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Main Tournament 2011

The German Toguz Kumalak Championship is held since 2011 in Schweinfurt either at the last weekend in July or the first weekend in August. It is organized by Jurij Nold. Its venue was in 2011 and 2012 the Gallery of the Schrotturm in the historic district of Schweinfurt and in 2014 at the inn "Alte Warte".


"Participation is victory."

Asamat Zulkanayev (1st German Toguz Kumalak Championship)


1st German Toguz Kumalak ChampionshipEdit

Guests and ParticipantsEdit

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Important decisions

The opening speeches were delivered by the Kazakh military attaché and Vice-Ambassador Asamat Zulkanayev from Berlin, the honorary mayor of the City of Schweinfurt Otto Wirth and the cultural scientist Ralf Gering. The latter also participated in the tournament as well as the the chairman of Fortuna 96 Schweinfurt Viktor Bergin and the reigning European Champion Jurij Nold. Sadly, Irina Nold, the best European woman player, was absent. Moreover, a member of the sports committee of the City of Schweinfurt and chairman of the board of directors of the venerable gymnastics club Turngemeinde Schweinfurt 1848 e.V., Karl-Heinz Kauczok (Social Democratic Party) was a guest on the second day. He has also shown great interest for the advancement of the game in Schweinfurt like the mayor the day before.

Main TournamentEdit

On Saturday (July 30, 2011) the main tournament was held, which was played in 7 rounds using the Swiss system. The time limit was 25 minutes for each player. There were 12 participants, among them a 14-year old girl who lives close to Münster.

Results
Place Name City
Gold Jurij Nold Schweinfurt
Silver Ralf Gering Niederdürenbach / Eifel
Bronze Tatjana Kurz Bad Neustadt / Saale
4th Place Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)

Blitz TournamentEdit

On Sunday (July 31, 2011) the blitz tournament was held. It had also 7 rounds and was also using the Swiss system, but the time limit was just 7 minutes for each player. The blitz tournament had 10 participants.

Results
Place Name City
Gold Tatjana Kurz Bad Neustadt / Saale
Silver Konstantin Zaloev Bamberg
Bronze Alexander Lingor Niederwerrn (near Schweinfurt)
4th Place Viktor Dewaldt Schweinfurt

Note: Jurij Nold didn't participate in the Blitz tournament.

SponsorshipEdit

The 1st German Toguz Kumalak Championship was sponsored by the football club Fortuna 96 Schweinfurt e.V. and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan amongst others.

2nd German Toguz Kumalak ChampionshipEdit

Turnierszene

Main Tournament 2012

GuestsEdit

The opening speeches were delivered by Erlan Ismachanow from the Kazakh Consulate in Frankfort, Klaus Rehberger (Second Mayor of the City of Schweinfurt) and the cultural scientist Ralf Gering. Another guests of honor were Harald Mantel, Commissioner for Integration of the City of Schweinfurt and Norbert Lukas, President of SK Schweinfurt 2000.

Main TournamentEdit

On Saturday (July 28, 2012) the main tournament was held, which was played in 7 rounds using the Swiss system. The time limit was 25 minutes for each player. There were 14 participants, among them three players younger than 18 (age 12, 13 and 16),

Results
Place Name City
Gold Aleksej Peters Münster
Silver Viktor Dewaldt Schweinfurt
Bronze Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
4th Place Irina Nold Frankfurt

Blitz TournamentEdit

On Sunday (July 29, 2012) the blitz tournament was held. It had 7 rounds (Swiss system). The time limit was just 7 minutes for each player. The blitz tournament had 14 participants including three players younger than 18.

Results
Place Name City
Gold Aleksej Peters Münster
Silver Jurij Nold Schweinfurt
Bronze Irina Nold Frankfurt
4th Place Frederik Adams Remagen

SponsorshipEdit

Some of the chess clocks were borrowed from Schachklub Schweinfurt 2000, the largest chess club of the city of Schweinfurt.

3rd German Toguz Kumalak ChampionshipEdit

Main TournamentEdit

On Saturday (August 9, 2014) the main tournament was held, which was played in 5 rounds using the Swiss system. The time limit was 25 minutes for each player. There were 12 participants, among them three players younger than 18 (age 14, 15 and 15).

Results
Place Name City
Gold Jurij Nold Schweinfurt
Silver Valeri Bulatov Augsburg
Bronze Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
4th Place Diane Nold Frankfurt

Blitz TournamentEdit

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Blitz Tournament 2014

On Sunday (August 10, 2012) the blitz tournament was held. It had 5 rounds (Swiss system). The time limit was just 7 minutes for each player. The blitz tournament had 13 participants including three players younger than 18.

Results
Place Name City
Gold Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
Silver Tatjana Kurz Bad Neustadt / Saale
Bronze Viktor Dewaldt Schweinfurt
4th Place Jurij Nold Schweinfurt

Bohnenspiel TournamentEdit

For the first time a Bohnenspiel tournament was held at the German Toguz Kumalak Championship too. It had 11 participants. Each of them had 10 minutes to play their moves.

Results
Place Name City
Gold Jurij Nold Schweinfurt
Silver Ralf Gering Niederdürenbach / Eifel
Bronze Dennis Nold Frankfurt
4th Place Mohamed Abdifatah Schweinfurt

"Special Game"Edit

MiniMancala

Popular among teenagers

As a special game you could play MiniMancala on an extra-large board during breaks. It is the smallest non-trivial mancala variant in existence.


4th German Toguz Kumalak ChampionshipEdit

The 4th German Toguz Kumalak Championship was held in the Birkenstube in Augsburg 18th-19th January of 2017. There were 14 participants (among them 3 teenagers, 7 women and 7 men) from 5 cities: Augsburg, Bremen, Münster, Nürnberg and Schweinfurt. Special guests were Asel Dosamanova (Kazakhstan) and Nurdöölöt Ajtaliev (Kyrgyztan).

Main TournamentEdit

Results (Men)
Place Name City
Gold Aleksej Peters Münster
Silver Jurij Nold Schweinfurt
Bronze Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
4th Place Valeri Bulatov Augsburg
Results (Women)
Place Name City
Gold Viktoria Reinhardt Inningen (near Augsburg)
Silver Walentina Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
Bronze Asel Dosamanova Bremen
4th Place Ljuba Nold Schweinfurt

Blitz TournamentEdit

Results
Place Name City
Gold Georg Feder Zusamaltheim (near Augsburg)
Silver Asel Dosamanova Bremen
Bronze Aleksej Peters Münster
4th Place Jurij Nold Schweinfurt

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Anonymous.
Togyz Kumalak tournament held in Germany . In: Tengri News August 5, 2011.
Gering, R.
Zulkanaev: "Teilnahme ist Sieg!": Großer Erfolg bei der 1. DM im Togus Kumalak in Schweinfurt. In: Olbrück Rundschau 2011 (Nr. 33): 61.

CopyrightEdit

© Ralf Gering
Under the CC by-sa 2.5 license.

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