HSC / De Legibus Open 2019

Tournament Regulations



Nine rounds Swiss system in one group. First five rounds according to rating, last four according to Buchholz. Swiss Master pairing software will be used in this tournament.


Time control

Players have 45 minutes to the end of the game (no increment).



Before the start of the tournament, you can request up to two byes. For each bye half a point is scored. Registered players who have paid their entry fee in advance, but don't arrive in time for registration (9:45 AM) will automatically get a bye in round 1.



The results in this tournament will not influence your rating.



There will be played according to the FIDE-rules of the chess game, version January 2018. According to this version only the second illegal move will lead to the loss of a game, after the first illegal move two minutes extra time will be awarded to the opponent.
- The default time is 45 minutes (see article 6.7).
- Article 11.3.2 will be replaced by the following determination: "Only if a player is caught with a phone or other electronic means of communication that is switched on, the player loses the game unless the referee decides otherwise."
- Appendix A (Rules for Rapid Chess) is applicable, the other appendices are not. Article A3 is not applicable.
- Guidelines III (Games without increment including Quickplay Finishes) is applicable, the other guidelines are not. The articles III.4 and III.6 are not applicable.



The tournament directors are Mr. Millo Labriaire (tel.: 0031-615282345, after 7 PM), Mr. Rob Bakels and Mr. Roland Robinson. Mr. Robert Huizer and Mr. André van der Graaf will act as referees.


Price fund

1st place € 700
2nd place € 400
3rd place € 250
4th place € 150
5th place € 100
Rating prize below 2400 € 95
Rating prize below 2300 € 90
Rating prize below 2200 € 85
Rating prize below 2100 € 80
Rating prize below 2000 € 75
Rating prize below 1900 € 70
Rating prize below 1800 € 65
Rating prize below 1700 € 60
Rating prize below 1600 € 55
Rating prize below 1500 € 50
Rating prize below 1400 € 45
Rating prize below 1300 € 40
Without rating € 35


In case of a tie score the winner will be determined first based on Buchholz system, then Sonneborn-Berger system and then TPR.
Prizes can't be shared. Players can win only one prize and must be present at the price distribution. Players who don't have a rating can't win a rating prize.
The rating categories don't have a lower limit. This means that a player with a rating of 1375 theoretically can win the rating prize below 2400.



Saturday June 29th 2019
Registration 09:15 - 09:45
Opening 10:00 - 10:10
1st round 10:10 - 11:40
2nd round 11:50 - 13:20
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
3rd round 14:00 - 15:30
4th round 15:45 - 17:15
5th round 17:30 - 19:00
Chinese buffet (€ 10) 19:00


Sunday June 30th 2019
6th round 10:00 - 11:30
7th round 11:45 - 13:15
Lunch 13:00 - 14:00
8th round 14:00 - 15:30
9th round 15:45 - 17:15
Prize distribution 17:45


Privacy aspects

Participants allow HSC publishing their portrait on social media.
Your name and email address will be stored for five years in order to send notifications for future tournaments. Your data won’t be shared with third parties.


In specific cases the Tournament Regulations don’t foresee, the tournament directors will decide.


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