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And we have our winners....

even though all games stayed interesting until the final board had finished at 3:10pm! Once that had happened the calculations and verifications had to happen.

During the closing ceremony everything got confirmed - the team England 50-1 are the new European Champions amongst the senior teams in the category 50+ with Berlin and Germany in 2nd and 3rd place. Lasker Schachstiftung from Germany took the top spot in the category 65+ with Finland 65 and Germany on the other two top spots. We congratulate both teams to their success!

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England 50-1 had the following players: GM Mark Hebden, GM Keith Arkell, GM John Emms, GM Glenn Flear and IM Chris Baker. GM Mark Hebden came top on Board one with a performance of 2531 Elo points. GM Keith Arkell came first on board 2 with a performance of 2453 Elo. The third board GM John Emms got the top spot with a performance of 2466. GM Glenn Flear came second on the 4th boards with a performance of 2327 Elo points. So one can certainly say that it was a very successful tournament for this team!

The second place team Berlin 1 consisted of GM Robert Rabiega, IM Lars Thiede, IM Marco Thinius, IM Alexander Lagunow and Dr Matthias Kribben.

The third place went to Germany with players FM Lutz Fritsche, IM Klaus-Jürgen Schulz, IM Christian Maier, DR Wolfgang Polster and FM Volker Wolf.

A strong performance of the Slovakian Team with GM Lubomir Ftacnik, GM Martin Mrva, Jan Plachetka und FM Karol Motuz got them to into the 4th spot.

There was an extra recognition for the team that had the best improved ranking compared to the start of the tournament and this prize went to England 50-3 with the players Philip Crocker, Peter Hasson, Brian Valentine und Ray Tarling.


The team Lasker Schachstiftung was comprised of GM Rainer Knaak, GM Jakob Meister, GM Sergey Kalinitschew and Dr Gerhard Köhler. Similar to the winners in category 50+ this team also took home some of the individual board prizes.The first two boards took their individual top spots with the 3rd place taking bronze.

For Finland 65, who took 2n place GM Heikki Westerinen, IM Timothy Binham, Timo Tuomala, FM Dietmar Vinke and Pekka Hietala were playing.

Germany 3 came 3rd with IM Yuri Boidman, FM Dr Bernd Baum, IM Klaus Klundt, FM Hans-Joachim Vatter and FM Chrisof Herbrechtsmeier.

IM Nils-Gustaf Reman, Goran Rorvall, CM Per Soderberg, Magnus Wahlbom and FM Bengt Hammar formed team Sweden 1 and took the 4th place.

Siebenlehner SV with Alexander Okrajek, Gerhard Schmidt, Bernd Windisch, Peter Kahn und Dr Andreas Herold were the team that improved their rating the most.

Of course we also made sure our women's teams were recognised for their work.


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 Further pictures can be accessed through the German text below.

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