23th NATO Chess Championship 2012

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Location: Brest, France
Time-Period: October 1st - October 5th 2012
Modus: 7 rounds Swiss system, (team/single score) Teamscore: 4 players
Tournament directors: Pascal Patron - USAM (Union Sportive Arsenal Marine) Brest - Arbiters : IA Luc Cornet (Belgium) and IA Pierre Lecuyer (France)
Patronage: Federation des Clubs de la Défense

The tournament was opened by

Réza Salami, Deputy Mayor of Brest
Jean-Pierre Labonne, Vice-Amiral de la Marine
Jean-Louis Bouchard, Président de la commission culturelle et vice président de la FCD
Jean-Claude Labous, Président de USAM
Logo tournament: Logo
Particularities: The Viking Ship was the NATO Chess trophy until it was replaced in 1989 by a cup. After the passing of Ken Moore, the Viking Ship had no home anymore. It was decided that the trophy will get a new role: a hosting country will get the trophy.
Photo Gallery: Polish article on MAT about Brest 2012
Chessbase (German site)

Official Pictures - Photo Session
Official Pictures - Opening Speeches
Official Pictures - Reintroduction of the Viking Ship

Reports: French News 2012

Final Ranking after 7 Rounds:

Team Ranking Individual Ranking
Rank Country Points Rank Player Country Points
1. Germany
19,0
1. Wantiez Fabrice    Belgium
6,0
2. Poland
19,0
2. Drabke Lorenz          Germany
6,0
3. France
19,0
3. Sypien Mateuz Poland
5,0
4. Denmark
18,5
4. Guidez Yann-Michel France
5,0
5. Turkey
17,5
5. Pedersen Finn Denmark
5,0
6. Belgium
17,0
6. Rosenkilde Alexander Denmark
5,0
7. NATO
17,0
7. Michalski Daniel Poland
5,0
8. United Kingdom
15,0
8. Alaslar Devrim Turkey
5,0
9. United States
15,0
9. Nielsen Henrik Lindholt            NATO
5,0
10. The Netherlands
13,5
10. Franck Boris France
5,0
11. Lithuania
12,0
11. Picard Laurent France
5,0
12. Hungary
11,0
12. Narman Gokhan Turkey
5,0
13. Canada
09,5
13. Nill Oliver Germany
4,5
14.
14. Karbowiak Adam  Poland
4,5
15.
15. Kedzierski Slawomir Poland
4,5



Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 All rounds
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Bulletins Chessbase-File:
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