"The Tradewise Gibraltar Open is the strongest and best-organised event of its kind in the world" - Financial Times

A Note from the Organisers


Dear chess fan! It is with great pleasure that we publish details of the 16th Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival, to be held at the Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar, from 22 January to 1 February, 2018.


We are especially excited about our new website - currently in development - but until its launch we invite you to use these pages to find the information you need.


New for 2018: a special discount on air travel with all One World airlines. Please check the relevant material on this site - with updates soon.


May we kindly remind all participants NOT to book travel and accommodation until their entry has been officially accepted.


The Caleta Hotel is once again offering special half-board packages for festival participants.


Please see our Accommodation page, and contact Cathy Popham  for bookings.


The Festival is generously supported by the Government of Gibraltar and a team of private Sponsors, and we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to all.


It is entirely thanks to them that we are able to announce an increase in the overall prize-fund to a record £200,000.


Take advantage of discounted flights for 2018

oneworld® is pleased to be the official airline alliance of The Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018. As a registered attendee, you will be able to access discounted flights for travel to our event.


Please contact us for further details.



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