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Chengdu FIDE Women Grand Prix - Opening Ceremony
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The fourth stage of the FIDE Women's Grand Prix series 2015-2016 was officially opened on 1st July with a series of events in Chengdu, China.

From 15:30 a press conference was held at the Chengdu Chess Institute. FIDE President Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Vice President of Chinese Chess Association Mr. Ye Jiangchuan, Director of Chengdu Sports Bureau Madam Tan Xuejun, and FIDE CEO Geoffrey Borg participated in the meeting.

The colorful opening ceremony and drawing of lots started from 16:30 at the most prosperous street in the center downtown of Chengdu city. Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Mr. Ye Jiangchuan and Madam Tan Xuejun announced the opening together by touching a ball.

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A welcome reception for the players, officials and guests was held from 18:30 at the 5-star Wang Jiang Hotel, the venue of the tournament. Mr. Fu Yonglin, the Vice-Mayor of Chengdu government, Mr. Ye Jiangchuan and Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov greeted the audience.

Pairings for all rounds are as follows

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The Grand Prix is taking place in Chengdu, China from 1-15th July 2016. The organizer of the tournament is the Chinese Chess Association, in partnership with the International Chess Federation (FIDE).

The event is sponsored by Chinese Chess Association and Chengdu Sports Bureau, and co-organized by Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, Board and Card Administrative Center of General Administration of Sport of China, Chengdu Chess Institute and Chengdu Chess Association.

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