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Balkan & Prishtina Open 2024

The Kosovo Chess Federation under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of the Republic of Kosovo, supported by FIDE and Balkan Chess Federation.
The tournament will be held in Prishtina at Golden Restaurant, Shefqet Shkupi Str. from June 14th until June 20th 2024.

The championship is organized in 9-round Swiss system, in accordance with FIDE Laws of Chess and the ECU Tournament Rules. Pairing in the first five rounds will be done according to the Swiss accelerated "Baku" system.
The rate of play will be 90 minutes for the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. Default time is 30 minutes for each round.


One player can take only one Balkan prize (bigger
one). Balkan Prizes are cumulative to regular prizes or special prizes from OPEN A tournament.
The participation fee will be paid in cash in the
playing hall on the day of the tournament.
Money prizes will be paid by bank transfer.
The first 10 GM players who at the moment of registration have rating greater than 2500. will be provided with free half board accommodation in single rooms or according to the agreement.


Friday Opening ceremony 14.06.2024 16:30
Friday 14.06.2024 17:00 Round I
Saturday 15.06.2024 10:00 Round II
Saturday 15.06.2024 16:30 Round III
Sunday 16.06.2024 10:00 Round IV
Sunday 16.06.2024 16:30 Round V
Monday 17.06.2024 16:30 Round VI
Tuesday 18.06.2024 16:30 Round VII
Wednesday 19.06.2024 16:30 Round VIII
Thursday 20.06.2024 16:30 Round IX
Closing Ceremony will be half hour after the finishing of the last round.

The total prize fund

Prizes to the total amount of 9,200 EUR
Prizes to the total amount of 2,300 EUR
Prize fund for players from Balkan Chess
Federations (ALB, BIH, BUL, GRE, KOS, MNE, MKD,
MDA, ROU, SLO, SRB and TUR) is in total 4,400 EUR
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