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11th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International
28 Sept - 6 Oct 2002

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 7:10 PM

The Monarch Assurance PLC 11th International Chess Tournament took place at the Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, Port Erin, Isle of Man, from 28 September to Sunday 6 October 2002. There was £12,000 in total prize money.


   
Vladimir Epishin wins with 7/9

Round 9 Full Report
Crosstables of Open, Major and Minor

Major: David Cutmore beat Martin Cutmore to take first prize with 5½/7... in the Minor, David Curtis drew with last game to make sure of first place with 4½/5...

  
Vladimir Epishin
Epishin is the 2002 'Manx Monarch' (and wins £2,000) with 7/9

Daniel FridmanRustem DautovSarunas Sulskis
Daniel Fridman, Rustem Dautov and Sarunas Sulskis are 2-4th on 6½/9

This year's entrants are as follows (July 2002 ratings used where available, with corrections applied). Dennis Hemsley reports: "Our biggest turnout of GMs and IMs so far - from 24 different countries."

  Player C'ntry Title Jul02 Oct 2002 Rating No of Games
1 Vladimir Epishin RUS gm 2643 2628 38
2 Rustem Dautov GER gm 2617 2617 0
3 Mikhail Ulibin RUS gm 2589 2581 29
4 Valery Neverov UKR gm 2587 2601 27
5 Sarunas Sulskis LTH gm 2577 2576 24
6 Daniel Fridman LAT gm 2577 2572 18
7 Yuri Shulman BLR gm 2573 2566 36
8 Arkadij Rotstein GER gm 2557 2544 32
9 Jiri Stocek CZE gm 2555 2563 12
10 Alonso Zapata COL gm 2549 2556 17
11 Alexander Goloshchapov UKR gm 2544 2536 13
12 Bogdan Lalic ENG gm 2540 2542 27
13 Mark Hebden ENG gm 2534 2515 11
14 Artur Kogan ISR gm 2530 2529 28
15 Ruben Felgaer ARG im 2528 - -
16 Normunds Miezis LAT gm 2510 2523 33
17 Fernando Peralta ARG im 2499 - -
18 Chris Ward ENG gm 2498 2513 21
19 Dimitri Tyomkin ISR gm 2482 2492 25
20 Abhijit Kunte IND gm 2477 2493 34
21 Mihai Grunberg ROM im 2445 2419 23
22 Richard Palliser ENG im 2441 2455 15
23 Simon Williams ENG im 2421 2391 23
24 Andrei Nestor Cioara ROM im 2414 2399 42
25 Andrew Ledger ENG im 2408 2397 5
26 Simon Ansell ENG im 2399 2398 6
27 Gerard Welling NED im 2393 2393 0
28 Oleg Gladyszev RUS im 2388 2381 9
29 Thomas Hinks-Edwards ENG fm 2363 2363 0
30 Richard Pert ENG fm 2357 2391 24
31 Stephen Brady IRL fm 2353 2336 9
32 Lawrence Cooper ENG im 2349 2348 6
33 Colm Daly IRL fm 2338 2345 9
34 Mark Orr IRL im 2332 2332 0
35 Craig Hanley ENG fm 2331 2345 37
36 Michael Dougherty CAN fm 2320 2281 16
37 Sam Collins IRL   2313 2372 28
38 Francois Marchand FRA fm 2237 2282 9
39 Ryszard Palus POL   2232 2232 0
40 Francis Rayner WLS   2219 2219 0
41 Martin Burrows ENG   2196 2196 0
42 Alan Grant SCO   2195 2198 7
43 Alexandre Vuilleumier SUI   2169 2193 7
44 Jonathan Blackburn WLS   2158 2158 0
45 Anthony Fox IRL   2142 2141 6
46 Stephen J Gordon ENG   2141 2159 0
47 Rudy van Kemenade ENG   2141 2140 7
48 Martyn Goodger ENG   2133 2133 0
49 D George Ellison ENG   2116 2116 0
50 J Ezra Lutton ENG   2113 2107 14
51 Peter Cafolla IRL   2109 2109 0
52 Michael Shepherd SCO   2071 2071 0
53 Ben Purton ENG   2067 2057 5
54 David A Bennion WLS   2060 2060 0
55 E Josiah Lutton ENG   2045 2042 8
56 Tim Spanton ENG   2008 2005 5
57 Norman Hutchinson ENG   2175n 2189 10
58 Matthew Harborne ENG   2075n 2108 20
59 Glenn Cross IOM   1992n - -
60 James L Hanley ENG   1990n - -
61 Alan Ormsby IOM   1970n - -
62 Jonathon C Waugh IOM   1930n - -
63 David Kelly SCO   1860n - -
64 Paul L Cheshire ENG   1775n    

There will also be a 7-round Major Tournament from Monday 30 September to Sunday 6 October, and a 5-round Minor Tournament from Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 6 October. The venue for these events is the Erin Arts Centre, which is about 200 yards away from the Cherry Orchard Hotel.

Open: Prizes - 1st £2,000, 2nd £1,200, 3rd £900, 4th £700, 5th £500, 6th £400, 7th £300, 8th £250, 9th £170, 10th £130. Five rating prizes - £150 each, plus £150 best score by non-rated player, £150 each for best veteran, lady, junior and Manx. Entry Fee £20, Ladies & Juniors £10. (BCF Direct Members deduct £2). Free entry for titled players and those rated 2300 or over. FIDE-rated 9-round swiss open. Rate of Play: 40 moves in 2 hours, then 20 moves in 1 hour, then remaining moves in 30 minutes.

Major (for players graded 175 BCF, 2000 elo, and below): 1st £500, 2nd £400, 3rd £300, plus five grading prizes of £150 each. £150 each for best veteran, lady, junior and Manx. Entry Fee £15, Ladies & Juniors £7. (BCF Direct Members deduct £2). Club teams of three - no entry fee - save up to £45. Team prize for the best aggregate score. Rate of Play: 48 moves in 2 hours, then all moves in 1 hour.

Minor (for players graded 120 BCF, 1560 elo, and below): 1st £350, 2nd £250, 3rd £200, plus five grading prizes of £100 each. £100 each for best veteran, lady, junior and Manx. Entry Fee £9, Ladies & Juniors £5. (BCF Direct Members deduct £1). Club teams of three - no entry fee - save up to £27. Team prize for the best aggregate score. Rate of Play: 48 moves in 2 hours, then all moves in 1 hour.

Part of the Terence Chapman Group Grand Prix. Game fee registered. Smith & Williamson British Championship qualifier.

International Arbiters: Richard Furness and David Sedgwick.

Free buffet and prizegiving at approx. 9pm on the final day.


Tournament Organiser

Tournament Director and Organiser:
Dennis Hemsley
Sponsors

Monarch Assurance plc




As well as Monarch Assurance plc, the Tournament is sponsored by The Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and The Cherry Orchard Aparthotel, plus the Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin Commissioners and the Isle of Man Chess Association.