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FIDE Swiss Pairings Program Commission

Update about the work of the Commission

We have added in the "Documents and information" section the new version of the "Mastering the Dutch - Tournament development with the FIDE (Dutch) System" document prepared by our Commission Member Mario Held. The document has been updated to use the new rules coming into force on July 1st 2017.

We have updated the What we do section of this website with the glossary, and we will keep this files updated until the FIDE Congress of 2017.

Dutch System 2017

Our Commission defined the new wording of the Dutch System (updated on 2016-12-22), that will come into force on 1st July 2017. You can check all the history of this work on this page.

Compulsory use of endorsed programs for title tournaments

The Commission regrets that the Qualification Commission did not follow the proposal to systematically verify title norms by an endorsed pairing-checker (our Commission proposed to the Qualification Commission to establish a deadline in the Title Regulations so that all tournaments valid for FIDE title norms could be verified by an endorsed pairing-checker). Check the 2015 meeting minutes and related documentation to get more information about it.

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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