Porto Carras, Halkidiki GREECE / 12 - 19 July




GM Alex Zubarev (Ukraine) is the winner of the 2008 Summer Cup..!

ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ / 19 July 2008 (PDF file)

CLICK HERE for PHOTOS from the 2008 Summer Cup

Sponsor / Organiser

Porto Carras Grand Resort / OAAH Chess Club


Playing Hall

The games will take place in the luxurious Porto Carras Grand Resort*****, the largest of Europe and the Mediterranean (1763 hectares!), on the seaside of Sithonia in Halkidiki. An excellent summer location with 9 km of sandy beaches and a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea!



Tournament Schedule

1st round: Saturday 12 July, 17:30

2nd round - 3rd round: Sunday 13 July, 10:30 & 17:15

4th - 8th round: Monday to Friday 14-18 July, daily at 17:15

9th round: Saturday 19 July, 10:30

Closing Ceremony: Saturday 19 July, 16:00


FIDE rated swiss system in 9 rounds. Open to all chess players. Time limit: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 20 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment for every move starting from move 1. Tie break criteria: 1) games between the tied players (only if all tied played each other), b) sum of progressive score, c) Buchholz, d) number of games with black.


Prizes (in EUR)

1stplace: 1000, 2nd: 500, 3rd: 300, 4th-5th: 200 each.

1stwoman: 200, 2nd woman: 150, 3rd woman: 100.
Special category "Performance minus FIDE Rating": 1st: 200, 2nd: 150, 3rd: 100. Only FIDE ratings apply.
In case of a tie, prizes are divided equally. A player qualifying for more than one prizes receives all of them.
Cup and medals will also be awarded to the 3 top winners and the 3 top children of U12 category.



1 Euro (EUR) approx. = 1,56 USD or 0,78 GBP or 36,80 RUB (as of 25/4/2008).


Entry Fee 

50 EUR

The nearest airport to Porto Carras is Thessaloniki, 115 km north, which is connected daily with many European airports. The IATA code of Thessaloniki airport is SKG. The major Greek airlines are Olympic Airways and Aegean Airways while many international airlines also serve Thessaloniki. You can always check other flights with your travel agent or also find low-cost airtickets to Thessaloniki at SkyScanner. A taxi ride from Thessaloniki to Porto Carras shall cost about 80 EUR. Bus connection to Neos Marmaras (next to Porto Carras) is also very frequent.


Entries must be sent by fax to the number (+30) 2121219426 or by e-mail at cup2008@greekchess.com All entries should include full name, rating, accomodation type, dates of arrival/departure and receipt of bank transfer. All entries are subject to approval.

More information / Tournament Director

Tel.: (+30) 6977973587 or (+30) 6942956218, Mr Aggelos Tzermiadianos

Fax: (+30) 2121219426, E-mail: cup2008@greekchess.com