Royal Dutch Chess Federation

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The Royal Dutch Chess Federation (Dutch: Koninklijke Nederlandse Schaakbond - KNSB) is the national organization for chess in the Netherlands. It is affiliated with the World Chess Federation. Its headquarters are in Haarlem. The current president is Eddy Schuyer.

The Royal Dutch Chess Federation was founded in 1873 and is one of the country's oldest sports federations. It organizes a Dutch Chess Championship and initiatives such as a Chess Challenge in secondary schools.[1]

Administration[edit]

Current officers of the Royal Dutch Chess Federation are:

The board also includes representatives of the ten regional organizations subordinate to the federation. Mark van der Werf directs the head office.

Presidents[edit]

1873 1875 Frederik van Hogendorp
1876 1889 J.G.C.A. de Vogel
1889 1893 C. van Olst
1893 1896 Dirk van Foreest
1896 1897 H.J. den Hertog
1897 1906 A. van Rhijn
1906 1906 H.J. den Hertog
1906 1907 Arnold van Foreest
1907 1908 A. van Rhijn
1908 1909 J.F. Esser
1909 1910 Ch. Enschedé
1910 1912 W. Peekema
1912 1913 H. Gouwentak
1913 1919 J.J.R. Moquette
1919 1920 J.J. Belinfante
1920 1921 J. van der Kolk
1921 1922 H. Strick van Linschoten
1922 1922 M. Levenbach
1923 1928 Alexander Rueb
1929 1932 G.C.A. Oskam
1932 1938 B.J. van Trotsenburg
1938 1943 G.W.J. Zittersteyn
1943 1945 Max Euwe
1945 1948 G.W.J. Zittersteyn
1948 1957 Henk van Steenis
1957 1959 A.G. de Blécourt
1959 1965 Henk van Steenis
1965 1969 F. Goudsmit
1969 1970 H.G. Drechsel
1970 1974 J.W. Ruth
1974 1989 Henk Wille
1989 1992 Hans Pont
1992 1994 Dick Tommel
1995 2003 Herman Hamers
2003 2004 Ernst M. Enschedé
2005 2006 Joop Roozeboom
2006 2007 Sytze Faber
2007 2016 Eddy Schuyer
2016 - present Marleen van Amerongen

Dutch chess players[edit]

  • Jan Hein Donner
  • Max Euwe, president of the Royal Dutch Federation (1943-1945) and president of the World Chess Federation (1970-1977), world champion
  • Dick Tommel, president of the Royal Dutch Chess Federation
  • Jan Timman, a Dutch chess Grandmaster who was one of the world's leading players from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eric van Breugel, "slim.nl Schaakchallenge op Corlaer college", Nijkerk Nieuws, 19 June 2014 (in Dutch)

Further reading[edit]

  • Hans Ree et al. Nederland schaakt! KNSB 100 jaar. Baarn: Moussault, 1974. ISBN 9022610977 (in Dutch)
  • Hans Scholten. 'Het loopt ongenadiglijk mat'. Het schaakleven in Nederland in de negentiende eeuw. De sociaal-culturele achtergrond van het ontstaan van schaakverenigingen. Bilthoven: Scholten, 1999. ISBN 90-6663-044-2. (Thesis, Catholic University of Brabant, 1999). (in Dutch)

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