Arad Open

Dear chess friend,

We have the pleasure to invite you this year also to the 8th Arad International Chess Festival 2015 (Arad Open) which will take part in Arad (west of Romania, near hungarian border, 250 KM from Budapest), august 6th- august 12th 2015. It will be a swiss 9 rounds open with the possibility to achieve international norms and a prize fund of over 9000 euro (1st prize about 1400 euro).

This tournament is in our view a great possibility for foreign players to visit western Romania (Transylvania), with very cheap accommodation options (from 4 euro/person/night, 15 euro/person/night in Continental Hotel****) and afordable possibilities of serving meals (8 euro for lunch and dinner together). Plus, you will certainly have fun in chess 960, bughouse, blitz pairs tournament and table tennis tournament.

If you still think you’ll have free time, you can enjoy good time at our Neptun Swimming Place, a recreational area situated in the very heart of the city, near to the fortress.
We hope you will enjoy our tournament and have a pleasant stay in Arad

More details about the tournament on our website:

Info and
Conditions for GMs and IMs

For a complete chess holiday in Romania, you can link our tournament with Emil Ungureanu Memorial in Predeal 13-19 august