The Hoogeveen Chess Tournament will be held from Saturday 19th October through Saturday 26th October 2019. 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

Timman-Abdumalik and Firouzja-Cori

Hoogeveen Open

In the Hoogeveen Open, 9 rounds will be played. After the 7th round, the top 4 qualifies for the semi-finals and finals to decide the top prizes of the Open tournament. The remaining players of the Open group will play a regular 8th and 9th round. There is space for approximately 84 players with a minimal rating of 2000 FIDE. The Hoogeveen Open is an international tournament, and consequently (grand-) master norms can be achieved.

There is a total prize fund of € 9,000:
1. € 3,000 
2. € 2,000 
3. € 1,000 
4. € 500 
5. € 1,000 
6. € 500 
7. € 400 
8. € 300 
9. € 200 
10. €100

Amateur tournaments

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.
The results will be submitted to KNSB and FIDE for rating calculations.

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. 

Find the tournament regulations here.

Tournament Schedule

Date Hoogeveen
Saturday 19 October 2019 Opening 1st round (14.00) 1st round (10.00 / 14.30)
Sunday 20 October 2019 1st round (14.00) 2nd round (14.00) 2nd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Monday 21 October 2019 2nd round (14.00) 3rd round (9.00) +
4th round (15.00)
3rd round (9.30 / 14.00)
Tuesday 22 October 2019 3rd round (14.00) 5th round (14.00) 4th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Wednesday 23 October 2019 Rest day 6th round 14.00) 5th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Thursday 24 October 2019 4th round (14.00) 7th round (14.00) 6th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Friday 25 October 2019 5th round (14.00) 8th round (14.00) 7th round (9.30 / 14.00)
Saturday 26 October 2019 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 starts at 12.00h.
Hoogeveen Open: Round 1-2 and 5-8 at 14.00 hrs. Round 3: 9.00 hrs. Round 4: 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 19th October between 12.00-13.00h
Amateur 1: Saturday 19th October between 12.30-13.30h
Amateur 2: Saturday 19th October between 08.30-09.00h
If you do not check in on time, another participant may be paired in your place.


Game Commentary

Commentary starts at 14.45, except for October 26th: 12.45. Commentators will be anounced later.

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 2000, also pay € 50.
Entrance fee for either of the amateur tournaments is € 50 for all participants.

For cash payments on October 19th an extra fee of € 5 will be charged.

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