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42nd Italian Chanpionship for blind players
The Italian Blind Chess Association (ASCI) organized, from July 26th to August 1st 2014, the 42nd Italian Chess Championship for blind and visually impaired players.
Venue for the Championship was the Ritz Hotel, a nice and welcoming hotel in front of the renoned beach of Senigallia, a beautiful town near Ancona, on the Adriatic Sea.
From a combative pool of 22 players (2 women), came out, first time Champion, Claudio Gasperoni, from Viterbo, after a great performance (6 points over 7 games, +5 =2). Second was Mauro Fratini (MC) and third Marco Casadei (FC). Bersan Vrioni, last year's champion, came out on the fourth place.
During the championship an exhibition was held in the town center, where two players from the tournament played a so called "blindfolded" game without touching (nor seeing) the board.
All players, with friends and relatives, were very happy with the warm welcome and help they received at the Ritz Hotel. So they asked us, the Organizers, to keep it in mind when organizing new events.
|1||4||1N||GASPERONI Claudio||1855||2083||6.0||27.5||30.5||1774.0 |
|2||2||CM||FRATINI Mauro||1905||1925||5.5||27.5||31.0||1694.6 |
|3||5||1N||CASADEI Marco||1782||1868||5.5||26.0||28.0||1638.1 |
|4||3||1N||VRIONI Bersan||1884||1804||4.5||27.5||30.0||1701.9 |
|5||1||1N||BADANO Giancarlo||1940||1820||4.5||27.0||30.0||1718.3 |
|6||7||1N||PUGLIESE Giuseppe||1741||1739||4.0||25.0||26.0||1688.6 |
|7||9||CM||MURGIA Stefano||1707||1698||4.0||24.5||24.5||1648.3 |
|8||11||2N||DAMIANI Lorenzo||1560||1672||4.0||23.5||26.5||1621.7 |
|9||21||3N||SOMMADOSSI Roberto||1367||1660||4.0||22.5||25.0||1610.4 |
|10||8||1N||PAPA Pasquale||1711||1639||3.5||25.0||28.0||1638.7 |
|11||6||1N||MELLE Ezio||1760||1492||3.5||23.5||24.5||1491.7 |
|12||10||2N||AVANZI Gioni||1614||1572||3.5||23.0||25.5||1571.9 |
|13||13||3N||MARINO' Giuseppe||1466||1555||3.5||21.5||21.5||1555.0 |
|14||12||3N||ZAVAN Fabrizio||1492||1494||3.5||18.0||18.0||1493.9 |
|15||15||NC||MANTELLI Luca||1440||1581||3.0||26.5||29.5||1631.3 |
|16||19||NC||COSSALTER Maurizio||1383||1575||3.0||23.5||26.0||1624.9 |
|17||17||NC||BRUNETTI Emilio||1428||1468||3.0||18.0||18.0||1517.6 |
|18||22||NC||GAMBA Annamaria||1362||1417||3.0||18.0||18.0||1466.9 |
|19||14||NC||ZENINI Simone||1455||1407||2.5||20.5||21.5||1509.0 |
|20||16||NC||UGENTI ANTONIO||1440||1315||2.0||19.0||19.0||1473.0 |
|21||18||NC||CICIARELLO Federico||1383||1199||1.0||18.0||18.0||1508.1 |
|22||20||NC||TRAPLETTI Cosetta||1371||668||0.0||19.0||20.0||1468.3 |
We thank the whole group, with players, friends and relatives, and we are deeply grateful to our first time arbiter, Nazzareno Armandi.
Hoping to meet them again on 2015, at the 43rd Championship, we send all of them our warmest arrivederci!
President of A.S.C.I.