The Mayor (Cllr. Maureen Charlesworth) and Hastings MP (Michael Foster)
make the opening move for Vladimir Georgiev against Florian Dinger.
Grandmaster Vadim Malakhatko representing Belgium playing German
master Sebastian Bogner of Germany on board 1
Stewart Reuben making the announcements at the Opening
David Welsh making the announcements at the Opening Ceremony
Grandmaster Stuart Conquest and International Master Yochanan Afex
Ukranian Master Petr Marusenko
Hebden and Malakhatko starting their game.
The Pairs Tournament at the Pig in Paradise. Joint winners IM
Thomas Rendle and ex-professional snooker player Steve Rush.
On Wednesday 2nd January the annual chess quiz was held at the Pig in Paradise. Publicity
Officer, Pam Thomas, presents the winning pair (James Mansson and Petr Marusenko) with their prize.
The start of Steve Rush's snooker exhibition. Here he is ready to
take on the challenge of Grandmaster Gawain Jones (Steve is an ex-snooker professional and a regular player at the Congress and has been giving these exhibitions for some years)
Gawain Jones lines up a red.
Mark Hebden lines up a shot.
Danny Gormally sets the balls up for a new game.
Simon Williams - Vadim Malakhatko
Mark Hebden- Nidjat Mamedov
Hastings Club member Rasa Norinkeviciute (Federation: Lithuania) waiting to play Rhys Cumming
of Crowborough Chess Club
Mamedov - Chatalbashev in Round 9 of the Masters
Start of the Weekend Congress on Saturday 5th January
The playing hall pictured from the balcony
Malakhatko - Pavlovic
All quiet in the hall - The lull ....
before the storm
Round 10 Mamedov v Malakhatko
Jones receiving =4th prize from Hastings & Rye MP Michael Foster
Hustwayte presenting prize for performance against rating to
(Hastings) receiving prize for New Year "C" from Gerry Walsh
Flear receiving = 4th prize from MP Hastings & Rye Michael
Chairman Hastings International Chess Congress presenting prize to
J.Brustkern winner Christmas AM "A"
Flear giving speech on behalf of players + S.Reuben, G.Walsh
Maureen Charlesworth Mayor of Hastings presenting Golombek Trophy winners V.Malakhatko (Bel)
N.Mamedev (Aze) V.Neverov(Ukr)
Williams achieved GM title subject to FIDE ratification v. Vadim