Chess Festival Groningen 2012 Print
Saturday, 29 September 2012 03:22
The 2012 Groningen Chess Festival will be held from 21st December up to and including 30th December, 2012, at the Sportcentrum Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool, Blauwborgje 16, 9747 AC Groningen.

Groningen Chess Festival

Open A    (>2000)
Prize fund: € 6000,- 
Entry fee: € 60,-
Players >2400 and I(G)M don't have to pay the entry fee.

Currently top rated players are Zaven Andriasyan, Andrey Deviatkin, Sabino Brunello, Vasif Durarbeyli and Robin van Kampen.

Open B    (>1700-<2100)
Prize fund: € 1500,-
Entry fee: € 60,-

Open C    (<1800)
Prize fund: € 750,-
Entry fee: € 60,-

In case of insufficient participation the organisation reserves the right to merge Group B and C.

A bye (half a point) is possible for participants of Open B and Open C in round 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Mention this on the entry form under 'questions'.

The above groups will play a 9 round Swiss tournament.
december 21     11.00 – 12.00 hrs    registration
december 21     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 1
december 22     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 2
december 23     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 3
december 24     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 4
december 25                                  rest day
december 26     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 5
december 27     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 6
december 28     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 7
december 29     13.00 – 18.00 hrs    round 8
december 30     11.00 – 16.00 hrs    round 9
december 30              ± 17.00 hrs    prize giving.
Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes for the remainder of the game + an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.

Groningen Compact (dec. 26 up to and including dec. 30)
Five round Swiss tournament, split up according to playing strength in groups of about 40 players.
First prize for each group: € 200,-; prize fund per group: € 600,-
Entry fee: € 35,-
Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes for the remainder of the game + an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1.
A bye (half a point) is only possible after registration by telephone on december 26.
december 26     11.00 – 12.00 hrs     registration
december 26     13.00 – 18.00 hrs     round 1
december 27     13.00 – 18.00 hrs     round 2
december 28     13.00 – 18.00 hrs     round 3
december 29     13.00 – 18.00 hrs     round 4
december 30     11.00 – 16.00 hrs     round 5
december 30              ± 17.00 hrs     prize giving.

Playing Venue
Sportcentrum Rijksuniversiteit & Hanzehogeschool
Blauwborgje 16
9747 AC Groningen
050 3638063

Tournament Entry
Only by submitting the online entry form and payment of the entry fee on account 66.07.71.128, Stichting Schaakstad Groningen, Netherlands.

Tournament Book
All participants receive the extraordinary tournament book.

Further information
Jan Colly
(Netherlands) 06-54251546
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