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 2050 or more.
Group B is open for players with ELO rating of 2100 or less, but more than 1800.
Group C is open for players with ELO rating of less than 1850.
The veteran group is open for players born in 1957 or earlier (at least 6 players are required). Group C will be split into 2 parallell groups of equal strength.

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.


The tournament will take place in Sporthal de Geusselt (see: Venue). We will also provide you with information about accommodation that can be booked.


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 2 hours for the entire game, plus 15 seconds per move. The veteran group will have 2 hours for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes extra for the rest of the game; all without increment.


Results of all groups will be send to FIDE, KNSB, and DSB for inclusion in their respective rating systems.


To register for the tournament please use the online registration form which you can find under 'Register'. For more information on the registration procedure please send an email to or contact Ferry Gerard.

Phone number.: +31 (0)6 - 15 12 19 29

Online registration is possible until 31 May. After 31 May registration is no longer possible.

Entry fee

The entry fee is € 35,- for all groups.

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

GM / IM / WGM free.

The entry fee has to be credited to our bank account before 29 May. Payments after this date, including payment at the venue, will lead to an additional € 5.- to cover administrative costs. Registration at the venue is no longer possible.

Bank payment can be made to our bank account:

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

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