Many chess players will visit Delft during the Easter weekend this year to play some interesting chess games. On 30, 31 March and 1 April 2018 the eleventh AAW Prinsenstad Tournament will be organised by the Delftse SchaakClub (DSC).
The playing venue for this tournament is the auditorium of the Grotius College at Juniusstraat 8 in Delft.
The playing venue is at walking distance (about 15 minutes walking) of the train station Delft (NOT Delft zuid!). There is also a bus service from the train station to the playing venue, as well as a large (free) parking lot next to the Grotius College.
The tournament is played in four
groups. This way differences in playing-level will be limited within each group, providing as many interesting games as possible. The groups are defined as follows: A-group (rating of 2000 or higher), B-group (rating from 1750 up untill 2100), C-group (rating from 1500 up untill 1850) and D-group (rating below 1600).
For players over the age of 50 there is also the option to play in 4-player group, with games on friday evening, saturday afternoon and sunday afternoon.
Each game will be played with 1:40 hours per person, with an increase of 10 seconds for each move that is played.
There is over 3000 in prize money. There are, besides the prizes listed below, several prizes for rating-categories and the most spectacular game.
To enter the tournament an email can be sent to the organisation committee, containing the following information: name, address, chess club, KNSB number, rating, the group in which you want to play, and rounds in which you want to receive a bye. In the first four rounds you can request a bye which will be compensated with a half point. Other byes will not be compensated. The email address and the entries for the tournament can be found on the aanmelden&deelenemers-page.
The entry fee is 35 for group A, and 30 for group B and C. The entry fee can be transferred until March 26th 2018 to IBAN: NL19 INGB 0000 9824 82, BIC: INGBNL2A. It is also possible to pay at the playing venue, but there 5 will be added to the fee. Registering for the tournament is possible up until Wednesday March 28th 2018, or in the playing venue on Friday March 30th 2018 between 18:30 and 19:00 hours.