CHESS FEDERATION OF MURMANSK REGION

Murmansk Region

Murmansk Region Chess Federation was founded in October,1924. With its support and direct assistance, numerous tournaments are held annually in the territory of Murmansk Region.

Murmansk Region’s teams take part in various Russian national and international chess events. Valentina Gunina has become a bright chess-star. Young talented players from the North of Russia have many times become prize-winners and champions of Russia in their age groups.

At the I Basamro Tournament the team of Murmansk Region Chess Federation became the 1st prize winner, winning in a close match with Rotterdam team in the final round. And, although in later years the notherner’s performance was not so impressive, our team is always claiming the highest positions.

In the IV Basamro Tournament the following players will take place:

Kirill Klukin, 2000, many-time winner of Murmansk Region Championships, champion of Murmansk Region, 1 place at the Championship of North-West Federal District of Russia among males under 17 in 2015, participant of all Basamro tournaments.

Matvey Galchenko, 2000, many-time winner of Murmansk Region Championships, champion of Murmansk Region in 2015, 4 place at the Championship of North-West Federal District of Russia among adult males in 2016, participant of all Basamro tournaments.

Maria Aksenova, 2001 – many-time winner of Murmansk Region Championships, 2 place at the Championship of North-West Federal District of Russia 17. Team member at I Basamro Tournament.

Ilya Natarov, 2001, many-time winner of Murmansk Region Championships, prize-winner at the Championship of North-West Federal District of Russia under 13 and 15. Team member at I Basamro Tournament.

Alina Sych, 2004, many-time winner of Murmansk Region Championships, prize-winner at the Championship of North-West Federal District of Russia, participant of European championships.

Sofia Surkova, 2003, many-time winner of Murmansk Region championships.

Aleksandr Kataev, 2005, many-time winner of championships of Murmansk Region and North-West District of Russia. In 2013, champion of Russia. Participant of world and European championships.

Irina Polyato, 2007, in 2015 champion of Russia. Participant of the world and European championships.