The tournament is played at the major Norwegian Chess Hotel Scandic Valdres
at Fagernes, 187 km north of Oslo.
Main organizer is Hans Olav Lahlum in cooperation with Hedmark og Oppland Sjakkrets.
Hans Olav Lahlum
Olav Lahlum (born 1973) is a well known Norwegian chess player, chess
organizer and chess TV commentator, having the titles of International
Organizer (IO) and International Arbiter (IA) from the World Chess
Lahlum organized numerous international tournaments at Gausdal 1999-2008, Oslo 2011-2014 and Fagernes 2014-2018.
He has also been chief arbiter in many other large tournaments including
the Norwegian championships 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.