Jersey Chess Festival 2013

The 1st Jersey International Chess Tournament is scheduled to take place on 6-10th March at the Hotel Ambassadeur, St Clement Bay, Jersey JE2 6SB.
The tournament will be held in two sections – The Masters and The Holiday.
The Masters is open to all players and will be conducted over nine rounds of Swiss system. The organizers will invite 4-6 Grandmasters, therefore GM and IM norms are expected to be possible in this section.
In addition, highest placed players in The Masters not already qualified will qualify for the 2013 British Championship.
Rates of play: All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments from move 1
Entry Fees: Gala Dinner & Disco available to all and included within entry fee
GM/ IM/ WGM/WIM: Free Entry
FIDE Rating above 2000: £55
Channel Island Player Fide Rating above 1900: £45
Channel Island Player Fide Rating under 1900: £55
Senior Player 60+ Above Fide Rating 1900: £45
FIDE Rating 2000 or Under: £65
No Fide Rating: £75
A late entry fee of £10 will be payable on entries received later than Sunday 1st March 2013
Main Prizes:
£1300, £600, £500, £400, £300, £100.
£100 (Best C.I Player)
£100 (Best Jersey Player)
£100 (Best Senior Player)
Trophies and other special prizes available
The Holiday will be open to players rated under 1900 FIDE (U160 ECF). This section will be completed over seven rounds of Swiss system. FIDE rated
Rates of play:
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments from move 1
Entry Fees: Gala Dinner & Disco included to all
Fide rating 1900 (U160) or less: £40
Junior under 16: £30
A late entry fee of £10 will be payable on entries received later than Sunday 1st March 2013
Main Prizes:
£400, £300, £200, £100.
£100 (Best junior)
£50 (Best Jersey Junior)
Trophies and other special prizes available
Chess in Jersey and the Channel Islands
There are 30-40 members of The Jersey Chess Club with between 20-30 each year competing in the Island Championships.
Player ability at the Jersey Chess Club ranges from 1200 up to nearly 2200 and the top 16 players on the island compete in the annual inter-island match between Jersey and Guernsey with the island champion on both islands playing on board 1 and competing for the title of Channel Island Champion.
We are looking to put Jersey back on the chess map with the 1st Jersey International Masters tournament from 6th – 10th March 2013.
More information can be found at
About Jersey
Located some 100 miles (160 kms) south of mainland Britain, Jersey is the most southerly island of the British Isles. In fact, it's much closer to France, lying just 14 miles (22 kms) from its coast.
Jersey lies in the Bay of Mont St Michel and is the largest of the Channel Islands. It has been an island for approximately 8,000 years and at its extremes it measures 10 miles east to west and six miles north to south.

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