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THE ISLE OF MAN

The Ocean Castle Hotel is situated in Port Erin, a picturesque resort.
The Cherry Orchard Hotel is in the village centre.
The room rate at the Ocean Castle is =A333.50 per person per night, bed
and breakfast, whether single or twin occupancy.
The evening meal at the Ocean Castle costs =A314.
It is approximately 30 minutes by road from Douglas, the capital.
The Isle of Man is a Crown dependency. Although situated in the British
Isles off the west coast of England, it is not in the United Kingdom.
It has the oldest democratic parliament in the world.
There are many sites of special interest on the island. At one point,
on a clear day, it is possible to see England. Ireland, Scotland and
Wales.
The weather at that time of year is usually temperate.
To reach The Isle of Man, most people will probably fly. For players
coming from outside the British Isles, the most convenient route is
probably via Gatwick, Luton or Manchester. This is likely to be about
=A3130-=A3160 return at that time of year.
It is also possible to travel by ferry from Heysham or Liverpool. This
enables players to bring their own cars. The cost is =A338-=A346 or
=A3169-=A3189 for two in a car.
Return transfers can be arranged from the airport or ferry terminal at
a cost of =A320.
There is a wide variety of accommodation on the island, including pub,
farmhouse, guesthouse, hotel or self-catering. Typical guest house is
=A325 per night without private facilities, or =A330 with. Hotels with
private facilities are approximately =A332 per night. Self-catering
accommodation at the excellent Cherry Orchard apartments is: one
bedroom =A380 per night and two-bedroom =A385 per night.
Travel insurance can be provided at a cost of =A321 and transfers at
=A320.
Isle of Man website: http://www.visitisleofman.com
Those who require visas can obtain them from the British Embassy.
Separate permission to travel to the Isle of Man is usually just a
formality, but you should apply in good time. We recommend you commence
proceedings by 25 August 2005.

Tournament Director/Organiser:
Dennis Hemsley
18 St Marys's Avenue, Port St Mary, Isle of Man IM9 5ET
tel. 01624 833742, fax 01624 833583
email (for all enquiries about the tournament)

Official Website:

www.bcmchess.co.uk/monarch2005


Main Sponsors
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

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