The Catalan Open International Chess Circuit is made up of a set of international tournaments that take place from April to September.
It is organized by the Catalan Chess Federation and is sponsored by the Catalan Sports Council (Generalitat de Catalunya).
The 2018 edition has a total of 27 tournaments, plus two of the candidates. These 27 tournaments are divided into 13 classic rhythms and 14 active rhythms.
All tournaments must meet a set of organizational requirements and sufficient financial resources to guarantee a high quality.
An approximate total of 25,000 chess games will be played, some of which will be broadcast live on the Internet.
Some 3,500 players from more than 50 different nationalities will participate. In addition to the awards of each tournament, the Catalan Chess Federation establishes a classification, based on the results achieved in the different
XV Catalan Grand Prix of International Open Chess Tournaments Calendar
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