It has recently been reported and confirmed in the passing of Ken Lucas.
Ken has been a member of the club since the late seventies and in that time and held posts On the International Congress Committee and as club Secretary a job he did wonderfully this was probably because of his profession as a primary school deputy head At All Saints school ken also enjoyed opera and playing in weekend congresses.
Although not active in the club in the last few years as he devoted more time to his family, he had remained a member am sure that the membership and myself wish to offer their condolences to Kens family
Marc A Bryant
It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of William Stock
Bill as he was known had been a Kent and Rainham player for many years before moving to Hastings and was well known on the chess circuit although Bill could not be described as a strong player he was extremely solid at his own level and was hard to beat
On behalf of the club and myself I would like to extend my sympathies to Bills family
Marc A Bryant
Hastings and St leonards Chess Club
CAPLIN HASTINGS ALL-PLAY-ALL 0N-LINE TOURNAMENT
The Caplin Hastings On-line 11 round all-play-all tournament will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021 with a first prize of £1,200.
The fine list of players represents England’s leading grandmasters and masters :
GM Michael Adams, GM David Howell, GM Luke McShane, GM Gawain Jones. GM Nick Pert, IM Ameet Ghasi, GM Danny Gormally, GM Mark Hebden, GM Glenn Flear, GM Keith Arkell. Two qualifying places were offered to the Caplin British Championships and these went to IM Matthew Wadsworth and GM Matthew Turner who finished 3rd and 4th in the Championships.
Play will start at 13.00hrs each day with 6 rounds played on Saturday and 5 rounds on Sunday – This will be a rapid-play format (15 min+10sec. per player per round).
The commentary will be provided by the entertaining team GM Simon Williams and IM and WGM several times British Women’s Chess Champion Jovanka Houska.
Access to the commentary via Twitch.tv/gingergm
All games will be broadcast live at Chess 24 (with the GingerGM commentary) or Chessbomb.
Ongoing results will be updated here.
This promises to be an entertaining contest in the long tradition of Hastings Chess. The sponsor, Caplin Systems, is a fintech specialist in e-trading technology so this seems a very appropriate link between the sponsor and the event. Caplin has open positions in a number of departments and people seeking a career change are encouraged to look at www.caplin.com/business/careers.
Further information including will appear on the Hastings website hastingschess.com and for further information contact Pam Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org 07817 446070 or |Marc Bryant 01424 436313
All members please note
Once again due to government restrictions and Hastings being putted into tier three of them government restrictions
the chess club is now fully closed to be compliant with government restrictions once we come out of Tier three we will review the situation
Marc A Bryant
To all club members
Will members please note that due government rules due to the Corona virus the club will again be closed to members from the 5th of November
Anyone wishing to make a private visit must do so within government rules and in consultation with the chairman
Marc a Bryant
Please note that its recent committee meeting the committee have decided to finish the winter tournaments all games will need to be played by the 24 of December at which point winners will be declared based on games played and points scored
Due to the Corona virus players are not obligated to finish these games however the tournaments will finish on this date
Also please note any player wishing 2 to arrange a sixth player all play all may do so on any date in consultation with the chairman