International award for the chess congress Director

April 25, 2018 Webblie 0

It was announced at the AGM of Hastings International Chess Congress held last Saturday that Congress Director Alan Hustwayte has been awarded the International Organiser title by FIDE, the world chess federation. The title is awarded to organisers of major international events, who have to […]

New players at Hastings from Asia!

January 9, 2018 Webblie 0

Hastings International Congress has had some very prestigious players from India in the past, some winning the event –  like this year’s defending champion, GM Deep Sengupta, who has won twice in recent years or achieving title norms such as IM Srinath Narayanan in 2006. […]

Weekend results

January 7, 2018 Webblie 0

Open 1= GM Mark Hebden (ENG), GM Jahongir Vakhidov 4.5/5 3 Ollie Willson (Hastings & St.Leonards) 4 Grading Prizes – Michael Ridge, Lucy Bennet-Stevens, Michael Hamilton 3 Intermediate 1 Laurence Butt (Eastbourne) 4.5 2= Keith Aitchison (Edinburgh), Geoffrey Bishop (Chislehurst) 4 Grading Prizes – Adrian […]

New Year tournament results

January 7, 2018 Webblie 0

Morning SECTION A 1= Thomas Thorpe (Leamington Spa), Roger Hutchings (Burwash) 3.5/4  3= Tserendorj Batsaikhan (MON), Niloy Chakraborty (IND) 3 Grading shared – Chris Lake (Brighton), Brendan O’Gorman (London) 2  Morning SECTION B 1= Jan Petter Opedal (NOR), Phil Foley (Rainham) 3.5 3= Nicholas Mahoney (Newcastle), Marc […]

Final round up – from Pam Thomas

January 6, 2018 Webblie 0

Hastings Congress final day provided entertainment up until the bitter end with several of the prizes unable to be determined until not too long before the closing reception. After a surprising setback at the start of the Masters, Indian grandmaster Deep Sengupta shared first prize […]

FIDE-rated Blitz report

January 5, 2018 Webblie 0

Congratulations to GM Alexandr Fier for an amazing 100% against a strong field.  His partner Nino Maisuradze came joint first of the ladies with Hastings local Rasa Norinkeviciute on 5 points. 10 year old Dev Shah from India made an amazing +2.88 x20 on his […]

Christmas Morning and Afternoon results

January 2, 2018 Webblie 0

CHRISTMAS MORNING (4 rounds) Section A results 1= Tserendorj Batsaikhan (MON), Helge Hjort 3.5/4 3= Jacob Boswell (ENG), Ian Deswarte 3/4 Grading Prize – Shreyas Royal, Nigel Dennis (Henley on Thames), Nicholas Mahoney (Doncaster), Reinhard Schmerwitz (GER), Marc Bryant (Hastings & St. Leonards) 2 Section […]

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