Chess Festival Groningen 2012 Print
Friday, 21 December 2012 12:34
From December 21 up to and including December 30, 2012.

Open A    (>2000)
Prize fund: € 6000,-
Entry fee: € 60,-
Players >2400 and I(G)M don't have to pay the entry fee.
The winner receives an invitation to the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2013, Grandmaster Group C.

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

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

Groningen Chess Festival

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

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