July 1st 2017: compulsory use of endorsed programs for title tournaments
Our Commission proposed to the Qualification Commission to establish a deadline in the Title Regulations so that all tournaments valid for FIDE title norms must be paired using an endorsed program from July 1st 2017 on. Check the 2015 meeting minutes and related documentation to get more information about it.
Dutch System 2017 Draft
Our Commission is working on a rewording of the Dutch Regulations. A draft was presented at the 2015 FIDE Congress in Abu Dhabi (UAE) and the work will continue through 2015 and 2016. The final version will be presented for approval at the FIDE Congress 2016 in Baku (AZE). You can check the current status of this draft and related documentation on this page.
Published the Minutes and related documentation of the 86th FIDE Congress
86th FIDE Congress was hold at Abu Dhabi. The Systems of Pairings and Program Commission has published the agenda, the related documentation and the minutes of the meeting that were discussed during this meeting.
Update about the work of the Commission
We have updated the What we do section of this website with the draft proposal of the Dutch regulations and will keep this files updated until the FIDE Congress of 2016.
About the Commission
The FIDE Systems of Pairings and Program Commisssion (SPP) is the body tasked with defining the pairing rules for use in FIDE rated events, and for approving software that implements these rules. The Commission has a Chairman, Secretary, 3 Councillors plus other general members. The Commission normally meets once a year at the FIDE Congress.
Contact the Commission
If you need any information concerning the workings of this Commission, or wish to submit a program for approval, please contact the Commission's Secretary after checking his contact details at the Commission Members page.