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Dutch Open 2001

International draughts tournament

Saturday 14th till Saturday 21th July 2001 in Den Haag

Again there will be an international draughts tournament organised near the beach in The Hague. A tournament for everyone: young and old, strong players and beginners. Combine playing draughts with a holiday on the beach!

Tournament scheme

The time schedule is as follows:

Day Date Time What
Saturday 14 July 11.00 hr Registration
    12.00 hr Opening and first round
Sunday 15 July 12.00 hr Second round
    19.00 hr "Beach Blitz" tournament
Monday 16 July 12.00 hr Third round
Tuesday 17 July 10.00 hr Fourth round
    16.00 hr Fifth round
Wednesday 18 July 12.00 hr Sixth round
Thursday 19 July 12.00 hr Seventh round
    21.00 hr "Disco Blitz" tournament
Friday 20 July 12.00 hr Eighth round
Saturday 21 July 10.00 hr Nineth round
    16.00 hr Closing ceremony


The tournament returned to the location where it started in 1995: Atlantic Hotel at the beach in Kijkduin, The Hague. There will be a large hall equipped with air-conditioning. Drinks are available at low prices.

From the hotel you directly walk onto the nice beach or to the boulevard with a lot of restaurants and pubs.

Click here for a map and route description.

Fee and prices

Participants have to pay the following fees:

Category Fee Until 31-12-2000
Senior players NLG 70,- NLG 60,-
Youth players and International Masters NLG 35,- NLG 30,-
International Grandmasters free free

With 100 participants there is a guranteed price of NLG 8000,-. There are prices for the ten strongest players:

First place fl. 1500,-
Second place fl. 1250,-
Third place fl. 1000,-
Fourth place fl. 750,-
Fifth place fl. 500,-

There are also prices for several sub-classes, like women, youth, 55+, etc. The first three in each class can win the following prices:

First place fl. 200,-
Second place fl. 125,-
Third place fl. 75,-


There are a lot of possibilities in pensions, hotels en appartments in Scheveningen (if you are quick), but also on camping "Kijkduinpark" 500 meters from boulevard Kijkduin.

The following camp sites are in the neighbourhood:

  • Kijkduinpark, Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan 50, 2555 NW Den Haag, +31 70 4482100
  • Polanen, Madeweg 23, 2681 PS Monster, +31 174 245 776
  • Molenslag, Molenslag 2, 2681 VP Monster, + 31 174 240449


Participants may subscribe by paying the fee to Postbank account 5826700 of Committee The Hague Open, Den Haag. If this is not possible to you can also send an email to Alex Kruyshoop. Please give your name, address and phone number.

Tournament organisation

The tournament organisation is almost the same as in 2000:

Treasurer Jan Kok DC Den Haag
Secretary General Fred Versteeg ODB/Haeghe PV
Tournament secretary Alex Kruyshoop DC Den Haag
President Gerard de Groot DC Den Haag
Member Ina Liem  

Beach Blitz

Good location

sufficient day light

and players of course


Disco Blitz

Photos by Marco Veronesi

Haeghe PV