Published on: 9 Feb 2023
The sunny and windless weather on Saturday and Sunday, 8-9.10.2022, allowed the children to send off the summer properly and play outdoors between the games of the third edition of “Chess Seasons” – “Chess Autumn”.
A curious record for the youngest participant was set by Pavel Lozanov from CSKA (b. 2017) – only 5 years old! – who got a respectable 4 points out of a possible 7!
From this tournament onwards, we also introduced one commemorative award for the best performing girl in each age category and remained outside the first 5 prize places. In tournament A (08.10.2022) it was Spasimira Ruseva (CSKA) in U10 group and Amber Krasteva (CC “Sinite kamani”) in U8.
Tournament A gathered a record 60 children from Shumen, Varna, Burgas, Sliven, Sofia, Pleven, Targovishte, as well as those from Ukraine and one participant from… Belgium. After 7 rounds played in the U10 group, the following fought for the prizes:
1. Borislav Zhelyazkov (CC „Varna”) 2. Norair Shahbazyan (SCC “Shumen”) 3. Alexander Angelov (CSKA),
and in the U8 group: 1. Stoyan Iliev (CC „Varna”) 2. Svitlana Russieva (CC “Burgas 64”) 3. Ivan Deli (CC “Burgas 64”).
The closing ceremony of Tournament A was attended by the municipal councilor Adv. Daniela Ruseva.
Tournament B again brought together 28 participants who played their 7 games in a more relaxed environment and after a contested and not infallible play in which everyone had their chances, the following winners emerged:
U12: 1. Alexander Petkov (CC “Shumen”) 2. Alexander Atanasov (CC “Slavia”) / 3. Preslav Evtimov (CC “Burgas 64”)
U14: 1. Teodor Tsvetanov (SCC “Pleven XXI”) 2. Martin Kanchev (CC “Etar”) / 3. Miroslav Ganchev (CC “Shumen”).
At the beginning of December, the last, fourth, tournament of the “Chess Seasons” – “Chess Winter” – will be held, when the winners of the cups in all ages will be determined. Here we also publish the ranking for the “Chess Seasons” after the three tournaments played, in all age groups.
The management of SCC “Shumen” expresses gratitude to the chess players who respected the tournament and wishes them rewarding pursuits and a successful path to game mastery.
Good luck and see you next time!