite you to it, along with Patrick and some other people I know! Smile

  • #5

    After clicking on create a tournament  this shold appear

    Create a New Tournament





    • Tournament Name:
    • Days Per Move:x
    • Group Size:y
    • Max Players:z
    • Advance per Group::123

      This must be less than 1/2 of the group size.

    • Min. Rating:
    • Max. Rating: (optional)

    Now change the following

    Name --as you call it

    days x=how long

    max per group y= 4


    nunber of people in tourment z= 12


    Number of people advancing --2

    min and max ratings --if any

    unless you try this and did not show because of basic or star member

  • #6

    Here is the chart  on tournaments

    Chess.com Tournaments unlimited unlimited unlimited
    Member-created Tournaments 1 10 unlimited
    Tournament Stats limited all self all everyone
    Max Players 7 12 100
    Multi-round no no yes
    Premium Only no yes yes
    Invite-Only yes yes yes
    Max # Tournaments Managed 1 10 unlimited
  • #7

    Ok, I see, I'll have to upgrade to platinum or diamond then. Cool

  • #8

    Ok, after (temorarily) upgrading to platinum, here the tournament is:



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