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FIDE Swiss Pairings Program Commission

87th FIDE Congress - Baku

Our Commission has sent to FIDE and published on our site the agenda and relevant annexes of the SPP Meeting to be held in Baku. Check it on the agenda and annexes section of our site.

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.

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.

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.

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