Author Archives: Paris Klerides

Webmaster Welcome – Welcome by the Zone President

Welcome to European Small Nations Association’s website.  There has been a great deal of effort in creating this website, which is intended to function as an electronic magazine.  It has been spent a lot of time to achieve this goal. … Continue reading

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6th ESNA Team Championship – San Marino 2019

Andorra is the winner of the 6th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship The team of Andorra is the winner of the 6th edition of European Small Nations Team Chess Championship, with a perfect score of 18 match points, and … Continue reading

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ESNA Meeting in San Marino on the 30th of March 2019

ECU Secretary General, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou attended the meeting Zone President Mr. Paris Klerides welcomed the delegates of ESNA and congratulated the chess federation of San Marino for the excellent organization of the 6th ESNA team championship.  He accentuated the … Continue reading

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Elections of ESNA Board Members in Batumi, Georgia 2018

Another ESNA meeting took place and this time was held in Batumi, Georgia on the 27th of September 2018, during the chess olympiad. The discussion focused mainly on forthcoming events and San Marino gave some practical info on travel etc.  … Continue reading

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3rd ESNA Individual Championship – Faroe Islands 2018

GM Helgi Dam Ziska (FAI, 2549) was the Winner of the 3rd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship, which took place from 13th-23rd April 2018, in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands. Ziska Helgi Dam scored an impressive result of 8.5 points out … Continue reading

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5th ESNA Team Championship – Andorra 2017

Faroe Islands win the 5th European Small Nations Team Championship The 5th European Small Nations Team Chess Championship took place in Andorra la Vella, from 11th-19th November 2017.  In a very exciting finish of the Championship the last round determined … Continue reading

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ESNA Meeting in Andorra on the 18th of November 2017

The discussion at the meeting in the beginning focused mainly on a political level as FIDE Deputy Mr. George Makropoulos and ECU President Mr Zurab Azmaiparashvili, attended. ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili promised during the meeting that the winner of … Continue reading

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ESNA Meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan on the 5th of September 2016

Zone President Mr. Paris Klerides welcomed the delegates of ESNA and presented a summary of the activities of ESNA over the past year and also used the opportunity to thank the European Chess Union for their continued support. The statutes … Continue reading

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2nd ESNA Individual Championship – Luxembourg 2016

IM Helgi Dam Ziska from Faroe Islands wins the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Championship with 9,5 / 11 points and will represent the FIDE Zone 1.10 in the World Cup 2017. Congratulations to Helgi for this great performance! GM … Continue reading

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2nd ESNA Individual Championship – Louxembourg 2016, Press Release

Luxembourg Chess Federation (FLDE) is proud to announce that Luxembourg organizes the 2nd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship (FIDE Zone 1.10) with participants from Andorra, Cyprus, Guernsey, Faroe Islands, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino. The winner of the Championship … Continue reading

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4th ESNA Team Championship 2015 – Guernsey 2015

Luxembourg Beats the Hosts to Seal the Title Luxembourg are the new European Small Nations Chess Champions. Having led the week-long tournament at Les Cotils in Guernsey from start to finish, they sealed their triumph with a 3-1 victory over … Continue reading

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ESNA Meeting in Guernsey on the 24th of April 2015

Zone President, Mr. Paris Klerides welcomed the delegates of ESNA and gave his report on recent activities.  Mr. Fred Hamperl expressed greetings on behalf of the Guernsey Chess Federation and wished everyone a pleasant stay. Minutes from last meeting were … Continue reading

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ESNA Meeting in Tromso, Norway on the 9th of August 2014

The first ESNA meeting was held on the 9th of August 2014 during Tromso Olympiad. It was decided that the name of the Association will be ‘‘European Small Nations Association’’ (ESNA).  It was also decided that the committee of ESNA … Continue reading

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1st ESNA Individual Championship – Cyprus 2014

IM Michael Wiedenkeller from Luxembourg is the winner of the inaugural European Small Nations Individual Championship! In a thrilling last round, his crucial game against Olaf Berg was, fittingly, the last to finish, and the victory scored clinched him first … Continue reading

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3rd ESNA Team Championship – Monaco 2013

Faroe Islands wins the 3rd European Small Nations Team Championship The team of Faroe Islands – 1st place The 3rd European Small Nations Team Championship was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, from 25th November to 1st December 2013.  All ESNA … Continue reading

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