The 2022 European Senior Team Chess Championships (50+ & 65+ age categories) concluded yesterday in Dresden, Germany. England 50-1 won the 50+ event with a round to spare and after nine played rounds scored convincing 17 match points. Berlin 1 and Germany tied for the second place scoring 14 match points, each. According to tiebreaks criteria (Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger), Berlin 1 claimed silver and Germany came bronze.
German Lasker Schachstiftung GK team won the 65+ category with 15 match points, after defeating Sweden 1 in a direct final round match for medals. Finland 65 and Germany 3 tied for the second place scoring 13 match points, but the tiebreak criteria determined Finland 65 silver and Germany 3 won bronze.
Women’s sections were merged with Open tournaments with separate prizes for the best ranked Women’s teams in both categories. In the 50+ category Germany Women 1 claimed gold medal with score of 8 match points and better tiebreaks than Germany 2 which had the same score. Schachköniginnen Heidenau was third. The best ranked Women’s team in 65+ section was Germany with 7 match points.
The Winners of the event received trophies and medals, and the title of European Senior Team Chess Champions 2022 for the respective category. The total prize fund of the event was 6.000 EUR. The closing ceremony of the event took place yesterday evening.