Noël Studer Trophy
8. November 2020 - Bern

INFORMATIONS 2.Noël Studer Trophy

The Noël  Studer Trophy was born mainly from the following question: how to stop the decline in the supply of tournaments on the Swiss chess scene?

After the first successful tournament in 2019, we look forward to the second one in 2020. We have put a lot of heart, time and energy into this tournament and we hope you enjoy the result. Because in the end, only one thing matters: the satisfaction of the participants!


November 8th 2020


Best Western Hotel Bern
Zeughausgasse 9
3011 Bern

We are playing in the freshly renovated seminar area in the traditional Hotel Bern in the center of Bern. We are making sure to offer a spacious playing hall with wooden chess boards & pieces for everybody!

Public Transport
Only 8 Minutes by foot from the railway station Bern. Alternatively, take a tram/bus to the stations “Zytglogge” or “Bärenplatz” from where you even walk less than 5 minutes!

By Car
The car park “Metro” is located in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Bern. The maximum parking costs per day (24) are 40 CHF.


  • Meister — 1900<  (Starting fee: CHF 40)
  • Allgemein — 1950> (Starting fee: CHF 40)
  • Hobby — NO Rating (Starting fee: CHF 30)

Mode of play

15 Min. + 5 Sec / Move, 7 rounds. The first 2 players in each category are playing a play-off for the tournament victory (2 games with 3minutes + 2sec / move). In case of a 1-1, victory goes to the first placed player after the Rapid portion.


09.00 — 10.00 Uhr ► Registration
10.15 — 10.30 Uhr ► Welcome
10.30 — 13.10 Uhr ► Rounds 1-3
13.10 — 14.30 Uhr ► Lunch Break
14.30 — 17.50 Uhr ► Rounds 4-7
18.00 — 18.20 Uhr ► Blitz Play-offs

18.30 Uhr ► Prize giving and raffle of the lucky winner of the Brentford Computer!

Small changes to the program might be made in a later time, starting and finishing time will remain.


Total Cash Prices: 3’025.-

Meisterturnier (1900<):

1.Place 800.-, 2. 400.-, 3. 300.-, 4. 200.-, 5. 100.-, Best U20 100.-, total (1'900.-)

Allgemeines Turnier (1950>):

1.Pace 250.-, 2. 150.-, 3. 100.-, 4. 50.-, best women/senior/U16/U12/U1700/U1400 each 50.-, total (950.-)

Hobbyturnier (NO rating):

1.Place 100.-, 2. 75.-, 3. 50.-, beste(r) U10 50.-, insgesamt (275.-)

As Last year, a Brentford computer will be raffled among all tournament participants! The value of the Computer is 1’750 CHF as of 05.02.2020.


The Hotel Bern offers lunch Menus, which can be ordered in the morning on site. Participants can choose between fish, meat and vegetarian. ​​​​​​​


Because of the current unstable situation, we are waiting with a concrete accommodation offer for the meantime. We are working on setting up a special offer for Trophy participants in the playing Hotel Bern. Stay tuned!


Registration takes place via the corresponding registration form on the tournament homepage. Registration is confirmed by transferring the entry fee to the tournament bank account (see below for information). If the bank transfer arrives by April 24 th, the participant no longer has to confirm his registration on site and can come to the “welcome” (10.15AM).

The number of total participants is limited to 120 people. Registration and payment are also possible on site on the tournament day from 09.00 to 10.00 AM.

Tournament Bank account:

Berner Kantonalbank AG
3011 Bern

IBAN CH28 0079 0042 9187 0102 1

Noël Studer
Schwarztorstrasse 122
3007 Bern


All prices are in CHF.