|Martin Ballmann President of the Chess Week's organizing committee and of the Schachverband Winterthur|
Organizing an event of such size requires a huge amount of efforts. Therefore I want to thank all sponsors, donators and advertisers, who once more laid the foundation for the Winterthur Chess Week with their financial support. Furthermore I want to express my gratitude to all those helpers, who built up the infrastructure necessary for such a tournament by sacrificing large parts of their free time.
For the following nine days I wish you to experience a lot of success -- both socially and in chess. Now it's up to you!