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    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
        20.30 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
    Senior players NLG 70,-
    Youth players and International Masters NLG 35,-
    International Grandmasters 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, etc. The first three in each class can win the following prices:

    First place fl. 225,-
    Second place fl. 125,-
    Third place fl. 50,-


    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  

    Sponsors van Orap Open:

    Orap Consulting Group - Haeghe Groep - Sportstad Den Haag

    Enermet - Delft's Brood - Stimuka

    Business Haaglanden - Kasteel Diever - Dierenontdekcentrum