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EMU Chess team became University Champions in Turkey

By Ahmet Abdulaziz …..

The Chess team of Eastern Mediterranean University, recently became university champions of Turkey after winning a tournament organized by the Turkish Chess Federation.

According to the information released by the University, the tournament took place in Antalya between the 16th and 23rd of March 2019. A total of 103 universities competed in the tournament. The EMU Chess Team defeated teams from Pamukkale University, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, Marmara University, Hacettepe University, Boğaziçi University and Bursa Uludağ University to become Turkish champions.

Group supervisor and coach Talat Şentürk congratulated the team for making EMU proud by defeating all of their opponents and becoming champions. Şentürk also thanked EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam and Sports Affairs Director Cemal Konnolu for their contributions to the team’s success, indicating that they made a plan and implemented it to bring the gold to EMU.

Şentürk concluded by stating “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our student Yasin Düşüner to whom we dedicate our championship. He will always be in our heart.”