Who is who
Hans Ouwersloot - tournament director
Two time participant Hans Ouwersloot joined the organization committee after the 2008 edition. He immediately assumed the vacant position of director, bearing final responsibility for the tournament. Hans is also responsible for the marketing of the tournament. He is an active player and also for his club he has taken a executive function, as competition leader. In everyday life, Hans is senior policy advisor at Maastricht University.
Ashraf Ibrahim – sponsoring
Ashraf is one of the founding fathers of the Limburg Open. His internal drive is to improve the level of chess playing in Limburg in general. His experience as a consultant and interim manager, and his network in corporate Limburg are very helpful in making the CIS-Group Limburg Open successful. In the early days of the tournament Ashraf was tournament director, now he focuses on sponsoring and financial planning. But his knowledge of the tournament and its history are large, and he remains a key player in the organization.
Daan Brorens - treasurer
Daan has been treasurer of the tournament from the beginning in 2007. He is responsible for all financial matters. While not an active player anymore, Daan’s passion is found in organizing events, for example as member of the Boards of both Limburg Chess Events, and Chess Events Maastricht. Daan currently studies architecture at Technical University Eindhoven.
Jasper Zilverberg – titled players and accommodation
Jasper joined the organizing committee in 2009. His task is to contract titled players and taking care of accommodations. This work is mainly due in preparation of the tournament, and hence Jasper managed to play in all three editions of the CIS-Group Limburg Open. Japser studies Economics at Maastricht University.
René Coenjaerts – website and registration
René is responsible for the website and the registration procedures. Next to that, René has proposed numerous ideas, big and small to improve the tournament. He also joined the committee in 2009 and especially in the areas of web design, web management and registrations he has implemented many of the ideas he proposed. His organizational talent, commitment, and loyalty are witnessed by him being awarded an honorary membership of his chess club Schaesberg. René is historian.
Frank Clevers – PR
Frank joined the committee in 2010, and his main task is to bring the tournament to the attention of everyone interested in it. As a journalist he his perfectly capable for this task. Frank is also president of the Limburg Chess Federation and a very well-known personality in chess-playing Limburg. His chess column in the local newspaper Limburgs Dagblad is read by many, and in this column he pays much attention to the CIS-Group Limburg Open. After all, the tournament also counts as the official championship of the Limburg Chess Federation.
Eric Roosendaal, Luc Cornet, Eric Barentsen en Rick Wagenmakers - arbiters
The team of arbiters consists of four experienced arbiters, each of them with an impressive resume.
Chief arbiter is Eric Roosendaal, international arbiter (IA). Luc is IA as well, and Eric Barentsen is
an expert in pairing systems. Rick as a very active arbiter in Limburg, and known by every chess tournament
player in the province. For Luc the same counts in Belgium, and he is also involved in marketing the
tournament in his home country.