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European Union Youth Chess Championships

Mureck 6-14 August

Parallel to the World Junior Chess Championships, the EU Youth Chess Championships (EUYCC 2008) will take place in Murecek. A total of 175 young chess talents will take part in the competition. Even though the strongest national players will not be present, the competition is a very good chance for rising stars. It is also a good chance for international rating and practicing tournament tactics.

Because of these reasons many European countries are sending serious delegations. The biggest one is of the hosts Austria, with over 30 players. Romania sends 27, Slovenia 24, Czech Republic 10, Hungary 14, etc.

The newest members of the European Union, Romania and Bulgaria, will be bringing serious groups to the competition. Romania can be considered favorite in several of the sections. They are bringing the only titled player of the competition – WFM Daria-Ioana Visanescu. Besides, the U8 top seeded is Mihnea Costachi with close to 300 ELO more than his opponents. Bulgaria will have 4 representatives which have had strong local performance and almost no international appearance.

Information about Mureck

Mureck is a small idyllic border town full of history which offers its guests all that can be desired from a
holiday destination. Sport-lovers will find tennis courts, squash, minigolf, beach volley ball, tracks and pitches,
as well as many facilities for skaters. A solarheated „adventure-pool“ with a 56 m water slide offers lots of fun.
The Mureck climbing wall is popular with young and old alike. Here beginners as well as seasoned climbers can
test their skills. Particularly appealing is the new archery facility.

Once, hundreds of floating mills anchored on Europe´s rivers. A quite special magic, woven with legends,
emanated from them. But insatiable teeth of time gnawed at this floating world, until the last floating mill
disappeared into the realms of the past. However, the spirit of oblivion didn’t reckon with the people of Mureck.
Today, if you wander along the Auweg to the Mur, you will hear a regular, deep gentle humming. This is the
water wheel of the Mureck floating mill. Constructed in 1997 from old plans, grain from naturally cultivated the
region is milled to the finest flour on the floating mill. Called „Bartolomäus Lorbeer“ – Bartholomew´s laurel -
and driven by the natural
water power of the Mur, its millstones turn tirelessly, while the miller proudly shows his guests around the mill.

During the EU Youth chess championships it will be possible for groups to cruise with wooden barges, from the Mureck floating mill, along the border with
Slovenia to Bad Radkersburg. During the two hour trip you will enjoy the riverside forest, the „Jungle of
Europe“, from the water. Floating in a comfortable place you will be delighted by the most beautiful places of
the Mur-Au, which otherwise would remain hidden from the human eye.

