The Opening Ceremony of European Universities Bridge and Chess Championships 2017 took place in Hotel Las Palmeras, Fuengirola yesterday evening.
The Ceremony was attended by Mr. Manuel Torres Aguilar, Universidad Internacional de Andalucia Vice-Rector; ; Mr. Yves Aubry, European Bridge League President; and Mr. Pedro Cuevas, Fuengirola Town Hall Sports Councillor. On behalf of the Organizing Committee, Mr Rifaat Chabouk welcomed athletes, coaches and officials to Fuengirola and to the championships.
EUSA Executive Committee representative Mr. Wolfgang Frühauf, EUSA SCAC Chairman for the championshipswelcomed all participants and wished all the teams and participants who came to test their skills and abilities great competitions and all the best. He also thanked the Organizing Committee for all their contributions.
The competition is being organized by Universidad Internacional de Andalucia and Spanish University Sport Committee in collabartion with local partners in Fuengirola. The organising committee have great experience in EUSA events, with Mr.Rifaat Chabouk organsing the first European Universities Games in Cordoba, back in 2012.
The championships will take place from September 21st, until the last day of competition on September 24th.
EUSA is represented by Mr. Wolfgang Frühauf, Technical Delegates for Bridge, Mr Harry Van de Peppel, and Chess with Mr Oleksandr Sulypa along with EUSA Office staff Mr Liam Smith. The Competition will host more than 110 participants coming from 25 European Universities, representing 15 different countries.
Don’t forget to check results section of the webpage, where you can even watch games live as they happen!