The Polar Capital Jersey International
Chess Tournament 2018

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The Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament which will be held on 31th March - 7th April 2018 in St Clement Bay, Jersey.

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Open Tournament


The Open tournament will be played according to the Swiss System over 9 rounds, with a time control 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move.

The Highest ranked players who are not already qualified will qualify for the 2018 British Championship. The first prize at the Open tournament is £1500. 

GM and IM norms are expected to be possible in the Open Section.

 

Chief Arbiter: Adam Raoof


1st round – Saturday 31 March – 16.00
2nd round – Sunday 1 April – 14.00
3rd round – Monday 2 April – 10.00
4th round – Monday 2 April – 15.00
5th round – Tuesday 3 April – 14.00
6th round – Wednesday 4 April – 14.00
7th round – Thursday 5 April – 14.00
8th round – Friday 6 April  – 14.00
9th round – Saturday 7 April – 10.00

 

GM/ IM/ WGM/ WIM/ FM/ : Free Entry  |
 FIDE rated: £45  |
 Non rated: £55  |
 Senior (over 60): £40  |
 Junior (under 16): £30

Please note – English players must be Gold ECF members or if Silver ECF members a further fee may be payable

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.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments throughout.

The closing ceremony and prize giving will take place after dinner on Saturday 7th April.

FIDE ratings from the latest available list will be used for all sections where available.
ECF grades will be used for unrated FIDE players.

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.


Second Place

£750

Third Place

£400

Fourth Place

£200

Fifth Place

£150

Prize List

£250 Highest Lady*| £100 Best Jersey Player | £100 Best Senior Player (over 60)* | £50 Best Junior* £75 Rating prizes under 2300, 2150, 2000 | £100 Best game prize Trophies & other special prizes available

* subject to at least 3 contenders

No player may win more than one cash prize





FIDE Holiday Tournament


The Fide Holiday Tournament is for players with an ELO Rating under 1900 (under ECF 160) and will be played in 9 rounds. The first prize is £400.


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1st round – Saturday 31 March – 16.00
2nd round – Sunday 1 April – 14.00
3rd round – Monday 2 April – 10.00
4th round – Monday 2 April – 15.00
5th round – Tuesday 3 April – 14.00
6th round – Wednesday 4 April – 14.00
7th round – Thursday 5 April – 14.00
8th round – Friday 6 April  – 14.00
9th round – Saturday 7 April – 10.00

 

FIDE rated: £40  |
 Non rated: £40  |
 Senior (over 60): £35  |
 Junior (under 16): £25

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.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments throughout.

The closing ceremony and prize giving will take place after dinner on Saturday 7th April.

FIDE ratings from the latest available list will be used for all sections where available.
ECF grades will be used for unrated FIDE players.

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.


Second Place

£200

Third Place

£150

Fourth Place

£100

Fifth Place

£50


Prize List

£50 Highest Lady* |£50 Best Senior Player (over 60)* | £50 Best Junior* £50 Rating prizes under 1800, 1700, 1500 | Trophies & other special prizes available

* subject to at least 3 contenders

No player may win more than one cash prize





Minor Tournament


The Minor Tournament is for players with an ELO Rating under 1100 (under ECF 65) and will be played in 9 rounds. The first prize is £60.


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1st round – Saturday 31 March – 16.00
2nd round – Sunday 1 April – 14.00
3rd round – Monday 2 April – 10.00
4th round – Monday 2 April – 15.00
5th round – Tuesday 3 April – 14.00
6th round – Wednesday 4 April – 14.00
7th round – Thursday 5 April – 14.00
8th round – Friday 6 April  – 14.00
9th round – Saturday 7 April – 10.00

 

FIDE rated: £15  |
 Non rated: £15  |
 Senior (over 60): £10  |
 Junior (under 16): £10

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.
All moves in 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move increments throughout.

The closing ceremony and prize giving will take place after dinner on Saturday 7th April.

FIDE ratings from the latest available list will be used for all sections where available.
ECF grades will be used for unrated FIDE players.

Notwithstanding the fact that players may be re-paired 30 minutes after the start of the round the default time for all sections will be 1 hour from the scheduled start of the round.


Second Place

£35

Third Place

£25





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UBS Jersey Open Blitz Tournament


The Jersey Open Blitz Tournament 9 round Swiss is sponsored by UBS and will be held on Wednesday 4th April, starting at 7.00 pm.

UBS


Wednesday 4th April 7.00pm

Free Entry fee for Polar Capital entrants, for non-entrants £10.



Prize List

Second Place

£75

Third Place

£50

Best Junior

£10


Hotel Ambassadeur, St Clement Bay, Jersey JE2 6SB 

Accomodation

Special rates have been negotiated with Hotel Ambassadeur.

Please quote Jersey Chess with your booking. Early booking is recommended as rooms will fill up quickly.

The hotel is offering better rates for all bookings made before 31 December 2017!

To book a room contact hotel direct on +44 1534 724455


Transport

There are good air links from the UK to Jersey.


There is also ferry service from Poole and Portsmouth and St. Malo.


There are taxis at the airport or number 15 Bus to St. Helier and then change at the bus station for buses to St. Clement.


Paul Wojciechowski
Tournament Director
Treasurer Jersey Chess Club
Email: paulmwoj@gmail.com
Telephone: +44 1534 610076

Louis Jouault
Tournament Assistant Director
President, JCI Federation
Email: louisjouault@hotmail.com
Telephone: +44 7797 847549

Garry Forbes
Tournament Assistant Director
Press Officer, Jersey Chess Club
Email: garryanna@hotmail.com
Telephone: +44 7781 192870

Enter our event now

The Jersey Chess Federation announces the Polar Capital Jersey International Chess Tournament which will be held on 31th March - 7th April 2018 in St Clement Bay, Jersey.

Sign up