Cape Kaliakra Open 2014

With 191 entries from 16 countries with 118 international players started the first edition of golf tournament Cape Kaliakra Open on the 3 beautiful golf courses at the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria.

The Romanians Christian Tardea and Vernel Craciunesku finished the three competitive rounds with the same number of points and after a playoff at the 18th and the 1st holes Tardea won the first place in Division B. Third in the same division ranked Nikolay Nankov. Petar Stratiev won the first place in Division A with 117 points. The second place was for the 13-year-old Dimitar Savov with 116 points and the third place – for Fabio Furnari with 110 points.

Among the ladies, the 11-year-old Rivekka Nadilkhan kept the leading position during all three rounds and took the first place with a total of 117 points, followed by Katalina Jigman with 114 points and Seung Rae Kim with 110 points.

17.06-19.06.2015 Cape Kaliakra Open 2015

The second international golf tournament Cape Kaliakra Open 2015 was organized on the 3 golf courses at Cape Kaliakra between 17th and 19th June 2015. Representatives of 16 countries fought for the 3 best places on three golf courses in three-round championship.

The winners in the divisions:

Adrian Satmarel (Romania), result was 105 points in Division A Heorhi Pryhozly (Belarus), result was 108 points in Division B Viorel Opait (Romania), the result was 129 points in division C Won the prize from Swizz Company’s Omega watches – “Seamaster Aqua Golf”

On 2nd place in the 3 divisions were:

Nikolay Nankov (Bulgaria), result 103 points Emrah Simsek (North Cyprus), result 108 points Andrei Yaruk (Belarus), result 121 points The prize for them was Golf Trolley of British company “Steward Golf”

On 3rd place:

Vatko Beshliev (Bulgaria), with result of 103 points Vernel Craciunescu (Romania), with result of 107 points Gheorghe Muntean (Romania), with result of 118 points Received Approach S-6 Watches with GPS navigation of Garmin Company

16.06-19.06.2016 Cape Kaliakra Open 2016

The forth tournament was held on “LightHouse Golf & Spa Resort”, “BlackSeaRama” and “Thracian Clifs” on June 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2016. The interest for this golf tournament is growing every year and in 2016 representatives of 23 countries participated. For his 70th Anniversary the founder of “Kaliakra Golf” the professor S. Sardarov established a transitional cup “S. Sardarov’s Cup”, which will be played out between Balkan team and International team every year. The competition was held for first time within the tournament “CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN 2016.

18.06-21.06.2017 Cape Kaliakra Open 2017

On 18th of June the 4th Amateur tournament Cape Kaliakra Open 2017 finished with a huge firework show over Black sea. During 4 days 156 golfers from 21 countries were competing for S. Sardarov’s Cup and the prizes of Cape Kaliakra Open 2017.

Yury Senkevich form Czech Republic won 1st place in C Division with 99 points. In the same division Maria Orlova from Ukraine won 2nd place. Maksimchik Zhanna from Belarus – the 3rd place with 84 points.

In the largest Division – B Todor Chakov from Bulgaria and Kenneth Burke finished the second round with the same amount of points – 92. But Todor did the better result of the third round and he was announced winner of B Division. Belov Konstantin was on the 3rd place with 91 points.

In the first division – A, the youngest player Rivekka Dzhumagulova from Bulgaria has become the winner. On the 2nd place was Nicolae Kovacs from Romania with the result of 225 strokes. And Momkus Darius from Lithuania with the result of 225 won 3rd place.

21.06-24.06.2018 Cape Kaliakra Open 2018

Nearly 120 players from 15 countries participated in the fifth anniversary edition of the tournament from 21 to 24 June 2018. They were divided into three divisions according to the handicap and competed in three rounds of 18 holes. The game format for the best golfers in Division A was a stroke play (it involves counting the total number of strokes taken on each hole), and in the other two divisions – individual Stableford (it involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole).

