Dear journalists, welcome to the final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015/16 that will be held from November 18 till December 02 2016 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia!
Here is some useful information about the tournament that will help you to make your work well-organized and the coverage of the event efficient and full.
Ugra Chess Academy, Lopareva street 6, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
Schedule of the tournament
The accreditation will give you access to the Press Center of the tournament, Press-conferences with the participants and organizers, Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the event and the Spectators area from where you can follow the games.
Taking pictures is allowed for Press, but only for the first 10 minutes of each round and without flash. The official photographers of the event have the right to take photos without flash during the whole rounds.
Film and TV cameras and recording equipment may be brought into the venue, installed and operated only by special permission of the Organizers.
It is not allowed to use mobile phones, computers or any other electronic devices in the Playing hall and the Spectators area. It is also required to keep silence there and not to disturb players during the games.
Press Center of the event is located on the ground floor of the Ugra Chess Academy. Only accredited journalists have the right to use the press center which will be in service from 12:00 a.m. till 22:00 every day and will have Wi-Fi connection, copying machines, printers and some refreshments for the journalists.
The FIDE press-officer of the tournament is Etery Kublashvili (Tel: +79057917651, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Website, social networks
The official website of the final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015/16 is http://gp2016.ugramegasport.ru. It contains information about the event in two languages (English and Russian). The website will be updated with daily news, pictures, videos, game results and analysis. The journalists are also welcome to follow the official page of the tournament on Facebook FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015/16 and to use in their publications the official hashtags of the event #ugrachess and #wgp2016 .
Parings and results
Parings and results will be available on the official website of the event.
Internet, live streaming
Live streaming of the games will be made through the official website of the tournament with commentaries in English language.
Our commentator is Evgeniy Miroshnichenko.
Press-conferences and interviews
Press-conferences will be carried in the Press Center of the Ugra Chess Academy. General interviews with participants and officials of the tournament have to be arranged through the FIDE press-officer. Press-conferences with the participants will be held upon the end of each game of every round.
The journalists are invited to find out more about the final tournament of the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix 2015/16 from the official website of the event.