European Union Youth Chess Championship U8

1 Costachi Mihnea ROU 1823

2 Kaufmann Peter HUN 1559

3 Tölly Michael AUT 1414

4 Baciauskas Matas LTU 1400

5 Brinovec David SLO 1400

6 Broly Mathilde FRA 1400

7 Brunova Blanka CZE 1400

8 Csetneki Mark HUN 1400

9 De La Pena Garcia Blanca ESP 1400

10 Demidov Jan FIN 1400

11 Dimitrova Rada BUL 1400

12 Duerr Florian GER 1400

13 Egyed Judit HUN 1400

14 Gombosuren Kristina BEL 1400

15 Haring Viktor SVK 1400

16 Herea Sergiu-Gabriel ROU 1400

17 Hrib Andrada-Ioana ROU 1400

18 Ivanov Platon-Jaan EST 1400

19 Kadlec Daniel CZE 1400

20 Morvay Eszter SVK 1400

21 Nastase Andreea-Cristina ROU 1400

22 Navas Cervera Anabel ESP 1400

23 Olinici Emanuel ROU 1400

24 Oprita Matei ROU 1400

25 Sandu Marian-Catalin ROU 1400

26 Szakasics Emese HUN 1400

27 Thomas Ben WLS 1400

28 Ugroczky Peter HUN 1400

29 Zubcu Vlad-George ROU 1400

30 Proyer Nils AUT 1396

31 Nussbaumer Patrick AUT 1384

32 Knittelfelder Corina AUT 1200

European Union Youth Chess Championship U10

1 Antal Tibor Kende HUN 2036

2 Gal Hanna Krisztina HUN 1897

3 Sawlin Leonid GER 1872

4 Secheres Adrian-Simion ROU 1732

5 Bellahcene Bilel FRA 1717

6 Acsinte Matei-Ionut ROU 1606

7 Mraz Ondrej SVK 1605

8 Ramadani Sarah SLO 1571

9 Kiss Balint HUN 1460

10 Huber Martin Christian AUT 1782

11 Schnegg Anna-Lena AUT 1655

12 Cretnik Urban SLO 1600

13 Gerhold Florian AUT 1569

14 Hofer Emilian AUT 1557

15 Brcar Matej SLO 1500

16 Bräuner Benjamin DAN 1500

17 Cusmuliuc Diana-Elena ROU 1500

18 Dionizio Andre Filipe Nascimen POR 1500

19 Dolana Andrei-Theodor ROU 1500

20 Gancheva Julina BUL 1500

21 Gazikova Veronika SVK 1500

22 Gricnik Tine SLO 1500

23 Ionica Andrei ROU 1500

24 Janska Jitka CZE 1500

25 Joensen Tor DAN 1500

26 Kacerauskas Adomas LTU 1500

27 Kubosova Hana CZE 1500

28 Lappalainen Matias FIN 1500

29 Mackova Veronika CZE 1500

30 Markoja Boris SLO 1500

31 Nastase Robert-Paul ROU 1500

32 Oprita George ROU 1500

33 Orasanu Diana ROU 1500

34 Pasa Andrei ROU 1500

35 Petr Jan CZE 1500

36 Piotrowski Przemyslaw POL 1500

37 Salim Riza ROU 1500

38 Sanders Isaac ENG 1500

39 Sepesi Samuel SVK 1500

40 Silva Goncalo Nunes Pires Da POR 1500

41 Sirosh Ilja EST 1500

42 Spornberger Andre ITA 1500

43 Treharne Katie WLS 1500

44 Zorko Zoja SLO 1500

45 Trenkwalder Verena AUT 1444

46 Skuhala Luka SLO 1432

47 Majkovski Sarah AUT 1411

48 Hofer Maximilian AUT 1409

49 Magee Ronan IRL 1400

50 Skuhala Jernej SLO 1387

51 Calovi Luca AUT 1348

52 Trippold Denise AUT 1318

53 Vogel Doris AUT 1211

European UnionYouth Chess Championship U12

1 Giroyan Gary FRA 2041

2 Bida Mihai-Eugen ROU 1952

3 Kessler Luca AUT 1931

4 Kyas Philipp GER 1816

5 Ladva Ottomar EST 1806

6 WFM Visanescu Daria-Ioana ROU 1802

7 Kozel Jiri CZE 1797

8 Markoja Sebastijan SLO 1791

9 Martins David Pires Tavares POR 1777

10 Abozenko Georg EST 1769

11 Menezes Christoph AUT 1750

12 Gheorghiu Calin ROU 1740

13 Chmielewski Jakub POL 1733

14 Szente Varga Fruzsina HUN 1704

15 Galambos Menyhert HUN 1696

16 Binder Moriz AUT 1681

17 Penz Florian AUT 1646

18 Bowler James ENG 1608

19 Broadley Henry ENG 1600

20 Brauner Jonathan DAN 1894

21 Dimitrova Petra BUL 1600

22 Galovicova Slavomira SVK 1600

23 Lupasacu Matei Alexandru ROU 1600

24 Maruthireddy Harshith WLS 1600

25 Oliveira Maria Ines POR 1600

26 Pasniceanu Iris-Stefania ROU 1600

27 Pozonec Veronika SLO 1600

28 Svitojus Zygimantas LTU 1600

29 Tomcik Michal SVK 1600

30 Treharne George WLS 1600

31 Urbanc Maja SLO 1600

32 Valente Joao Nuno Baptista POR 1600

33 Zemkova Klara CZE 1600

34 Rauramaa Julius FIN 1582

35 Hiebler Laura AUT 1550

36 Gombos Bettina HUN 1528

37 Urbanc Peter SLO 1465

38 Bombek Miha SLO 1439

39 Janzelj Lara SLO 1415

40 Rodgers Philippe WLS 1321

41 Skuhala Barbara SLO 1319

European Union Youth Chess Championship U14

1 Meskovs Nikita LAT 2177

2 Kantans Toms LAT 2148

3 Laurusas Tomas LTU 2078

4 Tomazini Zan SLO 2075

5 Druska Juraj SVK 2062

6 Schnegg Martin AUT 2061

7 Pagerka Martin SVK 2024

8 Spornberger Maximilian ITA 2020

9 Makk Robert HUN 1978

10 Pop Alexandru ROU 1966

11 Janzelj Tim SLO 1950

12 Neves Pedro POR 1941

13 Dalnodar Bernhard AUT 1935

14 Neuhauser Salome FRA 1924

15 Fröwis Annika AUT 1911

16 Volcik Ludek CZE 1897

17 Aperia Jakob SWE 1893

18 Clarke Brandon G ENG 1888

19 Lapidus Mark EST 1877

20 Marinescu Stefan ROU 1853

21 Quinn Joseph ENG 1850

22 Kessler Michaela AUT 1835

23 Flander Nejc SLO 1812

24 Stankiewicz Pawel POL 1809

25 Mrazova Monika SVK 1769

26 Morea Georgiana-Steluta ROU 1751

27 Saligo Pieter BEL 1748

28 Saligo Laura BEL 1746

29 Noettling Dominik GER 1728

30 Juhasz Barbara HUN 1718

31 Turkova Karolina SVK 1701

32 Gelip Ioana ROU 1700

33 Bea Boglarka HUN 1652

34 Brcar Ales SLO 1700

35 Bullen Alex WLS 1700

36 Cmor Nino SLO 1700

37 Krastev Kalin BUL 1700

38 Menon Davin WLS 1700

39 Nordman Joonas FIN 1700

40 Phamova Xuan Mai CZE 1700

41 Stepins Edgars LAT 1700

42 Thomas James WLS 1700

43 Vida Dorian SLO 1700

44 Bachner Karsten AUT 1663

45 Wilfling Sandra AUT 1625

46 Bauer Valentina AUT 1563

47 Sedonja Dominik SLO 1560

48 Grah Matej SLO 1511

49 Gerhold Doris AUT 1470

50 Bowler Robert ENG 1433

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