Pairing Software by Name
SwissAssistant
SwissSys
SwissManager

SwissAssistant

Among other options, the CFC offers SwissAssistant as a resource to tournament directors and organizers. The program can be downloaded here.

SwissSys 9

The CFC has negotiated an agreement with SwissSys!

Tournament directors in Canada can use SwissSys8 free of charge to run their tournaments.

NEWS AS OF June 15th, 2009: CFCmembers.mde datafile for loading registration of players now contains FIDE Number and FIDE Rating information. For loading from datafile you may designate ID #2 as "FIDE NUMBER" and Rating #2 as "FIDE Rating". This function should save a lot of work for all involved. 

FAQ
  1. Q: What happens when the subscription expires? 
    A: The information is not lost and can be resumed after the entry of another valid registration code.
  2. Q: How often is the CFC Members database updated? 
    A: Weekly.
  3. Q: What is the advantage of using SwissSys or Swiss Assistant? 
    A: Find players more easily. See membership status. Automated pairings. Reduce errors. Program generates crosstables for submission to the CFC.
  4. Q: Who can request a free subscription? 
    A: Tournament directors intending to run a CFC rated tournament.
  5. Q: When should I get the subscription? 
    A: A couple of weeks before the tournament. We will generally issue a subscription that is good for a month. Large tournaments will be longer. Get set up early for advanced entries and things will go more smoothly.
  6. Q: What should I send the CFC? 
    A: Two files are required by the CFC. They are XXXX.ctr and XXXX.tms . They are created by the menu item "Utilities" ... "Ratings report for the CFC". They are saved by default in C:\Program Files\SwissSys 8\Events\. 
    Email the 2 files as attachments to info@chess.ca.
Installation Instructions
To install the program: 
1. Run swiss8.exe or unzip SwissAssistant1.zip. 
 
Click Unzip in WinZip Self Extractor window. It will save 3 files to c:\program files\SwissSys 8\Install (change the directory if you want). 

Click OK. Then click Close. 
2. Use "My Computer" to go to the unzipped files at 
c:\program files\SwissSys 8\Install. Run setup.exe (application). 
3. Register subscription which would have been emailed back to you. 
 
4. Enter Machine/UserId. Enter Unlocking Code. (code shown is expired) 
 

To setup the CFC Database:
1. In top menu click Database. 2. In drop down list click Database setup... 3. In Database setup screen click Access (.mdb) 4. In Database setup screen click Browse... 5. Open CFCMembers.mde (put the database anywhere, but simplest is in swisssys directory, e.g. C:\Program Files\SwissSys 8\CFCMembers.mde) 6. In Database setup screen click CFC defaults. 7. Your screen should look something like this:
8. In Database setup screen click OK. The CFC database is set up and SwissSys is ready for use.
 

SwissManager

The CFC has negotiated a deal with SwissManager!

Tournament directors in Canada can use SwissManager free of charge to run their tournaments.

NEWS AS OF June 15th, 2009: CFCmembers.mde datafile for loading registration of players now contains FIDE Number and FIDE Rating information. For loading from datafile you may designate ID #2 as "FIDE NUMBER" and Rating #2 as "FIDE Rating". This function should save a lot of work for all involved. 

Download the latest version from http://swiss-manager.at/download.aspx?lan=1

To install the program:

1.     Run SwissManagerUniCodeSetup.exe

2.       When you first start Swiss Manager enter the registration code you received from the CFC

3.    Download the latest CFC database from “Rating lists”->”Update CAN-ratinglist”

If you don’t have an Internet connection you must have the cfcmembers.mde file in your computer.
Verify that you are using the CAN rating list in the “Rating lists” tab

 

4.      2 files are required by the CFC: XXXX.ctr and XXXX.tms. They are created by the menu item “specials” -> “Rtg. admin. file CAN”

The files are created in \My Documents\Swiss-Manager\Listen folder.
Email the 2 files as attachments to info@chess.ca