Grand Hotel Varna Cup and Albena Cup (Women)


Held annually in and near Varna and Albena (near Varna), Bulgaria. The first two editions (1988 and 1989) were held indoor, all later ones outdoor. At least up to and including 1995 (possibly longer) it was known as Grand Hotel Varna Tournament, the current name is Albena Cup.


Palmares

Year Winners           Runners-Up         Third            Fourth
Grand Hotel Varna Tournament
as indoor tournament
1988 Norway            Renova Budapest    TSV Siegen       Akademik Sofia
1989 Norway            Renova Budapest    Poland           Bulgaria
as outdoor tournament  
1990 China             France             Canada           Soviet Union
1991 USA               Russia             France           Poland
1992 Sweden U-20       North Korea        Hungary          Spain
1993    not held
1994 Grand Hotel Varna Romania            Latvia [*]       Norway
1995 Sweden U-20       Ukraine            Spain            Russia
1996    not known
1997    not known
Albena Tournament
1998    not known
1999 Russia            Scotland           North Korea      Ukraine
2000 Ukraine           USA U-18           Bulgaria         Russia
2001 Russia            North Korea        Bulgaria         Russia B
2002 North Korea       Russia             Ukraine          Romania
2003 TNK Ryazan        Russia             Romania          Greece
2004 Russia            TNK Ryazan         Nadezhda Noginsk Alma KTZh
2005 Rossiyanka        Ukraine            TNK Ryazan
2006 Rossiyanka        Ryazan-VDV         Ukraine          Bulgaria
2007    not known
2008 Bulgaria          Bosnia-Herzegovina Armenia

[*] or Lithuania?

1988

1st Grand Hotel Varna Tournament (indoor)

[March 2-5?]

Played in Varna.

26- 6 Bulgaria        2-1 Poland

Final Ranking:

 1.Norway
 2.Renova Budapest (HUN)
 3.TSV Siegen (GER)
 4.Akademik Sofia (BUL)
 5.Poland
 6.CFKA Sredets (BUL)
 7.Boeler (??; SWE)
 8.Grand Hotel Varna (BUL)

1989

2nd Grand Hotel Varna Tournament (indoor)

[March 6-10]

Played in Varna.

Final Ranking:

 1.Norway
 2.Renova Budapest (HUN)
 3.Poland
 4.Bulgaria
 5.Beijing (CHI)
 6.Millwall (ENG)
 7.Russian Federation (USSR)
 8.Pakhtakor (USSR)

1990

3rd Grand Hotel Varna Tournament

[April 16-21]

Played in Varna, Tolbuhin, Novi Pazar, General Toshevo.

Group A
16- 4 France          3-0 Renova Budapest
      China           3-0 USA U-19
17- 4 France          1-0 USA U-19
      China           1-1 Renova Budapest
18- 4 France          1-1 China
      USA U-19        3-1 Renova Budapest

Group B
16- 4 Canada          1-1 Soviet Union
      GH Varna       11-0 Reggio di Calabria
17- 4 Canada          7-0 Reggio di Calabria
      Soviet Union    1-1 Grand Hotel Varna
18- 4 Canada          1-0 Grand Hotel Varna
      Soviet Union    6-1 Reggio di Calabria


Semifinals
20- 4 France          7-1 Soviet Union
20- 4 China           2-0 Canada

Seventh Place Match
20- 4 Renova         11-0 Reggio di Calabria

Fifth Place Match
20- 4 USA U-19	      4-3 Grand Hotel Varna

Third Place Match
21- 4 Canada          5-0 Soviet Union

Final
21- 4 China           2-0 France

1991

4th Grand Hotel Varna Tournament

[April 1-7] 

Played in Varna, Dobrich (formerly Tolbuhin), Shumen 

Group A
 1- 4 France          3-1 Japan
 2- 4 France          1-0 Sweden
 3- 4 Sweden          2-2 Japan

Group B
 1- 4 USA             8-0 Yugoslavia
 1- 4 Hungary         unk Bulgaria
 2- 4 USA             3-0 Bulgaria
 2- 4 Yugoslavia      3-1 Hungary
 3- 4 USA             6-0 Hungary
 3- 4 Yugoslavia      1-0 Bulgaria

Group C
 1- 4 GH Varna        1-1 Romania
 2- 4 Poland          3-1 Romania
 3- 4 GH Varna        unk Poland

Group D
 1- 4 Soviet Union    1-1 England
 2- 4 Soviet Union    1-0 China
 3- 4 England         unk China

Semifinals 9-12
 5- 4 Japan           2-0 Hungary
 5- 4 China           3-1 Romania

Semifinals 5-8
 5- 4 Sweden          0-0 Yugoslavia     [3-2 pen]
      England         bt  GH Varna

Semifinals 1-4
 4- 4 Soviet Union    5-1 Poland
 5- 4 USA             2-0 France

Thirteenth: Bulgaria

Eleventh Place Match
 6- 4 Hungary         3-1 Romania

Ninth Place Match
      China	      bt  Japan

Seventh Place Match
      Yugoslavia      bt  Grand Hotel Varna

Fifth Place Match
 7- 4 Sweden U-20     2-0 England

Third Place Match
 7- 4 France	      3-0 Poland

Final 
 7- 4 USA             5-0 Soviet Union
        [Lilly, Heinrichs, Akers (3)]

1992

5th Grand Hotel Varna Tournament

[March 30 to April 5] 

30- 3 Scotland	      3-0 Bulgaria
 3- 4 Scotland	      0-1 South Korea
 5- 4 Scotland	      2-1 Russia

      Sweden U-20     5-0 Bulgaria
      Sweden U-20     1-0 Poland
 2- 4 Bulgaria        0-2 Poland
      Sweden U-20     1-1 North Korea
 4- 4 Spain           4-0 Poland

      Sweden U-20     3-0 Hungary

Final Ranking:

 1.Sweden U-20
 2.North Korea
 3.Hungary
 4.Spain
 5.FC Grand Hotel Varna (BUL)
 6.Poland
 7.Scotland
 8.Bulgaria
 9.Russia

Note: Russia (and Sweden) are not national teams!

1994

6th Grand Hotel Varna Tournament

Group Stage

Group ?
 4- 4 Romania         1-0 Grand Hotel Varna
 5- 4 Sweden U-20     0-1 Romania
 6- 4 GH Varna        bt  Sweden U-20

 1.Romania      2  2  0  0  2- 0  4
 2.GH Varna     2  1  0  1        2
 3.Sweden U-20  2  0  0  2        0

Group ? 
 ?- 4 Latvia           - Hungary
 ?- 4 Latvia           - Norway
 ?- 4 Hungary          - Norway

 1.Norway
 2.Latvia
 3.Hungary

Fifth Place Match
   -4 Sweden U-20     0-1 Hungary

Semifinal
 8- 4 Romania         2-0 Latvia
      GH Varna        bt  Norway

Third Place Match
 9- 4 Latvia          1-1 Norway         [shared]

Final
 9- 4 GH Varna        1-0 Romania

Final Ranking:
 1.FC Grand Hotel Varna-BATC (BUL)
 2.Romania
 3.Latvia
   Norway (clearly not full international side, probably youth team)
 5.Hungary
 6.Sweden U-20

1995

1996 (known results)

17-10 Romania	      5-0 Bulgaria
21-10 Romania	      0-2 Ukraine

1998 (known results)

[April 16-20]

16- 4 Romania         5-0 Moldova
18- 4 Romania         1-2 Belarus
19- 4 Romania         1-0 Russia
20- 4 Romania         4-1 Bulgaria

1999
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