Schedule for Open and Senior Tournament 2015
27st February - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
---Inscription in the Kurhaus
---3 p.m. 1st round
28. February - 2 p.m. 2. round
01. March 2 p.m. 3. round
02. March 2 p.m. 4. round
03. March 2 p.m. 5. round
04. March 2 p.m. 6. round
05. March 2 p.m. 7. round
06. March 2 p.m. 8. round
07. March 10.00 Uhr 9. round
16.30 Uhr closing ceremony
And the winner is: GM Aloyzas Kveinys!
The well-known Lithuanian grandmaster shared the victory with four other GMs (all 7/9). The Senior Tournament was won by FM Hans-Joachim Neese in front of FM Dr. Bernd Baum.
320 players were participating in the Open and Senior Tournament, among them 12 GMs and 2 WGMs. As usual the tournament hall was the grand Kurhaus in Bad Wörishofen.
A nice success for Christoph Singer from Bayern München: With victories against the GMs Naumkin und Nikolov he was leading after 6 rounds and finally reached 6,5 points, place 9 and an IM-norm. Marius Maier also played a very strong tournament who started with Elo 1949 and reached 6,5 points among the Grandmasters. The best women were WIM Raghavi from India, 14-years-old WIM Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan und WGM Monica Calzetta from Spain (all 6 points).
In 2013 the festival attracted more than 300 players. In the Open five players shared the victory, of whom GM Vladimir Epishin had the best tie-break.