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8th Bone Blitz Tournament in Cuprija

The 8th Bone Blitz tournament was played on 4th August in Cuprija, Serbia.

The tournament was organized to honor Miroslav Milenkovic Bone, retired French teacher and Serbian chess legend, who won many competitions in France, Italy and Bulgaria, including twice the Championship of Paris in the mid 50′s.

At the age of 80, Bone is still actively playing for the local club Radnicki in the Central Serbia League.

After 11 rounds of play, FIDE Masters Boroljub Zlatanovic (Chess Club Vodovod, Kragujevac) and Dejan Brankovic (OSK Paracin) shared the first place with 9,5 points each.

Zlatanovic took the winner’s trophy and top prize on better tie-break score. This is his third victory in the traditional tournament, while Brankovic also has two trophies from the past. Standings below.

8th Bone Blitz Cuprija

Veljko Manic Boroljub Zlatanovic

Tournament director Veljko Manic and winner Boroljub Zlatanovic

Veljko Manic Dejan Brankovic

Second place on tie-breaks for Dejan Brankovic

Veljko Manic Mladen Milenkovic

IM Mladen Milenkovic (Sloga, Petrovac) finished third with 8,5 points

Final standings (FIDE blitz ratings):

1 FM Zlatanovic Boroljub SRB 2464 – 9.5
2 FM Brankovic Dejan SRB 2357 – 9.5
3 IM Milenkovic Mladen SRB 2301 – 8.5
4 MK Stefanovic Vladimir SRB 2249 – 7.5
5 CM Cvetanovic Uros SRB 2290 – 7
6 IM Novoselski Zoran SRB 2392 – 7
7 FM Dinic Dragan SRB 2194 – 6
8 FM Popovic Djordje D SRB 2141 – 6
9 FM Radosavljevic Slobodan D SRB 2278 – 6
10 MK Ivic Matija SRB 2043 – 6
11 MK Grujic Nebojsa SRB 2153 – 6
12 MK Blagojevic Vladan SRB 2156 – 5.5
13 MK Petrovic Dragoslav SRB 2048 – 5.5
14 I Manic Veljko SRB 0 – 5.5
15 MK Urosevic Goran SRB 2239 – 5
16 I Ibraimovic Bogoljub SRB 1803 – 5
17 I Pantic Dejan SRB 1836 – 5
18 I Sosic Nikola SRB 1916 – 5
19 II Cvetanovic Nikola SRB 0 – 5
20 MK Lazic Milan B SRB 2007 – 5
21 I Ljuboja Ognjen SRB 1814 – 5
22 III Stanisavljevic Vladan SRB 1915 – 4.5
23 MK Zivkovic Zivojin SRB 1953 – 4.5
24 MK Madic Zivko SRB 2087 – 4.5
25 III Mijajlovic Jovan SRB 1556 – 4
26 II Rasic Milan SRB 1436 – 3
27 II Radojkovic Stefan SRB 1596 – 2.5
28 III Rajic Djordje SRB 1215 – 0.5

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