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The Closing Ceremony Not Affected From the Rain
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The closing ceremony World Under 16 Chess Olympiad was going to held at the front garden of the Macit Özcan Sports Complex but it had to be reorganized in the residence due to a heavy rain. However, the warm atmosphere of the closing ceremony was not reduced with the participating of the protocol by Deputy Governor of Mersin Mr.Ahmet Büyükçelik, Deputy Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mr.Erol Ertan, Youth and Sports Director of Mersin Mr.Emrullah Taşkın, Honorary President of FIDE Mr.Florencio Campomanes and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation and the Vice-President of FIDE Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı participated to the closing cermeony together with the most of the Turkish Chess Federation board.    Details, board and team prizes below.
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Due to the heavy rain, the closing ceremony of the World Under 16 Chess Olmympiad had to be held indoor in the residence building of Macit Özcan Sports Complex.

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The first protocol speech was made by the President of the Turkish Chess Federation and Vice-President of FIDE Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı who thanked the sponsor Metropolitan Municipality of Mersin and noticed that these organizations are the results of the intensive work of TCF and the enormous support of Mersin Mayor. After congratulating the prize-winner wished the participants return back home safely with warm feelings about Turkey and Mersin.


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The second speech was delivered by the Honorary President of FIDE Mr.Florencio Campomannes. He stated India's success in both junior event, World Junior Championship and World Under-16 Olympiad. Considering that India's emergence as a chess power has a short history, no country in the world is hopeless, with the correct programming every country should become much stronger in chess according to Mr.Campomannes.

This rain shows us that even the God is with us in the closing ceremony of the World Under 16 Chess Olympiad. When everybody has to go inside because of the heavy rain. During this time I watched the lobby from far away and noticed that how correct FIDE's motto was, we are truly one great family!"


"I noticed that Turkey is now not only a power in organization but also they are producing some strong chess players. This is the result of the intensive programme of Turkish Chess Federation to youth chess. TCF organizes nice events with a professional and intensively working staff."

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Deputy Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Erol Ertan made short speech, thanking FIDE and Turkish Chess Federation for giving an opportunity to Mersin to make a promotion with the help of chess which is very abundant in the city. He finished his speech with the hope that Mersin would host other international chess events in the future.


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The last protocol speech was made by the Deputy Governor of Mersin Mr.Ahmet Büyükçelik who remarked the development of chess in Mersin and stated chess as a game of fair play should be promotoed as every sport contributing to the world peace.

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The first group of memory plaquettes were presented by Mersin Metropolitan Municipality by Mr.Erol Ertan to Honorary President of FIDE Mr.Florencio Campomanes and the President of the Turkish Chess Federation&Vice-President of FIDE Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı.

Memory plaquettes of Turkish Chess Federation were then presented by Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı.

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Ali Nihat Yazıcı, together with the principle of the sports complex Cemal Özer

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Mersin Youth and Sports Directorate Department Head Ahmet Tarakçı

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Ali Nihat Yazıcı and General Secretary of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mr.Uğurhan Kilis

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The last memory plaquettes were represented to Deputy Governor of Mersin Mr.Ahmet Büyükçelik on behalf of the Governor Mr. Hüseyin Aksoy and to Metropolitan Mayor Mersin Mr.Macit Özcandı but Deputy Mayor Mr.Erol Ertan received on behalf of the President of The Turkish Chess Federation Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı.

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BOARD PRIZES


1ST BOARD

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  Name Country
1. Wesley So Philippines
2. Eltaj Safarli Azerbaijan
3. Alexander Shimanov Russia


2ND BOARD


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  Name Country
1. Sethuraman S P India
2. Vasif Durarybeyli Azerbaijan
3. K O V Kottahachchy Sri Lanka


3RD BOARD


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  Name Country
1. Shyam Sundar India
2. Demre Kerigan Turkey-B
3. Haik Vardanian Armenia


4TH BOARD

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  Name Country
1. Giorgi Nikolashvili Georgia
2. Benedit Hasenohr Switzerland-B
3. Oğulcan Kanmazalp Turkey-A




TEAM PRIZES



1.INDIA 28

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2.RUSSIA 28

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3.PHILIPPINES 27

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 Turkish Chess Federation 2008