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


#Name NameRatingTitleClub
1Freeke Matthieu2331FMDSC Delft
2Harff Marcel2325FMDüsseldorfer SK
3Ondersteijn Niels2321FMSG KiNG
4Lammens Tim2293FMSchaakstad Apeldoorn
5Bekker Stefan2273FMVeenendaalse SV
6Vermeulen Wesley2237 Paul Keres
7Broekmeulen Joris2236 HMC Den Bosch
8DommelenvanMartin2202 Schaakstad Apeldoorn
9Richters Marc2145 SV Muelheim Nord
10Jansen Bob2124 SG KiNG
11Klomp Robert2055 WLC
12Hess Stefan1982 SG KiNG
13PuttenvanMark1970 Oostflakkee
14Gerritse Youri1875 SG KiNG
15RavensteijnvanAntal1793 SV Pegasus
16PuttenvanJaap1763 Schaakstad Apeldoorn
17Preuter Carlos1686 KNSB-lid

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