The Turkish Isbank Chess League came to an end in Konya with a very interesting closing ceremony. Under the sound of “Pirates of the Caribbean” the team and individual board medals were awarded.
Bringing the positive spirit of the whole championship, the players enjoyed fully the moment with singing and chanting. Here are the key moments of the ceremony for the Chessdom readers, you will enjoy them too!
Team medals awarded
In the last round of the championship İstanbul Beşiktaş Jimnastik Club won the match against Antalya Deniz Gençlik Sport Club and proved to be the strongest club in Turkey.Besiktas won 12 matches and made only one draw with İstanbul Teknik Univeristy Sport Club, which finished second in the final standings. İstanbul Teknik Univeristyi Sport Club lost in the last round but it didn’t affect its ranking as the club secured the second place one round before. Ankara Gazi Üniversitesi Sport Club defeated Manisa T.S Alyans Sport Club to get bronze medal in the championship.
Speech of Ali Nihat Yazici
During the closing ceremony President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, Vice-President of TCF Gulkuz Tulay and Corporate Communications Manager of Türkiye İş Bankası Suat Sözen awarded the winners with medals and cups.
Board medals awarded
This year, nearly 300 players from 14 clubs participated in the event. 37 Grandmasters and 87 titled players were in competition. In this part of the video you can see the individual board medalists of the Turkish league.