Prinsenstad tournament 2020 cancelled
Last Thursday the Dutch government announced mitigation measures against the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The goal of these measures is to reduce social interaction and limit the spread of the virus. Following these measures the Dutch Olympic committee (NOC-NSF), Dutch chess federation (KNSB) and The Hague chess federation (HSB) cancelled all events. The DSC board has decided to follow this and cancel all DSC events until april 1st, as well as the Prinsenstad weekender tournament of April 10th-12th. If you had already registered and transferred the entry fee, we will of course return the entry to your account.
Many chess players will visit Delft during the Easter weekend this year to play some interesting chess games. On 10, 11 and 12 April 2020 the thirteenth Prinsenstad Tournament will be organised by the Delftse SchaakClub (DSC).
The chessmaid watches (photo: Herman Zonderland)
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).
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.
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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 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, or in the playing venue on Friday April 10th 2020 between 18:30 and 19:00 hours.