UK will not make bid for chess contest
Monday 08 February 1993
In the week since Short defeated Jan Timman to become the official challenger, frantic efforts have been made by Manchester City Council to put together a bid, but with the International Chess Federation (FIDE) seeking a dollars 4m ( pounds 2.7m) prize fund, it has been impossible to make the necessary arrangements within the available time. The British Chess Federation yesterday night made a formal request for the deadline to be extended by three weeks.
If anyone has yet submitted a bid near the desired figure, it is a secret known only to the bidders and the president of FIDE. Barcelona, believed until recently to be the most likely venue, has apparently also decided not to bid, while Djakarta, Berlin and Zagreb, all of which were mentioned as possible bidders in earlier despatches from FIDE headquarters, have not made their intentions known.
The only sure bid appears to be from the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, but their proposed prize fund is understood to be considerably less than the dollars 4m asked by FIDE. Two previous bidders for the match, Los Angeles and Ontario, both dropped out when they were unable to obtain the required sponsorship.
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Germany and ECB set for fight over money-printing
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
Syrian teenager Usaid Barho reveals how he escaped from Isis using a suicide vest
Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
£32000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Business Manager is required ...
£45000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Panel Wireman required for small electro...
£25000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An SME based in East Cheshire, ...