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Prize Giving winners 600

Six-way tie for chess trophy

Six players shared first place in the Masters tournament at Hastings International Chess Congress, after a draw dashed Danny Gormally’s hopes of running out sole winner. Meanwhile the Horntye trustees have confirmed that the venue will remain available for the town’s prestigious chess event for the indefinite future. Nick Terdre reports, photos by Matthew Carr.

All eyes on the board as the 95th Hastings International Chess Congress gets under way.

Gormally takes sole chess lead

The 94th Hastings International Chess Congress is approaching its climax this weekend, with over 300 players taking part in its host of tournaments. In the Masters an English grandmaster has taken the lead with three rounds to go. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’ Gorman except where noted.

Posted 16:47 Friday, Jan 4, 2019 In: Sport Tags: , ,
Rising star: seven-year-old Munkhdemberel Pagamdulam of Mongolia,

Top seeds surprised at Hastings chess congress

The usual domination by the top seeds proved not to be the order of the day at the Hastings International Chess Congress, as grandmasters found themselves facing a stiff challenge from lower-rated opponents. Meanwhile the congress faces its own challenge as it prepares to look for fresh funding. Report by Nick Terdre, game commentaries by Grandmaster Chris Ward, photos by HICC unless otherwise stated.

Ramesh Praggnanandhaa, 11 - the world's youngest International Master (photo: Brendan O'Gorman).

Indian victory at Hastings chess congress

Hastings International Chess Congress (HICC) 2016/17 proved a happy hunting ground for a strong contingent from India, who took first prize, dominated the top boards in the latter stages and produced the prodigy of the tournament. Nick Terdre reports.

Taking aim. The archer's accuracy determines whether the chess player can make the desired move.

Victory for black team in chess-archery contest

Team Rasa with the black pieces triumphed in the second Hastings Chess-Archery Contest held at Horntye Park in late October. The event, which brings together two sporting activities with a long tradition in Hastings, was deemed a success by all and will hopefully become an annual fixture. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Pam Thomas.

The chess archery trophy, which includes a replica of the target divided into segments for the different types of chessman.

Chess archery challenge at Horntye

With the Battle of Hastings firmly in mind, chess and archery have joined forces to present a new sporting challenge: chess archery. Nick Terdre reports.

Winner's cheques were presented to Jahongir Vakhidov (left) and Alexander Mista (right) by congress director Alan Hustwayte, who holds the Golombek trophy (photo: Pam Thomas).

Hastings chess spoils shared

It was heads down and much deep thinking as chess players from around the world competed at the Hastings International Chess Congress –

Eyes down at Hastings Internatioanl Chess Congress (photo: Lara Barnes).

Chess tourney another success for Hastings

There was Chinese victory in the Masters tournament of the Hastings International Chess Congress this week, but the congress, now waiting to see how its council grant holds up in the coming settlement, is itself a victory for the town. Nick Terdre reports.

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