1st Small Nations Chess Team Tournament: Andorra la Vella 2009

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Basic data

1st Small Nations Chess Team Tournament
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 20th - 27th June 2009
City: Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Venue: Centre de Congressos d’Andorra la Vella.
Tournament Director: Mr. Joan Antoni Obregon (AND)
Chief Arbiter: IA Miguel Ramos (ESP), IA Finnbjorn Vanf (FAI)
Teams participating: 10
Players participating: 44 (incl. 1 GM, 3 IMs, 1 WGM, 7 FMs, 1 WIM, 6 CMs and 1 WFM)
Games played: 180
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Berger
Time control: N/A
Website: http://www.escacsandorra.com
Other Websites: Faroe Islands are the winners!
Report by Fred Hamperl
Downloadable game file: 09mini.zip

Tournament review

Andorra with GM De la Riva on top board were top seeded narrowly ahead of Faroe Islands and Luxembourg. Luxembourg lost to Andorra on the opening day and subsequently to the Faroese losing to finish in third spot. The leading duo met in the fifth round to make four brisk draws leaving Faroe Islands two point ahead. Their victory was stamped with an easy 3½-½ win vs Guernsey on the last day. The hosts came second scoring 8 match wins and 1 draw. The winners avoided single game loss and scored 29/36 overall (+22 =14). The top board H. Ziska scored best individual result 8/9

Best board results

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Ziska, Helgi FAI 8 9 88.9
2. WGM Berend, Elvira LUX 8 68.8
3. IM Rødgaard, John FAI 9 83.3
4. FM Gallego Martínez, Ruben AND 7 8 87.5
res. Fernández López, Joan AND 7 78.6