Warm welcome for chess players

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 at Horntye Park last year, repairs have been carried out and we look forward to offering players a warm welcome and comfortable playing conditions.

Despite facing large budget cuts, Hastings Borough Council is continuing its generous sponsorship of the Congress.  We are also grateful to White Rock Hotel, The Lansdowne Hotel, The Pig in Paradise, Orion Energy and KC Computers for their invaluable support.

Further information regarding accommodation ca be found at www.visithastings.com or www.accommodationhastings.co.uk