Conditions 22/23

Entry & payments
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Hastings International Chess Congress’. Entries should be sent to the Congress Chairman —
Congress Chairman, The Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club, 2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings TN34 1EB Tel: 01424 436313 Email:
Entries can also be made online via this website [pending]. The Congress reserves the right to refuse any entry.

A deduction of 10% will be made from any refund to cover any costs, and refunds will only be made if notification of withdrawal is received by the Chairman no later than 22 December 2022. Late entries will invoke a late entry fee of £10 (the Masters) and £6 (other tournaments) for entries postmarked after 18 December 2022 or 28 December 2022 for the Weekend Tournaments.

Eligibility to play in an event will be determined by the rating lists as of 1 December 2022.

Players needing visas should apply by 19 November 2022. For a formal invitation contact Pam Thomas Tel: 01424 445348 Email:

The Maureen Charlesworth Trophy and £100 will be awarded for the most meritorious performance by a local player.

Players may take a half point bye in any round except the last. Requests for such byes must be stated on the entry form.

A player may only win one prize per section.

Players needing to join the English Chess Federation should visit

Players are advised that they should expect to pay a minimum of £45 per person per night for bed and breakfast accommodation in Hastings.

Please note that players are responsible for their own insurance against damage or loss to personal property.

The Hastings Borough Council website at gives information on all aspects of the town, including accommodation and travel.

Names of entrants to all tournaments will appear from October. The final cross‐tables of all tournaments will be displayed on this website. The congress would also like to thank those who made donations.

Subject to confirmation on this website, the telephone number of the chess office at Horntye Park will be 07984 268989.

Juniors are players under 18 years on 1 January 2023.

The playing venue – The Horntye Park Sports Complex Tel: 01424 716666 ‐ is accessible only from Bohemia Road TN34 1EX. It is a spacious chess venue with excellent lighting, and it is just over 1km from the town Centre. Bus services run from the town centre to the venue (although not on New Year’s Day). There is
adequate car‐parking space. It is accessible for players with disabilities. It includes toilet facilities for the disabled and a lift between floors. Catering will be available during most of the playing times.