The event attracts many from far afield and is the biggest summer chess festival in France.
The top section had 51 participants (2200 upwards), but the majority of the players were in lower category events: Open A (220 players), Open B (260 participants) and the Open C (another 100).
|1||g||ARUN PRASAD S.||2489||IND||7||39||2688|
|2||g||FEDORCHUK Sergey A.||2618||UKR||6,5||43||2647|
|4||g||PANCHANATHAN Magesh Chandran||2556||IND||6||44||2599|
|5||m||ARNOLD Marc T||2445||USA||6||42||2572|
FM Christophe Sochacki obtained a GM norm for this performance, and finished as the leading Frenchman.
Another Frenchman, Christopher Debray, achieved his third IM norm.
Detailed results can be obtained from the official site:
France has been gripped by an alleged cheating scandal in recent months, which may have influenced the organizers to stop transmitting the games live. Naturally they wanted to avoid all potential suspicion that a player could be receiving information illegally from a third party during the games.
It's a shame that it has come to this, but until chess tournaments are equipped with devices to detect all electronic transmissions, then other organizers may make the same decision, to the detriment of chess fans who enjoy watching games live.