The team of Andorra convincingly won the 6th edition of European Small Nations Team Chess Championship, with a perfect score of 18 match points, and 9 victories out of 9 games!


The Closing ceremony of the Championship took place yesterday evening with attendance of ECU Secretary-General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou the Vice President of the Italian Chess Federation Mr. Roberto Rivello, the FIDE Zone 1.10 President Mr. Paris Klerides and the San Marino Chess Federation President  Mr. Ivan Tabarini. Mr. Tsorbatzoglou underlined the ECU satisfaction for the well-organized event and the ECU  intention to continue supporting the Small Nations chess program.


Team composition of the team of Andorra, the Winner of the event, was:

  1. GM De la Riva Aguado Oscar (AND, 2459)
  2. IM Fluvia Poyatos Jordi (AND, 2463)
  3. IM Aloma Vidal Robert (AND, 2427)
  4. FM Gomez Anadon Daniel (AND, 2271)
  5. FM Garcia Paolicchi Raul (AND, 2144)

The second place came to Monaco, with a score of 16 match points:

  1. Ribbegren Karl Johan (MNC, 2248)
  2. GM Efimov Igor (MNC, 2427)
  3. FM Van Hoolandt Patrick (MNC, 2061)
  4. WGM Dornbusch Tatiana (MNC, 2282)
  5. WCM Jose Polanco Kenia (MNC, 1865)


The bronze medal came to Faroe Islands with 14 match points:

  1. GM Ziska Helgi Dam (FAI, 2538)
  2. IM Rodgaard John (FAI, 2281)
  3. Thorsteinsson Sjurdur (FAI, 2222)
  4. FM Simonsen Hans Kristian (FAI, 2147)
  5. Apol Luitjen Akselsson (FAI, 1906)

Final rankings


 The event participated 10 teams (Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino), who were playing a 9 rounds Robin round event, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus 30 seconds increment for every move played starting from the first move.

The 6th European Small Nations Team Championship took place from 23rd March to 31st March in the Republic of San Marino.

Official Website of the event