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 […]

New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2018 Webblie 0

We had a Blitz tournament to kill time before the festivities, and although there were no prizes it was hard-fought. A deserving winner, with 100%, was Mikael Rolvag from Norway, a frequent visitor to The Stag Inn folk music sessions along with arbiter Lara Barnes. […]

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