EICC 2012

European Individual Chess Championship 2012


Ajedrecistas con discapacidad visual en Torneo Internacional   

Four Santander athletes participate in the 4th International chess tournament – Cup San Francisco de Quito that takes place in the Ecuadorian capital from 2 until 5 December.

Torneo internacional de ajedrez para personas con discapacidad empezó en Quito. Foto: Carlos Augusto Rojas Acevedo/ EL COMERCIO

Quito brings together 24 of the best players with visual impairment and low vision belonging to Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. The tournament is played with the Swiss system, to seven games. I.e., all participants will play seven times, leaving champion who earn more score.

The ‘red’ delegation is composed of athletes Alba Luz Ruiz, Marcela Sepúlveda, Johan Camilo Cancino and Edgar Rico; the delegate Martha Mantilla and coach Pablo Ruiz. This is the first time in history that the State Government and the Indersantander support a tournament or preparation of international athletes with visual limitation.


En la imagen están Juan Antonio Loaiza y Carolina Aracena, boliviana que está ayudando al ajedrecista originario de Sucre en la capital ecuatoriana. Foto: Carlos Augusto Rojas Acevedo/ EL COMERCIOPictured are Juan Antonio Loaiza and Carolina Aracena, Bolivia is helping the native player of Sucre in the Ecuadorian capital.

According to the santandereano athlete Johan Camilo Cancino, who was pleased by this international involvement, “we come to this tournament is very important, we gain experience to compete with athletes from other countries.” We thank the Governor of Santander, Richard Aguilar Villa and the Indersantander for giving us the opportunity to learn about another country, learn and interact with other cultures”.

The President of the Council Metropolitan of disabilities of Quito, María Camila Pinzón, said in a press release that “for the city of Quito and Ecuador it is very important that Colombia and Santander are with us in this tournament, one of the most important skills we have. Thank you for the presence of these athletes that give greater impact to the event”.

The international swithch gear given to recognize and enhance the work of athletes who will represent the Department in the upcoming national games and individual skills of 2015.

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