Turkish Chess Federation renews the bid for the European Individual Women Championship
The President of Turkish Chess Federation, Mr.Ali Nihat Yazici, has published an open letter on 17 February 2011 and declared that TSF renews the bid for the 2011 European Individual Women Chess Championship in Gaziantep, with 10.000€ increasement in the prize fund. The event was supposed to be organised from 19 March till 1st April. The prize fund of the event would be a record in women chess. Also European Women Rapid and European Women Blitz would be organised just before individual event.
From the TSF open letter:
“To demonstrate our good will and our determination to develop women’s chess, we have decided to repeat our bid (OPEN BID) with exactly the same conditions as before, except for one thing – we increase the record prize fund by another €10.000. (Appendix is the new prize fund proposal). We repeat our bid with the attached regulations in official way. We hope that ECU will publish all bids by the end of the deadline they mentioned, according to ECU regulations. Then we may see who makes the best offer to organise the event.”