37th International Böblinger Open

26th - 30 December 2021


Hotel Mercure

Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 18

71034 Böblingen

Dear chess friends,
in order to ensure planning security for all participants and the current guidelines due to the pandemic, the BB Open has to be held in agreement with the management of the Hotel Mercure and the city of Boeblingen

in 2G mode ...

that means, only vaccinated or recovered players are allowed to participate!

I hope for your understanding, and if the situation should change, this will be updated here on the homepage. If the Open has to be cancelled due to the Corona Pandemic, the entry fees for the Open will of course be refunded and there will be no cancellation fees at the hotel.

Prize list:

1.Prize                                       1.000 €

2.Prize                                       800 €

3.Prize                                       600 €

4.Prize                                       500 €

5.Prize                                       300 €

6.Prize                                       200 €

7.Prize                                       100 €

8.Prize                                       80 €

9.Prize                                       60 €

10.Prize                                     50 €

The 1. prize is guaranteed. The other prizes are valid only if at least 120 paying participants attend.


Special Prices:                       


100 €

80 €

50 €

Seniors (born 1961 and older)

100 €

80 €

50 €

Youth (born 2001 and younger)

100 €

80 €

80 €

50 €

Team prizes:                          

1.Prize                                       100 €

2.Prize                                       50 €

(Guaranteed only if at least 5 Teams attend)

Rating prices by TWZ:        

< 2000                                        100 €

< 1800                                        100 €

< 1600                                        100 €

< 1400                                        100 €

< 1200                                        100 €


9 rounds swiss system, Fischer-Clock

40 moves in 90 minutes, 30 minutes rest, + 30 seconds per move.

Tournament Schedule:

1. round: 26-Dec-2021 at 4 p.m.

2. round: 27-Dec-2021 at 9:15 a.m.

3. round: 27-Dec-2021 at 3:30 p.m.

4. round: 28-Dec-2021 at 9:15 a.m.

5. round: 28-Dec-2021 at 3:30 p.m.

6. round: 29-Dec-2021 at 9:15 a.m.

7. round: 29-Dec-2021 at 3:30 p.m.

8. round: 30-Dec-2021 at 9:15 a.m.

9. round: 30-Dec-2021 at 3:30 p.m.

then award ceremony

Entry Fee:

70 € (Youth, born 2001 and younger): 60 €)

Extra charge for registration on the day the tournament begins:

Youth 10 €, adults 15 €

(GM, IM, WGM, WIM are free)


By money transfer of the entry fee until 10-Dec-2021 to

IBAN: DE28 6035 0130 0000 0679 33


Account holder: Schachclub Böblingen e.V.

You have to specify your name and chess club.

Closing date at the venue to the tournament director is 26-Dec-2021 at 3 p.m. All registration forms must be delivered to the tournament director at the venue at 26-Dec-2021 until 3 p.m.

The registration is only valid if payment is received by 10-Dec-2021. If payment is received later, participation cannot be guaranteed.

Tournament Director:

Mario Born

Phone Germany: +49 176 61985487

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact by way of www.sc-boeblingen.de or boeblinger-open.de.


International arbitrator Jens Wolter.



Assignment to start ranking and rating prizes according to the current elo and dwz rating number. For calculation of the TWZ (tournament rating number) will priority be given to elo.

The ranking in case of level score will be according to the opponent’s average, main prizes according to the Hort-System, no double prizes, cups and winner's certificates for ranks 1-3, DWZ and elo evaluation. In the Open scoresheets with carbon copies are used.

FIDE-ID necessary.

The default time is 1 hour.

Please note!

Players of a foreign Federation without Elo / DWZ rating number require a written confirmation of their association on their playing ability.


The Mercure Hotel provides us this year again with the entire contingent of rooms at special rates. In order to be granted this special price, you must mention the keyword "Schachturnier" when booking.

Please sign up by email or phone to the hotel directly (very important!!!...do not use the online portal of the Mercure).


Mercure Hotel Böblingen,

Otto-Lilienthal-Str. 18,

71034 Böblingen

Phone: +49 7031/645-0

Single room rate at Mercure: 74,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

Single room rate at ANA Living: 94,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

Double room rate at Mercure: 94,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

Double room rate at ANA Living: 114,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

3-bedded room rate at Mercure: 114,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

3-bedded room rate at ANA Living: 134,00 € per room and night incl. breakfast

To avoid misunderstandings please make sure to book a complete period. Example: December 26 to December 30 or December 26 to December 31...Thank you very much!