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New six-a-side football season

A new six-a-side football season is about to kick off at Horntye Park, and the organisers are looking for more clubs to participate.

Posted 18:39 Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 In: Sport Tags: Football Mundial

Panchanathan wins, but chess congress faces having to find new venue

Hastings International Chess Congress went well under its new sponsor, with the added bonus of a clear winner in the Masters – India’s Magesh Chandran Panchanathan. But a shadow hangs over its future as it faces the prospect of having to find a new venue for future editions. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’Gorman.

Posted 10:24 Thursday, Jan 9, 2020 In: Sport Tags: Chris Ward David Howell Gergely Kantor Hastings International Chess Congress Jack Rudd John Ashworth Mate Bagi Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Panchanathan Richard Bates Sengupta Simon Williams Stany Vaishali van den Doel

Fresh lease of life for Hastings’ prestigious chess tournament

After six rounds of the Masters tournament at Hastings International Chess Congress, Indian Grandmaster Magesh Chandran Panchanathan is in the sole lead. The tournament is enjoying a fresh lease of life with a new sponsor and a big increase in the number of participants. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Brendan O’Gorman.

Posted 17:09 Friday, Jan 3, 2020 In: Sport Tags: chess David Howell Nick Terdre Panchanathan Magesh Chandran

New 6-a-side football league recruiting teams!

This May, Football Mundial are starting their new season of 6-a-side football here in Hastings at Horntye Sports Park. Footballers, whether destined to be star players or simply looking to have fun with friends, are invited to join. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 13:40 Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 In: Sport Tags: Football Mundial

New junior category in World Crazy Golf Championships

Early June sees the World Crazy Golf Championships in the Old Town, for which entry is now open. For the first time, in its 17-year history, a new junior category has been introduced. Hastings Adventure Golf, which runs the event, describes what lies in store.

Posted 09:53 Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 In: Sport Tags: Adam Kelly Chris Horn Marc Chapman Mark Berezicki Michael Smith Olivia Prokopova Russell Smith

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.

Posted 13:35 Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 In: Sport Tags: Alexander Cherniaev Chris Ward David Howell Hastings Borough Council Hastings International Chess Congress Horntye Jacob Boswell Jonah Willow Koen Leenhouts Martin Petrov Mason Woodhams Nigel Sinden Oleg Korneev PU Midhun Wayne Bradshaw

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: chess Hastings International Chess Congress

Cricketing ghosts and heroes of Priory Meadow

Local resident and cricket enthusiast, Michael Gould recalls the glories of the unique seaside cricket ground that once stood on the site of the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre – and anticipates a shining future for the young guns of Hastings & St. Leonards Priory Cricket Club, the “Community Club.”

Posted 11:30 Friday, Nov 23, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Alan Oakman Central Cricket & Recreation Ground Charlie Griffith Coote Stand Harry Finch Hastings & St. Leonards Priory Hastings Cricket Festival Horntye Park Ian Botham John Morgan Michael Yardy Mike Gould Mr Coote Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Richie Benaud Sir Denis Compton Sir Donald Bradman Sir Garry Sobers Sussex Premier League The Community Club The Hastings & St. Leonards Priory Cricket Club Wes Hall
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