Open tournament

Welcome to the Altibox Norway Chess open tournament, where you can play chess right next to the world’s best players! We are repeating last years success: creating total chess fever at Clarion Hotel Energy. The starting fee includes tickets to the super tournament; Altibox Norway Chess. 

Join us!




Organizers: Altibox Norway Chess, Sandnes Chessclub and Stavanger Chessclub

 Clarion Hotel Energy in Stavanger. Same location as the Altibox Norway Chess tournament.

Time controls:
Round 1-3: 15 min + 10 sec per move

Round 4-7: 90 min + 30 sec per move

It is possible to take a WO draw in the first, second or all the rapid rounds. This must be registered with the organizers before the tournament starts.

Entry fee:
900 kr. for adults (18 yo and older)

600 kr. for juniors (17 yo and younger)

GM / IM / WGM / WIM free entry

Entry fee must be paid before the Thursday 31st of May 2018 to the Sandnes chessclub account: 3260.06.21903

Tournament system:
7 rounds FIDE-rated, Dutch system

Groups division:
2 groups:

Group A is open to all

Group B is open to players under 1500 Norwegian rating

By ranking, NSF’s uses quality calculation:

• Score
• Median Buchholz Modified, lowest and highest removed
• Buchholz Modified, lowest removed
• Buchholz Modified, sum of real and virtual opponents score
• Average FIDE rating resistance

The standings and prizes will be based on the above-mentioned quality calculation.
With a minimum of 150 players, the prizes will be as followed:
Group A: 10000 – 6000 – 4000
Group B: 7500 – 4500 – 3000
Winners of classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 get 1000 kr. each.
Best player born in 2009 or later: kr. 750
Best player born in 2007 or 2008: kr. 750
Best player born in 2005 or 2006: kr. 750
Best player born in 2003 or 2004: kr. 750
Best player born in 2001 or 2002: kr. 750

No one can win more than one prize.

Friday 1st of June
18:00                     Deadline for registration

19:00                     Round 1 in NGP (rapid chess)

20:00                    Round 2 in NGP (rapid chess)

21:00                     Round 3 in NGP (rapid chess)

Saturday 2nd of June
10:00                     Round 4 in NGP (classical chess)

16:00                     Round 5 in NGP (classical chess)

Sunday 3rd of June
09:00                     Round 6 in NGP (classical chess)

13:30 (earliest)       Round 7 in NGP (round 7 will start 30 minutes after the last game of round 6 ends, but earliest will be 13.30)

17:30 (approximately) Award of prizes

Do you need accommodation?
Use the booking code 11815 to book at the Clarion Hotel Energy. To stay at the Clarion Hotel Energy, you must book via the reception: [email protected] or 51347807.

Altibox Norway Chess 2018
All participants in the tournament get free entry to Altibox Norway Chess 2018 during the tournament! You will get a ticket at the venue. See complete program and more here.

Contact information:
Roar Nærheim (Sandnes Chessclub)
Phone: +47 48078728
E-mail: [email protected]