After the first and second rounds in Division A Stephan Ebner confidently led with 11 strokes, followed by Darius Podobea and Plamen Mitsanski. The last third round was held at the toughest of the three courses – Thracian Cliffs, where Ivaylo Bozhkov joined the three leaders‘ flight. After extremely challenged 18 holes, there were serious changes in the top of the rankings. Thus, after the three rounds, the first three places were taken by Darius Podobea with a score of 226, Ivaylo Bozhkov with 231 and Stefan Ebner with 232.

In Division B, before the final third round, Veselin Velev was leading with 71 points, followed by Cristian Tardea with 69 and Yuriy Freidinov with 65. The final round was played at BlackSeaRama Golf Course, where the wind made it hard for the participants and led to rearrange the ranking in the division. The winner was Todor Kostov (who was sixth to the moment) with 97 points, followed by Simeon Denkov with 96, who achieved the incredible 40 points in the last round. Yuriy Freidinov managed to keep the third position playing the last round better than Veselin Velev.

For players with the highest Handicap from Divisions C, the top three went up on the winners podium before the last round. Three ladies won the prizes – Veronica Kalabozova with 95 points, followed by Zhanna Maksimchik with 94 and Daciana Somesfalean with 92.

The fifth edition of the tournament will be remembered by the achievement of the 13-year-old Georgi Krastev, who achieved the Hole-in-one on the emblematic sixth hole of the Thracian Cliffs. Of course, it brought him an award – a special BMW watch and unprecedented joy in everyone’s eyes. Unfortunately, however, it didn’t bring him the big prize – the BMW X2/Hole-in-one on the 14th hole of the Lighthouse.

The tournament ended with a grand ceremony and generous awards – Sea master Aqua Terra 150mGolf Edition of OMEGA, iPhone X, Garmin S60, airline tickets ensured by Turkish Airlines, BMW collections provided by M Car Varna. Chefs from Alain Ducasse, nice music and a lush fireworks contributed to the festive atmosphere and ensured a decent end to the 5th anniversary of the Cape Kaliakra Open tournament.

12.06-16.06.2019 Cape Kaliakra Open 2019


We are happy to invite you to the 6th edition of Cape Kaliakra Open - Golf tournament that will be held from 12th to 16th June 2019. We kindly invite all enthusiast golfers from Bulgaria and all over Europe to join us during the most beautiful month- June in destination Cape Kaliakra and experience 3 exiting days of golf, sunshine and celebrations. Taking place on the 3 golf courses in Cape Kaliakra Golf Destination the golf tournament will be one of the most important golf event in Bulgaria. We will be delighted to welcome all guests at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort, BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas and Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach resort.

Interest in the CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN tournament deepens every year. The first five editions of the tournament in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were attended by representatives from over twenty countries. The format of the competition allows participants with different skills to show their best and compete for prestigious awards.


Division A – for players with HCP 0 – 11,4 (Individual Stroke Play, Net)

Division B – for players with HCP 11,5 – 24,4 (Single Stableford, Net)

Division C – for players with HCP 24,5 – 36 (Single Stableford, Net)

Players with handicap higher than 36 will play off the maximum for the competition. The players will compete with ¾ of their playing handicap. The divisions will be determined by the exact handicap.


The match is held between a Balkan and an International team:

a) Balkan team – including representatives of the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro

b) International team – including representatives of not Balkan countries.

The teams are formed based on the results from the first two rounds of CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN:

18 best players of Balkan countries (BkT) – 6 players from Division “A”, 6 players from Division “B” and 6 players from Division “C”

18 best players from other countries (InT) – 6 players from Division “A”, 6 players from Division “B” and 6 players from Division “C”

The format of the competition is Fourball – Better ball.

Each player from each team plays the hole himself. Each team takes the best score and puts it up against the best score of the other team. The player with the lowest playing handicap, who must play off scratch, must concede handicap strokes to the three other players based on 90% of the difference between the playing handicaps.

The winner of the hole is the player with the lowest Net score.

There will be 9 matches in total. Each pair gets a point for winning a match and half point for halving the match.

The match will be held at Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort on June 18th, the day before the final third round of CAPE KALIAKRA OPEN

NB: All participants must have an official handicap and provide a handicap certificate at registration otherwise they will not be entered into the tournament.

Registration Form 2019