VI Balkan amateur chess festival
10-18 October 2015, hotel Magura, Belogradchik municipality

10-18 October 2015, complex Magura, municipality Belogradchik

ΐ: for players with fide rating between 1950 and 2300
players with Elo<1950 pay double participation fee to take part in the A tournament
B: for players with fide rating under 2000

GM Aleksandar Delchev provides free training sessions. Both instructive and funny!


TEAM BLITZ - 9 round blitz swiss tournament for teams of 2 players. The total team rating should not exceed 4200 fide elo points. Entry fee – 5 euro.

INDIVIDUAL BLITZ TOURNAMENT - 9 round blitz swiss tournament for players under 2300. Entry fee – 8euro

• Visit of Magura cave with wine tasting and concert in the concert hall
• Jeep safari! Visit of Zbegove – unique group of rocksaroun Belogradchik
• Visit of Kaleto fortress in Belogradchik
• Biking around the Rabisha lake
• Driving in a motorboat in the lake, wind or kite surf

Accommodation /1euro = 1,9558lv/
starting from 5euro/night. Double room for 2 persons with breakfast in hotel Magura - approx. 25euro. /12.5euro per person/
Half board per person, in double room will cost approx. 20euro per day and full board - 30euro

Tournament fee:
25 euro tournament fee
15 euro for children under 14 and seniors over 60

PRIZES: Total prize fund - 12 000lv /6 136 euro/

We can organize transfer from Craiova and Sofia airports and also from Kalafat and Zajecar

For more information and subscription, please send εmail at: – Evtim Stefanov
Phone/fax: ++359 94 600017; 600018
Mobile: ++359 887 222 883;
address: Vidin 3700, Hristo Botev 77, Bulgaria

V Balkan amateur chess festival in Vidin 2014
23-31 August 2014

final ranking

Winners of the festival are:
I place - Ivan Tetimov;
II place - Deyan Dimitrov;
III place - Dimitar Daskalov

Winners under 2000 fide rating:
I place - Todor Georgiev;
II place - Krasen Pingov
III place - Emil Tsolov

pictures from the tournament

Belchess queen for 2014 is Antoniadou Paraskevi

The winners of the individual blitz tournament are: 1st - Dimitar Daskalov; 2nd - Lubomir Danov; 3rd - Angelo Damia

Winners of the team blitz are: Ignacio Madurga - Daniel Martian, followed by Petrov-Petrov and Kuznetsov - Zhivkov

rankings team blitz tournament

  • Only for players with international rating up to 2300
  • Prize fund - 7500euro
  • 9days - 9rounds
  • Accommodation + tournament fees + boat trip starting from 125 euros for the whole tournament in hotel Dunav
  • Free master class by GM Delchev
  • Boat trip in the Danube river
  • 2 blitz events
  • Festival queen
  • Excursions

Dear chess friends,

You are most welcome to the V Balkan amateur chess festival that will take place for the first time in the beautiful town of Vidin - one of the pearls on the Danube!

After helding the festival for 4 years in Belogradchik we've decided that it's time to bring the participants in the ancient Vidin and set up the playhall in one of the most beatiful buildings of the town - the art gallery!

We've also increased the number of days of the tournament to 9 in order to have enough time to prepare or do some of things prepared for you, such as: boat trip on the Danube princess ship; free master class by GM Delchev; team and individual blitz tournament; trip to Belogradchik.

... and broadened the rating limit to 2300 as to allow to even more amateur players to join!

The next amateur tournament in Bulgaria, we strongly recommend is Georgiev Kesarovski Memorial 6-14.09.2014 in Sunny Beach!


It’s chess, fun and tourism – all in one.

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Amateurs from the Balkans and the world are welcome to join and never forget the fifth
Amateur Chess Festival!!

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