Getting Started Guide

How to set up and test your first event

Use the New Organizer Request Form to request organizer access. Wait for confirmation before proceeding.

Log in to

Click “Account Settings” from the drop-down menu in the upper right.
Enter your organization’s name and contact email address in the “Organizer Profile” section.

Click “Admin Panel” from the drop-down menu in the upper right.
Click “Manage Events & Registrants”.
Click the “Add Event” button.

Complete the following fields:

Event Name
Event Type
Start Date
End Date
Event Fee (enter 0 if your event has no entry fee)
Expires (date your event fee expires)
Schedules Available (choose at least one)
Sections Available

Click “Add Event”.
Click the button “Preview Event” in the upper right.

You may now walk through the event and register for it. Modify your event as needed. Once you are satisfied that it is working as expected you may check the “Publish Event” checkbox to make the event available from the Chessregister “Events” page. Once your event is available on the Events page you may simply copy the event URL for publication onto your own pages or print.

To download registration data

Player registration data can easily be exported into files that will then import directly into either the SwissSys or WinTD tournament pairing applications or into a “CSV” formatted file that can be read by Excel or similar.

To accept payments via PayPal

Sign up for a PayPal account at
Click “Account Settings” from the main menu in the upper right of the Chessregister page.
Within the “Organizer Profile” section enter your organization name and your paypal email address. Leave the PayPal API Settings field blank!

If you would like to pass on the PayPal fee to your registrants select either a “Flat” or “PayPal” Convenience Fee. They work as follows:

Flat: you choose the amount to pass on to registrants
PayPal: Chessregister will calculate the appropriate fee