|The competitors gather at Saturday's Opening Ceremony for pre-dinner drinks.
||Jackie Bromley adds a flavour of traditional Guernsey entertainment.
||Old friendships are renewed...
||...and spirits are high, ahead of the battle to come.
||Chief Judge Russell Finch welcomes the teams on behalf of Sir Richard Collas, the Bailiff of Guernsey...
||...and entertains the players at the Opening Banquet.
||The President of the Guernsey Chess Federation, Peter Rowe, adds his words of welcome.