Once again the Summer Catalan Chess Circuit of Open Tournaments will start soon; this will be the sixth edition of the biggest chess party in the World.
From May to September every year the Catalan Chess Circuit, which is composed of 28 International Tournaments, will be held in Spain, extended beyond Catalonia.
In 2009 there will be 14 Opens withtraditional time control to be played within 9 – 10 days, as well as 14 Opens in Rapid Chess, played within 1 – 2 days (see Tournament Calendar).
During 120 days of tournamens, in total there will be played 22.000 chess games with some selected ones broadcasted live on the internet. Approximate number of participants will be 3.000 players representing more than 30 different countries. The prize fund will reach 175.000 euros.
Apart from the traditional tournament prizes, the Catalan Chess Federation establishes a special classification composed of player´s results in each Circuit tournament, based on which players will be able to claim such special Circuit Prizes as General Final Standings, Prizes by Categories, Specific Prizes for best Catalan Players.
Prizegiving Ceremony will be held at Fiesta Catalana (Catalan Chess Party), on September, 27th, 2009 (also see PRIZES).
For more information please contact the Catalonia Chess Federation on
or visit the official website: http://escacs.cat/circuit2009/torneigs.html