Over 150 chess players attended this tournament, with players coming from Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo and Bulgaria. The tournament was recorded at the official chess events schedule of the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
The opening ceremony of the tournament was attended by representatives of the Macedonian Agency for Sport; Chess Federation representatives of all participating countries; and other interested guests.
The tournament was formally declared open by the SEEU Rector, Acad. Prof. Dr. Abdylmenaf Bexheti, who emphasized the importance of holding such an activity at our University.
“The massive participation of chess players in this tournament obliges us to transform it into a recurring competition and for that you have my support,” said Rector Bexheti.
The matches were held in nine rounds and lasted all day long. Games were supervised by FIDE licensed referees from Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia.
Winners of the tournament were:
First place: Zvonko Stajnojoski
Second place: Filip Pançevski
Third place: Lubomir Danov (Bulgaria)
Fourth place: Velisllav Kukov (Bulgaria)
Fifth place: Nderim Saraçi (Kosovo)
Sixth place: Dejan Stojanovski (Macedonia)
ELO 2 100: Sotir Pasku (Albania)
ELO 1900: Avni Krasniqi (Kosovo)
Junior: Muhamet Asllani (Kosovo)
Females: Gabriela Kosokoska
Best domestic junior player: Ilir Arifi-Devaja
Veteran: Bedri Sadiku
All winners were rewarded with financial means and diplomas.