15th Dutch European Grand Prix

27-28 June 2020 - Rotterdam


You are cordially invited to play in the Rotterdam Othello EGP 2020. This EGP is part of the 2020 EGP series consisting of 4 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 2020.
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 some nice foods and drinks.

Together we will make it a great event!


Venue


De Lombard BridgesociŽteit
Lombardkade 28, 3031 AH Rotterdam
Tel.: 010-7857593
E-mail: info@delombard.nl


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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 651,446 (2020), 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-line 7. By foot from central station will take you about 15 to 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, but does not need to be expensive. You can park your car at the "Kuip" (stadium of Feyenoord) for free (when there is no event) and continue your journey by public transport (RET line 23). Another option for free parking is at "Noordereiland". From there you can take line 32 to the venue or have a 20 to 30 minutes walk. At Switchpark Oostplein, you can park for €5/day. See Prettig Parkeren for the best parking options.

Schedule

Saturday, 10:00h: Registration of players and welcome
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/
https://www.boat-hotel.com/site/home


Registration fee

Registration fee for the tournament is €20 which includes some coffee and tea (reduced registration fee for youth players is to be determined later). A very nice lunch is offered for €10/day.

Please complete your registration at https://www.worldothello.org/about/tournaments/european-grand-prix as well.

Send your remarks and/or questions to info@othello.nl.


Registered players

     Name                            FFO
  1. Nicky van den Biggelaar         2244
  2. Marc Tastet (F)                 2096
  3. Erwin van den Berg              2051
  4. Jan de Graaf                    2021
  5. Roel Hobo                       2010 
  6. Linda Praseptyo                 1808
  7. Marcel Sneek                    1693