This  year  we  are  celebrating  our  71th  anniversary  with  our  traditional  international  chess tournament on October 5, 6, 7 and 8. We hereby invite you to participate at this unique chess event in Aruba and wish you a pleasant stay on our “One Happy Island”. We can arrange rooms for you in Tropicana Resorts, Quality Appartments or Appartments in Oranjestad.
More updated information can be found at our website

Aruba Chess Challenge 2017 flyer

This tournament will be played in three groups.
Open Group   :   Open for players of all ages
Group U-18    :   Youth players under 18 years (as per 1 January 2017)
roup U-12      :    Youth players under 12 years (as per 1 January 2017)

Tournament System

Swiss System: 7 rounds Open Group & Youth Group U-18
                       9 rounds Youth Group U-12


Chief arbiter   : Ulises Hernandez
Assistant arbiter: Enrique Jacopucci / Octavio Croes

Time Control:

Open and Youth U18 Group : 90 minutes per player + 30 seconds increment/move since move 1
Youth U-12 Group               : 30 minutes per player

Registration Fees

Open group: US$ 40.00 for players without titles (GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, WFM, CM and WCM Free)
U-18 :         US$ 20.00
U-12 :         US$ 10.00

Local Players pay the amount in Aruban Florins.

Registration by Email ( before 1 October 2017
egistration Fees to be paid before the start of the first round.

Players should arrive on Thursday, 5 October and depart on Sunday (9 October). Inform us about

your flight number and arrival date and hour.

Playing Venue

The playing venue is: La Cabana Conference Room