The closing ceremony of the top event of the year, the European Team Chess Championships, focused on prize giving to the winners of the competition.
Germany with Arkadij Naiditsch, Georg Meier, Daniel Fridman, Jan Gustafsson, and Rainer Buhmann received the winner’s trophy in the Open section. Azerbaijan walked out with silver and Hungary with bronze.
The first place trophy in the women section was awarded to the fantastic team of Russia – Nadezhda Kosintseva, Tatiana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Kosteniuk, and Natalija Pogonina. The silver medals go to Poland and bronze to Georgia.
Board medals were awarded to 30 more players (see full list here) and 16 players achieved international title norms (see full list here).
Large photo album
A special photo album from the closing ceremony with all medal winners has been uploaded in the photo gallery. Click at this link to start at the first photo, and use the slide show button or the arrows to enjoy all the pictures.
Tip: browse the closing ceremony album here or view all albums arranged by rounds here
Video closing ceremony
More information of interest
All videos from the competition / Complete pgn files / Photo albums / All results / Final standings / Replay the games