The Hastings International Chess Congress organisers have been advised by Hastings Borough Council that they propose cutting the funding by 50% to £10,000 for the next event and cutting funding completely for the following year.  This was announced in the Hastings Observer of 16th January 2015.

The Congress has been aware of the likelihood of cuts for some time bearing in mind the draconian cuts faced by the Borough Council.  The Congress AGM will take place on 21st March 2015 and the main topic will undoubtedly be the future of the event.

We will up-date after the meeting.

Pam Thomas, PR Officer Email: pae123@aol.com
24 January 2015