THE 87TH HASTINGS INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS will take place at Horntye Park Sports Complex from 28th December 2011 to 5th January 2012.
Hastings Borough Council has generously agreed to continue its sponsorship of the event despite facing significant cuts. However, funding to the Congress will be cut by 10% in line with all major events sponsored by the Borough Council. Additional most valuable support will once again come from the White Rock Hotel and the Lansdowne and Chatsworth Hotels, KC Computers, the Pig in Paradise and Orion Energy. In addition, Horntye Park has generously reduced its hire charges for the superb venue.
The Congress will include tournaments for all levels of player, from international grandmasters to local enthusiasts. A selection of Masters games will be broadcast live throughout the event and there will be a commentary covering top games each afternoon. Visitors are welcome and admission is free to spectators. Further information will be appearing regularly and the entry form is currently in preparation.
Although the Congress will take place again this year, the organisers face a hard task working with a reduced budget and increased charges.
Efforts are being made to secure additional funding from the local business community as the Congress brings valuable income to Hastings each year. The hospitality sector already provides a valuable contribution and further help is offered. Meanwhile the search continues for a major commercial sponsorship. For further information about the sponsorship opportunities offered by the Congress please contact …
For further information contact:
Pam Thomas, PR Officer