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13th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International
25 Sept - 3 Oct 2004

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The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Richard FurnessThe Monarch Assurance PLC 13th International Chess Tournament took place at the Ocean Castle and Imperial Hotels, Port Erin, Isle of Man, from Saturday 25 September to Sunday 3 October 2004.

The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Richard Furness (photo right)

This is the official home page for the tournament. Full details of the tournaments, prizes and contact details for organisers can be found here.

Other links: Tony Bridson MemorialDennis Hemsley TournamentWorld Senior Team ChampionshipMonarch Assurance tournament 2005

Final Positions:
1-2 Ehsan Ghaem Maghami (Iran, winner on tie-break), Petr Kiriakov (Russia) 7/9; 3-6 Murray Chandler (England), Vasilios Kotronias (Greece), Jonathan Rowson (Scotland), Zhang Zhong (China) 6½, etc.

Michael Moyle and Viktor Korchnoi
Left: The High Bailiff, Michael Moyle, greets Viktor Korchnoi, while, right,
sponsor Patrick Taylor shakes hands with 2004 British Champion Jonathan Rowson

Details of the Masters tournamentAssociation of Chess Professionals

Prizes: £2500, £1500, £1000, £800, £600, £500, £400, £300, £250: Total prize fund £16,500

BCF Centenary Rating Prize for an English BCF Member - £1000. Unique!
Prizes of £200, for players rated 1801-2000, 2001-2200, 2201-2300, 2301-2400.
All the rating prizes are each for the best improvement in rating using k=10.
Best score by an unrated player £100
Prizes of £200, for the best score by a Senior (over 60), Female, Under 18, Manx.
If there is only one entry in such categories, the player must score at least 3/9 in order to be awarded this prize.
Slow Starter Prize £100: For the best score by a player starting with 1/3 or less
Best Game Prize £500

Schedule: Saturday 25 September to Sunday 3 October 2004
Play: Rounds 1-8 - 1.30 to 8.30pm. Round 9 - 10.30am to 5.30pm
Rate of play: 40 moves in 2 hours, 20 moves in 1 hour, all the moves in 30 minutes

World Senior Team Championship • Isle of Man website: http://www.visitisleofman.com


Tournament Director: Stewart Reuben

Congress Supervisor: Dennis Hemsley

Main Sponsors

Monarch Assurance plc

As well as Monarch Assurance plc, the Tournament was sponsored by The Isle of Man Department of Tourism, and the Port Erin Commissioners.