1st European U18 Team Chess Championship (girls): Balatonlelle 2000

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Basic data

1st European U18 Team Chess Championship (girls)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 9th - 15th July 2000
City: Balatonlelle, Hungary
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 12 (incl. Hungary "B" and Yugoslavia "B")
Open to players born after 1.1.1982
Players participating: 31 (incl. 6 WIMs and 5 WFMs)
Games played: 84
Competition format: Four board seven round Swiss.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Buchholz
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 00eurotch-g.zip

Tournament review

A dozen of teams participated in the premier girl's U18 European Team Championship. There were some good players there, including three +2300 players: Pokorná of Slovakia, Pähtz of Germany and Dembo of Hungary "B". Hungary "A" represented by the Gara sisters were the top seeds.

As in boys' section Ukraine took the title beating Hungary 1½-½ in the decisive match on day five. The Ukrainians were the only team to avoid match loss. Rohonyan at reserve board scored very good 6/6 as did board #1 player Karlovich (4/6) - but board #2 Kostiuk scored disastrous 0/2! Did it ever happen before that a member of a winning team lost all of his or hers games? Hungary came in second while Moldova took bronze medals, which was sort of surprise. Best individual results: Rohonyan 6/6, Pähtz 4/5 and T.Gara 5½/7.

Individual medals

1st Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. WIM Pähtz, Elisabeth GER 4 5 80.0
2. WFM Moshina, Cristina MDA 5 7 71.4
3. WIM Dembo, Yelena HUN2 5 7 71.4

2nd Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Gara, Tícia HUN 7 78.6
2. Chorvátová, Elena SVK 3 4 75.0
3. Hari, Veronika SLO 5 70.0

Interesting games

Biggest upset of the tournament.
Drljević, Ljilja (YUG2) - Dembo, Yelena (HUN2) 1 - 0

Pressure on d file was decisive. Do you know why Black resigned?
Pähtz, Elisabeth (GER) - Gara, Anita (HUN) 1 - 0