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International chess tournament underway in Jersey

An international chess tournament is taking place in Jersey this week. Photo: Malte Ossowski/Sven Simon/DPA/PA Images

An international chess tournament is taking place in Jersey this week.

Players from around the world are competing in the international competition.

They are playing to qualify for a place in the 2019 British Championship.

The winner of the Open Tournament will receive £1,500.

The event is at the Ommaroo Hotel and will run until Saturday 13th April.

Cash prizes and trophies will be presented during the closing ceremony on Saturday.