You are cordially invited to
play in the Rotterdam Othello EGP 2018. This EGP is part of the 2018
EGP series consisting of 7 tournaments across Europe. As each EGP
tournament, there will be 11 rounds of 25 minutes per person
according to Swiss pairing with a best-of-3 final played between
the top-2 ranked players and a 1-game play-off between the 3rd and 4th
ranked players. Tournament will be played according to EGP rules. The
tournament is also part of the Dutch Grand Prix 2018.
from playing the wonderful game of Othello, there will be plenty of
opportunities to meet old and new friends, explore the city, have a
drink and enjoy a 'smakelijk' dinner.
Together we will make it a great event!
The tournament will be played in the location of chess club Onesimus which is actually a boat. The location is in the city centre of Rotterdam. The address is:
3011 GG Rotterdam
Important: due to force majeure, we are in search for a new venue for the event.
Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the
Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back
to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river, after which
people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted
city rights by the Count of Holland.
A major logistic and economic
centre, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port, and has a population of
633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind
Rotterdam is known for the Erasmus University, its
riverside setting, lively cultural life, and maritime heritage. The
near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II
Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape,
including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities)
designed by renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom, and
Ben van Berkel.
Information on Rotterdam can be found here.
The venue can be reached using the RET-lines
8, 20, 21, 23, 24 and 25 and via Subway-station "Beurs". By foot
from central station will take you about 20 minutes.
Rotterdam Central Station has direct railway connections to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport , Brussels and Paris (Thalys) and bus line to Rotterdam Airport (bus 33).
Parking in the city can be expensive. You can park your car at the "Kuip"
(stadium of Feyenoord) and continue your journey by public transport
(RET line 23). Another option is to park at "Noordereiland". From there
you can take line 32 to the venue or have a 20 to 30 minutes
Saturday, 10:00h: Registration of players
Saturday, 10:30h: Round 1
Saturday, 13:15h: Lunch
Saturday, 14:15h: Round 4
Sunday, 09:30h: Round 8
Sunday, 13:15h: Lunch
Sunday, 14:15h: Finals
Sunday, 17:00h: Award ceremony
There are several affordable accommodations to sleep during your stay at Rotterdam, for example:
5 euros for children up to 15 years.
10 euros for beginners.
20 euros for all other players.
Roel Hobo (NL)
Patrick Aubroeck (NL)
Jan de Graaf (NL)
Mireille Blijleven (NL)
Nicky van den Biggelaar (NL)
Erwin van den Berg (NL)
Marcel Sneek (NL)
Linda Klatten (NL)
Tom Schotte (B)
Matthias Berg (D)
Marc Bertrandias (F)
Ahmed Hassan (ET)
Send your registration, remarks and/or questions to email@example.com.