Cultural programme

Cultural Programme

Tour to the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia

Latvia has several ethnical districts each having distinct every day and festive traditions. Documents and objects that are connected to these traditions have been gathered in the Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia creating monuments of traditional life.

The museum is located next to beautiful lake.

Find out more about Latvian culture on Friday, August 12th, from 10:00 – 13:30!

To participate,

please sign up and pay the fee at Infodesk in tournament hall before Thursday, August 11th, 11:30. The bus will depart from tournament hall.  Participation fee: 10 EUR.

The field trip will be cancelled if the number of participants will not reach 20.



Table Tennis Tournament


Table Tennis Tournament of RTU Open has become a tradition. Have some extra spirit of competition on Wednesday, August 10th, at 11:00 at Meža 1a (formerly Raņķa dambis 24a)! 

To  participate, 

please  sign  up  at  Infodesk  in  tournament  hall  before  Tuesday, August 9th, 22:00.

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 12th at 21:30 at Āzenes 6 - just next to playing hall!

To  participate, 

 please  sign  up  and,  if  required,  pay  the  fee  at Infodesk  in tournament hall before Wednesday, August 10th, 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!