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FIDE Swiss Pairings Program Commission

Accordingly to the decissions taken at the 88th FIDE Congress (Göynük, Antalya, Turkey, 13-14 October 2017):

1. The following programs:

are endorsed by FIDE. The arbiters are required to use the latest version. In doing so, they will run tournaments where the current rules of the FIDE (Dutch) System (entered into force on July 1st, 2017) are applied.

2. The following programs

 

  • (currently none)

have received an interim certificate by FIDE. The arbiters are recommended to use the latest version. When they do, they will run tournaments where the current rules of the FIDE(Dutch) System are applied. When they do not, they will run tournaments where the old (2013) rules of the Dutch System are applied.

 

3. The following programs:

  • SwissManager
  • SwissSys
  • SwissMaster
  • WinSwiss
  • TournamentService

are in the process of receiving an interim certificate by FIDE for the FIDE (Dutch) System. When arbiters use these programs, they will run tournaments where the old (2013) rules of the Dutch System are applied.

The arbiters are required to inform the players that the old pairing rules will be applied in the tournament.

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Any program not specifically mentioned in one of the previous lists is not endorsed by FIDE. When arbiters use programs that are not endorsed or do the pairings manually they must apply the current rules of the FIDE (Dutch) System (note that they cannot simply rely on programs that use external pairing engines like bbpPairings or JaVaFo, as no FIDE trusted entity checked that the engine be correctly invoked).

The above lists will be updated constantly until the first Presidential Board of 2018. After that, the official list of the programs endorsed by FIDE will be definitively updated on the FIDE Handbook, and this page will be removed.

 


 

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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