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Friday, January 27, 2012

European Women's Chess Championship - Classical, Rapid and Blitz - in Gaziantep, Turkey from March 1

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Hello everyone,

The Government of Turkey, the Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality are organizing the European Individual, Rapid and Blitz Women's Chess Championship 2012 which will take place in Gaziantep, Türkiye, from 1st March (Arrival) to 19th March(Departure) 2012.

 The 13th European individual chess championship for women is open to all players representing the Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) regardless of their title or rating. There is also no limit of participants per federation. You can access the official website here*Accomodation Form Registration Form for Players Registration Form for Acc. Persons *In order to provide appropriate tournament conditions, the Federations must complete the official registration form carefully and send it back to the organizing committee ( until 14th February 2012. Any other form will not be accepted. 

Gaziantep is the probable site of the Hellenistic city of Antiochia ad Taurum ("Antiochia in the Taurus Mountains"). The ruins of the Doliche (Turkish: Dülük) lie a few kilometers to the north of the city center and they are located in the natural setting of a forest arranged into a recreational area also including picnic and camping facilities.

Gaziantep is one of the most developed provinces of the region and is also one of the oldest, its history reaching as far back as the Hittites. Being the center of pistachio cultivation in Turkey and with its extensive olive groves and vineyards, Gaziantep is one of the important agricultural and industrial centres of Turkey.

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