September 7, 2017

Tsaghadzor Open Chess Tournament will be held in Tsaghadzor, Armenia from 22nd November to 2nd December 2017.


Tsaghadzor is a beautiful town well known as the ski resort, located north of the capital of Armenia. The town is also very popular as a spa town and health resort. The organizers offer very good prizes for several hotels and personal transfer for untitled players from the airport to Tsaghkadzor for the prize of 15$ per person.

The tournament will have two groups A (open to players with FIDE rating above 2000) and B (open to players with FIDE rating bellow 2000) with a total prize fund of 12 000 US dollars.

Both tournaments will be played in 9 rounds Swiss system. The time control for A Open tournament will be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, plus 30 minutes till the end of the game with 30 seconds increment starting from move one while the time control for B Open tournament will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

The official venue of the tournament is situated in beautiful 5 stars Marriott Hotel in Tsaghadzor.


The tournament is organized by Chess Academy of Armenia in cooperation with Armenian Chess Federation, under the auspices of Norfolk Consulting LLC and Royal Entertainment Center.


Chess Academy of Armenia

Address: 34 Shevchenko, 0050, Yerevan, 2017

E-mail: chessacademyarm@gmail.com

Tel.: +374 10 44 84 73 /76/

Mob.: +374 99 44 84 79

Tournament director: GM Smbat Lputian

Official regulations of the tournament can be downloaded bellow or here.

Tsaghadzor Open_Regulations