Thursday, October 15, 2009

2009 European Club Club (Women's)

A WGM Salome Melia update! WGM Melia stole the hearts of many a chessplayer in Montreal when she arrived to play in the 89th Montreal Open Chess Championship, and won the title of Female Champion of Montreal for her 4.0/5 performance! Melia was part of the Georgian women's team Samaia Tbilisi (RtgAvg:2465) that participated in the 14th European Club Cup for Women 2009. Complete information about the performance of the Georgian women's team is available at Here are Melia's results -- 1 win, 2 draws, 1 loss: Melia Salome IM 2432 GEO Rp:2379 Rd. SNo Name Rtg FED Rp Pts. Res. Bo. 1 35 WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2323 SRB 2282 3,0 w 1 4 2 4 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2436 RUS 2514 4,5 w ½ 4 4 26 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2482 GER 2452 3,5 s ½ 4 6 49 WGM Benderac Ana 2276 SRB 2384 3,5 s 0 4 The Georgian women's team won the Bronze medal for their performance (photo above from official website. Melia is second player from the right). The uber-powerful teams Spartak Vidnoe took gold and Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo took silver. Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo won the European Women's Club Cup in 2007 and 2008.

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