Winners GM Dejan Pikula and WFM Marija Urosevic
The 2007 Central Serbia Championship was held on December 10th-16th in the spa resort Vrnjacka Banja. Championship for men acted as a qualifier for the 2008 Serbia Championship, top two finishers GM Dejan Pikula and GM Sinisa Drazic will proceed to the next level. Total prize fund of $3200 USD attracted 59 players and among them 11 Grandmasters. Dejan Pikula took the trophy on better additional criteria.
Final Standings (9 rounds Swiss):
1-2. GM Dejan Pikula 2494 and GM Sinisa Drazic 2493 – 7.0 points
3-4. GM Goran M Todorovic 2470 and GM Miodrag R Savic 2539 – 6.5
5-12. IM Zoran Arsovic 2459, GM Vladimir G Kostic 2402, WGM Irina Chelushkina 2351, Ivan B Zivkovic 2222, GM Goran Cabrilo 2497, IM Slobo Vratonjic 2453, IM Goran Arsovic 2478 and FM Ivan Sredojevic 2357 – 6.0
13-16. GM Miroslav Tosic 2422, GM Borko Lajthajm 2512, IM Branimir Maksimovic 2367 and Ljubomir Biljanic 2291 – 5.5
Women Championship saw five ladies to play double round robin. New champion is WFM Marija Urosevic (2076) with 5.5 points, full point ahead of the second placed Sandra Djukic (2204). Third is WIM Marija Petrovic (2168), while Jovana Milosevic and Marija Dragojevic have tied 4-5th.
WFM Marija Urosevic and Sandra Djukic