ChessOrg Festival Bad Wörishofen 2014
And the winner is: GM Aloyzas Kveinys!
The well-known Lithuanian grandmaster shared the victory with four other GMs (all 7/9). The Senior Tournament was won by FM Hans-Joachim Neese in front of FM Dr. Bernd Baum.
320 players were participating in the Open and Senior Tournament, among them 12 GMs and 2 WGMs. As usual the tournament hall was the grand Kurhaus in Bad Wörishofen.
A nice success for Christoph Singer from Bayern München: With victories against the GMs Naumkin und Nikolov he was leading after 6 rounds and finally reached 6,5 points, place 9 and an IM-norm. Marius Maier also played a very strong tournament who started with Elo 1949 and reached 6,5 points among the Grandmasters. The best women were WIM Raghavi from India, 14-years-old WIM Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan und WGM Monica Calzetta from Spain (all 6 points).
Schedule for Open and Senior Tournament 2014
21st March - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
---Inscription in the Kurhaus
---3 p.m. 1st round
22. March - 2 p.m. 2. round
23. March 2 p.m. 3. round
24. March 2 p.m. 4. round
25. March 2 p.m. 5. round
26. March 2 p.m. 6. round
27. March 2 p.m. 7. round
28. March 2 p.m. 8. round
29. March 10.00 Uhr 9. round
16.30 Uhr closing ceremony
In 2013 the festival attracted more than 300 players. In the Open five players shared the victory, of whom GM Vladimir Epishin had the best tie-break.