Railwaymen teams European Championship

USIC Chess The Railway European Team Championship, which has recently been opened to some non-European teams as well, was launched in early 1950s and has been organised by Union Sportive Internationale des Cheminots (International Railwaymen Sports Association). It is being held in four year cycles and only prior to the 1968 gaps between consecutive events was as small as three years. The event was heavily dominated by Eastern European nations, mainly by the Soviet Union, Bulgaria and Poland. The standards of play are mediocre. The championship sees many expert and master class players, but rarely titled ones. The next edition is scheduled for 2008.

SEE ALL-TIME TABLE

no. host city year results
1. Lovran Yugoslavia 1952 1. West Germany
2. St. Urban am Ossiachersee Austria 1954 1. Austria
3. Wijk an Zee Netherlands 1956 1. Austria
4. Munich View details West Germany 1959 final A: Hungary 6; West Germany 3; Bulgaria 3; East Germany 0
final B: Poland 5; Yugoslavia 3; France 2; Finland 2
final C: Austria 5; Sweden 4; Switzerland 3; Netherlands 0
final D: Denmark 6; Belgium 3; Norway 2; Luxembourg 1
5. Varna Bulgaria 1962 Soviet Union 31½; Bulgaria 31; Hungary 27½; East Germany 22; Sweden 18; Poland 17½; Norway 15½; Switzerland 15; Finland 14; Austria 13; France 12½; Denmark 12; Netherlands 4½
6. Kecskemet Hungary 1965 Soviet Union (Borisenko, Yudovich) 180; Bulgaria (Popov, Filipov) 161; Romania (Mititelu, Gavrila) 55; Hungary (Bely, Dely) 144; Czechoslovakia 141; East Germany 126; Poland 120; West Germany 116; Sweden 109; Austria 105; Norway 92; Finland 80; Netherlands 71; Luxembourg 60; Switzerland 55; France 47; Denmark 42; Belgium 32
7. WWW Jūrmala-Dzintari
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Soviet Union 1968 Soviet Union 29; Bulgaria 23½; Poland 20½; Hungary 18; Romania 18; East Germany 10½; Finland 6½
8. WWW Varna Play games Download games Bulgaria 1972 Bulgaria 83; Soviet Union 80; Poland 78; East Germany 76½; Romania 66½; Yugoslavia 63½; Hungary 57; France 46; Czechoslovakia 45½; Austria 43½; Finland 34; Norway 33; Switzerland 30; Sweden 24; Belgium 22½; Luxembourg 22½; Netherlands 10½
9. York England 1976 Soviet Union (Krogius, Zaitsev, Platonov) 30; Bulgaria (Padevsky, Ermenkov, Popov) 30; Poland (Schinzel, Doda, Kuligowski) 28½; Hungary (Barczay, Szekely, Lengyel) 28; Yugoslavia (Mestrovic, Tomic) 28; Czechoslovakia 26½; West Germany 21; France 18; Austria 17; Norway 14½; Sweden 14; Belgium 13½; Luxembourg 13; Netherlands 12½; Finland 11½; Great Britain 11½; Switzerland 11½; Denmark 8; Portugal 5
10. Borås Sweden 1980 Poland (IM Schinzel, Fr.Borkowski, Jasnikowski, Bernard, Mażul, Szałojdewicz) 33½; Soviet Union 32; Hungary 31½; Bulgaria 31; Czechoslovakia 29; West Germany 28; Yugoslavia 25½; France 22½; Romania 21; Sweden 19½; Finland 19; Austria 18; England 17; Norway 16; Luxembourg 14½; Netherlands 14; Belgium 13½; Switzerland 13; Denmark 9; Portugal 8; Greece 4
11. WWW Sofia Play games Download games Bulgaria 1985 Soviet Union 94 (GM Dolmatov, IM Lerner, Sideif Zade, Malevinsky, Makhulsky, Kaidanov, Lisenko); Bulgaria 91½ (IM Kr.Georgiev, IM Donchev, IM Kolarov, Todorov, IM Merdinian, Simeonov, Mechkarov) ; Hungary 89½ (IM Honfi, IM Tompa); Poland 81½ (GM Schmidt, IM Sygulski); Czechoslovakia 76; Yugoslavia 75; Finland 68; West Germany 63½; France 61; Austria 47; Denmark 41; Luxembourg 36; Greece 33½; Norway 32; Sweden 32; Switzerland 29½; Great Britain 28½; Belgium 25½; Netherlands 22
12. Muszyna Poland 1988 Soviet Union 98; Hungary 96; Poland 92½; Czechoslovakia 91½; Austria 76½; Bulgaria 65½ France 65; Finland 63; Yugoslavia 62; Denmark 56; England 56; West Germany 54½; Italy 47; Sweden 43½; Switzerland 36½; Belgium 33; Netherlands 29½; Luxembourg 28½; Norway 28; Greece 15½
13. Soulac sur mer View detailsView details France 1992 Hungary 103½, Czecho-Slovakia 103½, Romania 87, Germany 79½, France 79½, Austria 73½ (...)
14. Balatonboglar Play games Download games View details Hungary 1996 Hungary 32½, Netherlands 30½, Bulgaria 30, Germany 27½, Czech Republic 26, France 24½, (...)
15. WWW Dresden Play games Download games Germany 2000 Russia (GM Belikov) 31½; Hungary (GM Kallai) 26; Czech Republic (Horak) 25; France 23½; Bulgaria (GM Peev) 23½; Slovenia 23½; Yugoslavia 23½; Poland 23½ (...)
16. WWW Piešťany Slovakia 2004 India 37½; Bulgaria 25; Hungary 24½; Czech Republic 23½; Germany 23; Serbia & Montenegro 22½; Poland 22; Switzerland 21½; Croatia 21; Austria 21; Belgium 21; Finland 20½; France 20½; Great Britain 20; Italy 19½; Belarus 19½; Slovakia 19½; Netherlands 19; Norway 19; Denmark 17½; Luxembourg 13; Greece 11½;
17. WWW České Budějovice Czech Republic 2008 Russia 55½; Bulgaria 52½; Germany 46½; Czech Republic 43½; Poland 40½; India 39 and Serbia 39; France 37½; Hungary, Austria, Belarus and Slovakia 33; Switzerland and Norway 25½; Denmark 24; Great Britain 21; Belgium 18; Finland 10½; Greece 9; Luxembourg 7½; Portugal 3
18. WWW Albena Bulgaria 2012 Bulgaria 77, India 76½, Russia 66, Kazakhstan 62, Germany 59½, Slovakia 59, Czech Republic 54½, France 53, Austria 50, Serbia 49½, Belarus 45½, Switzerland 44, Denmark 34½, Great Britain 33½, Belgium 21, Greece 17, Norway 13½