Final Crosstables and Prizewinners for this weekend, 28 Feb to 1 March

Congratulations to Akshaya Kalaiyalahan who won the U2200 with a fine score of 4/5, winning £150.00.  She was closely followed by Mustapha Othman, Jonathan Wells and Simon Wilks on 3.5/5 who won £27.00 each.  The rating prize was won by Freddie Hand on tiebreak, for his score of 3/5 - he won £50.00.

Under 2200 Section

In the Under 1900 Seb Taylor played superbly to win with 4.5/5 in his first FIDE rated event, and took home £150.00.  French guest Didier Paon from Normandy was also unbeaten and placed second with 4/5 and won £80.00.  The rating prize of £50.00 was taken by Amardip Ahluwalia on 3.5/5.

Under 1900 Section

Last but certainly not least the ECF graded section was topped jointly by Sam Duthie and John Macdonald with 4/5 - they won £75.00 each.  A grading prize of £40.00 was split between Warren Peel and Adam Rifat for 3/5.  Well done everyone!

Under 120 Section

Bexhill Congress, 28 February 2015

A New Venue for the 4th Congress

The tournament is being held at the St John’s Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Bexhill, TN39 3PD - very near to the sea and the rail station!

Final Results and Prizewinners of Bexhill Congress 28-29 June 2014

The third Bexhill Chess Congress took place last weekend at the Parkhurst Hall. A convivial atmosphere brought the best out of the twenty-four players, most of whom stayed in local hotels and enjoyed our range of restaurants during their time away from the board. 

The winners were John Sugden, a stalwart member of the Hastings and St Leonards Chess Club and Bexhill resident, and Oliver Finnegan, who travelled daily to Bexhill from London. 

2nd Bexhill Chess Congress, 28-29 June 2014

The organisers are planning another event later this year. The chess arbiters were Adam Raoof, representing the international FIDE association, and Geoff Gammon, of the English Chess Federation.
U2200 Crosstable

U1900 Crosstable

1st U2200: John Sugden 3.5/5£150.00
2nd= U2200: Francis Rayner 3/5£40.00
2nd= U2200: Jonathan Wells 3/5£40.00
1st U1900: Oliver Finnegan 4.5/5£150.00
2nd U1900: David Heath 4/5£80.00
Rating: Henry Cove 3/5£50.00

Cheap Travel Options to Bexhill

Bexhill Chess Congress, 22-23 March 2014
Bexhill Chess Congress, 22-23 March 2014 (Photo credit: JustABoy)
Travel by Southern Rail from London Victoria to Bexhill.

Rail tickets currently available online from Southern from £13 return, travelling from London early Saturday morning, returning Sunday evening.

Also from £16 return, travelling out from London on Friday evening and returning to London on Sunday evening.

Journey times around 1 hour 50 minutes.

Book as early as possible to ensure these very cheap tickets!
Also day returns on both tournament days from £13, but early booking is essential!

Parkhurst Hall is a pleasant ten minute stroll from Bexhill railway station through the town centre.
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14 Reasons to come to Bexhill Congress for the weekend!

English: De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill The newl...
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Cheap day returns from London stations.

2. A half point bye in round one if you can't make it in time for the first game.

3. Just five minutes walk from the station at Bexhill, and all downhill!

4. 10% off your bill at the Trattoria Italiano on the sea front!

5. On a sunny day where better to be, than by the sea?

6. Three sections, all graded by the English Chess Federation.

7. Visit the De La Warr Pavilion, a modernist icon.

8. Walk the same streets as Eddie Izzard.

9. The best fish and chips on the Sunshine Coast.

10. A good value cafe producing tasty food.

11.  Ice cream on the prom.

12. Visit the Sovereign Light Cafe, as in the song by Keane.

13. Play one of your best ever chess games?

14. A chess bookshop.
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Eating in Bexhill

10% off your bill at this fantastic local restaurant on the sea front!  Tried and tested by arbiters and players ;-)

"Trattoria Italiana is a family-run business which was established in Bexhill-on-Sea during 2004. Our restaurants have grown from strength to strength providing good quality and authentic Italian food. 

Our business has a great long-standing team of people, all dedicated to giving all of our customers a great Italian experience. Come and enjoy the warmth of Italian hospitality with great Italian food. 

At Trattoria Italiana we have an extensive menu ranging from traditional italian pastas and pizzas to fantastic fish and meat dishes. 

Both of our restaurants pride themselves on their excellent value two-course set lunch which is priced at £7.95 and changes weekly. This menu offers a choice of three starters and three main courses which always includes a meat, fish and vegetarian option."