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FIDE Swiss Pairings Program Commission

Latest activities of our Commission:

  1. We have published the Agenda of our Commission's Meeting to be held at the 89th FIDE Congress in Batumi (Georgia)
  2. We have updated the list of the endorsed pairing programs after the approval of our latest report by the FIDE Presidential Board.
  3. We have prepared the draft of the new Dubov Regulations. Comments of anyone interested on the system are welcomed. Please contact our Commission Secretary after checking his contact details on the "Contacts" section of our site.
  4. The subcommittee tasked to run the endorsement of Vega for the Burstein System concluded its activity. Their final report is published among the SPPC documents for the 89th Congress
  5. On July 1st, the extension of the Baku Acceleration Method has entered into force. This means that this Method can be used also in tournaments that are shorter than nine (9) rounds.
  6. The Commission has prepared an initial list of amendments to the Basic Rules for Swiss Systems (C.04.1) and to the FIDE (Dutch) System (C.04.3) to be defined at 2019 Congress and to be approved at 2020 General Assembly, in order to enter into force on July 1st, 2021

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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