Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2018
25 - 29 April, 2018

The 13th version of the Copenhagen Chess Challenge tournament is organised by one of the largest chess clubs in Denmark: "BMS Skak". The tournament is played from Wednesday 25th of April and until and including Sunday 29th of April 2018, which is the weekend of the Danish holiday "Store Bededag" (Friday 12nd of April). The tournament is intended to provide norm opportunities, GM norms as well as IM norms, and is targeted primarily towards players with ELO, young chess players, title holders, and ambitions club players. As in the previous years, the tournament will have a strong field, thanks to our sponsors.

The tournament will be a 9 rounds Swiss tournament, played at the site of the chessclub "BMS Skak": Tapeten, Magleparken 5, DK-2750 Ballerup – situated approximately 15 km west of the centre of Copenhagen. Zleep Hotel for accommodation close to the playing site.

Tentative playing schedule
Round 1, Wednesday 25 April, 18.30 - 23.30
Round 2, Thursday 26 April, 10.00 - 15.00
Round 3, Thursday 26 April, 15.30 - 20.30
Round 4, Friday 27 April, 10.00 - 15.00
Round 5, Friday 27 April, 15.30 - 20.30
Round 6, Saturday 28 April, 10.00 - 15.00
Round 7, Saturday 28 April, 15.30 - 20.30
Round 8, Sunday 29 April, 10.00 - 15.00
Round 9, Sunday 29 April, 15.30 - 20.30
Price ceremony immediately after the last round has ended.

Rate of play / Time control
Each player has 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 sec. per move from move 1 (FIDE time).
It is accepted that players arrive up to 30 minutes late for a game. The game is lost for the player that arrives later than this to a game.

Rules of Play - Notice!
FIDE rules of chess, with the additions stated in this invitation.
The players are not allowed to offer a draw to their opponent before thirty (30) moves have been completed by both players.

1st price: 4000 Danish Kroner (DKK)
2nd price: 3000 Danish Kroner (DKK)
3rd price: 2000 Danish Kroner (DKK)
4th price: 1000 Danish Kroner (DKK)
5th price: 1000 Danish Kroner (DKK)
Additional rating prices of 1000 DKK in each of 4 rating groups.

Attendance fee
Title holders GM, IM, WGM, WIM: Free.
FM, WFM: 600 DKK - If paid before April 1, only 500 DKK.
Players with FIDE rating: 900 DKK - If paid before April 1, only 800 DKK.
Players without FIDE rating: 1000 DKK - If paid before April 1, only 900 DKK.

Payment in advance
The attendance fee can be paid in advance using PayPal to "". Please add player name for each payment, and pay separately for each player.

Arrival and registration
Registration will be possible from around 16.00 hrs at the playing site on the first day of the tournament, 25th of April.
Players shall be registered at the latest 17.30!

Hotel information - Hotel Zleep, Ballerup
If you need accomodation, Hotel Zleep in Ballerup is located close to the playing site (10-15 minutes walking distance), and we have an arrangement with the hotel so you can get a discount of 20% of the hotels flexprice. To book with this discount, you need our registration number with the hotel, so please contact us to get this, in case.
Contact: Tom Skovgaard, BMS Skak. E-mail:

Sign up
Last date for sign up: April 24, 2018.
Use the registration form in the top menu of this home page for sign up.
Or contact: Lars-Henrik Bech Hansen - Mobile phone: +45 27 57 63 58



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Large Open Tournament in Denmark
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Sponsors of CCC


Copenhagen Chess Federation 


Danish Chess Federation


Dansk Skak Union's Støtteforening /
Support Organisation of DCF

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The Chess Club organizing CCC