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9th Vaujany International Chess Festival
July 12-20, 2018
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last update may 12th, 2018: 81 players already registered


Welcome on the PROMO-ECHECS web site. For 33 years, promo-echecs has been organizing the Val Thorens International Chess Festival. In 2010, the Chess Festival leaved Val-Thorens and moved to Vaujany, 50 kms south of Grenoble, in the beautiful Oisans mountain range

The  2018 edition (9th festival):

The 9th edition of the festival will be held from
Tuesday  july 12th to Friday july 20th, 2018. The formula remains unchanged with 3 tournaments (9 rounds) and only one round per day: Principal (Elo>1850), Accession (elo<1900) and Petizelos (elo<1500). As every year, the principal is a high level tournament, with about 15 invited IM or IGM and the possibility to get IM or IGM norms. The time control is 1h40 / 40 moves + 40 min, with 30 seconds increment per move. The total prize fund is 8600€ minimum. The registration fees are 58€/29€ (principal), 50€/25€ (accession), 30€/15€ (petit'zelos).

Accomodations:To help you in arranging accomodations, we have booked blocks of appartments in two residences: 23 appartments at residence "Les Hauts de la Draye"  for 10 nights from july 11 to july 21rst, and  19 appartments at residence "Les Valmonts" for 8 nights from july 12 to july 20.  By doing so,  we got a very significant rebate on the official rates (typically 320€/8 nights for a 2 room appartment).  Additional nights are available at an interesting rate  if you need to arrive earlier or leave later. Promoechecs will take care of all bookings there, so please contact us directly. Special arrangements can also be made upon request if you wish to stay a longer time. Detailed informations about appartments and other possibilities for accomodations can be found on the practical informations pagePlease email to promoechecs for informations, availabilities and booking. You can also contact J.P.Lees, 1785 route des vignes, 74370 Villaz Tel. +33 670163582. Appartments have to be cleaned before departure. Bed sheets are provided in both residences (Towels can be rented at the rate of 5€ / person for the whole week).  TV in all appartments.

Practical information in a nutshell:

Bus time-chart Grenoble Vaujany Note that line 3010 Rochetaillée Vaujany works only upon request. One needs to call one day before (and before 12am) at  0 820 08 38 38 (0,118€/min) to book a shuttle. Let us know if you need help.

Vaujany map and appartments location "Les hauts de la Drayre" is residence #5  and  "Les Valmonts"  is residence#7

Time Chart and réservation for airport shuttle  Lyon St Exupéry - Grenoble:
The shuttle company is  Ouibus. Shuttles every hour from 5h30 to 10h30 and from 15h30 to 0h30. Shuttles every half hour between 10h30 and 15h30.  It takes 1h05 to drive from St Exupery airport to Grenoble bus station.

web site of Vaujany tourist office

online registration to the tournaments