Polar Capital Jersey Chess Festival, 1-8 April 2017

The luxurious playing hall at the Ambassadeur Hotel
Come and play chess on the beautiful island of Jersey!  You can get there in half an hour by air from the UK mainland, or by ferry from the English and French coasts.  And technically you may not even need a passport!

There are two 9-round events - an Open, and a Holiday Tournament for players Under 1900 (and under ECF 160 if you have a standard ECF grade).  There is also a great FIDE rated tournament on the Wednesday night!  If you can't play in all nine rounds, or you need a break, you can have two half point byes. ("Untitled players can take up to two half-point byes between rounds 1-8 provided they are requested before the end of the previous round.")

You can register for the 2017 event using the form below, or click the link here to open the registration form in another window.

Once you have registered, we will send you instructions on how to pay and also how to book your accommodation at the hotel venue, the Hotel Ambassadeur, St Clement Bay, La Grande Route de la Côte, Jersey JE2 6SB.

Here is a lovely two-part article on ChessBase all about the 2016 event, with great photography by Alina L'Ami.  Part 1 of her article | Part 2.

Malcolm Pein in The Telegraph 

The official tournament website 
Killer Grand Prix with GM Gawain Jones

previously on chess circuit...

chess england tournament calendar

Official Staunton
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Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

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Read the tournament website: | Golders Green Rapidplay | Hampstead Congresses | Golders Green Congress
- Muswell Hill Rapidplay | - Hendon Blitz
English Chess Forum - why not post about the tournament? | Facebook event
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