Information 2022


Group A – rating above 1900
Group B – 1600 – 1950
Group C – rating below 1650
3-day-events – open to everyone

When a player has both a FIDE and KNSB rating, the highest rating determines the group classification.

The organization reserves the right to deviate from the indicated schedule.

Playing system and rate of play Groups A – C

Seven rounds of ‘Swiss’ will be played in each group. In rounds 1 to 4, it is possible to request a bye for half a point.

The rate of play for each player is 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start. In every group there will be played nine rounds, based on the “Swiss system”.

Every day the games will be started at 14:00 – the final round starts at 12:00.

NB: The FIDE Laws will apply, except article 6.6a. The rule will be instead: A player, not present at the chessboard within one hour after the scheduled time to start, loses the game, unless the arbiter sees a good reason to decide otherwise.

Playing system and rate of play 3-round-events

Groups are formed of four people with approximately equal playing strength.

The rate of play is 90 minutes for the entire game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start of the game.

Schedule Groups A – C

Monday, July 18: 11:30 – 13:00 registration; opening 13:50
Monday July 18 – Saturday July 23: 14:00 rounds 1 – 6
Sunday 24 July: 12:00 round 7, followed by prize ceremony.

Schedule 3-round-events

Friday 22 July: 12:00 – 13:00 registration/registration, 14:00 round 1
Saturday, July 23: 14:00 round 2
Sunday 24 July: 12:00 round 3

Prize fund

A prize fund of € 5000 is guaranteed at a minimum of 200 participants in groups A, B and C. A detailed prize distribution will be announced in July.
First prize open groups:
A – € 1000
B – € 500
C – € 300
The Wil Haggenburg Tournament for the Personal Championship of the SGA will be held as part of the open tournament in 2022. There are 3 prizes available for the best players from SGA in each group:
A – €150
B – €100
C – €75

1st prize: 35
2nd prize: A chess book


The results of the three open groups will be sent to the KNSB and FIDE for rating calculations. The results of the 3-round-events will be sent to the KNSB for rating calculations.

Registration fee

The registration fee must be paid during the online registration:
A – € 60 – (W)FM pay € 30; higher title holders no registration fee
B – € 50
C – € 50
3-round-events – € 25

Youth players born in 2006 or later pay € 30 in the open groups.
Dutch players who are not members of the KNSB pay € 10 extra.

Playing venue