To the Chess Federations of Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Switzerland, and to Mr. Boris Kutin, ECU President, and Mr. Horst Metzing, ECU Secretary General.


Chess Federation of Slovenia has the honour to invite your representatives to the MITROPACUP 2009. The tournament will be organised with two separate sections, men’s section and women’s section.


Venue:                      Slovenia, Rogaska Slatina, Hotel Sava


Dates:                      Arrival                                 9 May 2009

                                 Opening ceremony            9 May 2009, 15:30

                                 Rounds 1 – 8                     9 - 16 May 2009, 16:00

                                 Round 9                             17 May 2009, 09:00

                                 Closing ceremony             17 May 2009, 15:00


Teams:                     Each team is composed of four men plus one reserve (for men´s section) and two women plus one reserve (for women´s section) and one team captain. Women’s section will be organised only if at least 6 teams will register by April 10.


Time Control:           90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment after each move starting from move 1.


Chief Arbiter:            Janko Bohak, International Arbiter


Prizes:                      The first three teams will be awarded crystal trophies by Rogaska Crystal and gold, silver and bronze medals


Accommodation:      Each team is provided full board accommodation in one triple room and three double rooms in Hotel Sava**** and Hotel Zagreb****. Additional single rooms (surcharge 15€/day + tourist tax) and accommodation for accompanying persons can be organised (half-board, standard: 70 € (double), 80€/day (single)+tourist tax).


Travel details (see Internet site): transfer from Ljubljana, Graz or Zagreb airport can be organised.


Costs:                      An organisation fee of 200 Euro per person has to be paid by April 17 to the bank account of the organiser:

BANK:                    DEZELNA BANKA SLOVENIJE D.D.,

BANK ADRESS:    Kolodvorska 9, 1000 Ljubljana


IBAN:                      SI56191000010000463


ADDRESS:            Bravnicarjeva ulica 13, 1000 Ljubljana


Registration:             Please send the enclosed registration form by April 10 to:

Information:              Chess Federation of Slovenia, Mr. Primoz Kokalj,, tel.: +386-1-4365-805, mobile: +386-41-686-746, fax: +386-1-4365-800, Skype: pkokalj

Internet site:   



  Chess Federation of Slovenia

                  President                                                                  Tournament director

              Milan Knezevic                                                                  Primoz Kokalj