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Baku Olympiad 2016 – Scotland teams announced
The 42nd World Chess Olympiad 2016 will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan from September 1-14 2016.
The following teams will represent Scotland.
Open: 1) GM John Shaw 2) IM Andrew Greet 3) GM Colin McNab 4) FM Iain Gourlay 5) FM Neil Berry.
Due to an unfortunate error in the selection process (entirely the fault of the ID!) the revised women's team is now:
Women: 1) GM Keti Grant 2) WFM Elaine Bamber 3) Ali Roy 4) WFM Joy Durno 5) Monica Espinosa
1st reserve: Kathleen Rutherford.
Both events are contested over four boards.
The Olympiad will be held at the Crystal Hall, an indoor arena which hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
The event will welcome 2,000 players from 175 countries, while the number of guests is expected to reach up to 3,000.
The budget for the Olympiad is 13.3 million euros. Some 6.8 million euros are set aside for first-class accommodation for the players and delegates. Another 1 will go to the FIDE Commission for World Championships & Olympiads and intellectual rights.
Andy Burnett (CS International Director)
Posted on: 11-03-2016