MonRoi International Woman’s Grand-Prix
Women in chess are being recognized by a Grand-Prix series of international chess events. The events will be broadcast live using the MonRoi system. “The world’s best women chess players have the opportunity to qualify in some of the top tournaments in the world.
We invite you to follow live games, pictorial and video reports! Join us in Gibraltar, Cannes, Zagreb, Dresden, Liechtenstein, St. Petersburg and Philadelphia and Montreal!” said Brana Giancristofaro, Founder & CEO of MonRoi Inc.
The Grand-Prix Finale will be held in Montreal, Canada July 21-28, 2007. Qualifiers will be selected on the basis of top performance and will compete for Finale prizes! The Grand-Prix starts on January 23rd, 2007, in Gibraltar! Qualifying events are the following:
GibTelecom, Gibraltar, January 23 – February 1
Cannes Open, FRA, February 18-25
Zagreb Open, CRO, March 17-25
ECU Individual, Dresden GER, April 2-15
Liechtenstein Open, May 11-19
White Nights, St. Petersburg RUS, June 16-24
World Open, Philadelphia USA, June 28 – July 4
Montreal Chess Festival Finale, July 21-28
“The agreement between the ECU and MonRoi is an important step for marketing of chess.” said Boris Kutin, President of the ECU. “The combination of modern technology and chess in Europe offers new possibilities with the Grand-Prix launch.” continued Horst Metzing, the ECU General Secretary. Sava Kizova, the ECU Grand-Prix Director explained that when a tournament enrolls in the Grand-Prix program, it gets numerous services- the tournament is listed on the Grand-Prix webpage, it receives 100 MonRoi PCMs for up to 100 live games in each round, technical support, tournament website, professional quality photos and videos, MonRoi live game server with player photos, sponsor logos, last move indicator, chessboard selection, brilliancy vote option and commentaries.
“I have worked hard for years to try to bring more recognition for women chess players worldwide and I am very happy to see strong backing by a prestigious company like MonRoi. The Women’s Grand Prix is truly a historic event!” Susan Polgar
“I am very pleased to know that, due to the initiative of MonRoi, an international Grand Prix is happening. This will aid the development of chess considerable”. said Stewart Reuben, GibTelecom Director.
“The Association of Chess Professionals is extremely glad to welcome the MonRoi International Women’s Grand Prix on the chess scene! Women’s chess has been lacking tournaments for many years now. MonRoi brings all elements necessary for its revival. There’s no question that the ACP will do anything possible to support this event.” The ACP Board
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