The closing ceremony of ShamkirChess2017 tournament, dedicated to the memory of Vugar Hashimov and organized by Synergy Group, was held.
In Shamkir in Heydar Aliyev Center in Head of Executive Power of Shamkir Alimpasha Mammadov talked first. Alimpasha Mammadov said that during 10 days there was sport holiday spirit in Shamkir:” Located 400 kilometers away from the capital, Shamkir is hosting an international chess tournament for the fourth time. This is the obvious example of the continuation of great leader Heydar Aliyev’s careful attitude towards sport and sportsmen by president İlham Aliyev. Recently there was a real sports holiday in Shamkir. I’d like to thank each chess player for that.
Speaking about the importance of the tournament, vice-president of the Chess Federation of Azerbaijan Mahir Mammadov, said that the traditional tournament having been held already fourth time has successfully finished. Vice-president Speaking about the works being for the development of chess in the Country, said that next year in the V "Shamkir Chess 2017" tournament , the world’s famous chess players will compete i:” The 2018 is jubilee year of the tournament. This year we have lived a double joy. Because member of our team Shahriyar Mammadyarov, the second time in a row won the tournament".
Georgian Chess Federation President Giorgi Giorgadze in his speech, spoke about the relations between Georgian and Azerbaijani Chess Federations, shared his memories associated with Vugar Gashimov. The guests thanked the Synergy Group for the excellent organization.
The chairman of the Organizing Committee, tournament’s director Farid Huseynov, in his speech thanked the representatives of all media for broadcasting the tournament on high level. Director of tournament has disclose Interesting statistical information. For 10 days, Farid Huseynov mentioned that during 10 days almost one million people has watched the games on the official site and emphasized that alongside with Azerbaijani, Russian and Ukranian TV channels have broadcasted the reports about the competition.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee, thanking people of Shamkir for their hospitality, congratulated winner of the competition Shahriyar Mammadyarov .
It was noted that created in 2010 “Synergy Group" will continue development of sport,education at the same time making contribution to the recognition of our country in the world of as part of its corporate social responsibility policy.
Sarhan Gashimov , Vugar Gashimov’s brother thanked the organizers in his speech of the competition, held fourth time in a row .He thanked Shahriyar Mammadyarov for playing game close to the Vugar Hashimov style of play , thanked the The chairman of the Organizing Committee Farid Huseynov for the excellent organization.
Then the award, created by the family of Vugar Hashimov was presented to indian chess player Pentaleno Harikrishna remembered by resolute fight and to the director of ShamkirChess2017 tournament Farid Huseynov for excellent organization.
At the end , chief arbiter of the competition Faig Hasanov announced the final results. Director of ShamkirChess2017 tournament Farid Huseynov presented the cup to the winner Shahriyar Mammadyarov ranked first at the Vugar Hashimov Memorial for the second time in a row.