Tournament information

General information

The tournament will played in four groups. Groups A, B, and C will play 7 rounds according to the Swiss system. The veteran group will play 5 rounds. In group A accelerated pairings might be applied.
Group A is open for players with ELO rating of 2000 or more.
Group B is open for players with ELO rating of 2050 or less, but more than 1700.
Group C is open for players with ELO rating of less than 1750.
The veteran group is open for players born in 1954 or earlier (at least 6 players are required).
Obviously, players of this age may also choose to play in the A, B, or C group.

Players with a rating in the overlapping ranges may choose in which group they want to play.

The tournament organizers may decide to place a player in another group than his or her rating would demand. The tournament regulations will be published on the website, at least four weeks before the start of the tournament.

Venue

The tournament will take place in a venue in the city of Maastricht. We will also provide you with information about accommodations that can be booked.

Bye

In the groups A, B, and C it will be possible to take a free round (bye) in any of the first four rounds. This has to be indicated before the start of the tournament. It is possible to indicate a bye on the registration form. It is not possible to take a bye in the veteran group.

Rate of play

For all groups rate of play is 40 moves in 2 hours, plus 30 minutes extra for the remainder of the game.

Rating

Results of the groups A and B will be send to FIDE, KNSB, and DWZ for inclusion in their respective rating systems. The results of the C group will be send to KNSB and DWZ for inclusion in the rating systems. The results of the veteran group will be send to the KNSB, for inclusion in their rating system.

The general assembly of the KBSB (Royal Belgian Chess Federation) has decided that certain categories of tournaments, such as the ENCI Limburg Open are not considered for inclusion in the rating system.

Registration

To register for the tournament please use the online registration form which you can find under 'Registration'. For more information on the registration procedure please send an email to info@limburgopen.nl

Online registration is possible until 4 june. After 4 june registration is only possible at the playing venue.

Phone number: +31 (0)6-4640 5935
E-mail: info@limburgopen.nl
Besides your personal data, you will be asked to provide info on your chess club, rating (FIDE, or national), which group you want to play, and if you want to take a free round.

Entry fee

The entry fee is:

Group A: € 35.-
Group B: € 30.-
Group C: € 30.-
Veteran group: € 30.-

Members of the Limburg Chess Federation (LiSB) get a € 5 reduction on the entry fee (also for the veteran group).

(W)GM / IM free.

The entry fee has to be credited to our bank account on 1 june the latest. Payments after this date, including payment at the venue, will lead to an additional € 5.- to cover administrative costs. Registration at the venue (on 6 June) will also lead to an extra € 5,- increase in the registration fee.

Bank payment can be made to our bank account:

Name: "Stichting Limburg Chess Events "
Bank: ABN Amro Bank
Town: Maastricht
Account number: 46.48.82.354
IBAN: NL98ABNA0464882354
BIC: ABNANL2A
Please always mention your first and last names!

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