European Universities Mind Sports Championship
July 24-28, 2019
Over 140 participants representing 35 Universities from 19 countries took part in the 2019 European Universities Mind Sports Championship organised by the Hungarian University Sports Federation and the University of Physical Education. The Hungarian University Sports Federation had previoulsy organised a number of international events, including the European Universities Basketball Championships in 2017.
The Opening Ceremony of the European Universities Mind Sports Championship, which involved two competitions of Bridge and Chess, took place on July 24 in Budapest at the University of Physical Education.
The ceremony was attended by Mr Adam Kiss, President of the Hungarian University Sports Federation; Mr Norbert Fogarasi, Board Member of the Hungarian Chess Federation; Mr Liviu Matac, European University Sports Association Auditor and Executive Committee member and Mr Zsombor Lacza, Vice-Rector of the University of Physical Education.
In his speech, Mr Kiss expressed that MEFS was very proud to host the event while emphasising that the Championship will trigger the expansion of both Chess and Bridge among university students.
Following the speeches, participants took an oath which was read out by Ms Klara Varga and Chess Competition Jury Mr Tamas Gyomber.
After five days of intense and strategic play, the Championship concluded on July 28 with a vibrant Closing Ceremony at the University of Physical Education in Budapest, Hungary.
In the Chess competition, the Women’s Rapid Team Championship title went to the Ural State Mining University, with Daria Voit and Polina Shuvalova helping their university to victory.
Similarly, the Men’s Rapid Team Championship title also went to the Ural State Mining University as Maksim Chigaev and Alexandr Predke claimed the gold medal.
In the Blitz Individual event, Daria Voit from Ural State Mining University claimed her second gold medal, while in the men’s category, Kirill Shevchenko from Ukraine’s Lviv University emerged victorious.
In the Bridge competition, the Team Championship title went to Kozminski University from Poland, with Czech Republic’s Charles University taking the runners-up sport and Poland’s Wroclaw University in third.
For the full list of results, please see www.results.eusa.eu.
For more information about the event, please visit www.mindsports2019.eusa.eu.