Tournament Information 2019

The 8th Amsterdam international summer chess tournament will take place from July 6-14, 2019. The playing conditions will be perfect in a high-tech, sportive and inspiring environment.
 
Chess and Science at Amsterdam Science Park  
At Amsterdam Science Park  you are surrounded by renowned scientists, researchers, high-tech companies, an impressive beta faculty and ambitious students. The playing venue is the modern sports centre Universum.


Amsterdam Science Park offers several cozy bars and restaurants and it has excellent access by bicycle, public transport and car. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and two thirds of the hotels are located in the city's centre.

There are six different groups:

  Admission
Group A Rated over 2000
Group B 1750 – 2050
Group C 1500 – 1800
Group D Lower than 1550
Weekday  Open, July  8 - 10
Weekend Open, July 12 - 14

Please scroll down for information on the weekday and weekend three-round-evens
Schedule: 6 - 14 July 2019
Format: 9 rounds, Swiss system. One round per day. 
Rate of play: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game; with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: Rounds 1 - 8 will start at 14:00 hrs. The 9th round will start at 12:00 hrs
Registration formclick here
 

Playing Venue

Sports Center Universum
Science Park 306, 1098 XH, Amsterdam
More Information: click here.


Groups

A - rating higher than 2000
B - 1750 – 2050
C - 1500 – 1800
D - rating lower than 1550
Three-round-events - open

When you have both FIDE- as national rating, the highest rating is decisive. So, a player rated Fide 1950 and national 2100 is only allowed to play in Group A. However, the organization may decide otherwise in some circumstances.


Rate of play

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 hrs the last round will be started at 12:00 hrs. 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.


Schedule

Saturday 6 July:
11:30 – 13:00 hrs registration; opening 13:50 hrs
Saturday 6 July - Saturday 13 July:
14:00 hrs rounds 1 - 8
Sunday 14 July:
12:00 hrs round 9; followed by prize giving.


Ratings

In all four groups the results will be reported for rating to both FIDE and KNSB (Dutch federation).
The three-round-events will be reported for rating to the KNSB.


Entry Fee

To be paid during registration or at registration on Saturday 6 July from 11:30 till 13:00 hrs:
A - € 65 - (W)FM € 40; no fee for (W)IM and higher
B - € 60
C - € 60
D - € 60
Three-round events - € 25
Junior players (born after 31-12 - 2002) : € 40 for group A, B, C and D.
 

Prize fund

 

  A B C D
1st 1750 500 300 200
2nd 1000 300 160 120
3rd 550 160 100 80
4th 300 100 70 60
5th 160 70 50  
6th 90      
         
1st Rating prize 80 60 60 60
2nd Rating Prize 50-MC 50-MC 50-MC 50-MC
         
Youth prize (2003 or later)   50-MC 50-MC 50-MC
         
1st prize SGA 200 175 100 100
2nd prize SGA 100 75 50 50
         
         
Total Group 4280 1540 990 770
 


3-round-events:
1st prize: 35 euro
2nd prize: a chess book.
 

The prize fund is guaranteed by a minimum of 200 participants in the A, B, C and D groups.
SGA is the prize for players who are a member to the SGA (chess clubs in region Amsterdam). The winner of the SGA in Group A will also receive the Wil Haggenburg throphy.
The 2nd rating prizes and youth prizes will be awarded as a voucher for the Modern Chess webshop. 
Rating limis for the rating prizes will be announced before the start of round 3. 


 

Three-round-events

- Weekday
Schedule: Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July 2019
Mode: 3 rounds, all play all 
Rate of play: 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: All rounds will start at 14:00 hrs.
Rating: the results will be reported to KNSB (Dutch federation)

- Weekend
Schedule: Friday 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019
Mode: 3 rounds, all play all 
Rate of play: 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start 
Start of the games
: Friday and Saturday: 14:00 hrs, Sunday 12:00 hrs.
Rating: the results will be reported to KNSB (Dutch federation)

  A B C D
1e 1750 500 300 200
2e 1000 300 160 120
3e 550 160 100 80
4e 300 100 70 60
5e 160 70 50  
6e 90      
         
1e Ratingprijs 80 60 60 60
2e Ratingprijs 50-MC 50-MC 50-MC 50-MC
         
Jeugdprijs (2003 of later)   50-MC 50-MC 50-MC
         
1e prijs SGA 200 175 100 100
2e prijs SGA 100 75 50 50
         
         
Totaal Groep 4280 1540 990 770