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Ken Lucas

 

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

Chairman

May 17 the club will now partially reopen

Following the government’s announcement of the lifting of some restrictions on May 17 the club will now partially  reopen any member wishing to visit the club should do so on request to the chairman 01424436313 Email bryant8830@yahoo.co.uk as legally we are still restricted to six people from two households therefore the club will remain locked unless there is a request to open it is hoped that the club will fully reopen on June 21 following the final lifting of restrictions

Marc A Bryant

Chairman

William Stock

William Stock

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

Chairman

Hastings and St leonards Chess Club

Rush Cup 2019/2020

Rush Cup 2019/2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 J.Worsley 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 6+
2 G.Chandler 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6-
3 A.Lebedev 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
4 J.Pentney 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
5 C.Parry 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
6 B.Jack 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
7 H.Stephens 0 0 1 1 0 2
8 L.Steuart 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

VV

Pelton Cup 2019/2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 A.Cload  xxx 0 1 0 1 1  1 4
2 M.Fletcher 1  xxx 1 0 1 0.5 3.5
3 A.Pontonutti 0  xxx 0.5 1 1 1 3.5
4 K.Hossack 0 0.5  xxxx 1 1 1 3.5
5 M.Woodhams 1  xxx 1 1 3
6 D.Cosens 0 1  xxx  1 1 3
7 R.Richardson 0.5 0 0  0  xxx 1 1.5
8 W.Cobb 0 0 0  xxx 0
9 P.Tournier 0 0 0 xxx 0
 1 0 U.Jozwick  0 0 0 0 0  xxx 0

Championship 2019/2020

Championship 2019/2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 D.Lowe  xxx 0.5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5
2 R.Norinkevciute  xxx 0 0.5 1 1 1 1 4.5
3 B.Cafferty 0.5  xxx 0.5 0 1 1 1 4
4 J.Wheeler 0 0.5  xxx 1 0.5 0 0.5 1 3.5
5 H.Tebbs 0 1 1  xxx 0.5 1 3.5
6 A.Pickersgill 0.5 0 0.5  xxx 0.5 0.5 2
7 F.Rayner 0 0 0.5 0.5  xxx 1 2
8 B.Ruane 0 0 0 1 0.5 0  xxx 1.5
9 S.Blewitt 0 0 0 0.5  xxx 0.5 1
10 M.Bryant 0 0 0 0 0 0.5  xxx 0.5

CAPLIN HASTINGS ALL-PLAY-ALL 0N-LINE TOURNAMENT

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 pae123@aol.com 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

Chairman

closed to members

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
Chairman

2019/20 Winter Tournaments

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