Main Event

Welcome to the website of the Belgian Chess Championship in Lier!

The tournament will take place from 06/07/2024 until 14/07/2024

You can watch the live matches of the Closed Series (experts) here

You can watch the live matches of the Open Series here




  • The expert tournament is an invitational 10-player round robin. These players, all affiliated with a Belgian club and FIDE-Belgian, are competing for the national crown.
  • The open tournament is open to all players affiliated with a Belgian club. It welcomes players at all levels, young and old. It is played according to the ‘swiss system’. Final standings are proclaimed according to categories of strength and gender.



All rounds will be played in the large refectory of the Sint-Gummaruscollege. For directions, see Location


Playing format and schedule

  • There are 9 rounds played at a rate of one game per day. Round 9 starts at 10 AM. The other rounds start at 2 PM.
  • Time control: 90 minutes + 30 minutes after 40 moves + 30 seconds increment per move from move 1.


Date Time Event
06/07/2024 13:30-14:00 Opening Ceremony
14:00-20:00 Round 1
07/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 2
08/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 3
09/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 4
10/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 5
11/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 6
12/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 7
13/07/2024 14:00-20:00 Round 8
14/07/2024 10:00-16:00 Round 9
17:00-18:00 Prizes & Closing Ceremony



The Tournament Regulations can be downloaded via this link. This Rulebook was translated from the original Dutch version by DeepL. In case of a contradiction, the Dutch version prevails.