Sunday, October 02, 2011

Guernsey Chess Festival

The 37th Guernsey International Chess Festival will be held on 16-22 October 2011 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey. The highest placed eligible player in the Open tournament will receive entry into the British Chess Championship 2012.

The Open Tournament – Sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey

A Seven Round, FIDE rated, Swiss Competition, open to players of any grade
Time limit: 40 moves in 100 minutes and then 40 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment per move from move 1
Entry fee: £40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors £30 entry fee)
Main Prizes: £1,200 : £600 : £300 : £200 : £150

Currently top rated players are GM Sulskis Sarunas (Lithuania 2577), GM Pert Nick (England 2557), GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger (Sweden 2535) and GM Hebden Mark (England 2506).

The Holiday Tournament – Sponsored by the Peninsula Hotel

A Seven Round, Swiss Competition (with a bye possible in any of the first four rounds) open to players graded bellow 1800 FIDE (150 ECF)
FIDE rated players with a FIDE rating above 1800 may enter as long as they can demonstrate their national grade is below the required cut-off. This rule is applied at the organisers’ discretion.
Time limit: 40 moves in 2 hours and then 1 hour to finish
Entry fee: £40 (includes prize-giving dinner: juniors £30 entry fee)
Main Prizes: £400 : £200 : £100 : £75

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