Weekend Tournament

The main event of the 77th Noteboom tournament is an open six-round Swiss tournament, the ‘Open’ tournament. Entrants will be divided over three ELO-graded groups as shown below. (Where appropriate, Dutch ELO grades will be used over FIDE grades).

  • Group A: for players with ELO > 1900
  • Group B: for players with ELO > 1600 and < 2000
  • Group C: for players with ELO < 1700

A bye (skipped round, ½ point) can be requested for one of the first four rounds, but only BEFORE the start of the tournament. There is a field on the entry form for this purpose.

This year it is also possible to compete in “Noteboom-Light”, 4-player groups with only three games in three days. This option is provided to senior players only (50+). Byes are not possible and the participants will be placed in groups based on rating-strength.

The results of this tournament will count for national (Dutch) ratings only, not FIDE.

Rate of Play
100 minutes for the whole game plus 10 seconds per move starting from move 1.

The FIDE rules per July 2014 apply with the following exceptions:

  • ‘Zero tolerance’ (art. 6.7a) does not apply. Players may arrive up to 60 minutes late; after > 60 minutes, the game is lost by default.
  • Electronic (communication) devices (art. 11.3 b): having a mobile device with you during the game is not allowed; devices such as this may be stored in the playing area but only in a bag or coat. All electronic devices must be switched off during play. Any player violating this rule will forfeit their game.

Tournament Schedule

Friday February 24 Registration from 18:00
Opening ceremony 19:15
Round 1 19:30 23:30
Saturday February 25 Round 2 9:00 13:00
Round 3 14:00 18:00
Round 4 19:30 23:30
Sunday February 26 Round 5 9:00 13:00
Round 6 14:00 18:00
Prize-giving ceremony ca.18:30  – 19:00

Main prizes

Group A Group B Group C 4-player groups
1e € 1.200 € 600,- € 400,- € 50,-
2e € 800,- € 300,- € 200,-
3e € 400,- € 200,- € 120,-
4e € 200,- € 100,- € 80,-

If players are tied for any of the 1st to 4th places, the prize money will be shared.
The prize fund is guaranteed if there are more than 280 participants.

Additional prizes

Group A Group B Group C
Best female player € 100,- € 80,- € 60,-
Best young player U20
€ 100,-
U18
€ 80,-
U16
€ 60,-
Grading prizes  € 100,- € 80,- € 60,-
Brilliancy prize € 40,- + book
supertrio book
Best club Cake treat at club
Family prize € 50,- + 4 entrance tickets for Corpus

Additional prizes will not be shared. If two or more players finish on the same number of points, the final ranking will be determined by the Buchholz score, then the Sonneborn-Berger score, then by drawing lots.
The additional prizes fund is guaranteed if there are more than 280 participants.

Registration and entry fees
You can register for one of the tournaments by filling in and submitting the appropriate registration form.
The entry fee must be paid in cash at the venue. The entry fee is € 35 for the “Open” and € 25 for the 4-player groups.

Special conditions apply to the following categories of players:
IM & WGM: € 10 discount from entry fee
GM: exempt from entry fee
GM > 2600: please enquire at tournament director

Questions or suggestions
If you have any questions or suggestions please contact tournament director Rudy van Wessel.

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