General information

The tournament will played in 5 groups. The groups will play 7 rounds according to the Swiss system. The veterans group will play 5 rounds.

  • Group A is open for players with an ELO rating of at least 2050.
  • Group B is open for players with an ELO rating of at least 1800 and at most 2100.
  • Group C is open for players with an ELO rating of at most 1850. This group will be split into 2 parallel groups of equal strength (C1 and C2).
  • The veterans group is open for players born before 1959 (at least 6 players are required).

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 the new Sporthal de Geusselt (see venue). The new sports hall is 100 meters from the old sports hall, on the other side of the street. There is ample parking space available near the 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 when registering for 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


To register for the tournament please use the online registration form.

You can register online until Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 23:59 o'clock. Registration at the venue is possible on Friday 18 May 2018 until 18:00 o'clock.

Entry fee

The entry fee is € 35 per player. GM / IM / WGM pay no fee.

Payment by bank transfer is preferred:

  • In case of payment by bank transfer the entry fee must be credited to the bank account mentioned below no later than Monday 14 May 2018. In case of late payment a € 5 administration fee is charged.
  • In case of cash payment at the venue the € 5 administration fee is charged too.
Bank:  ABN Amro Bank, Maastricht
IBAN:  NL98 ABNA 0464 8823 54
Name:  Stichting Limburg Chess Events

Please mention your first and last names in the bank transfer.


For additional information you may contact the tournament organizers:

Telephone:  +31 (6) 1512 1929