Mitropa Cup is being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy, from May 30th to June 9th.

Mitropa Cup is being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy, from May 30th to June 9th.

The 36th edition of the traditional event Mitropa Cup will take place from 30th May- 9th June in a 4 stars La Castella Resort- Calabria, in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy.

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The 36th edition of the Mitropa Cup is being held in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Italy, from May 30th to June 9th. The traditional team event this year brings together 10 nations competing against each other in an Open and a Women section on 4 boards each. Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland. The Mitropa Cup is the annual team chess tournament for national teams from Central Europe. The word Mitropa is a derivative of German Mittel Europa (Central Europe): MITtel euROPA. The idea of the Mitropa Cup came from Gertrude Wagner, who wanted to create a chess team tournament after the example of respective football competition, together with her husband Karl and the president of the Austrian Chess Federation Kurt Jungwirth were the founders and organizers of the tournament. The event commenced in 1976: Grtrude will organize the next twenty editons. The event commenced in 1976 in Innsbruck. Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg participated (Austria and Yugoslavia with two teams). Germany won this first tournament. On the next year the second edition took place in Bad Kohlgrub, West Germany, where Austria chalked the trophy. From 1978 until 1991 West Germany and Yugoslavia dominated the event just to rotate at the top of the table, with the sole exception of 1982, when France took their first win playing on the home soil. The list of participating teams was very stable: Yugoslavia, West Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Luxembourg. The early 1990s saw major political changes in Central and Eastern Europe, i.e. dissolution of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia as well as unification of two German states. Yugoslavia withdrew from Mitropa Cup in 1991 following factual dissolution of the Yugoslav federation and the UN embargo imposed on Serbia. The former Yugoslav republics to enter the competition were Slovenia and Croatia. It must be stressed that team labelled Yugoslavia, who won the trophy in 1991, comprised of Slovenian players. Czechoslovakia appeared in 1991 but as soon as the state federation was dissolved two independent republics, the Czech Republic and Slovakia emerged to join the cup. Another landmark event was Hungary’s accession in 1990. Luxembourg left the competition in 1990 while the Netherlands appeared twice: in 1993 and 1995. Starting from 1995 the Mitropa Cup saw the size extended from 7 to 10 teams.

OPEN

chess reults Open section

Mitropa Cup 2018 OPEN
2018-06-01 – 2018-06-10

WOMEN chess reults Women section


This year, the team event with long tradition will bring together 10 European federations who will be competing against each other in Open and Women section. Each team will be composed of 4 players plus one reserve player (for open section), 4 women players plus one reserve woman player (for women section), with one of the players who will be a team captain.

Participants of Open section will be: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary and Italy, while the registered teams of Women section are: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Slovakia, Italy and Slovenia.

Le Castella at Capo Rizzuto, Calabria, Italy

The event will be played as a single Round Robin event, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment for each move from move one. The best ranked teams of each group will be awarded with trophies and medals.

The Mitropa Cup is the annual team chess tournament for national teams from Central Europe. The word Mitropa is a derivative of German Mittel Europa (Central Europe): MITtel euROPA. The idea of the Mitropa Cup came from Gertrude Wagner, who wanted to create a chess team tournament after the example of respective football competition, together with her husband Karl and the president of the Austrian Chess Federation Kurt Jungwirth were the founders and organizers of the tournament. The event commenced in 1976: Gertrude will organise the next twenty editions.

1982,  M
rs  Gertrude Wagner  in Linz. Photographer Gerhard Hund.

 

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