Kazakos World Champion U10!
In the same category: 2. Papadopoulos Panagiotis-Sotiris
(GRE) & 3. Liodakis Kostas (GRE)
U08 Category: 1. Taminsyah Aston (INA), 2. Spada Fernando (USA) & 3. Ruiz
U12 Category: 1. Strzemiecki Zbigniew (POL), 2. Galopoulos N. (GRE) &
Bulmaga Irina F (MDA)
U14 Category: 1. Chirila Ioan Cristian (ROM), 2. Kopylov Alexander A (RUS)
& 3. Sismanis Aggelos (GRE)
U16 Category: 1. Gounina Valentina (RUS), 2. Jafarli Alizamin (AZE) & 3.
Bobula Mateusz (POL)
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Final Standings of Open "Porto Carras" 2005: 1. Miezis Normunds 7 ,
2. Korneev Oleg 7 , 3. Mastrovasilis Athanasios 6½ , 4. Sanduleac Vasile 6½
, 5. Postny Evgeny 6 , 6. Bykhovsky Avigdor 6 , 7. Tolstikh Nikolay 6 , 8.
Nikolaidis Ioannis 6 , 9. Zysk Robert 6 , 10. Obodchuk Andrei 6 , 11.
Allahverdiev Anar 6 More
The tournament was held between the 22nd and 28th of April 2005 at the Porto
Carras Grand Resort in Chalkidiki with open participation, 9 rounds swiss
and time control 90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move, according to
the official announcement of the Greek Chess Club "A.M.O. Galaxias". Total
prizes: 6.500 EURO.
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1st World School Championship
The 1st World School Championship for school chess champions in categories
Under 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16, was held between the 22nd and 28th of April
2005 at the Porto Carras Grand Resort. The total number of participants
reached 195 from 19 countries. Organizers of this great event were the World
Chess Federation (FIDE), the International School Chess Union, the Greek
Chess Federation, the Union of Chess Clubs of Thessaloniki & Halkidiki, and
the Chess Club "Galaxias" of Thessaloniki.
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Both events were part of Games Festival, a mass international event which
was organized for the first time in Greece and took place from the 21st to
29th of April 2005 at the Porto - Carras Grand Resort, in Chalkidiki, one of
the most beautiful hotel complexes in Greece.
Games Festival, besides chess, included a series of tournaments and
competitions of the most prestigious sports such as tennis, golf, billiards,
bridge, 5x5 football, and of the most popular table games, like scrabble,
play house, strategy and fantasy games etc as well.
For more information visit the official website:
Event Consulting Company, the organizer of Games Festival, gave a
brilliant reception at the Villa "Galini" on Monday 25th of April.
This villa of unique architecture and beauty covers a vast surface of
2.000 square metres and offers a fantastic panoramic view of Porto
Invited at the reception were Helena Rapti, distinguished member
of the Greek Parliament, Gerry Walsh (in
the photo with Mrs Rapti), Deputy President of the European
Chess Union, Alexander Kostyev, President of the International
School Chess Union, Takis Nikolopoulos & Christos Pilalis,
members of the Board of the Greek Chess Federation, Dionisis
Artinopoulos, President of the Greek Billiards Federation, Spiros
Koutroubas & Annie Karamanli, President and Secretary of the
Greek Bridge Federation, Mr. Genatos, representative of the Greek
Weight-Lifting Federation, Varvara Kalatzidou, Olga Dadini
& Argiris Kotsis, journalists, Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou,
Head of the Organizing Committee of Games Festival, and Reinhed
Wertner, General Manager of Porto Carras.
Helena Rapti, always supporting and encouraging important chess events
in Northern Greece, stated that she will do her best in order to satisfy
the demand of a considerable number of sports federations to be
permanently accommodated in Olympic buildings and facilities.