Czech Open chess

Dear chess friends,

Let us invite you most cordially to the 27th International Chess and Games Festival CZECH OPEN 2016, that is going to take place 14th – 31st July in Pardubice (the Czech Republic). More detailed information should be found on The festival website will be ready by the end of April.

Information about other chess festivals held within the frame of CZECH TOUR 2016 / 2017 series should be found on The website of this year’s series will be ready till the end of May.

We would like especially to invite you to the CHESS SUMMER IN THE HEART OF EUROPE that consists of following festivals:

14. – 31. 7. 2016 CZECH OPEN – Pardubice

5. – 12. 8. 2016 SUMMER PRAGUE OPEN

13. – 20. 8. 2016 OLOMOUC CHESS SUMMER

and 5. – 13. 9. 2016 SUNNY BEACH OPEN in Bulgaria

We are also organizers of the European Youth Championship in categories boys and girls up to 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years of age this year. It takes place on 17. – 28. 8. 2016 in Prague. Regulations are available on

For the first time in history the World Seniors Championship will be held in the Czech Republic. The championship will be played in categories men and women over 50 and 65 years of age and it will take place on 18. 11. – 1. 12. 2016 in the town of Marianske Lazne. Players can participate in this tournament without reference to their rating. Regulations will be available on by the end of April.

Dr. Jan Mazuch, Director of CZECH OPEN & CZECH TOUR
CZECH OPEN – International Chess and Games Festival – 
CZECH TOUR – International Chess Festivals Series –
International Chess Calendar –