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2009 World Youth Under 16 Olympiad in Akhisar

under16_smallThe Turkish Chess Federation (TCF) will organise the World Youth Under-16 Olympiad in Akhisar district of Manisa, Turkey from 24 September 2009 (Arrival) to 03 October 2009 (Departure). The Championship will be conducted under the auspices of Federation Internationale Des Echecs (FIDE). The Turkish Chess Federation has the pleasure of inviting your Chess Federation to participate in the World Youth Under-16 Olympiad. Entitled to participate are players who shall not have reached the age of 16, by January 1st 2009, (Date of Birth 1993 and after). Tournament venue will be the sport hall of the Municipality.

You can also check the recent Olympiad web site which organized in Mersin last year.
 Tournament Poster

About Akhisar

Akhisar is a county district and its town center in Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Western Turkey. Akhisar is also the ancient city of Thyatira or Thyateira.With archaeological findings proving settlements going back to 3000 BC, Akhisar has been a busy trade center with its strategic location at the intersection of important roads during ancient and medieval ages. It was one of the cities where money was first used. Akhisar also hosted one of the Seven Churches of Revelation (Thyateira, Thyatira). The name of the city is mentioned in the Bible. Akhisar maintained its importance as a regional trade center during 600 years of Ottoman Empire. Today's Akhisar is still the trade and business center in its region. Akhisar's name is internationally recalled with tobacco. The fertile Akhisar Plain produces about 10% of total Turkish tobacco production. Akhisar's high-quality olives and olive oil are also globally known.