Amateur tournament information

UPDATE: Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands, the organisation of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament has decided to only allow online payments. This is to avoid crowds in and around De Moriaan. If the organisation or the national/regional government decides to cancel the amateur tournament, your money will be refunded.

Tournament information

In addition to Grandmaster events, the Tata Steel Chess Tournament also organises amateur events that are open to players of all levels.

  • Weekend-three-round event (Weekendvierkamp)
  • Weekday-three-round event (Dagvierkamp)
  • Nine-round event (Tienkamp)

Click here for more information and registration 

Anti-cheating Measures

Since FIDE has sharpened the regulations for the abuse of mobile phones and tablets, the organization of Tata Steel Chess 2022 will be extra strict and alert. So the random inspections of players are possible in 2022. This will happen in all groups, both in the amateur section as in the Masters and Challengers Groups. Our arbiters are responsible for these controls.

We will also make the audience aware of these new, strict rules.

Tournament rules

Any player who, for the first time in a game, arrives at the chessboard after more than one hour after the scheduled time to start, will lose the game unless the arbiter sees a good reason to lengthen the term.

Smoking is not allowed in the playing rooms, nor bringing in and/or drinking alcoholic drinks.

Any use of electronic devices is forbidden in the playing rooms. This includes mobile phones, laptops, notebooks and tablets.

Rate of play Amateur nine round events

100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 40 minutes extra time p.p. to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move in the entire game. (Note: 120 f.b. 60 minutes without increment per move, when mechanical clocks are being used)

Tournament rooms

Dorpshuis De Moriaan:
Dorpsduinen 4, 1949 EG Wijk aan Zee


There are prizes available for all events.
Prizes can only be claimed within thirty minutes of the last round reaching its conclusion.


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For general enquiries please go to the contact page