Over the Easter Weekend (Friday April 15 until Sunday April 17) the Delftsche SchaakClub will organize the thirteenth edition of the Prinsenstadtoernooi after a two year absence.

Different from previous editions the tournament will be held at our own playing hall; the DUWO Denksportcentrum, Zusterlaan 114 in Delft. The playing hall is located about a 15 minute walk from Delft Central Station and well accessible by bus from there. Paid parking is also available near the venue.

Het schaakmeisje kijkt toe (foto: Herman Zonderland)
Het schaakmeisje kijkt toe (foto: Herman Zonderland)


Play will be divided into three groups, with rating borders chosen such that the rating disparity within a group remains limited. This should ensure competitive games at all ends of the spectrum of playing strength.

  • A-group (from 1900)
  • B-group (1600 - 1950)
  • C-group (<1650)

The tournament format is a 6-round Swiss. Round 1 will be played Friday evening, rounds 2,3 and 4 on Saturday and rounds 5 and 6 on Sunday morning and -afternoon. Morning rounds start at 9:45, afternoon rounds at 14:15 and evening rounds at 19:30. The time-control is 1:40 per player with a 10 second increment.

Due to the change in venue we will only be able to accommodate 80 participants this year.


To enter the tournament an email can be sent to the 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. A full list of participants can be found on Aanmelden

The entry fee is €35 for group A, and €30 for group B and C. The entry fee can be transferred until April 6th 2020 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 April 8th 2020. Results of the tournament will count towards KNSB rating.

Prize fund

The prize fund contains €1500 this year and will be split equally among the three groups. The exact split depends on registrations but the table provides a rough outline.

Rating 1€50,-€50,-€50,-


18:30-19:15 Registration
19:15-19:30 Opening
19:30-23:15 Round 1

09:45-13:30 Round 2
14:15-18:00 Round 3
19:30-23:15 Round 4

09:45-13:30 Round 5
14:15-18:00 Round 6
18:45-19:15 Award ceremony

Tournament coach

During the tournament a tournament coach will be active. He is available to analyse games with participants of the tournament.

Tournament coach at work (foto: Herman Zonderland)
Tournament coach at work (foto: Herman Zonderland)



Delftse Brouwers

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Zonderland Fotografie

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de Delftsche SchaakClub
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jeugd [ma 18:30-20:00]
Er is op 5 niveau's schaaktraining. Daar­na is er competitie, of een van de vele andere activiteiten.

senioren [ma 19:45-01:00]
De grote interne competitie heeft schakers van elk niveau. Ook zijn er veel andere activiteiten.

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