Actual field of work (2018-2019)

  1. To make easy endorsement procedure for a new Online and Offline pairing system programs.
  2. Endorsement Certificates for new and old programs.
  3. Update for Terms and Definitions for the FIDE (Dutch) System.
  4. New updates for Pairing Glossary.
  5. Endorsements for Dubov and Burstein Systems for all swiss programs.
  6. New proposals for the amendment of current rules.
  7. Project of Team Pairing System for Olympiad.
  8. Ongoing Analysis of System Functioning.
  9. Cooperation with another FIDE Commission to establish consistent rules.

General responsibilities and work of the Commission

In this commission we are dealing with:

  1. Pairing systems (mainly Swiss but also others), that means creating, developing and checking sets of rules for pairings
  2. Verbal description of pairing rules to promote the understanding and the use of the rules even without computers. This point is important to avoid the image of a computer club
  3. Algorithms representing the rules. The algorithms are a fine feasibility check of the rules
  4. Help for programmers to produce effective programs including correct interpretation of the rules
  5. Checks and endorsement of submitted programs

From our point of view the advantages of endorsed programs are on both sides:

  • The programmers get a better distribution of their programs by a successful endorsement.
  • Programs are an important help to organize tournament with a large number of participants.
  • We, the SPP Commission, need absolutely these programs to distribute (and to publish) our rules.
  • Our rules would be meaningless if nobody would use them.