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International Championship of Central Serbia 2014

The 7th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2014” is scheduled to take place on 4-11th July in Hotel “Petrus” in Paraćin, Serbia.

Paraćin has joined forces with the organizers from Novi Sad and Senta to form a mini Serbian Chess Tour with the following schedule:
– International Chess Festival Sport Summer 2014, July 4-11th
5th International Championship of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, July 12-18th
18th Chess Festival “Battle of Senta 1697”, Senta, July 19-26th

The main event in Paraćin is Open A – International Championship of Central Serbia, a 9-round Swiss tournament with FIDE time control which will be valid for FIDE rating and GM/IM norms.

There are two groups, OPEN A for the players rated higher then 2100 and OPEN B for the lower rated players.

In addition, the 10th “Uroš Dinić” Memorial will commence as a 15-minute per player rapid tournament on the main event’s rest day – Sunday, 6th July.

Paracin playing hall

Last year winner of the Open A was Russian Grandmaster Mikhail Ulibin.

“Extraordinary location, near highway E-75 and cross-road which connects east and west Serbia, will attract many chess players and visitors to participate in this event. Possibility to obtain norms for international chess titles, to stay in a solid hotel with an unusual architectural design, on more then affordable rates, will encourage professional and amateur chess players to participate and accomplish their goals.” – the chief organizer Saša Jevtić stated for Chessdom.

For participants it will be provided, for a small fee, bus transfer from Belgrade to Paraćin, on July 4th and back from Paraćin to Belgrade on Friday, July 11th. For detailed information contact organizer.

The prize fund in Open A is 600,000 RSD (approx. 5200 €), with the first prize being 1450 EUR. The prize fund in Open B is 190,000 RSD.

Paracin playing hall 2

For all further information about Chess Festival and for accommodation reservation, please contact the organizer:
Saša Jevtić +381 63 439497 or via e-mail: info@paracinchess.rs or sasajevtic@yahoo.com

Official website is www.paracinchess.rs

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