Many chess players will visit Delft during the Easter weekend this year to play some interesting chess games. On 29, 30 and 31 March 2013 the sixth OGD Prinsenstad Tournament will be organised by OGD and the Delftse SchaakClub (DSC).
The playing venue for this tournament is the auditorium of the Grotius College at Juniusstraat 8 in Delft. This is a new location; unfortunately the previous playing venue is no longer available.
The playing venue is at walking distance (a little over 10 minutes walking) of the train station Delft (NOT Delft zuid!). There is also a bus service from the train station to the playing venue. There is also a large (free) parking lot next to the Grotius College.
The tournament is played in three 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 1900 or higher), B-group (rating from 1600 up untill 2000), and C-group (rating below 1700).
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 30 for group A, and 25 for group B and C. The entry fee can be transferred until April 18th 2012 to giro number 982482 (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 Thursday April 5th 2012, or in the playing venue on Friday April 6th 2012 between 18:30 and 19:00 hours.