The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament will be held from Saturday 15th October through Saturday 22nd October 2016. The tournament consists of the Hoogeveen Matches, the Hoogeveen Open and two amateur tournaments. All tournaments will take place in the attractive town hall of Hoogeveen. In the chess café, well-known commentators will analyse the games with the audience. The games can also be followed live on this website. 

Hoogeveen Matches

Hou Yifan - Nigel Short ​
Jorden van Foreest - Ivan Sokolov

Hoogeveen Open

In the Hoogeveen Open, 9 rounds will be played. There is space for approximately 84 players with a minimal rating of 2000. The Hoogeveen Open is an international tournament, and consequently (grand-) master norms can be achieved. There is a total prize fund of € 7,500 with a 1st prize of € 3,000.

Amateur toernaments

Group I (= afternoon group): for players with a rating up to 2100. Group II (= morning group): also for players with a rating up to 2100. Each group can contain a maximum of 84 players. They play 8 rounds. 1st prize for both groups is € 250 each.

Rate of play

The rate of play for the Hoogeveen Open is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time + an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The rate of play for the Amateur Group I (afternoon group) is 40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra time + an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The rate of play for the Amateur Group II (morning group) is 90 minutes + 30 seconds extra time per move starting from move 1. 

Tournament Schedule

Date Hoogeveen
Saturday 15 October 2016 opening 1st round (14.00) 1st round (10.00 / 14.30)
Sunday 16 October 2016 1st round (14.00) 2nd round (14.00) 2nd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Monday 17 October 2016 2nd round (14.00) 3rd round (14.00) 3rd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Tuesday 18 October 2016 3rd round (14.00) 4th round (14.00) 4th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Wednesday 19 October 2016 Rest day 5th round (9.00) +
6th round (15.00)
5th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Thursday 20 October 2016 4th round (14.00) 7th round (14.00) 6th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Friday 21 October 2016 5th round (14.00) 8th round (14.00) 7th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Saturday 22 October 2016 6th round (12.00)
+ closing
9th round (12.00) 8th round (9.30 / 14.00)

Start of Rounds

Matches: Rounds 1-5 start at 14.00h. Round 6: 12.00 hrs
Hoogeveen Open: Round 1-4, 7 and 8 at 14.00 hrs. Round 5: 9.00 hrs. Round 6: 15.00 hrs. Round 9: 12.00 hrs.
Amateur Group 1: 1st round at 14.30h; other rounds at 14.00h
Amateur Group 2: 1st round at 10.00h; other rounds at 09.30h

Registration before first round

All players are required to check in at the tournament desk before the first round.
Open tournament: Saturday 15th October between 12.00-13.00h
Amateur 1: Saturday 15th October between 12.30-13.30h
Amateur 2: Saturday 15th October between 08.30-09.00h
If you do not check in on time, another participant may be paired in your place.


Game Analyses

Saturday 15th October 2016   No commantary
Sunday 16th October
Jop Delemarre Starting 14.45 hrs
Monday 17th October
Gert Ligterink Starting 14.45 hrs
Tuesday 18th October
Hans Bohm Starting 14.45 hrs
Wednesday 19th October   No commentary
Thrusday 20th October
Cor van Wijgerden Starting 14.45 hrs
Friday 21st October
Robert Ris Starting 14.45 hrs
Saturday 22nd October
Joris Brenninkmeijer Starting 12.45 hrs

Entry Fee

To register for the event you can use the entry form, at the same time transferring the entry fee on bank account number
NL67ABNA0610325876, in the name of Stichting Schaaktoernooi Hoogeveen, mentioning ‘deelnemersbijdrage’.

The entry fee for the Open Tournament is € 80; entrance is free for IGMs and IMs; FMs pay € 50; youth players, born in or after 1998, also pay € 50.
Entrance fee for either of the amateur tournaments is € 50 for all participants.

Only if you have registered as well as paid on time you will be certain of participation.
If your name is not on the participants’ list a week after your registration, please contact us.



Gemeente Hoogeveen
Provincie Drenthe

Sub sponsors

Van Regteren
Wemmenhove Zuidwolde



Tournament Secretary

Hoogeveen Chess Tournament Hoogeveen
in the name of Jeroen Bottema
Bank relation: ABN AMRO bank, NL67ABNA0610325876