International March 8 Tournaments have now become a tradition in Belgrade, and with the exception of 1980, 1984. and 2004, they have been held every year. Almost all the leading women chess players have competed in the March 8 Tournaments including world champions - the legendary Nona Gaprindashvilli and Maya Chiburdandize and also our best players and youth and talented players who acquired necessery expiriance for the future and progress in our chess.
After tournaments which are played in Hestings and Weik An Ze this tournament is with longest tradition in chess history.
This year 41. tournament will be held in Belgrade (March 3-11, 2009).
Tournament is sponsored by the Belgrade Assambly.
Press conference will be held in Monday, 02nd of March at 14,00 in Belgrade Tourist Organisation, Masarikova 4/9.
Opening ceremony will be held in Tuesday, 3rd of March at 10,30.