Bansko Rapid 2010

International Open Rapid tournament on 13-14th February 2010


The International Open Rapid tournament Bansko 2010 is set to take place on 13-14th February 2010 at the Hotel Orphey in Bansko, Bulgaria. The organizers are chess club “Galaxias Sports Club of Thessaloniki” in co-operation with Greek and Bulgarian sports clubs. Seven rounds with FIDE Swiss system will be played, with rate of play 15′+10” per move from the first. FIDE Laws of Chess for rapid play is valid for the tournament.

Playing hall capacity is 150 players and the prize fund is 1000 EUR. On both days, the games are being only in the afternoon, after 16:00h, and visitors will have time to ski and enjoy the popular resort of Bansko. Special accommodation and excursion packages are available (download). Entry fee is 10 EUR, the deadline for registration is Sunday, February 7th 2010.

Contact Information: 0030 2310-865778 or

Arbiter: Lena Oustabasidou: 0030 6974605518

Bansko is the biggest and the most famous winter resort of south-east Europe, a fascinating symbiosis of history, tradition and culture. Everything that the visitor can find here is worth tasting – ancient architecture, heroic history, authentic folklore, centuries old culture, preserved tradition and customs, special cuisine, incredible sense of humour and rich vocabulary.

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