Spartak Vidnoe Wins European Club Cup for Women

4-10th October in Ohrid, Fyrom

The 14th European Club Cup for Women took place on 4-10th October in Ohrid, Fyrom. Spartak Vidnoe had a slow start, with draws in rounds two and three, but then they won the remaining matches and convincingly claimed the trophy, full three points ahead of the chasing pack. Fourth board Kateryna Lahno had an amazing performance of 5.5/6, or 2772 elo.

Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo, who dominated the European scene over the last two years, had many problems throughout the competition and only in the last round did they reach shared 2-5th place. The team won the silver medal on the best additional criteria. It is interesting that the top two teams haven’t met each other over the board.

The event had only 11 teams participating, which is a huge decline after the last year’s 18 in Kalithea. Official website

Final Standings (matches win, draw, loss):

1. RUS Spartak Vidnoe (5 2 0) – 12

2. MNC Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo (3 3 1) – 9

3. GEO Samaia Tbilisi (3 3 1) – 9

4. RUS Economist-SGSEU Saratov (3 3 1) – 9

5. MNE T-com Podgorica (4 1 2) – 9

6. ROU CS Cotnari-Politehnica Iasi (2 4 1) – 8

7. POL Polonia Votum Wroclaw (3 2 2) – 8

8. SRB Radnicki Rudovci (3 1 3) – 7

9. ARM Mika Yerevan (2 2 3) – 6

10. SRB BAS Beograd (2 1 4) – 5

11. FRA Vandoeuvre Echecs (1 0 6) – 2

Spartak Vidnoe

Winners – Spartak Vidnoe

Cercle d'Echecs

Second place – Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo

Samaia Tbilisi

Third place for Samaia Tbilisi