The winner is Veiko Tikas from Estonia with 7/9 result.
Three players ended with the same score 5,5/9, but the best SB and the second place belongs to Kaarel Nestor (Estonia). Two players ended with absolutely same result, so they both win the third place: Mart Raidaru (Estonia) and Marko Marjamдki (Finland).
The best among Lithuanians - Vidas Bartkus, 5th place with 5/9 result, among Latvians - Andris Starostits, 6-7 place with 4/5 result.
Congratulations to the winners!
1 EST Tikas, Veiko 2306 7 27,5 2 EST Nestor, Kaarel 2316 5,5 21,5 3-4 EST Raidaru, Mart 2384 5,5 21.25 3-4 FIN Marjamдki, Marko 2159 5,5 21.25
Winners will receive monetary prizes, trophies and award certificates from our sponsor "ZPR US Small Cap Fund" (http://www.zprussmallcap.com/en/) managed by IPV (http://www.ipv.lt/en.php/). The inicial prize fund was 1000 USD (500/300/200), it was indexed to performance of the fund. The price of ZPR US Small Cap Fund share at the start of the first round (February 15, 2005) was 1124,95 USD, now at the end of Final (April 7, 2008) it is 1391,70 USD. The price is up by 23,71%, so the total prize fund is 1237 USD now!
Thanks to Professor Max Zavanelli for sponsorship.
If participating countries wish to continue this event and organize the 2nd Baltic New Players tournament, Lithuanians are ready to join.