You are cordially invited to play in the Rotterdam Othello EGP 2018. This EGP is part of the 2018 EGP series consisting of 7 tournaments across Europe. As each EGP tournament, there will be 11 rounds of 25 minutes per person according to Swiss pairing with a best-of-3 final played between the top-2 ranked players and a 1-game play-off between the 3rd and 4th ranked players. Tournament will be played according to EGP rules. The tournament is also part of the Dutch Grand Prix 2018.
Apart from playing the wonderful game of Othello, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet old and new friends, explore the city, have a drink and enjoy a 'smakelijk' dinner.

Together we will make it a great event!


  1.  9       876  Nicky van den Biggelaar   5105   200   20
  2.  8       869  Imre Leader                 79  140
      8       823  Jan de Graaf              4012   90   12
  4.  7,5     852  Tom Schotte               2795   60
      7,5     833  Matthias Berg             5301   35
      7,5     809  Takuji Kashiwabara         839   35
  7.  7       804  Albert Kortendijk         5012    20    5
  8.  6,5     797  Marc Tastet                  2   15
  9.  6       786  Erwin van den Berg        5198     3    3
      6       719  Linda Praseptyo           5159    3    2
 11.  5       775  Roel Hobo                 5071         1
      5       717  Marc Bertrandias         50075 B
      5       676  Rémi Tastet              50053 B
      5       655  Jarl Ilbrink              5010         1
      5       645  Wendy de Graaf          120034 B        1
      5       619  Mireille Blijleven        5008         1
      5       614  Stefan Murawski           5324 B
 18.  4       619  Ruud van Gimst            5207         1
      4       573  Jasmijn de Graaf        120072 B        1
 20.  3       604  Anja van Gimst            5255         1
 21.  2       471  Sophie Tastet            50081 B
 22.  0       655  Mr. Bye                   9999 B

Nicky van den Biggelaar - Imre Leader    38 - 26
Imre Leader - Nicky van den Biggelaar    33 - 31
Imre Leader - Nicky van den Biggelaar    32 - 32

Jan de Graaf - Tom Schotte    50 - 14

Advanced final
Marc Bertrandias - Linda Praseptyo    21 - 43

Youth final
Wendy de Graaf - Rémi Tastet    14 - 50

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The tournament will be played in the location of Bridgesociëteit de Lombard. The location is just at the edge of the city centre of Rotterdam. The address is:
Bridgesociëteit de Lombard
Lombardkade 28
3031 AH Rotterdam

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The city

(Source: Wikipedia) Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river, after which people settled around it for safety. In 1340, Rotterdam was granted city rights by the Count of Holland.
A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port, and has a population of 633,471 (2017), the second-largest in the Netherlands, just behind Amsterdam.
Rotterdam is known for the Erasmus University, its riverside setting, lively cultural life, and maritime heritage. The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities) designed by renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom, and Ben van Berkel.

Information on Rotterdam can be found here.

Public Transport

The venue can be reached using the RET-line 7. By foot from central station will take you about 15 to 20 minutes.
Rotterdam Central Station has direct railway connections to Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Brussels and Paris ( Thalys) and bus line to Rotterdam Airport (bus 33).


Parking in the city can be, but does not need to be expensive. You can park your car at the "Kuip" (stadium of Feyenoord) for free and continue your journey by public transport (RET line 23). Another option for free parking is at "Noordereiland". From there you can take line 32 to the venue or have a 20 to 30 minutes walk. At Switchpark Oostplein, you can park for 5 euros/day. See Prettig Parkeren for the best parking options.


Saturday, 10:00h: Registration of players
Saturday, 10:30h: Round 1
Saturday, 13:15h: Lunch
Saturday, 14:15h: Round 4

Sunday, 09:30h: Round 8
Sunday, 13:15h: Lunch
Sunday, 14:15h: Finals

Sunday, 17:00h: Award ceremony


There are several affordable accommodations to sleep during your stay at Rotterdam, for example:

Registration fee

Two lunches (Saturday and Sunday) as well as a consumption card for some coffee, tea, soda, beer etc. are included in the entry fee.
20 euros for children up to 15 years
40 euros for all other players

Registered players

Nicky van den Biggelaar (NL)
Matthias Berg (D)
Imre Leader (GB)
Marc Tastet (F)
Takuji Kashiwabara (F)
Tom Schotte (B)
Albert Kortendijk (NL)
Roel Hobo (NL)
Erwin van den Berg (NL)
Jan de Graaf (NL)
Marc Bertrandias (F)
Linda Praseptyo (NL)
Jarl Ilbrink (NL)
Anja van Gimst (NL)
Mireille Blijleven (NL)
Stefan Murawski (D)
Ruud van Gimst (NL)
Rémi Tastet (F)
Sophie Tastet (F)
Wendy de Graaf (NL)
Jasmijn de Graaf (NL)

Send your registration, remarks and/or questions to