Clichy wins French Top 12

by André Schulz
6/10/2016 – Before testing their skills in the Grand Chess Tour against the world's best players Laurent Fressinet and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, the two French participants in Paris, gained confidence in the French Team Championship which took place from 28th May to 07 June in Drancy, near Paris. Fressinet and Vachier-Lagrave played for Clichy the French Team Champion 2016.

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Each year, over 15 thousand players in France compete in varying league matches in teams of four, six, or eight players. The most successful teams will move up in division while the least successful will be moved to a lower one. The Top 12 represents the summit of this pyramid and is played over the course of eleven straight days at the end of the season.

The official poster

This year the competition was being held in the Ladoucette château (castle) in Drancy from
May 28 to June 7, 2016.

There are rules regarding the team composition as well as board choices, for example, each team must have at least one French player, one male and one female. At least four of the eight players in the teams must be European Union players residing in France, and no team can have more than three foreign players. Finally, if two players are over 100 Elo apart in a team, the higher rated must play on a higher board.

To favorite to win the title was the team of Clichy which played with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Laurent Fressinet at the top boards. But for a long time the team of Bischwiller kept the pace and had chances to win the title. The tournament was decided in the tenth and penultimate round when the two teams played against each other. Clichy won with 4-1 to become French Team Champion 2016.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Laurent Fressinet

Final standings

Pl. Equipe Pts j. d. p. c.
1 Clichy 32 11 37 46 9
2 Bischwiller 30 11 24 41 17
3 Mulhouse Philidor 26 11 6 28 22
4 Bois-Colombes 26 11 20 37 17
5 Nice Alekhine 25 11 9 30 21
6 Saint-Quentin 23 11 -2 24 26
7 C.E. Strasbourg 20 11 -5 22 27
8 E.C. Montpellier 19 11 -5 22 27
9 Vandoeuvre 18 11 -15 23 38
10 Drancy 16 11 -25 15 40
11 Chalons-En-Champagne 16 11 -15 19 34
12 Evry Grand Roque 13 11 -29 12 41

Impressions

Alexander Donchenko, re.

Pavel Tregubov

 

Games

 

 

Results

Ronde 1
Evry Grand Roque 0 - 5 Clichy
Bois-Colombes 2 - 2 Bischwiller
Drancy 2 - 2 E.C. Montpellier
Saint Quentin 4 - 2 Chalons-En-Champagne
Vandoeuvre 2 - 4 Nice Alekhine
Mulhouse Philidor 3 - 2 C.E. Strasbourg
Ronde 2
Clichy 2 - 1 C.E. Strasbourg
Nice Alekhine 4 - 2 Mulhouse Philidor
Chalons-En-Champagne 3 - 2 Vandoeuvre
E.C. Montpellier 1 - 3 Saint-Quentin
Bischwiller 6 - 1 Drancy
Evry Grand Roque 0 - 5 Bois-Colombes
Ronde 3
Bois-Colombes 3 - 3 Clichy
Drancy 3 - 1 Evry Grand Roque
Saint-Quentin 0 - 4 Bischwiller
Vandoeuvre 2 - 2 E.C. Montpellier
Mulhouse Philidor 3 - 3 Chalons-En-Champagne
C.E. Strasbourg 0 - 5 Nice Alekhine
Ronde 4
Clichy 4 - 1 Nice Alekhine
Chalons-En-Champagne 1 - 3 C.E. Strasbourg
E.C. Montpellier 1 - 2 Mulhouse Philidor
Bischwiller 3 - 2 Vandoeuvre
Evry Grand Roque 2 - 4 Saint-Quentin
Bois-Colombes 6 - 0 Drancy
Ronde 5
Drancy 0 - 5 Clichy
Saint-Quentin 1 - 3 Bois-Colombes
Vandoeuvre 4 - 1 Evry Grand Roque
Mulhouse Philidor 2 - 5 Bischwiller
C.E. Strasbourg 2 - 2 E.C. Montpellier
Nice Alekhine 3 - 1 Chalons-En-Champagne
Ronde 6
Clichy 3 - 1 Chalons-En-Champagne
E.C. Montpellier 1 - 2 Nice Alekhine
Bischwiller 5 - 0 C.E. Strasbourg
Evry Grand Roque 1 - 4 Mulhouse Philidor
Bois-Colombes 3 - 4 Vandoeuvre
Drancy 1 - 3 Saint-Quentin
Ronde 7
Saint-Quentin 0 - 6 Clichy
Vandoeuvre 3 - 2 Drancy
Mulhouse Philidor 2 - 1 Bois-Colombes
C.E. Strasbourg 4 - 0 Evry Grand Roque
Nice Alekhine 1 - 5 Bischwiller
Chalons-En-Champagne 1 - 4 E.C. Montpellier
Ronde 8
Clichy 5 - 1 E.C. Montpellier
Bischwiller 4 - 1 Chalons-En-Champagne
Evry Grand Roque 2 - 1 Nice Alekhine
Bois-Colombes 4 - 1 C.E. Strasbourg
Drancy 1 - 3 Mulhouse Philidor
Saint-Quentin 6 - 2 Vandoeuvre
Ronde 9
Vandoeuvre 0 - 6 Clichy
Mulhouse Philidor 2 - 0 Saint-Quentin
C.E. Strasbourg 3 - 1 Drancy
Nice Alekhine 2 - 3 Bois-Colombes
Chalons-En-Champagne 4 - 0 Evry Grand Roque
E.C. Montpellier 2 - 3 Bischwiller
Ronde 10
Clichy 4 - 1 Bischwiller
Evry Grand Roque 3 - 4 E.C. Montpellier
Bois-Colombes 5 - 0 Chalons-En-Champagne
Drancy 1 - 6 Nice Alekhine
Saint-Quentin 3 - 2 C.E. Strasbourg
Vandoeuvre 1 - 4 Mulhouse Philidor
Ronde 11
Mulhouse Philidor 1 - 3 Clichy
C.E. Strasbourg 4 - 1 Vandoeuvre
Nice Alekhine 1 - 0 Saint-Quentin
Chalons-En-Champagne 2 - 3 Drancy
E.C. Montpellier 2 - 2 Bois-Colombes
Bischwiller 3 - 2 Evry Grand Roque

 

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