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Create and manage chess tournaments

Chess tournament maker app

Creating a chess tournament schedule is easy with the free instantLIGA app. Forget about spreadsheets and conflicting schedules.  You can easily create round robin and single elimination tournaments - complete with brackets and breaks. Officials can easily update match results while instantLIGA automatically updates the overall standings. And anyone who is interested will be able to follow the tournament.


For all kinds of chess tournaments

You can create and manage chess tournaments for youths and senior players alike. Small tournaments or large tournaments, tournaments for schools, families and friends. Whatever kind of chess tournament you are planning, instantLIGA will make it easier.

Run chess tournaments online

You can create and manage a tournament completely online. This means you don't have to meet up in person but can play safely from home without having to worry about Covid-19.

How to create and manage a chess tournament

Before starting you will need the instantLIGA app.  If you don’t already have it, then download it from the Appstore or Google Play and start planning.

Here are the basic steps of creating a chess tournament

  1. Create an event
  2. Add tables. They are called fields in instantLIGA, but a field corresponds to a table in chess.
  3. Add tournaments (groups) as needed. In a school event a group or team could for example be grade based, age based, or ratings based.
  4. Add players (called teams in instantLIGA)

Review the generated schedule, and you’re ready for the first move.

instantLIGA: the best way to create and manage a chess tournament. Completely free.

iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows

Get the tournament app instantLIGA!

Download the instantLIGA mobile app and start scheduling and generating tournament events.  You get immediate access to all features: creating tournaments, reporting results and following tournaments.

Available for Android and iOS. Tournaments and results can be viewed in all major browsers.