Ferry joined the organisation of the Limburg Open in 2014 and has become tournament director. Ferry is not a new guy in chess. He has played
three consecutive olympiade, two of which as team captain, for the Netherland Antilles. This judge hopes to stimulate the further growth
of our tournament with new, fresh ideas.
Hans Ouwersloot - logistics
After six extraordinary years as tournament director Hans has decided to step back. He wants to be able to participate in the tournament
himself. As a result of his extensive network and experience he will remain a major source of knowledge within the organisation. He will
also take care of the logistics of the tournament.
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
Bert Smeets - secretary
Bert has joined the the organising committee of the Limburg Open in december 2013. He has taken the position of secretary of the foundation.
He has broad experience as a manager and an organiser in chess; he was president of the chess club Voerendaal for many years and is now
secretary of that club. Bert was also co-organisor of the provincial chess championships in 2001, which was then the official championship
of the Limburg chess federation
Jasper Zilverberg – treasurer
Jasper joined the organizing committee in 2009. Previous years it was his task to contract titled players and taking
care of accommodations. Since the 2014 tournament he is the treasurer of the organisation. Jasper has a degree in Economics which he stuydied at
Jeroen van Ginneken -marketing & PR
Jeroen is the Benjamin of the organising committee. Having played the tournament several times he concluded that a role as co-organisor
would suit him well. As a student of Maastricht University he has a good background to manage all communications around the tournament.
His dream is to make the tournament one of the largest in the country, both in number of participants as in name.
René Coenjaerts – website & 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. Since 2012 he is president of that club. René is historian.
Eric Roosendaal, Luc Cornet and Eric Barentsen - arbiters
The team of arbiters consists of three 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. Luc is well known in the Belgian chess scene; he is closely involved in marketing the tournament
in his home country.