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16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man International

22 September - 30 September 2007


Last updated: Monday, September 6, 2010 9:44 PM

Tournament: Monarch Assurance PLC 16th International Chess Tournament

Venue: The Ocean Castle Hotel, Port Erin, Isle of Man

Dates: Saturday 22 September to Sunday 30 September 2007

Sponsored by: Monarch Assurance, the Isle of Man Tourism Department and the Port Erin Commissioners.

The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Richard Furness. This is the official website for the tournament.

John Saunders, writing on 2 May 2008 - Unfortunately I do not know if the 2008 Isle of Man International is to take place or not this year. As yet there has been no official announcement of a 2008 Isle of Man Chess Tournament and nobody has been in touch with me about it. Until there is an official announcement, prospective players are advised not to make any plans or arrangements to travel to the island. For further details, please contact Jean-Pierre Depin -


16th Monarch Assurance Isle of Man Masters, 22-30 Sept 2007
GOOD NEWS! There will be a 2008 Isle of Man Congress... click here
News report about IoM backing for the Isle of Man International

Here's a video clip showing the view from the Ocean Castle Hotel in Port Erin, looking across the sea to Ireland, plus a 7-minute interview with Aussie IM David Smerdon.

Here's some more footage from the Monarch Assurance tournament, round four.


The Tony Bridson (U175) and Dennis Hemsley (U130) events began on Monday. I've just received a database of games from last year's (2006) Tony Bridson tournament, kindly supplied by Jeffrey Heath, so this year's players can start preparing for the action... View/download 2006 Monarch U175 games

*** Report on the 1st Isle of Man Open Entropy tournament, Tuesday 25 September - click here for details ***


Isle of Man website: http://www.visitisleofman.com

http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/monarch2007 is the official website for the tournament

Tournament Director/Organiser:

Jean-Pierre Depin
Ocean Castle Hotel, The Promenade, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6LH
tel. 44(0)1624 836399, fax 44(0)1624 836537
email (for all enquiries about the tournament)

Official Website:


Webmaster: John Saunders


Main Sponsors

Monarch Assurance plc
Head Office:
Manxonia House
Bay View Road
Port St Mary
Isle of Man IM9 5AE
Tel: +44 (0)1624 834903 Fax: +44 (0)1624 834921

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

Home Page: www.bcmchess.co.uk
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Hotel/Venue: Ocean Castle Hotel, Port Erin - email: hotel@oceancastle.co.uk
General Map of the Isle of Man • Another map hereDetailed road map
Other available accommodation: Empress Hotel, Douglas (22 kms from Port Erin)