|46th Polish Team Chess Championship: Bydgoszcz 1990|
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|46th Polish Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||15th - 24th September 1990|
|Venue:||Akademia Techniczno-Rolnicza (Bydgoszcz-Fordon)|
|Tournament Director:||Mr. Urlich Jahr (POL)|
|Chief Arbiter:||IA Mirosław Śpiewak (POL)|
|Teams participating:||33 (all teams from 1989 first and second league were eligible to participate)|
|Players participating:||228 (incl. 2 GMs, 36 IMs, 2 WGMs, 17 FMs, 6 WIMs and 3 WFMs)|
|Games played:||The Preliminary round: 576 (incl. 17 forfeits and 1 mutual forfeit)
Play-offs: 150 (incl. 4 forfeits)
|Competition format:||Two stage. The system was formatted to select top 10 teams for 1991 first league, then 14 more teams for 1991 second league (which proved to be of no importance, since the pyramid league system was restored only the following year).
The Preliminary round: Six round six board Swiss (points from junior league were added).
Play-offs: five play-off groups were formed to determine final order.
Group A: top 8 from preliminary round played-off for championship; losers from quarterfinals were ranked according to the sum of game points scored;
Group B: teams ranked 9th-12th played one round elimination; winners qualified to the 1991 first league;
Group C: teams ranked 13th-24th played one round elimination; match winners and qualified to the 1991 second league; the remaining teams were set for group E play-offs;
Group D: teams ranked 25th-33rd played one round elimination; winners were set for group E play-offs; losers were relegated;
Group E: losers from group C and winners from group D played one round elimination; winners qualified to the 1991 second league, losers were relegated to regional championships.
|Final order decided by:||The Preliminary round: 1. Game points; 2. Less points transferred from junior league; 3. Match points (3-1-0 system)
Play-offs: In case of a match draw the criteria from the preliminary round were used.
|Tournament bulletin:||see here|
|Downloadable game file:||90poland.zip|
Financial constrains with economic transformation in the background forced Polish chess authorities to cancel traditional league system and replace it with the mixed system - six round Swiss, then sophisticated play-off system. All 36 teams from 1989 first and second league were eligible to participate. BBTS won the final match v Piast Słupsk to take their sole Polish championship.
|2.||GM Chekhov, Valery||PSLU||7||9||77.8|
|3.||IM Bany, Jerzy||STBT||5||7||71.4|
|3.||IM Sznapik, Aleksander||MWAR||5||7||71.4|
|3.||IM Kveinys, Aloyzas||HNSU||5||7||71.4|
|1.||IM Mališauskas, Vidmantas||PTWR||7½||9||83.3|
|3.||IM Gažík, Igor||MDZL||5||7||71.4|
|1.||FM Woda, Jacek||LECH||5½||7||78.6|
|2.||IM Księski, Zbigniew||AVIA||6||8||75.0|
|1.||FM Bernard, Ryszard||LECH||5½||7||78.6|
|1.||WFM Kłusek, Danuta||IOOD||5||5||100.0|
|3.||WIM Szmacińska, Grażyna||ANLL||5½||7||78.6|