:: 4th European Individual Women Championship postponed

On request of the Turkish Chess Federation, ECU President Boris Kutin has decided to postpone the European Individual Women’s Championship 2003. A letter of Horst Metzing, Board Member of the European Chess Union, follows

Dear Friends,
The ECU Board has closely been monitoring the political situation in the Middle East. We have been aware of the fact that the war on Iraq might influence even the western part of Turkey.
As you know the European Individual Women’s Championship was scheduled in Antalya for the period of 29 March to 12 April 2003. We all really do not realise what will happen in this region within the next days or months. Our aim has to be the interest and the security of our players. Furthermore we have to respect the position of organizers and national federations.
Thus on request of the Turkish Chess Federation, our President Boris Kutin has decided to postpone the European Individual Women’s Championship 2003.
The new dates will be announced as soon as possible. The Turkish Chess Federation might be prepared to hold this championship in connection with the European Individual Championship that is supposed to take place in Istanbul from 29 May until 14 June 2003.
We are sorry for this decision that might cause inconveniences concerning the flight reservations and timetables of the players. But we hope that all federations and players will understand this step.

Best regards,
Horst Metzing

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