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Junior Club returns 11th September

Junior club will return on Wednesday 11th September 2019 6:00-7:00pm for fun, games and prizes. Doors open 5:45pm.

As with last season we will be fielding a team of juniors in the Kent Chess league for the upcoming 19/20 season, the boys and girls did so well last season finishing third in the division, it’s only right that we continue to encourage tournament chess for our brilliant junior squad.

New for the upcoming season will be the establishment of a Junior Academy. This will be a more rigorous and regular training programme that will replace our previous ad-hoc pre-match training days. The Academy will be by invitation only and restricted to juniors who are members of the main club.

It should be an exciting and fun year ahead and we look forwarding to seeing you all again after your summer hols.


Junior Club prizes

Just two sessions remain for the junior club this year and the two pyramid tournaments of regular chess and the variant, losers chess are coming to a very exciting conclusion. Top of the pyramids are Chamithu for regular chess and a six way tie for losers chess between; William, Alise, Edie, Ruslan, Alex & Alexandria.

Last session is 19th December and we return on 9th January

Top prize is below.

Losers Chess

Hastings crowned Kent rapidplay champions


Well done team! A fine effort to beat a strong Beckenham team 10.5-5.5 in the final.


Thankyou to all who took part this year:


Nicolas Varley (2 matches) 5/8 (62.50%)

Daniel Lowe (4 matches) 13/16 (81.25%)

Paul Kelly (6 matches) 15.5/24 (64.58%)

Steve Blewitt (4 matches) 9.5/16 (59.38%)

Ollie Willson (2 matches) 6/8 (75.00%)

Jim Wheeler (3 matches) 9.5/12 (79.17%)

Marc Bryant (2 matches) 5/8 (62.50%)

Adrian Cload (1 match) 2/4 (50.00%)


Winning team photo attached…


Maureen Charlesworth Chess Challenge

To celebrate Hastings Week there will be a chess tournament at the White Rock Hotel on Monday 8th 2018, 7:00PM

Aimed at casual players (those without an official chess grade or low grade).

Now in its 9th year, a popular tournament with trophies and cash prizes for juniors (below the age 14) and for seniors.

Each participant will play five games against different opponent with time controls roughly 12 mins each.

Entry fee payable on the night TBD but usually a very modest amount of a few pounds.

Contact 01424 728300 to pre-book or for more information.


Junior club returns this week

Wednesday 12th September 2018 sees the start of junior club for the new season.

For full details and how to join  please see our dedicated page.

*** New this year ***

In addition to our regular fun competitions, variants, prizes and entry into the Delancy chess challenge (the biggest chess tournament in the world), we will be entering a team in the Kent league (Intro Cup) where we will be inviting our more accomplished juniors to play for the club and town. Joining the English Chess Federation, in turn, and embarking on their journey to titles and greatness!

We are running two classes this term and next so we have plenty of space for new members.

No Junior Club this week

Due to unforeseen circumstances (England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup), Junior chess club will be cancelled this week 11th July 2018. The club will return and resume as normal the following week 18th July. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Good luck to England on Wednesday and we hope that the tactics and strategies they employ in their game as we do in ours work perfectly for them.

Come on England!