The Saturday Allegro 2-6pm (GOING ONLINE)

First online trail event went well. Thankyou for those who participated and provided feedback. The next trial event is a free MCC BIG Allegro online trial, on 4th April, with a maximum of 128 players.

The tournament will be run with an Arbiter, a Zoom video conference and online playing capabilities by logging on to Tornelo. To prepare:

Before the event

Step 1: Login/Signup to Tornelo and join the online tournament. Use the link below:

Step 2: Download and install the Zoom video meeting app. Once installed go to this link (note it may change from week to week):

On the day

Step 1: Join the Arbiter Room by following this link (note it may change from week to week):

IMPORTANT: When you join the Zoom meeting please put in YOUR name so the arbiter easily knows who is on the video.

Please try to login about 2pm ready for a 2.15pm start.  If the Arbiter does not see you in the zoom meeting you will not be paired in the first round. Note that your presence in the Zoom meeting is essential and is equivalent to being at the club. It will enable you to properly participate in the community including chat.

Step 2:  Login to Tornelo using this link:

You must be logged in to play online games. Then just wait for the arbiter to post Round 1 pairings.


Having an arbiter and a video meeting means it will run pretty close to the same format as the normal Allegro. Rounds will run every half hour and local ratings will be preserved in Tornelo.

Going online is totally experimental and we are learning. In order to support this experiment we will record some ethics that will help things run smoothly.

  • We want to keep the community chess play. You cannot be anonymous.
  • No cheating. You are part of a community that relies on you doing the right thing. If you want to cheat then go somewhere else.
  • No cheating, even for fun. We don't imagine that people will cheat. But just in case you think it is fun to troll somebody, don't as it puts the experience at risk for everybody.
  • No talking about games in progress in the open chat.
  • Arbiter's decision is final as per normal Allegro
  • Be forgiving as we work things out.

Notes to Organisers

This section is for organisers of the Allegro so we get some consistency. 

  * Always name the tournament "MCC Allegro (online)"
  * Select 'Play Games Online' option
  * Select 'Accept entries on the Tornelo website' option