21 December 2020 13:00 (latest round 11:00)
30 December 2020 16:00
Group Grandmaster, A and B : 64 Euro (after 13 December70 Euro)
Compact before Christmas: 15 Euro
Compact after Christmas: 35 Euro
GM’s, IM’s en WGM’s no entry fee
Open A (>2000)
Total prize money: > € 6000,-
First place overall: € 1800,-
First place ladies: € 400,-
Open B (<2100 en >1600)
Total prize money: € 1500,-
Open C (<1700)
Total prize money: € 750,-
Compact before Christmas:
first place in a group: 25 Euro
Compact after Christmas :
first place overall per group: 200 euro
40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + an addition of 30 seconds per move from move 1.
Sportcentrum RUG & Hanze
Blauwborgje 16, 9747 AC Groningen
Tel: 050 363 8063
Chess Festival Groningen is a chess tournament that has been played annually in the Christmas period in Groningen since 1963.
Match days of the 9-round tournament are December 21-30, with a rest day on Christmas Day. Participation is possible (depending on the KNSB/FIDE rating) in the grandmaster group, the A group and the B group.
In addition, there are groups (classified by KNSB rating) that play a 5-round tournament from Boxing Day and there is often (based on invitation) an extra match for grandmasters such as an invitation group or a duel.
There are also one-day tournaments for students and children up to 16 years old.
See for more information the website
Robert de Boer