The tournament will played in five groups. The groups will play 7 rounds according to the Swiss system, except for the veterans group which will play 5 rounds.
The tournament organizers may decide to place a player in another group than his or her rating would demand.
The tournament will take place in Sporthal de Geusselt (see: venue).
In the groups A, B, and C1/C2 a bye (= half a point) is possible in one of the first 4 rounds. This has to be indicated before the start of the tournament. It is not possible to take a bye in the veterans group.
Rate of play
In groups A, B and C1/C2 the rate of play is 2 hours for the entire game plus 15 seconds per move. The veterans group will have 2 hours for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes extra for the rest of the game.
Results of all groups will be submitted to FIDE, KNSB and DSB for inclusion in their respective rating systems. For this all players must have a FIDE ID number. For Dutch and German play the organizing committee can arrange for this. Players of other federations must request a FIDE ID number themselves. You can check if you have a FIDE ID number by entering your name at http://ratings.fide.com.
To register for the tournament please use the online registration form. Registration closes on Wednesday 31 May 2017 at midnight.
Registration at the venue is not possible.
The entry fee is € 35.- per player. Members of the Limburg Chess Federation (LiSB) get a € 5 discount. GM / IM / WGM pay no fee.
Payment by bank transfer is preferred:
Please mention your first and last names in the bank transfer.
For additional information you may contact the tournament organizers: