Başkent University International Open Chess Tournament, the third of which was organized this year with the cooperation of the Turkish Chess Federation and Başkent University, ended with the award ceremony held at Başkent University Bağlıca Campus on Saturday, September 1.
In the A category of the tournament, where more than 600 athletes from 7 countries, 37 of whom with titles, competed in five categories and GM Kıvanç Haznedaroğlu took the first place at the end of 9 rounds in which 8 points were collected. IM Misratdin Iskandarov (AZE) finished the tournament in the second place with 7.5 points and the third place went to GM Giorgi Bagaturov with 7 points.
Speaking at the award ceremony of the tournament, Director of Center for Education and Consultancy Services (BEDAM) of Başkent University, Prof. Dr. Ali Halıcı invited Çisel Anaçoğlu, who, with the same points, finished the 2018 European Age Groups Chess Championship in the fourth place with the winner to the podium, shared the success he has achieved with the participants and conveyed his congratulations. Başkent University Founder and Chairman of the Higher Executive Board, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Haberal, TCF President Gülkız Tulay and Başkent University Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Haberal all congratulated Anaçoğlu and presented gifts to her.
Following the presentation of the gifts, the opening speeches of the ceremony were continued by Başkent University Rector Prof. Dr. Ali Haberal, TCF President Gülkız Tulay and Başkent University Founder and Chairman of the Higher Executive Board Prof. Dr. Mehmet Haberal.
At the award ceremony, to which TCF Board Member WIM Nilüfer Çınar Çorlulu, Başkent University faculty members, TCF Secretary General M. Sedat Fırat, TCF Ankara Provincial Representative and Tournament Director Engin Güleç, Tournament Referee Aylin İbişoğlu, all the chess players and many guests attended, trophies and medals were presented to the athletes who had achieved the first three degrees in each category, and medals and monetary awards were presented by the members of the protocol to all the athletes who had received awards.
According to their categories, a total of 60 thousand TL monetary award was presented to all athletes who had received awards by Baskent University.