Georgian chess team Nona claims European Club Cup for Women

Players of the Nona chess club photographed with their prize for winning the tournament. Photo via: European Club Cup for Women., 19 Nov 2019 - 16:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian competitors of chess club Nona were crowned best in Europe for the fourth time on the weekend after claiming this year’s European Club Cup for Women.

The team, based in the Black Sea city of Batumi and named after five-time Women's World Chess Champion Nona Gaprindashvili, earned their title in Ulcinj, Montenegro.

Winning four of their seven games at the event held in parallel to the European Club Cup, the team finished ahead of Kyiv Chess Federation from Ukraine and Cercle d`Echecs Monte Carlo of Monaco.

It took the team 11 points to reach the title and claim a €6,000 money prize that came with it, as the second- and third-placed clubs earned 10 points each.