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SOSS

SOSS

SOSS is software which pairs the players in chess tournaments, a so called "chess pairing program".

SOSS is a bit different from other chess pairing programs in that it has a strong focus on the complete event, not only the pairing.

Allegro is used as the graphical platform for SOSS.

 SOSS

License
GNU GPL

Developer
Christer Sandberg, Rasmus Myklebust

Website
soss.sourceforge.net

Requirements
Allegro

Support:
Documentation, Mailing List

Selected Reviews:

Features include:

  • The method for entering the results can be chosen to any (or a combination) of: keyboard, mouse click and bar code reader(s)
  • Manage multiple groups in the same session (e.g. different age-groups in youth events)
  • Carries out splitting into multiple sub groups based on average rating if necessary
  • Clubs are real objects. This minimises the risk that players from the same club appears as coming from different due to mis-spelling of the club name. This is important if team competitions are used
  • Multiple competitions in one event
  • Simple to define different types of team competitions, based on individual competitions
  • Manages the "Schack-4" (chess-4) type of tournament
  • Also manages leaders etc. (especially useful in youth events)
  • Administrates e-mail and web addresses
  • Can also be used for bookings like entrance fees
  • The print outs can be adapted in an arbitrary way concerning the format as well as the content
  • Generates attractives web pages with customised content (e.g. the current standings, the final results etc.)

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