Liepājas rokāde is international "open" chess championship, annually held in Liepāja, Latvia. The tournament usually taking place in Liepāja Biedrības nams in August. The first Liepājas rokāde was held in 1994.
Liepājas Rokāde 2009
The Liepājas rokāde 2009 was opened on August 6, 2009. The ceremony started from the speech of tournament director Āris Ozoliņš and Vita Hartmane, which read a letter of the Liepāja mayor Uldis Sesks to participants of the tournament. In 2009 there were 147 players from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Portugal and Czech republic, 7% of whom were women. The open tournament was held on 79 chess tables.
The tournaments judged three referee — Dashkevics, Borisovs and A. Cimiņš.
Overall prize fund — 2410 LVL and cups for the first 3 places. The competition traditionally has a large number of sponsors, including Liepājas Metalurgs and Liepāja City Council, additionally there was participation fee about 10 EUR for the players.
Famous participants and Winner
- 23x15px Arturs Neiksans — 1st place
- 23x15px Igors Rausis — 2nd place
- 23x15px Guntars Antoms — 3rd place
- Kurzemes Vārds
- Liepājas rokāde 2009 booklet
- Riga chess federation, news 06.08.2009