Thursday, 18 September 2008 10:27
EUROPEAN CLUB CUP 2008
PRESS RELEASE – 16/09/2008 – 30 days to go...
Dear Chess friends,
Here is all the latest news about the European Club Cup 2008:
A SPECIAL PRIZE FOR THE CHAMPIONS
A unique and valuable prize is waiting for the European Club Champions (open and women) See attached file.
The European Club Cup 2008 1st Prize is designed by the artist Nicolas Sphicas. The handmade cup is made by the artist Vasilis Vardaxis. Sphicas was inspired by the Kalathos, a pot type from ancient Greece. Kalathos is an open, deep, calyx-shaped pot with certain characteristics and probably also used as a krater. It's rare and the majority of the examples date mainly to the 2nd century B.C. Sphicas replaced the usual ancient decoration with leaves (called "West Slope") with one of his paintings, the "Nocturnal Spectator".
Miniatures of these cups will be awarded also and to the 10 individual boards' winners.
Also find attached the design for the event posters (example 1, example 2) inspired from Nicolas Sphicas paintings.
PARTICIPATIONS - BASIC LISTS
More than 82 teams are registered for European Club Cup2008! Almost all the teams' compositions are published by the ECU Tournament directors at www.chess-results.com
The first accreditations cards for the European Club Cup 2008 were published. For an easiest and fastest registration process after your arrival in Kallithea we kindly ask you to send us face photos for all your delegation the soonest as possible.