The teams of Alkaloid from Skopje in the Open section and Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo in Women’s section are the winners of the European Club Cup 2016, which finished yesterday in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Alkaloid was leading towards the end of the event and tied with SHSM Legacy Square Moscow in the final round, which was enough for the title.
Silver medal went to Mednyi Vsadnik from St.Petersburg, while Legacy Square Moscow came third.
In Women’s section things were quite clear, as Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo secured the title with one round to spare. The Monaco team dominated throughout the event with all 7 wins, led by World Champion Hou Yifan, who made an amazing score of 6/6 and rating performance 3248!
Former World Champion Mariya Muzychuk also made an excellent score on the third board – 6.5/7 with rating performance 2766.
Second place went to last year’s Champion Nona Batumi, while Ugra Chess Club finished third.
The ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, ECU Secretary General Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, ECU Tournament Director Mr. Petr Pisk and Serbian Chess Federation board member Obren Cetkovic were present at the closing ceremony and awarded the winners.
The European Club Cup 2016 took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 5th to 13th November, in hotel Park.