The third official Open Dutch Lightning Chess Championship at the Wilem II soccer stadium in Tilburg takes place the 9th of June 2018. 

What is the Open Dutch Lightning Chess Championship?

At the Open Dutch Lightning Chess Championship, participants play 43 games of 2 minutes per game. The tournament is open to players from all countries. The tournament counts for your FIDE Blitz rating.

The tournament has two stages. The first stage consists of four preliminary rounds, in which players are assigned to groups consisting of eight players. Hence, each round a player faces seven opponents. 

After this, players are assigned to final groups that contain 16 players. The winner of the highest final group will be the official Open Dutch Lightning Chess Champion of 2018. The first prize is €500.

Check our website and Facebook for the latest information:www.facebook.com/schaakgenootschapKiNG. Want to participate in this unique event? Fill in the application form below or send an email to [email protected].

Application form

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The Dutch Lightning Chess Championship takes place in the Willem II Soccer Stadium. The adress is Goirleseweg 34 in Tilburg. You can reach the stadium by car or bus. At the stadium you can park for free.

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From Tilburg Central Station you can take busses 132 Breda, 450 Turnhout or 8 Het Laar to bus stop Oude Goirleseweg/Laarstraat. From there it's a 400 meter walk to the Willem II Soccer Stadium.


10.00 – 10.30 amRegister
10.45 – 11.00 amOpening
11.00 – 12.00 amFirst 7 rounds
12.00 – 1.00 amSecond 7 rounds
1.00 – 1.30 pmLunch break
1.30 – 2.30 pmThird 7 rounds
2.30 – 3.30 pmFourth 7 rounds
3.30 – 3.45 pmBreak
3.45 – 5.30 pmFinals
5.45 pmPrize-giving ceremony


First group

1st prize: € 500,-
2nd prize: € 300,-
3rd prize: € 200,-
4th prize: € 125,-
5th prize: € 75,-

Below you see all the prizes.

 First groupGroup 2Group 3Group 4Group 5
1st prize€ 500€ 200€ 100€ 60€ 50
2nd prize€ 300€ 150€ 50€ 40€ 30
3rd prize€ 200€ 100€ 30€ 25€ 25
4th prize€ 125    
5th prize€ 75    


 Group 6Group 7Group 8Group 9Group 10
 1st prize€ 40€ 40€ 30€ 30€ 30
 2nd prize€ 25€ 25€ 20€ 20€ 20
3rd prize€ 15€ 15€ 10€ 10€ 10


#Last Name First NameRatingTitleClub
1Freeke Matthieu2331FMDSC Delft
2Harff Marcel2325FMDüsseldorfer SK
3Ondersteijn Niels2321FMSG KiNG
4Pein Malcolm2302IMWood Green
5Lammens Tim2293FMSchaakstad Apeldoorn
6Schoorl Rob2285FMHMC Den Bosch
7Bekker Stefan2273FMVeenendaalse SV
8Vermeulen Wesley2237 Paul Keres
9Broekmeulen Joris2236 HMC Den Bosch
10Rademakers Evert2235CMPaul Keres
11Provoost Simon2209 SVWZW
12DommelenvanMartin2202 Schaakstad Apeldoorn
13Boutens Lukas2164 DBC De Bilt
14Pein Jonathan2155 Wood Green
15Richters Marc2145 SV Muelheim Nord
16Jansen Bob2124 SG KiNG
17Schelvis Richard2086 De Wijker Toren
18Klomp Robert2055 WLC
19Hess Stefan1982 SG KiNG
20PuttenvanMark1970 Oostflakkee
21PuttenvanBart1891 Messemaker 1847
22Gerritse Youri1875 SG KiNG
23Lambregts Frank1835 De Pion Roosendaal
24Alonso Jose1816 Blerick
25RavensteijnvanAntal1793 SV Pegasus
26PuttenvanJaap1763 Schaakstad Apeldoorn
27LangedeHans1740 Oud Zuylen Utrecht
28Preuter Carlos1686 KNSB-lid
29Tjin A Lien Jie-Ren1660 SV Botwinnik
30Tjin A Lien Ike1623 SV Botwinnik
31Nierop Dominique1594 Haeghe Ooievaar
32LiefdedeMichelle1475 Haeghe Ooievaar

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