Dutch Team Cup Finals 2018 is held on 10th May 10 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands.
Format: Four teams have qualified for the semi finals: LSG, Voerendaal, MuConsult Apeldoorn and Lonneker. The winners of the semi finals will play the finals. The losers of the semi finals will play for the 3rd-4th place.
Each team consist of 4 players. In case of a 2-2, the teams will play a blitz match. In case of a 2-2 in the blitz, the 4th board of the classical will be eliminated and the score on the top-3 board will decide the winner. If that was a draw, the 3rd board will be eliminated... up until the 2nd board of the blitz. Did all 8 games end in a draw, then drawing of lots decides.
Rate of play:
Classical: 110 minutes for the whole game plus an increment of 5 seconds from move one.
Blitz: 3 minutes of the whole game plus an increment of 5 seconds from move one.
For the semi finals, both the team pairings and the team lineups will be decided shortly before the start of the games.
09.45-10.00 Opening and drawing of lots
10.00-14.00 Semi Finals (Followed by blitz when necessary)
15.00-19.00 Final and match for 3rd/4th place.
In case of blitz in the semi finals, the blitz will be round-2. And the classical of the finals will be round-3. In that case, the blitz in the finals will be round-4.
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