Chess Score Pad
Electronic Chess Scoresheet for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

For chess players who want the ease and accuracy of an electronic scoresheet at an affordable price, now there is Chess Score Pad. Chess Score Pad is designed to be easy to use because we know that you need to concentrate on your game.

You record your moves, email the PGN file to your desktop computer and import the PGN file into your chess database (ChessBase, HIARCS Chess Explorer, ...) for analysis.

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Chess Score Pad

Chess Score Pad Tournament Edition

The Tournament Edition is no longer available on the App Store. Apple removed it since I have not updated it after the USCF did not approve it for tournament use. I still plan to update the standard edition this year.


iPhone / iPod User Guide


iPhone / iPod User Guide


iPad User Guide


iPad User Guide

Designed for casual use

  • The app does not enforce Airplane Mode.
  • Games can be edited at any time.
  • There are options to check for illegal moves or positions.


Designed for tournaments

  • Games cannot started unless Airplane Mode is turned on.
  • Once you begin to enter moves you must enter the results of the game before you exit, or the game will be marked "Abandoned" and locked from further editing.
  • Once the results have been entered, you cannot edit the moves or the results using Chess Score Pad. You can edit and annotate the game after you email the PGN to your PGN database.
  • There are no options to check for illegal moves or positions.
  • Designed and written by a chess player who has played in more than 200 USCF rated tournaments.
  • Games can be emailed as a PGN (Portable Game Notation) file attachment that can be loaded into your chess database. The email body (text or HTML) includes the game notation to review or print.
  • Universal App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for one low price.
  • Supports portrait and landscape orientation with LEFT and RIGHT hand landscape layouts to make the best of cramped tournament conditions.
  • Quick and easy setup:
    • You can start entering moves without entering any information about the game.
    • The "Next Game of Event" action copies the event name and increments the round number.
    • You only need to enter your opponents name and your name is automatically entered.
    • You can select frequent opponents from your contacts or type in their name.
    • Your pieces are automatically placed at the bottom of the screen.
  • All moves are automatically saved. There is no chance of losing the moves you entered because you did not tap a save button.
  • Move entry by dragging OR tapping the piece. Both options are always available.
  • Straightforward move correction. (See demo video)
  • Review moves with single move buttons or the live position slider to quickly find critical positions for review after the game. You can also use a swipe gesture to review moves.
  • Options to check for legal moves and positions (Not available on Tournament Edition).
  • Adjust your screen brightness from the board view with swipe gestures.
  • Print a scoresheet with a position diagram to an AirPrint printer.
  • Option to include the time spent on each move in the scoresheet notation.
  • Localization for English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
  • Option for long (♘g1-e2) or short (♘ge2) notation.
  • Option for Figurine algebraic notation (♘f3) or Standard algebraic notation (Nf3) .

Chess Score Pad is an electronic scoresheet to record your moves during a chess game. It does not provide analysis. It is not certified so check with your tournament director before using it in a tournament.

Keeping a score sheet is required for tournament games and essential in order to review your games to improve. Keeping a paper scoresheet distracts you from your game and they are prone to errors. Then the game needs to be manually copied into your chess game database. With Chess Score Pad there is no need to translate the move to the coordinates or risk forgetting to record a move. You simply drag or tap the piece to the new square. Then, after the game you can email the PGN file of the game and import it to your chess game database for analysis and review. Between games at a tournament it is easy to find critical positions to review with the live position slider. If you need a hard copy of the game you can print to an AirPrint printer or the email contains a the algebraic notation record of the game.