|3rd European Chess Club Cup (women): Wuppertal 1998|
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|3rd European Chess Club Cup (women)
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||17th - 23rd June 1998|
|Teams participating:||14 from 10 countries|
|Players participating:||60 from 14 countries (incl. 1 GM, 3 IMs, 12 WGMs, 22 WIMs and 2 WFMs)|
|Competition format:||Two stage: three preliminary groups of four and eight team knock-out final.
Incumbent holders and home team qualified without play while remaining 12 teams were split into three groups of four; top two teams in each group qualified to the final.
|Final order decided by:||Preliminaries: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Finals: 1. Board count; 2. Elimination rule
|Downloadable game file:||98eccw.zip|
There were few surprizes in the preliminary round. Partizan Belgrade lost badly to the Lithuanian side Širvinta (Jovanović blundered Rook in 1) and failed to reach the final zone. As the quarterfinal brought one unexpected result (Wuppertal beat Rybnik) the semifinal stage saw four drawn matches, with board count deciding in each case. The final match between AEM Luxtem and Kyiv School was convincingly won by the Romanian side. The host team lost bronze medals in favour of BAS Belgrade. Corina Peptan scored 6/6, the only 100% result.