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 1960 (at least 6 players are required).

For these groups the current rating of 1 June 2019 applies during the tournament. The tournament organizers may decide to place a player in another group than his or her rating would demand.

Venue

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.

Bye

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.

Rating

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 ratings.fide.com.

Registration

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

You can register online until Wednesday 5 June 2019 at 23:59 o'clock. Registration at the venue is possible on Friday 7 June 2019 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 of the tournament organization no later than Monday 3 June 2019. 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.

Information

For additional information you may contact the tournament organizers.


Limburgse
Schaakbond