FIDE “FIRST” for Hastings

December 21, 2011 Pam 0

The world’s first ever FIDE-rated Blitz tournament will take place at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings on Monday 2nd January. FIDE are starting to collect rating information from blitz and rapidplay games starting 1 January 2012.  The two new lists will be published 1 July […]

Hastings chess – pieces fall into place

December 20, 2011 Pam 0

THE 87TH Hastings International Chess Congress will take place from 28th December 2011 to 28th January 2012 at Horntye Park Sports Complex Entries have so far been received from India to Iceland and Ukraine to USA. Numbers in the Masters event have already overtaken last […]

Warm welcome for chess players

October 24, 2011 Pam 0

Entries are now coming in for the 87th Hastings International Chess Congress.  Leading the field in the Masters to date are GM’s Istratescu (Rom), Howell (Eng) and Edouard (Fra) all of whom were winners with GM Mark Hebden in 2009/10. Following problems with the heating […]

Jude Lenier – simul success!

September 25, 2011 Pam 0

On 10th September Jude Lenier, Hastings and St. Leonards Chess Club Champion, played his first simul and managed to win an impressive 18 out of 21 games. The simul took place at Hastings Stade Community Hall and attracted a good crowd of visitors. The event […]

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