Bashkir grandmaster Alexander Georgiev won World Cup stage in Spain
In Spain the World Cup stage — the Salou Open international tournament ended with a victory of Alexander Georgiev. 22 international grandmasters took part in the competition, including world champions in international draughts among men (Rul Bumstra) and women (Natalia Sadovska). A total of 144 draughts players from Europe, Asia, South and North America participated in it. Among them there were three players from Bashkortostan: Alexander Georgiev, Guzel Georgieva and Rufina Ayupova.
Competitions were held on the Swiss system in nine rounds. As in the last year, the 9-time world champion Alexander Georgiev was the best. He scored 14 points out of 18 possible.