Information Noteboomtournament 2014

74th Noteboomtournament: February 28 to March 2 2014

For the 74th time, the Leidsch Schaakgenootschap organizes its Daniël Noteboomtoernooi. Upholding its longstanding tradition, the tournament will be a 6 round Swiss event, with pairings according to Buchholz. Three groups will play on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Group A is open for players over 1900, group B is open for players with an ELO between 1600 and 2000. Group C is open for players up to ELO 1700. The results will count for Dutch ELO, not for FIDE.


Leonardo College, Noachstraat 2, 2324 LT Leiden. Directions at the bottom of this page.
Smoking is prohibited in the entire building. Obviously, one is free to smoke outside.

Datum Activity Start End
Friday 28 February Sign-up 18.15 19.00
Opening 19.15 19.30
Round 1 19.30 23.30
Saturday 1 March Round 2 09.00 13.00
Round 3 14.00 18.00
Round 4 19.30 23.30
Sunday 2 March Round 5 09.00 13.00
Round 6 14.00 18.00
Prizegiving 18.40


Group A Group B Group B
1 1400,- 600,- 400,-
2 700,- 300,- 200,-
3 350,- 150,- 100,-
4 200,- 100,- 70,-

All prizes in Euros. Furthermore, ratingprizes, best-game prize, supertrio. Prizes will be shared equally in the event of equal scores. No more than one prize per person, with the exception of the best-game prize and the supertrio.

Information and Sign-up

Please inform the tournament committee of: Name, address, zip-code, city, team, date of birth, ELO, Fidenr. and group of choice.

The inscription fee of 30 Euros can only be paid at the venue, in cash. GM, IM, WGM have free entry, unfortunately no other conditions will be given. WIM and FM will have a 10 Euro reduction on the fee

A “bye” is allowed in one of the first four rounds, a timely written notification provided.

Preferably via e-mail:

  • e-mail: (Up to February 27th 2014)
  • Rudy van Wessel, Santhorst 143, 2352 KC, Leiderdorp, 06-48955349
  • Chris de Weert, Abraham van der Hulstlaan 27, 2253 VK, Voorschoten, 06-14362661

Accommodation: VVV Leiden, Stationsweg 210, Leiden, 0900-2222333.
Leiden Portal.
Holiday Inn Leiden has 2- and 4- persons rooms at reasonable prices, see

Playing Details

40 Moves in 1.45 hrs. (FIDE-regulations). After 40 moves, both players will receive 15 minutes extra to finish the game.


From motorway A4 Rotterdam – Amsterdam – Utrecht

Take the exit # 7 Leiden / Zoeterwoude Dorp (N206, Europaweg), then continue in the direction Leiden / Voorschoten. After about 1 km (at the traffic light) straight on in direction Voorschoten, the road turns slightly left (Voorschoterweg). Still straight on at the next traffic light, but turn right when coming to the next traffic light shortly after (N206, Churchilllaan). Follow the road for about 1,5 km, then turn left into the Brandts Buyskade. You will see the Leonardo College on your lefthand side after 250 m (Noachstraat 2). There are no parking fees to pay in this part of the town.
From motorway A44 Den Haag – Amsterdam:

Take the exit # 8 Leiden / Katwijk (N206, Plesmanlaan), then continue in the direction Leiden. After about 400 m turn right into the Haagse Schouwweg and then immediately left into the Doctor Lelylaan. Follow the road for about 1 km until you will cross a canal, then straight on at the next traffic light into the Churchilllaan. At the first traffic light after about 250 m turn right into the Brandts Buyskade. You will see the Leonardo College on your lefthand side after 250 m (Noachstraat 2). There are no parking fees to pay in this part of the town..

Public transport

With the bus from Leiden Central Station:

Take the bus line 5 to Voorschoten to get in about 10 minutes to the bus stop Brandts Buyskade, from there the tournament venue will be at a walking distance of about 5 minutes.

Departure times from Leiden Central Station:
– Saturday morning: Line 5 08:31 or 08:43
– Sunday morning : line 5 08:41

looproute vanaf bushalte
looproute vanaf bushalte


For those being physically fit:

By walking the tournament venue can be reached in about 20 minutes from Leiden Central Station and the Leiden-Lammenschans station, respectively. The closest station is however Leiden-de Vink with a walking distance of about 10 minutes. Please take note of this option since there will be a rather limited bus service on Sunday morning.


Up-to-date information regarding the public transport in Leiden can be found on 9292 OV information (available in English, too).

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