Registration is open
Thursday 24 January 2019
Registration for the 13th BPB Limburg Open has started! We are looking forward to welcome you during the upcoming Whitsun weekend (from 7 to 10 June) in sports hall De Geusselt in the beautiful historic city of Maastricht. You can now register via the online form (see "Enrollment" in the menu). We are expecting a large number of participants again.
Our tournament has become an established name in tournament chess. It is one of the bigger tournaments in the Netherlands and even Europe. Last year there were 457 participants (including 9 grandmasters) from 20 countries. Everyone can participate, because we have multiple groups for all playing strengths. There is also a special group for veterans (60-plus).
Maastricht, worth a visit
Traditionally the Limburg Open is held at Pentecost and due to the free weekend it is possible to have seven rounds in four days (the veterans play five rounds). Therefore we have a relaxed playing schedule, making it feasible to explore the beautiful historical city center of Maastricht.
Mentioning Maastricht makes one immediately think of the Treaty of Maastricht and the world famous violin player/conductor André Rieu and top cyclist Tom Dumoulin. But of course the city also has an attractive inner city with plenty of shopping opportunities, mouth-watering restaurants and bars, the Market, the Vrijthof, many monuments, art treasures and other sites worth of a visit. Maastricht is beautifully situated on the banks of the river Meuse surrounded by hills in the countryside. The people are known for heir hospitality and enjoyment of the better things in life. Maastricht: some southern flavor in a northern country.