* This is very close to the Olympic Stadium and easy to reach
– There is no entry fee to the tournament , thanks to generous sponsors
– Free diner and (some) soft drinks for players, coaches, captains and staff (Monday through Friday)
– Watertanks available
– Your choice of accommodation , this is at your own cost. Many possibilities anywhere in Amsterdam, let us know if we can help out with choosing the most suitable.
– Your choice of travel , this is at your own cost.
Schiphol/Amsterdam Airport is very near to the playing area 10 minutes by taxi. The venue is also easy to reach by public transport from the airport(s).
Other airports, often cheaper, are Rotterdam/The Hague and Eindhoven. From there you can easily go to Amsterdam-Zuid by train, which is the nearest train station to the venue.
Nearest subway station is: Amstelveense weg. Also bus and tram stops close to the venue (Amstelveense weg or ijsbaanpad).
Walking from the subway/train/bus stop to the venue is less than 5 minutes. Enter the street IJsbaanpad and walk alongside the soccer and tennis fields until you see the venue on your left hand side (it is part of the tennis park).
WHITE HOUSE JUNIOR INTERNATIONALS 2019
Sunday, March 24 11.00 Het Witte Huis (IJsbaanpad 45) opens the doors, reception of participants and guests 12.00 Welcome speech and opening of WHJI-2019 12.30-17.00 Patton Pro-Am Team Tournament
Monday, March 25
12.30: Captains Meeting (you can email suggestions in advance) Qualification
Qualification: 11 matches of 10 boards in two groups of 12 teams; the groups determined in equal strength based upon ranking in previous junior European & World events. You can find them below the schedule. 13.00 – 14.25Match one 14.35 – 16.00Two
The teams that finish 1-6 of their group progress to intermediate final A, results of the matches against teams from their own group are carried forward, you play six matches of ten boards against the teams form the other group, at the end 1 till 7 from “intermediate finale A” will qualify for the quarter-finals.
The teams that finish 7-12 of their group progress to intermediate final B, results of the matches against teams of their own group are carried forward, you play six matches of ten boards against the teams from the other group. The winner of “intermediate final B” earns the 8th spot in the quarter-finals.
Wednesday, March 27
Intermediate finals A and B 11.30 –12.55Match one
13.05 – 14.30 Two
14.40 – 16.05 Three
16.15 – 17.40Four
17.40 – 18.40Dinner
18.40 – 20.05 Five
20.15 – 21.40Six
Thursday, March 28
Finals B/C/D/E (3 matches of 14 boards), in groups of four determined by the total vips of Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday
11.30 – 13.30 : match one
13.45 – 15.45 : match two
14.00 – 16.00 : match three final ranking 9-24 based upon vips score on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 18.00-19.00: Dinner (teams playing in B/C/D/E finals have the evening free)
Quarter Final (two segments of 14 boards) Q1: 1A may choose first from 5A/6A/7A/1B Q2: 2A may choose next from the 3 remaining teams Q3: 3A may choose last from the 2 remaining teams Q4: 4A plays the remaining team
11.30-13.30: session one 13.45-15.45: session two
Semi Final (two sessions of 14 boards) winner QF 1 versus winner QF 4, winner QF 2 versus winner QF 3 (exception:two teams from the same country will play each other) 16.00-18.00: session one
18.00-19.00: Diner 19.00-21.00: session two (Optional: losing QF-teams can play consolation matches)
Consolation (under discussion with captains) 16.00-18.00 : A: losing team QF-1 – losing team QF-4 B: losing team QF-2 – losing team QF-3 19.00-21.00 : winner A versus winner B loser A versus loser B final ranking 5-8 based upon consolation if played, otherwise total vip count)
Friday, March 29
Final(3×14) Playoff for ¾ (to be discussed with captains) 11.00-13.00: session one 13.15-15.15: session two 15.30-17.30: session three
“Anything is possible Friday”Matchpoint Pairs tournament 13.00-17.00 Transnational pairs are allowed to play (even encouraged) as well as captains, coaches and guests. 17.30-19.00: prize-giving, gifts, diner and farewell drink
Australia → Matt Smith, Jamie Thompson, Nico Ranson & John McMahon
Austria → Stefan Thorp, Philip Scheberan, Felix Eder, Johanna Piibor, Sophie Hermann & Patricio Crisafulli Sadaba
Belgium → Dennis Dewit, Emiel Vandewiele, Clovis Dehaye, Jens van Overmeire, Sam Bahbout & NPC Wouter van den Hove.
Brazil → Julia Mautone, Henrique Barbosa Salomao, Heitor Paoli & Alejandro Quiroga.
Norway → Thea Hauge, Sofie Sjødal, Jakob Nordvoll Johannessen, Marcus Scheie & NPC Lars Eide
Poland → Piotr Marcinowski, Mateusz Sobczak, Jakub Patreuha, Patryk Patreuha & NPC Marek Markowski
Russia → Ilia Postovalov, Zigfrid Zvezdin, Egor Stolyarov, Ivan Tatarkin, Polina Smirnova & Victor Pazukhin
Fun gift for everyone from one of our co-sponsors:
Bid72 (Bidding App) free for all participants
You can find attached some information about Bid72.They are giving a free trial period for ALL participants, coaches and captains till the 1st of June. All you have to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with emailadresses of your team members so they will be invited. Or your team can send an email themselves if you forward this. Perhaps even for some extra juniors who are not able to play at the White House Juniors 2019.
It is a fun and helpful app for all users, personally we are using it for a month now 🙂 . Good way to practice and discuss system.