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Amsterdam Chess Open Districts Chess Tournament

The Districts Chess Tournament is an exciting competition between the 8 districts of Amsterdam! Each team, consisting of 30 talented chess players led by a District Captain, competes for the title. This event will take place on Thursday, 31 October 2024, at the vibrant Business Campus of the Hogeschool in the Zuidoost district. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the best chess players in Amsterdam in action and be part of a fantastic chess festival!

Amsterdam 750

Amsterdam Chess Open Districts Chess Tournament

Dates
Thu 31 Oct10:00 - 21:00
Location
Corry Tendeloohuis (Business Campus HvA)
Fraijlemaborg 133
1102 CV Amsterdam
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The Districts Chess Tournament

The Districts Chess Tournament features teams from Nieuw West, West, Noord, Centrum, Oost, Zuid, Zuidoost, and the Weesp city area, using a double-elimination format. This knockout format ensures that losing teams always have a second chance. Each round has a time control of 10 minutes plus a 5-second increment, and there will be six rounds before the winner is determined.

Schedule

The opening ceremony starts at 11:00 AM, with the prize ceremony at 4:00 PM. The grand prize is a public chess table worth ���3,500, to be placed in a location of the winning district's choice (in consultation with the district). The names of the winning team members will be engraved on this chess table.

Participants

Each district team has 32 participants, reflecting various age groups and ensuring diversity. Teams must include members from six age groups: primary school (lower and upper grades), secondary school, students (MBO, HBO, and university), adults (up to 55 years), and seniors (55+ years).

Additionally, each team must have at least four people with a migration background, four homeless individuals, four women, and a maximum of 10 club chess players. In total, 256 chess players from eight districts will participate. The ratios may vary slightly but will be consistent across all-district teams.

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Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be celebrating its 750th birthday. During the 12-month lead-up to this momentous milestone, the city is going all out. The festival year kicks off on 27 October 2024, filled with various activities from small neighbourhood get-togethers to major cultural events

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Amsterdam 750

Amsterdam Chess Open Districts Chess Tournament

Dates
Thu 31 Oct10:00 - 21:00
Location
Corry Tendeloohuis (Business Campus HvA)
Fraijlemaborg 133
1102 CV Amsterdam
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