- The Jersey Championship has been competed for since 1936 with the inevitable break due to the First World War for both the Jersey Championship and the Inter-Insular.
- The 2016 Championship was the 76th time that The Jersey Chess Championship had been competed for and produced the 29th Jersey chess champion.
- Traditionally, the Jersey champion plays the Guernsey champion on board 1 of the Inter Insular to decide the Channel Island Champion and Jersey winners of The Channel Island Championship (The Garde Trophy) are summarised below with a breakdown year by year going back to the first league championship in 1936. In the event that the board 1 match is a draw then The Channel Island Championship is shared.
- John. R. Hawes is the most successful Jersey player of all time with 17 Championship victories (14 outright and 3 shared) and 12 Channel Island Championships successes (11 outright and 1 shared). There have been 76 Jersey Championships since 1936 and in that time there have only been 29 Jersey champions.
There have been 76 Jersey Championships since 1936 and in that time there have only been 29 Jersey champions. J.R.Hawes is the most successful champion with 17 Championship wins:
(76 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TOTAL)
|17||J.R. Hawes (14 outright, 3 shared)|
|9||Paul Wojciechwoski (6 outright, 3 shared)|
|8||A.J.Fulton (7 outright, 1 shared)|
|4||R.Blow, C.Greier (4 outright)|
|3||B.I. Le Marquand, R.C.Bisson, K.Greier, G.O.Fairlie (3 outright)|
|3||K.Belzo (2 outright, 1 shared)|
|2||P.H. Le Feuvre, P.C. Hembest, D.A.Askew, G.L.Dupre, J.B. Le Montais (2 outright)|
|2||Tito Kahn (2 shared)|
|1||Alan Rosenbeiger E.C.Durrell, A.Schulz, D.A.Wright, V.Janovschik, E.C.Cox, C.F.Journeaux, R. Andrews, Louis Jouault (outright)|
|1||Garry Forbes, Graham Mooney, Chris Tandy, T.Farrand (shared)|