Tournament use of Clono
Clono complies with FIDE’s rules of chess and standards for electronic score sheets.
In tournaments Clono is running on tablets managed and controlled by the tournament organiser. Clono is the only app running, and the tablet can be locked completely down, allowing no other apps or other communication than to the Clono server. All network traffic are encrypted and secure.
In the tournament premises, we recommend having a separate and closed WIFI for the tablets. If the network breaks during the games, the only consequence is that the live transmission is delayed. The scoresheet used by the players will work regardless of network status. For tournament use of Clono, a user account on Clono Admin Panel is required. If you do not have an account, register here. Please note that the account is subject to manual approval.
In the Admin Panel the tournament is set up with tournament details, groups, players and games. If you are using TournamentService for tournament management and pairing, the data can be imported directly to Clono. If you use other tournament management software, the tournament creation and pairing can be configured manually in Clono Admin Panel.
The tournament is automatically given a pin code in the Admin Panel, and this pin code is used for connecting the tablets running Clono to the server. Each tablet is allocated to a fixed table or a player, and when everything is ready set up, the game details are transmitted to the tablets.
For best user experience for the players, we recommend using the app on 10-inch tablets. The app is thoroughly tested on Lenovo Tab 10 and Tab4 10 tablets, which are in the lower price range with a price around 120 Euro. Clono Scoresheet can also be used on 7-inch tablets and is thoroughly tested on Lenovo Tab 7 with Android 7.0 and 7.1. Tapp is only available for Android, not iOS (iPad) as iOS devices are much more expensive and considered less relevant for tournament use.