- Andre Christian’s first passion, the oval balloon sport, has been making the home good, for a time, with mind sport and swimming.
- Andrei Cristian Diaconescu benefits from the support of his parents, the advice and guidance of his coach, Daniel Panainte, is invaluable, and the junior chess player also has something to learn from his relative, Briana Stanciu, from CS Otopeni, a junior champion.
- Robert Diaconescu is considered one of the best Romanian rugby referees, he also holds an international badge, and at the weekend he is a delegate in a National League match.
Young athlete Andrei Cristian Diaconescu, from CS Năvodari, continues to play sports, at just ten years old, rugby, chess and swimming. The child follows in the footsteps of his father, Robert Diaconescu, who is also deeply involved in sports. He is an international rugby referee, but also a teacher in the field.
Andre Christian’s first big passion, the oval balloon sport, was building a good home, for a time, with mind sport and swimming. In chess, competitions quickly follow each other, and young Diaconescu has become an expert on the chessboard, a collector of medals in all the tournaments in which he participates. On the other days, he played in the “Summer Rotary Cup”, a fast paced chess tournament held in Braila. The representative of CS Năvodari, the club coached by Daniel Panainte, managed to collect 3.5 points out of 6 possible, in an open tournament in which seniors also participated. The Constanta resident ranked third in the 11-year-old age group. The next tournament that Andrei is targeting is the Pro Logos Galați Chess Festival, which will take place between August 12-14.
“Positive experience, I had something to learn from”
Chess players from CS Năvodari also play in Division I B. “The competition is tough, the competing teams play mainly with adults, and we will use an exclusive team of juniors. We are pursuing the accumulation of experiences, which will benefit our athletes in the future”, is the message of the club from Novodari, who belongs to the same CS Megidia group, ACS Sesa Constanta , ACS Fiancito Constanta and CS Sparta Cherguiol. In the second stage, CS Năvodari, in the gym in Năvodari, played with CS Medgidia, who won their match. “After a close fight, our team lost the match with a score of 2.5 to 1.5 points. On the first table, Raluca Benczedi managed to get a tie with experienced Gabriel Buzgaru. In the second table, Yulia Petya won. On the last two tables, juniors Sergio Jurdach and Andrei could not. Cristian Diaconescu, aged 7 and 10 respectively, managed to cope with the pressure of the match and lost. It was a positive experience for our athletes, as we had something to learn”, stated on the Facebook page of CS Năvodari.
3rd place in Mangalia
Another competition in which athletes from CS Năvodari participated was the one organized by Professor Andrei Furko in Mangalia on the occasion of World Chess Day. Sergio Jurdach won the children’s championship, and was able to establish himself in front of older athletes. 3rd overall, Diana Duspan was ranked number one in the 9-year-old girls category. Iulia-Elena Pistea took third place among girls, and Andrei-Cristian Diaconescu took third place among 12-year-old boys.
Referee in Timisoara-Dinamo, in the play-off match
Andrei Cristian Diaconescu benefits from the support of his parents, the advice and guidance of his coach, Daniel Panainte, is invaluable, and the junior chess player also has something to learn from his relative, Briana Stanciu, from CS Otopeni, a junior champion. “Andre Christian loves chess very much, he is passionate,” the father of the young athlete is happy. Andrei swims under the supervision of Andrei Singuran. One of the best Romanian rugby referees, Robert Diaconescu also has an international badge, and this weekend is a delegate for the CS SCM USAMVB Timișoara – CS Dinamo Bucharest match, from the first stage of the National League Championship. Robert is also a teacher, physical education teacher, both at the “Ovidius” University of Constanta, and at High School No. 1 cave. At the same time, he is also a PhD student, who will defend his PhD thesis on the topic of rugby arbitration.
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Andrei Cristian Diaconescu, of CS Năvodari, Chess Champion, in the DN1 Value Center Cup, from Balotești (photo gallery)