The 2016 World Team Championship 50+ & 65+ was held from 26th June to 4th July at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Radebeul, Germany.

Germany 1 is World Champion in Section 50+, Russia Women wins the Women’s Section and Russia 65+ is the winner in Section 65+

The last tournament day was marked by a long match between the leading teams. Armenia defeated Emanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft with 2½ points and Germany 1 won against the team Thüringen with 3½ points. Both finished on 16 team points.

Consequently, the second tiebreak decided the tournament victory. With only half a board point ahead Germany 1 was leading the ranking after nine rounds. Armenia is second and England 1 came in third. The 4th and 5th place go to the Emanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft and the Hessische Seniorenmannschaft.

In the section 65+ the team Russia secured gold medal with a round to spare, but they showed another strong performance on the last day and defeated Moldova with 3:1. The silver medal goes to St. Petersburg, who won against Norway 1 3:1 today. The third place is occupied by Belgium 1 with 13 team points.

Russia Women was able to decide the women’s ranking for themselves by ending their match against Austria with a draw. In second place is Germany 2. The German women won against the Schachfreunde Leipzig 50+ and outpaced Latvia Women and Germany 1. Both teams could not score points today.

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