7th European U18 Team Chess Championship (girls): Subotica 2007

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Basic data

7th European U18 Team Chess Championship (girls)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 7th - 14th July 2007
City: Subotica, Serbia (autonomous region of Vojvodina)
Venue: Nepker Cultural Center
Chairman of Organizing Committee: Mr. Gabor Nemeš (SRB)
Tournament Director: Mr. Vladimir Šakotić (SRB)
Chief Arbiter: IA Sava Kizova (SRB)
Teams participating: 10 (incl. 3 Serbian teams and a home team Hotel Patria)
Open to players born after 1.1.1989
Players participating: 27 (incl. 3 WIMs and 3 WFMs)
Games played: 70
Competition format: Four board seven round Swiss.
Final order decided by: 1. Match points; 2. Game points; 3. Buchholz; 4. Berger
Time control: 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, 30 sec. increment after each move
Official logo: SUBOTICA 2007
Website: http://www.spartakchess.com
Downloadable game file: 07eurotch-g.zip

Tournament review

Montenegro: bronze medalsTen two-board teams from seven European countries arrived to Vojvodina to compete for the 7th European Team Girl's Championship. There were a few notable players in the pool like WIM S.Foişor (daughter of well-known Romanian IM Ovidiu Foişor, Elo 2346) or M.Ignácz (Hungary, won gold last year). Strongest team were Romania (Elo 2294) ahead of Hungary and Serbia.

Serbia "A" took off well scoring 9/10 (taking four 2-0 wins and 1-each tie vs Romania) moving to the front thanks to Romania's draw vs Montenegro. Unfortunately, they lost to Turkey on penultimate day to be by-passed by the Romanians and take silver. Montenegro beat Turkey in a decisive encounter on the last day to finish in third place and win first ever international chess medal for their newly emerged country. Their top board Vojinović won individual silver medal as well. Hungary lost poorly to Serbia and Romania (2-0 each) to finish at only just 8 match points.

Marija Rakić of Serbia "A" picked 5½ points out of six to win gold medal for best performance at board one. She also performed at sky high 2480 Elo.

Individual medals

1st Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Rakic, Marija SRB 6 91.7
2. Vojinović, Jovana MNE 7 78.6
3. WIM Foişor, Sabina-Francesca ROM 4 5 80.0

2nd Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Erić, Jovana SRB 5 7 71.4
2. Vladimirova, Maria BUL 7 64.3
3. WIM Paulet, Iozefina ROM 4 5 80.0

Interesting games

It was all about the pin on a2-g8 diagonal.
Foişor, Sabina-Francesca (ROM) - Ignácz, Mária (HUN) 1 - 0

Shortest decisive game - Black lost a piece on her 9th move!
Lezhepekova, Veronika (PAT) - Miladinović, Lena (SRB2) 1 - 0