The Chess Spartakiade between faculties of Voronezh State University was concluded on 1st April. Teams from eight faculties competed in the finals: the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, the Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences, the Faculty of Computer Sciences, the Faculty of Physics, the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, and the Faculty of Chemistry.
The final stage was held in all-play-all format – the winner was determined by the total number of scores. The most heated competition was between the winner for the last five years, the team of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, and prize winners of the previous Spartakiade – the teams from the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Law.
Finally the first prize was awarded to the Faculty of Mathematics team who got 22 points out of a possible 28. The team consisted of a first year postgraduate student, international master Sergei Chekhov, a third year student, FIDE Master Alexandr Zhurikhin, a third year student, candidate master of sports Andrei Aminov, a first year student, candidate master of sports Roman Rodionov, and a first year student Anna Solomakhina.
The team from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics earned 21 points and took second prize. The team from the Faculty of Law lost to them by just 0.5 points – they got 20.5 points and were awarded third prize.
Between 8th and 10th April, the winning team will represent Voronezh State University at two tournaments – the City Universiade and the Regional Chess Championship between universities.
Our congratulations to the winners of the Spartakiade between VSU faculties! Good luck to everyone!