Jersey Festival: Day 5, Part 1

TV coverage of the festival on the local news is here.

Last night's Jersey Blitz Championships went very smoothly, with the organiser and players squeezing in a four course dinner and mild indigestion between the end of the round in the main event and the start of the blitz.  We only started 15 minutes late, bringing our drinks (and in my case dessert) with us into the playing hall.  The event was FIDE rated, but since most of the players didn't have a blitz rating, we used the standard FIDE ratings to pair the tournament, and you can look at the final standings here.

GM Rausis won the event with 9/10, losing only one game to Bruce Jenks, in a London System.

Grandmaster Igor Rausis (CZE)

  1. GM Igor Rausis   (9) 1st and £50.00
  2. Andrew Stone   (8.5) 2nd and £25.00
  3. FM Mark Lyell   (7)
  4. CM Marcin Mazurkiewicz   (6.5) and Jersey Blitz Champion
  5. Tim Adams   (6)
  6. Martin J Simons, Yaro Orishko, C Bruce Jenks, Robert Taylor, Jeroen Frijling, Alex Rossiter, Webster   (5.5)
 13. Leanse, Billot   (5)
 15. Forbes, Derrick, Christopher Hill   (4.5)
 18. Bynnersley, Steven Ruff, Bodo Rissmann, Eric Salsac   (4)
 22. Andrew Ruff   (2.5)
 23. Katukina   (1.5)
 24. Wilson   (1)

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