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10th Vaujany International Chess Festival
July 11-19, 2019
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last update January 26, 2019


After the success of the 9th edition, which gathered 166 players  in  Vaujany, the 10th edition of the Vaujany chess festival, will occur from july 11th to july 19th, 2019.

Our  festival includes 3 tournaments:
  • The Principal, a high level tournament for players with an Elo rating above 1850. With about 15 invited IM or IGM, it offers the possibility to realize  IM or IGM norms.
  • The "Accession", for players with an Elo rating below 1900. 
  • The  "Petit’Zélos" (small Elos)  for players with an Elo rating below 1500.   
The tournaments are played at the Vaujany "Espace Loisirs", which can accomodate  up to 250 players. .

The registration rights are the following:
Principal 58 € for seniors and 29 € for players less than 18 years old  and for Fide masters with elo>2200. 
Accession 50 € and 25 € 
Petit’Zélos 30 € and 15 €

The arbiters are Claire PERNOUD and Thierry DELELIS-FANIEN.

The prize fund of this 10th Festival is  at least 8600 €:  5800€ in the principal tournament (1rst prize of 1200€), 2200€ in the accession (1rst prize 500€) and about 600€ in the Petizelos (1rst prize 150€).  

The time control is Fisher   1h40 / 40 moves + 40 min  K.O., with 30 seconds increment per move.

Details about accomodations can be found on the left menu at the accomodations item.

Vaujany is easily accessible from Grenoble by the road. More information on how to come is available in the travel informations section  


PROMO-ECHECS is the name of the association organizing the Vaujany Chess Festival. Its members are chess players from the Annecy, Chambery and Grenoble Chess Clubs.  It was founded by Mr Jacques Brethé and used to organize 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

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