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Women Zonal Chess Tournament – Zone 2.5

The Women Zonal Chess Tournament – Zone 2.5 was held from 26th August to 5th September at the headquarters of the Chilean Chess Club. The championship was organized by the Chilean Chess Federation (AJEFECH) in cooperation with the Confederation of Chess for America (FIDE – AMERICA) and sponsored by the Chilean Foundation of Chess.

A total of 16 players, 7 from Chile, 5 from Argentina, 3 from Uruguay and 1 from Paraguay, competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament. IM Carolina Lujan from Argentina justified the top seeded position and won the tournament with 7.5 points, full point ahead of the nearest followers. Lujan qualifies for the 2012 Women’s World Championship in Russia.

WIM Marisa Zuriel (Argentina) and WFM Damila Colombo (Uruguay) shared the second place with 6.5 points each. Colombo also claims her final WIM norm.

Tournament director was Luis Almarza and Chief Arbiter was IA Antonio Bento.

Group photo of the participants and principals

IM Carolina Lujan

Final standngs:
1 IM Lujan Carolina ARG 2355 – 7.5
2 WIM Zuriel Marisa ARG 2214 – 6.5
3 WFM Colombo Camila URU 2117 – 6.5
4 Larranchea Formas Emilia V CHI 2026 – 5.5
5 Fernandez Maria Florencia ARG 2141 – 5.5
6 Martinez Ayelen ARG 2085 – 5
7 WFM Vargas Gabriela PAR 2086 – 5
8 Nejanky Maisa ARG 2069 – 5
9 Abarca Gonzalez Damaris CHI 1995 – 4.5
10 De Leon Patricia URU 1786 – 4.5
11 Cortes Arias Mariela CHI 1771 – 4
12 De San Vicente Sabrina URU 0 – 3.5
13 Jorquera Cabello Valentina CHI 1985 – 3.5
14 Covacevich Stipicich Tamara CHI 0 – 3
15 WFM Moran Reyes Maria CHI 2036 – 1.5
16 Diaz Sepulveda Alejandra Andrea CHI 0 – 1

Tournament website

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