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The Polish Army team wins NATO chess tournament

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The XXIX NATO chess cham­pi­onship took place in Texas Tech Uni­ver­si­ty in Lub­bock, USA. The Pol­ish Army rep­re­sen­ta­tion won the NATO team cham­pi­on title.

67 peo­ple from 10 allied coun­tries (the U.S., Cana­da, Den­mark, Esto­nia, Ger­many, Greece, the Nether­lands, Poland, Slove­nia and the Unit­ed King­dom) par­tic­i­pat­ed in the tour­na­ment alto­geth­er.

The Pol­ish Army team includ­ed MUT sol­diers: 2nd Lt. Alek­sander Stańkows­ki and Sgt. cdt. Marcin Pietruszews­ki. In the team clas­si­fi­ca­tion the suc­ces­sive places belong to: 1. Poland, 2. Ger­many, 3. Greece, 4. USA, 5. Den­mark.

2nd Lt. Alek­sander Stańkows­ki and Sgt. cdt. Marcin Pietruszews­ki, were award­ed with con­grat­u­la­to­ry let­ters from the Prime Min­is­ter Mateusz Moraw­iec­ki and the Deputy Min­is­ter — Under-Sec­re­tary of State at the Min­istry of Nation­al Defense Marek Łapińs­ki.

The MUT Vice-Rec­tor for Mil­i­tary Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng. award­ed sol­diers: “Thank you for your ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. You are the pride of the Mil­i­tary Uni­ver­si­ty of Tech­nol­o­gy”.

Hav­ing won the team cham­pi­onship title, the Pol­ish chess play­ers com­mem­o­rat­ed in this way the 100th anniver­sary of regain­ing inde­pen­dence by Poland.

col. Anna Pęzioł
pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Sebas­t­ian Jurek