Cultural programme

Fieldtrip to Turaida

Turaida Museum Reserve is the most popular historic monument in Latvia with well preserved middle-age castle as a centre peace.

The Main Tower of castle is famous with the astonishing view over Gauja National Park – the most picturesque natural reserve of Latvia.

The fieldtrip will also include visit to Gutmanis Cave – the  biggest natural cave in Baltics.

See it yourself  on  Wednesday,  August  12th,  from 9:00 – 15:00! To  participate,  please  sign  up  and  pay  the  fee  at  Infodesk  in  tournament  hall until Tuesday, August 11th, 14:00. The number of seats is limited! The fee for adults is 13 EUR, for full time students 11 EUR and for pupils - 10 EUR. 

Trip will be cancelled if number of participants does not reach 25.

Table Tennis Tournament

Table Tennis Tournament of RTU Open has become a tradition. Have some extra spirit of competition on Friday, August 14th, at 11:00 at Raņķa dambis 24a! To  participate,  please  sign  up  at  Infodesk  in  tournament  hall  before  Thursday, August 13th, 20:00. Participation is free of charge. 

Dinner reception

Dinner reception will be held on a terrace on the 11th floor with a view to old Riga – one of the nicest places to spend time. Have a nice chat with other participants on Friday, August 14th at 21:30 at Āzenes 22a - just next to playing hall! To  participate,  please  sign  up  and,  if  required,  pay  the  fee  at  Infodesk  in tournament hall before Wednesday, August 12th, 17:00. Participation is free for grandmasters, otherwise the fee is: 15 EUR. Note: grandmasters do not have to pay, however, still have to register.

Chess Bar

Another tradition of RTU Open is Chess Bar: opened every night until the last customer. In a chess bar you can relax after tough day, getting -10% off drinks, as well as discuss strategies using chess equipment that is available at the bar. Take a break at pub Runcis, Jāņa sēta 1!