Amateur tournament information

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

Tournament entry

Entry for the 2018 tournament will open October 30th, 2017 at 10:00AM. Keep an eye out on our website and social media pages for more information.


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.

Tournament rooms

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

Café de Zon:
Voorstraat 54, 1949 BJ 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.


Amateur events:

For general enquiries please go to the contact page