Croatian individual men's championship 2009 January 16 to January 28, 2009Tournament organiser:
Chess club "Rijeka" and Croatian chess association
PRESS CONFERENCE: Present: Boris Golubović (director of championship), Ivica Mandekić (organisation committee member and president of Chess association of Mountain-littoral county), Srđan Zelenika (organisation committee member and secretary of Chess club Rijeka), Veljko Karabajić (head of city administration fo sport and technical culture).
WITHDRAWAL OF NUMBERS
Withdrawal of numbers took place in Hotel Neboder on January 16, 2009 in 09:00 p.m.
The tournament opening ceremony was organised in Chess club Rijeka, in presence of Boris Golubović (tournament director), Ivica Mandekić (organization committee member and president of Chess association of Mountain-littoral county), Ervin Sindik (chief secretary of Croatia Chess association), Vidoje Vujić (Mountain-littoral county president deputy) who opened the tournament by making the first move in party played by ex European champions, grand masters Zdenko Kožul and Robert Zelčič.