Additional Congress events – Thursday 29th December

December 28, 2016 Pam 0

In addition to the Masters and Christmas tournaments, there will be two additional events taking place tomorrow, Thursday 29th December. In the morning, Chris Ward will give a Junior coaching session between 10.00am and 12.00. Chris suggests that anyone attending could bring with them their […]

John Robinson Trust – Bursaries

December 19, 2016 Pam 0

As mentioned in an earlier post, Hastings Congress is able to offer a limited number of bursaries thanks to the John Robinson Trust.  These are available to eligible players aged under 21 on 28th December 2016 and names of recipients will be chosen by random draw. Anyone wishing […]

Junior Coaching offered during the Congress

December 12, 2016 Pam 0

Grandmaster Chris Ward will hold a free junior coaching session will take place on Thursday 29th December 2016 in the Commentary Room at Horntye Park Sports Complex between 10.00am and 12.30pm. Those attending are encouraged to come armed with any questions or their games to be analysed.  […]

Hastings Congress 2016 / 2017

June 29, 2016 Pam 0

The TRADEWISE 92nd Hastings International Chess Congress will take place at Horntye Park Sports Complex from 28th December 2016 – 5th January 2017 and will be held in memory of Con Power, Director of the Congress for many years. The event will be sponsored by Tradewise […]

Con Power remembered

May 10, 2016 Pam 0

Con Power was one of the unsung heroes of British Chess but as Director of the world’s oldest chess event he devoted hours of time and effort to keeping the Congress alive and maintaining its reputation as one of the major international chess events. Con […]

Hastings chess loses a great friend

May 8, 2016 Pam 0

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Con Power, Director of Hastings International Chess Congress from 1983 – 2015.  Con had been ill for some time and faced this with considerable courage and dignity.  He died at home two days ago […]

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