So a new page has been set up on ScorchResults over at https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/contact#feedback where you can say what you like and don't like. Anything you write will automatically make it's way over to Reddit!
The biggest update for months, ScorchChess officially now has support for pairing pools! That means you can assign players to a 'Pool 1' and a 'Pool 2' and have them only play players in that pool. It's a nice way to divide up your large tournaments into something with fewer rounds!
We plan to expand this feature in the future, adding pools into knockout, or pools into swiss. In the mean time you can check this out in action in James Connors’ UK University Chess League live now on ScorchChess!
You guys rock. You submitted us for an ECF award this year, in the category 'Online Chess Contribution of the Year'. We were pleased to say we created a nomination report and submitted it a few days ago. Waiting now on the results... in the mean time you can read it on the link below!
Check out the nomination details here.
The announcements post that you're reading now is synced with the subreddit! That means whenever the admin, /u/scorchchess makes a post, you'll read it immediately on the home screen. Expect a lot more updates as new features come in!
Northenden Chess Club were kind enough to feature us in their latest blog post, on re-establishing the club in the time of COVID-19. Their post details how ScorchApp and ScorchResults was used to support the 2020 Chess League, showing off features from our Standings and Stats pages. Check out their post!
Dark mode and custom backgrounds are here! Try it now within your ScorchResults profile.
And another new feature for organisers because why not - you can now upload your own images as backgrounds within ScorchApp so you can work with whatever design you're comfortable. And it syncs across all devices.
The official page for the Scorch pairing system has been rebuilt with an all-new design including screenshots from this page you're on right now! Check it out!
1.2.10 We've added new features to the Desktop App to let you go back to previous rounds' pairings and correct any mistakes. You can also add in players to any tournament add pair them that same round! Follow @ScorchChess on Twitter for all the latest programming updates.
Try it out:
Follow me and all the latest at @ScorchChess on twitter. I'll be posting the "amusing" bugs I come across, some programming advice, and sneak-peeks of new features.
We were featured in the latest stream by ChessHeroes playing in the latest 2020 Chess round! The streamers, a club from South Africa, tried out the pairings, 'watch live', standings, and stats features.
Exciting to think my work is being viewed around the world, gives the motivation to keep building new features.
So proud to see the community of enthusiasts for ScorchApp grow so quickly and many thanks to all who helped make that happen. Just wait until the product is actually fully released... what will be the following be like then?