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44th Guernsey International Chess Festival concluded

The 44th Guernsey International Chess Festival was held from 21-27 October 2018 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Open Tournament, sponsored by Intertrust Guernsey, was a 7-round Swiss event with 46 participants. Grandmasters Tiger Hillarp Persson from Sweden and Jean-Pierre Le Roux of France shared the first place with 6,0 points each. Hillarp Persson took the winner’s trophy due to better tie-break.

The Holiday Tournament, sponsored by the Pennisula Hotel, was a 7-round Swiss event for players rated under 1900. Arita Strade from Guernsey convincingly won the section with 6,5 points, full point ahead of the nearest follower Nigel Dennis. Full standings below.

Peninsula Hotel Guernsey

Peninsula Hotel Guernsey

Tournament website

Open Tournament – final standings:

1 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger SWE 2544 – 6
2 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2532 – 6
3 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2560 – 5.5
4 IM Povah Nigel E ENG 2303 – 5
5 Heppell Ian N ENG 2031 – 4.5
6 CM Rosen Daniel B ENG 2081 – 4.5
7 FM Grieve Harry ENG 2292 – 4.5
8 Havenaar Jan NED 2043 – 4.5
9 Curtis John E ENG 2042 – 4.5
10 CM Thurlow Kevin J ENG 2002 – 4.5
11 Cornelisse John NED 2184 – 4
12 FM Waddington Mike P ENG 2096 – 4
13 Bolt Graham ENG 1994 – 4
14 Karstens Lex NED 1874 – 4
15 CM Rowe Peter GCI 1951 – 4
16 Purdon Colin ENG 2036 – 3.5
17 Sedgwick David ENG 2013 – 3.5
18 Collier David O ENG 1999 – 3.5
19 Van Den Boogaart Jan Maarten NED 2009 – 3.5
20 Dilleigh Stephen P ENG 1986 – 3.5
21 Fassaert Desire NED 1942 – 3.5
22 Magnussen Pal SWE 2000 – 3.5
23 Wager John D ENG 2029 – 3.5
24 Reijneveld Ad NED 2089 – 3.5
25 Sikkel Dirk NED 1969 – 3.5
26 Kraft Karl-Heinz Prof. Dr. GER 2047 – 3.5
27 Canonne Antoine FRA 1902 – 3.5
28 Burton Ronnie ENG 1919 – 3.5
29 Goris Ton NED 1922 – 3.5
30 Prins Jan NED 2003 – 3
31 De Kruif Kees NED 1979 – 3
32 Morcom Huw WLS 1901 – 3
33 Spanton Tim R ENG 1923 – 3
34 Gravett Alan D ENG 1821 – 3
35 Hawkins James N H ENG 1910 – 3
36 Dijksterhuis Rolf NED 1958 – 3
37 Van Ginkel Henk NED 1842 – 2.5
38 Taylor Mark V ENG 1933 – 2.5
39 Froberg Gert-Jan NED 1867 – 2.5
40 Campbell Ian ENG 1969 – 2.5
41 Murray J Stephen SCO 1757 – 2.5
42 Ingham H William ENG 1849 – 2.5
43 Schadd Jan NED 1872 – 2.5
44 Carlucci Paul A ENG 1817 – 2
45 CM Brookfield Toby GCI 1873 – 2
46 Cummins J GCI 1748 – 1.5

Holiday Tournament – final standings:

1. Strade Arita GCI 1846 – 6.5
2. Dennis Nigel W ENG 1801 – 5.5
3. Brown Geoffrey D ENG 1612 – 5
4. Haisma Henk NED 1787 – 5
5. Heesen Jos NED 1760 – 5
6. Hall Alan ENG 1731 – 5
7. Nevska Gerda GCI 1819 – 5
8. O’Connell Denis IRL 1783 – 4.5
9. Collins Alan ENG 1650 – 4.5
10. Van Hoek Wim NED 1882 – 4.5
11. Bateman Kerry GCI 1710 – 4
12. Gibson John FRA 1608 – 4
13. Kirk Matthew GCI 1732 – 4
14. Nalichowski Bogdan POL 1378 – 4
15. Baart Edwin NED 1774 – 4
16. Hoogakker Peter NED 1787 – 4
17. Stanners Michael J ENG 1762 – 4
18. Turner David J ENG 1763 – 4
19. Goman Colin GCI 1692 – 4
20. Owen Garth I GCI 0 – 3.5
21. Finch Russell GCI 1622 – 3.5
22. Jongerius Marc NED 1686 – 3.5
23. Foran Barry IRL 1688 – 3.5
24. Nielsen Jorgen Holmstrom DEN 1748 – 3.5
25. Glover John ENG 1717 – 3.5
26. Remie Peter NED 1714 – 3.5
27. Bakkes Frits NED 1650 – 3.5
28. De Silver Arthur ENG 0 – 3
29. Foster Paul ENG 1540 – 3
30. Kearsley Raymond J ENG 1590 – 3
31. Beadle John R ENG 1565 – 3
32. Ruigrok Jacques NED 1645 – 3
33. Harnden Terry GCI 1428 – 3
34. Shek Daniel ENG 1304 – 3
35. O’Brien Paul W ENG 1654 – 3
36. Kershaw Graham ENG 1712 – 3
37. Van Amerongen Judith NED 0 – 3
38. Colsen Manuel NED 1628 – 2.5
39. Jones Sidney A ENG 1488 – 2.5
40. Rowe Oliver GCI 1553 – 2.5
41. Maurus Mickey ENG 1435 – 2.5
42. Goris-Schouwstra Adry NED 1697 – 2.5
43. Le Maitre Richard GCI 0 – 2.5
44. Huba Mark J ENG 1556 – 2
45. Bennett David ENG 1383 – 2
46. Bennett Delroy ENG 0 – 2
47. Van Beek Ronald NED 1366 – 1