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Zadar Summer Chess Festival

Zadar, Croatia – 16-23 July, 2023

Organized by Chess Club Sveucilista u Zadru, Chess club Casper and Chess Union of Zadar District

Playing Hall Master & Challenger

 New students residence Put stanova 18, 23000 Zadar

Chief Arbiter

IA Krunoslav Lesic

Tournament Director


Prize Fund

10000 EUR


Prize fund is 10,000 EUR in total, distributed between  Masters and Challengers Tournaments.


1st place: 1600

2nd place: 1100

3rd place: 700

20 prizes in total 6500 Euros

1st prize: 400

2nd prize: 250

3rd prize: 200

15 prizes in total 3500 Euros

Rights to Participate

The tournament is open for all chess players, who confirmed their registration before 21-st July 2023

Competition System

The tournament will be played according to the FIDE rules of chess,  Swiss system in 9 rounds, valid for achieving of IM and GM norms

Rate of Play

The rate of play is 90 minutes per player, with an increment of 30 seconds for each move played, starting from the first.


Vila Petra

wonderful villa near the city with a lot of facilities


Very luxury and elegant Villa Calma


Villa Sonik first row to the sea


Villa Aria, wonderful villa next to the city with the pool

Villa Royal Green, wondeful complex with 4 villas,each with the private pool

Villa Almond, 4 apartments with private pool

Payment Details

To confirm the registration  the payment  has to be wired to

Account holder: Sahovski Savez Zadarske Zupanije
Name and address of the holder Put Stanova 7 23 000 Zadar Croatia
Swift Bank Code (BIC):
IBAN: HR67 2407 0001 1000 4335 2


Registration Deadline

Registration and payment must be submitted by 15-th July  2023.



July 16-th 2023

12:00-16:00 – Confirmation of participants
16:00 – Technical Meeting
16:30 – Opening Ceremony
17:00 – First Round


July 17th, 2023

10:00 – Second Round

17.00 Third Round


July 18th, 2023
15:00 – Fourth Round


July 19th, 2023

10:00 – Fifth Round

19.30  Blitz Tournament


July 20th, 2023

15:00 – Sixth Round


July  21st, 2023

15:00 – Seventh Round


July  22nd, 2023

15:00 – Eighth Round


July  23rd, 2021

09:00 – Ninth Round
15:00 – Closing Ceremony

Organizers offer limited number of rooms at the

Student Establishment 20 m from the hall



person /day

full board only accomodation
Double room 55 28



The nearest international airport is

Zadar airport  at 20 min by car 

Organizing Committee can provide transfer  from Zadar airport to the City of Zadar  for 20 euros per person upon request.

Zadar Summer Chess Festivall starts in:









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