Player profiles and user confirmation

Understanding the relation of players and user roles

David Cordover

Last Update vor 5 Monaten

What is a player profile?

Tornelo has a number of related concepts that may be involved when a player enters an event:


User account


This is the email and password combination that you use to sign in to Tornelo, and how users of the system are identified.


Event entry


These are the details for a player registered into a particular event. The entry displays a Profile Name (Tornelo profile or External profile), a contact email address and phone number.


Player profile


This is the career profile for an individual player. It records the name and year of birth, but does not include an email address or phone number. It also includes a history of events the player participated in and their rating history. 


External profiles are managed by FIDE or National Federations, you can select to use External Profiles in your event if you prefer.

What does it mean for a player profile to be confirmed?

A player profile can be associated with one or more user accounts. This controls who is allowed to enter events using this player profile, play online as the player, and update player profile details such as name or year of birth. Any user can associate their account with any player profile when entering an event online, but that association is considered "unconfirmed", and this user will not be able to update player profile details, and will be permitted to play only in events that were entered online while signed in with the same user account.

How can I confirm a player profile for a user?

Only the owner of a Profile can give permission for a new User to own a profile. The owner could be a User or the Organization that created the Profile.


When you submit an event for ratings, the users associated with any entries for unconfirmed players become confirmed and gain full access to the profile.

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