Award winners "Vardaris 2018"

Α’ Group

Final Standings

1st     Dardha Daniel

2nd    Petrov Martin

3rd    Dardha Arben

4th     Markidis Konstantinos

5th     Stanojoski Zvonko

6th     Trimitzios Petros



1st     Avramidou Anastasia

2nd    Arsovic Helena

3rd    Yordanova Svetla


Special Categories

Veteran S50

1st     Bogdanovski Vlatco


U 2200

1st     Papasimakopoulos Aleksandros


Β’ Group

Final Standings

1st     Tsotras Ioannis

2nd    Papadopoulos Zisis

3rd    Mixakis Evaggelos

4th    Alimpic Aleksa

5th    Theoharidis Georgios

6th    Magkalakis Stefanos  



1st     Galani Dimitra

2nd    Hatziara Dimitra

3rd    Batsi Lida


Special Categories

Veteran S50

1st     Athanasiadis Vasileios

2nd    Goundidas Haralambos

3rd    Stroup James Houard


Boys U-16

1st     Karamichos Mihalis

2nd    Guri Ardian

3rd    Dumitresku Daniel


Girls U-16

1st     Shugja Klean

2nd    Patriki Aleksandra

3rd    Dereka Konstantina


Boys U-14

1st     Kokalis Grigoris

2nd    Garipis Marios-Ilias

3rd    Makridis Dimitrios


Girls U-14

1st     Fileru  Maria

2nd    Nikolaki Dimitria

3rd    Blitsa Artemis


C Group

Final Standings 

1st Sioulas Stelios

2nd Skodras Konstantinos

3rd  Gkogolas Georgios

4th Pafilis Konastantinos

5th Tzontas Konstantinos

6th Sampsonoglou Dimitrios



1st Siopi Anastasia

2nd Zaga Konstantina

3rd Giakoustidou Eugenia


Boys U-10

1st Chamurkov Veselin

2nd Vasileiou Leandros

3rd Stoimenidis Markos


Girls U-10

1st Vardaka Sofia

2nd Vardaka Styliani

3rd Tsiami Despoina


D Group

Final Standings

1st Sava Robert-Gambriel

2nd Papadopoulos Markos

3rd Raptis Sokratis

4th Kiourtsidis Anastasios

5th Paraschiv Adrey

6th Karakitsios Antonios



1st Oikonomou Thomai

2nd Tondaj - Stivaktaki Ekaterini

3rd Tzika Valentini


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Press release "Vardaris 2018"

The 13-year-old Belgian, Daniel Dardha, was the winner of Group A at the 4th International Chess Tournament “Vardaris”. Remarkable, besides the young age of the chess player, was the fact that in the last round, he confronted and defeated his father and personal coach too, Arben Dardha!

“Vardaris”, for the first time this year, was consisted of 4 different groups of capacities. So, the winner of Group B was Yiannis Tsotras of the Evia’s Chess players’ Association, in Group C (U12) the winner was Stelios Sioulas of the Chess Club Evosmos-Kordelio and finally the winner of Group D (U8) was the Romanian Robert-Gabriel Sava.

254 chess players participated in total, from 12 different countries.

The Chess Club SACH Thessaloniki and Cooperativa Allostropos wish to thank all those who helped in achieving a great tournament with the best conditions and terms, and especially the Communication Sponsors, the TV station ERT3, as well as the radio stations 95,8 and 102 fm. In addition, we would like to thank the Association of Chess Clubs of Thessaloniki – Halkidiki and the “Vassiliadis” School for the material they offered us.

Special thanks also, to Nikos Dirlis and Elias Katsikaros for the live broadcasting and the web TV, to Holiday Inn Hotel that supported and offered us every possible assistance, and of course to all the arbiters who gave their best effort for the success of “Vardaris”.

Furthermore, we would like to thank the actors, Mr. Stefanos Linnaios and Mrs. Elli Fotiou, who honoured us with their presence, New In Chess magazine and the sales manager, Mr. Remmelt Otten for their generous offer to all the participants, and finally the honoured guest Romanian team, Central Chess Club of Bucharest.

See you next year!  

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