2011

Luxembourg wins Small Nations Cup

Beautiful views from the venue of the Small Nations Cup 2011The team of Luxembourg won the Small Nations Cup 2011 that took place at Faroe Islands. The team composed by IM Michael Wiedenkeller, IM Fred Berend, WGM Elvira Berend, and FM Claude Wagener finished first with 30 Game Points (first criteria) from 9 games, and 16 match points. Second place was for the team of Faroe Islands which scored the highest number of match points through the event, and the bronze is for Monaco.

IM Fred Berend from the winners team had the highest average with 8,5/9, ahead of GM Oscar De La Riva (Andorra) 8,0/9, and IM Nilssen (Faroe Islands) and WGM    Elvira Berend (Luxembourg) with 7,0/9 both.

This was the 2nd edition of the Small Nations Cup and took place thanks to the support of the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. In the framework of his working visit to Faroe Islands, the FIDE President met with Helena Dam a Neystado, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports. At the meeting, the FIDE Programme “Chess in Schools” has been disscused. Mrs Neystado agreed to support the “Chess in Schools” programme starting from September the 1st, 2011.

Final ranking

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Game Points (TB1) Match Points (TB2)
1 LUX 30 16
2 FAI 28.5 17
3 MNC 24 14
4 AND 21 12
5 MLT 17 8
6 CYP 15 9
7 LIE 14.5 7
8 GCI 10.5 4
9 JCI 10 1
10 SMR 9.5 2

 

The beautiful Faroe Islands

The beautiful aroe Islands

 

Part of the playing hall with the players concentrated on the ongoing games

Oscar de la Riva vs Michael Wiedenkeller

Oscar de la Riva vs Michael Wiedenkeller

 

Fred Berend vs Raul Garcia

Fred Berend vs Raul Garcia

 

Team Guernsey

 

Andorra vs Monaco

 

Breathtaking views from the venue in the Faroe Islands

All photos by FEVA Flickr , official website of the event faroechess.com

 

Standings and details

1. LUX (RtgAvg:2349, TB1: 30 / TB2: 16)
Bo. Name Rtg Points Games RtgAvg
1 IM Wiedenkeller Michael 2471 6 8 2210
2 IM Berend Fred 2366 8.5 9 2127
3 WGM Berend Elvira 2328 7.5 9 2019
4 FM Wagener Claude 2232 5 7 2106
5 Schartz Alain 2172 3 3 1981
2. FAI (RtgAvg:2322, TB1: 28.5 / TB2: 17)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 IM Ziska Helgi Dam 2457 7 9 2193
2 IM Nilssen John Arni 2374 7.5 9 2126
3 IM Rodgaard John 2343 7 9 2097
4 Nielsen Rogvi Egilstoft 2112 5 6 2057
5 Nielsen Hogni Egilstoft 1963 2 3 2088
3. MNC (RtgAvg:2263, TB1: 24 / TB2: 14)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 GM Efimov Igor 2428 7 9 2194
2 Villegas Pierre 2255 4 7 2158
3 Nelis Jean-Francois 2201 4 7 2119
4 FM Van Hoolandt Patrick 2166 3.5 7 2081
5 Ribbegren Karl Johan 2139 5.5 6 2046
4. AND (RtgAvg:2266, TB1: 21 / TB2: 12)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 GM De La Riva Aguado Oscar 2534 8 9 2171
2 FM Garcia Raul 2213 4 8 2180
3 Monell Camarasa David 2206 5 8 2029
4 Jose Queralto Daniel 2111 2.5 8 2102
5 Rechi Perez Francesc 1942 1.5 3 2004
5. MLT (RtgAvg:2049, TB1: 17 / TB2: 8)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 CM Pace Colin 2152 4 9 2225
2 CM Gauci Joseph 2134 3.5 9 2173
3 Pettersson Alexander 1972 4 9 2068
4 Psaila Clarence 1939 5.5 9 2047
6. CYP (RtgAvg:2115, TB1: 15 / TB2: 9)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 Georgiou Andreas 1751 0.5 6 2348
2 Constantinou Pavlos 2043 4.5 9 2191
3 FM Klerides Paris 2176 3.5 8 2133
4 CM Antoniou Antonis 2188 3.5 7 2131
5 Hadjiyiannis Costas 2052 3 6 1935
7. LIE (RtgAvg:2111, TB1: 14.5 / TB2: 7)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 Mannhart Marcel 2086 3.5 9 2264
2 Kobler Mario 2097 3.5 9 2191
3 CM Guller Andras 2103 4.5 9 2023
4 Schadler Martin 2159 3 9 2007
8. GCI (RtgAvg:1958, TB1: 10.5 / TB2: 4)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 FM Hamperl Fred 2095 3 8 2229
2 CM Rowe Peter 1992 2 7 2249
3 CM Kirby Peter J 1997 2.5 7 2198
4 Hale Andrew 0 3 7 2076
5 Smith David W F 1746 0 7 2079
9. JCI (RtgAvg:2105, TB1: 10 / TB2: 1)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 Kahn Tito 2152 1 7 2198
2 CM Tandy Chris 2176 4.5 8 2204
3 Mooney Graham 1986 0.5 7 2160
4 Jouault Louis 1963 2.5 7 2051
5 Fulton A J 2107 1.5 7 2064
10. SMR (RtgAvg:2069, TB1: 9.5 / TB2: 2)
Bo. Name Rtg Pts. Games RtgAvg
1 CM Volpinari Danilo 2048 0.5 7 2253
2 CM Grassi Enrico 2045 1 7 2190
3 CM Maccapani Massimiliano 2091 1.5 7 2123
4 Cecchetti Roberto 1911 2 7 1992
5 CM Righi Ezio 2091 4.5 8 2075

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