How do I Skip players from future rounds?

A guide for arbiters on what to do with the players who are not present

David Cordover

Last Update hace un año

Tornelo provides a Roll Call function for arbiters in the Pairing Program. This can be applied to the Event or Round-by-Round.


Note that this function applies only to the next round, if you want a player to miss the rest of the event please Withdraw the player instead.

Before the Event Starts

Arbiters usually need to confirm the players who are actually present before pairing Round 1. The Roll column has check-marks indicating players who are present and ready to play.


In online events this column can be updated by the player from the Tournament Lobby by checking "I'm here and ready to play"

When you pair Round 1 you'll be asked some questions about what you want to do with the players who are not present.

During an Event

The image below shows the state of an event before Round 3 is paired.


To have a player skip the next round, uncheck the box in the Roll column. Only players who are checked as present will be paired for the next round.

In online events this column can be updated by the player from the Tournament Lobby.

Mark everyone Absent for a round

By default, all players are marked "present" for the next round. You will uncheck a box to mark them absent.


Depending on the situation, you may prefer to reverse the process. Start with all players Absent, then mark those present who attend. This can be particularly useful in events which span multiple days. The default of Absent is more realistic when players have been away from the boards for a week.


Hold SHIFT and Left Click the mouse on the roll checkbox for Player 1 on your list. This will toggle the state of that box (absent to present, or present to absent) and will copy that state to ALL players in the division.

In online events this column can be updated by the player from the Tournament Lobby.

Known absences in advance

Players may tell you in advance that they need to skip rounds 4. 6 and 7. It is impossible to remember that when you are running an event with hundreds of players!


You can mark players as absent for future rounds from the Pairing Program.


1. Click a Player Name and a Pairing Card pops up.

Future rounds have a checkbox labeled Skip Round.

2. Check the box and the player will be automatically marked as Absent for that round and left out of the pairings.

In online events all this information can be updated by the player from the Tournament Lobby.

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