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.
Apart 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!


Venue

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:
Hangmat
Hang 41
3011 GG Rotterdam

Important: due to force majeure, we are in search for a new venue for the event.

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The city

(Source: Wikipedia) 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 Amsterdam.
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.


Public Transport

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).


Car

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 walk. 


Schedule

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


Accommodation

There are several affordable accommodations  to sleep during your stay at Rotterdam, for example:
https://www.stayokay.com/nl/hostel/rotterdam
https://cityhub.com/rotterdam/
https://easyhotelbenelux.com/rotterdam-city-centre/

http://boat-hotel.com/index.php/nl/


Registration fee

5 euros for children up to 15 years.
10 euros for beginners.
20 euros for all other players
.


Registered 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  info@othello.nl.