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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

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

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.

Posted 17:29 Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte chess Chris Ward Claudio Boino Deep Sengupta GM Jahongir Vakhidov GM Sengupta Hastings International Chess Congress Nino Maisuradze Nunkhdemberii Pagamdulam Tradewise Insurance Xinyue Sun Yiping Lou

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.

Posted 17:15 Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 In: Sport Tags: Aleksandr Fier Allan Stig Rasmussen Arghyadip Das Ben Gledura Bogdan Lalic chess Chris Ward Con Power Deep Sengupta Hastings International Chess Congress Jesper Sondergaard Thybo Justin Tan Leonard Barden Miklos Galyas Murali Karthikeyan Nick Terdre Nino Maisuradze Ramesh Praggnanandhaa Ravi Haria S P Sethuraman

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.

Posted 20:07 Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Bayeux Baymen Francis Rayner Hastings International Chess Congress Nick Terdre Pam Thomas

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.

Posted 16:51 Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Bayeux Bowmen Ben Power Francis Rayner Hastings International Chess Congress Nick Terdre Nigel Sinden Pam Thomas Pestalozzi Rohit Sahu

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 –

Posted 15:31 Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 In: Sport Tags: Alan Hustwayte Alexander Mista David Eggleston Ferenc Berkes Fide Freddie Hand Glenn Flear Hastings Borough Council Hastings International Chess Congress Jahongir Vakhidov Julian Sarkar Maureen Charlesworth Nick Terdre Peter Bachelor Tamas Fodor White Rock Hotel
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