EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019
EUSA Universities Championships include, this year, 22 sports competitions hosted in 15 European cities from June 23rd to September 7th , among them the European Universities Chess Championship 2019, under the ECU auspices, which took place from 24th-28th July in Budapest, Hungary.
29 teams took part in the competition, 21 teams in Open section and 8 teams in Women’s section. After 9 played rounds, the Winner of Open section became the Ural State Mining University (RUS) with score of 15 match points. Armenian State University of Economics and Lviv State University of Physical Culture (UKR) tied for the second place, each with 14 match points, but according to tiebreaks, Armenian State University of Economics took silver medal and Lviv State University of Physical Culture came third.
Ural State Mining University from Russia took gold also in Women’s section with 13 match points. University of Physical Education of Hungary was the runner-up with 12 match points, while Ozyegin University from Turkey and AGH University of Science and Technology of Poland tied for the third place, each with 9 match points. According to the tiebrak criteria, Ozyegin University took the bronze medal.
European Universities Blitz Chess Championships in Open and Women’s section were organised yesterday. After 9 played rounds in Open section, gold went to GM Shevchenko Kirill (UKR, 2536) with 8 points, IM Golubka Petro (UKR, 2483) with 7.5 points took silver and GM Chigaev Maksim (RUS, 2640) took third place with 7 points.
WGM Voit Daria (RUS, 2339) triumphed on the Blitz competition in Women’s section with final score of 8 points. WIM Shuvaloav Polina (RUS, 2418) came second with 7.5 points and WIM Juhasz Barbara (HUN, 2171) came third with 6.5 points.
European Universities Mindsports Championship 2019 took place on 24th July, and was attended by Mr. Ádám Kiss, President of the Hungarian University Sports Federation (HUFS/MEFS), Mr. Norbert Fogarasi, Board Member of the Hungarian Chess Federation, Mr. Liviu Matac, European University Sports Association (EUSA) Auditor and Mr. Zsombor Lacza, Vice-Rector of the University of Physical Education (TE).