Flowers for every player at the opening ceremony!
The opening ceremony of the World Women’s Team Chess Championships took place half an hour before the start of the first game in the playing hall in “Erdoba Elegance” hotel, where the teams stay and compete.
The President of Turkish chess federation Ali Nihat Yazici, the Governor of Mardin Turhan Ayvaz, the Mayor of Mardin Mehmet Beşir Ayanoğlu, the Deputy of Mardin Gönül Bekin Şahkulubey and other officials held the speeches on the opening ceremony welcoming the participants to the hospitable area of Mardin.
The short video presenting the sights of Mardin was shown on the wide screen. Each of the players got flowers from the city officials, and the first round started!
Picture gallery of the opening ceremony.
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