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Serbia Chess Federation
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In recently completed European Championships for seniors in the city of Novi Sad, the Serbian team became European champion in the "50+" section. The title was brought by the grandmasters Miloš Pavlović, Goran M. Todorović, Siniša Dražić and Nenad Ristić and international master Zoran Arsović.
Second place get to the team of Italy, which had three grandmasters in their team composition, and the third place went to team of Sweden. Particularly interesting is the fact that for the Swedish team successfully played the Swedish ambassador in Serbia, His Excellency Jan Lundin.
In the 65+ section the team of Russia, for which are playing the legendary grandmasters Sveshnikov, Vasyukov and Balashov made amazing result of all eight victories, and took the first place. The Danish team was the second, and Belgium, after they lost match in the last round against Russia, took third place.
Three top-ranked teams won cash prizes in the total value of 4,800 Euros in both sections.
Arbiters part of job was successfully made by a team led by Nebojša Baralić.
At the closing ceremony, musicians Olja Petrović and Aleks Čavar performed as well as the folk ensemble "Vila", whose games from Central Serbia delighted visitors. Friendship was continued until late at night with a selection of wine and cheese, prepared by the organizer. Participants had only positive impressions about the organization of the competition, but there will be more words in the post-festum of the Championship.
Photo gallery from the closing ceremony you can see here >>>
The results, tables and statistics you can see here >>>