89th Hastings International Chess Congress
Monday, 02 September 2013 00:15
The future of the Hastings International Chess Congress is assured for another year thanks to the support of Hastings Borough Council. At a meeting on 2nd March 2013, it was confirmed that the Borough Council would once again sponsor the event.
Dates for a 9-round Masters Tournament were set from 28th December 2013 to 5th January 2014. During this period there would also be a 4-round Christmas Tournament, 5-round New Year Morning and New Year Afternoon events as well as the 31st Hastings Weekend congress.
This event will provide opportunities to qualify for titles and for the FIDE Rating List.
Rate of Play: 40 moves in 100 minutes, followed by 20 moves in 50 minutes, followed by all the moves in 15 minutes, with the addition of 30 seconds for each move from the start.
Prizes: £2000, £1200, £750, £500, £350, £250, £200, plus Horntye Best Game Prize + trophy.
The winner will hold the Golombek Trophy for one year.
Plus £200 each for:
The highest placed female player.
The highest placed player who is neither a GM nor IM.
Best relative FIDE rating performance by a player rated under 2200.
The three highest placed eligible players not already qualified will be entitled to play in the British Championship 2014.
GM Chris Ward will provide commentaries on the games in progress, starting at 14.45 each afternoon.
Congress website: www.hastingschess.com