Can you pair my child against...?

We very often receive questions requesting special pairings or placement of players in certain sections. 

It is against USCF rules for us to pair players according to parent or player request. 

We understand that parents are only asking with the best of intentions, but we just have to do pairings consistently, and according to USCF rules. The process is automatically done with the SwissSys or WinTD software.

We do set the computer to “avoid" sibling pairings, when possible, but this only happens in early rounds. 

All special rules regarding pairings (like how we avoid sibling pairings) must be announced ahead of time, according to USCF rules.