:: Hastings 2003-2004

Round 1, 28.12.2003
Epishin - Lahno 1-0
Nielsen - Rowson 1/2
Kunte - Hebden 0-1
Conquest - Kotronias 1/2
Gormally - Cherniaev 0-1
Round 2, 29.12.2003
Kotronias - Gormally 1-0
Lahno - Cherniaev 1/2
Hebden - Conquest 1-0
Rowson - Kunte 1/2
Epishin - Nielsen 1/2
Round 3, 30.12.2003
Nielsen - Lahno
1-0
Kunte - Epishin 1/2
Conquest - Rowson
1/2
Gormally - Hebden 1-0
Cherniaev - Kotronias 0-1
Round 4, 31.12.2003
Lahno - Kotronias 1/2
Hebden - Cherniaev 1/2
Rowson - Gormally 1-0
Epishin - Conquest 1-0
Nielsen - Kunte 0-1 
Round 5, 01.01.2004
Kunte - Lahno 1/2
Conquest - Nielsen 1/2
Gormally - Epishin 1/2
Cherniaev - Rowson 1/2
Kotronias - Hebden 1/2 
Round 6, 02.01.2004
Lahno - Hebden 1-0
Rowson - Kotronias 1/2
Epishin - Cherniaev 1-0
Nielsen - Gormally 1/2
Kunte - Conquest 1/2
Round 7, 03.01.2004
Conquest - Lahno 1/2
Gormally - Kunte 1/2
Cherniaev - Nielsen 0-1
Kotronias - Epishin 1/2
Hebden - Rowson 0-1
Round 8, 04.01.2004
Lahno - Rowson 1/2
Epishin - Hebden 1/2
Nielsen - Kotronias 0-1
Kunte - Cherniaev 1-0
Conquest - Gormally 1-0
Round 9, 05.01.2004
Gormally - Lahno 1/2
Cherniaev - Conquest 1-0
Kotronias - Kunte 1/2
Hebden - Nielsen  1/2
Rowson - Epishin 1-0

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Vassilios Kotronias and Jonathan Rowson are the winners of Hastings 2003-2004. They share the 1st place with 6/9 pts.

Final Standings: 1. Kotronias, Vasilios g CYP 2626 6.0, 2. Rowson, Jonathan g SCO 2541 6.0, 3. Epishin, Vladimir g RUS 2658 5.5, 4. Kunte, Abhijit g IND 2535 5.0, 5. Nielsen, Peter Heine g DEN 2626 4.5, 6. Hebden, Mark g ENG 2560 4.0, 7. Lahno, Kateryna m UKR 2486 4.0, 8. Conquest, Stuart g ENG 2545 3.5, 9. Cherniaev, Alexander1 m RUS 2476 3.5, 10. Gormally, Daniel m ENG 2471 3.0

The 79th Hastings International Chess Congress took place at Horntye Park Sports Complex from 28th December 2003 to 6th January 2004.

The line-up for the Hastings Premier, the world’s longest-running international event is as follows: Alexander Cherniaev (Russia), Vladimir Epishin (Russia), Stuart Conquest, Danny Gormally, Mark Hebden (England), Vasilios Kotronias (Cyprus), Abhijit Kunte (India), Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine) who will celebrate her 14th birthday at the Drawing of Lots Ceremony on 27 December 2003 at Horntye Park Sports Centre, Peter Heine Nielsen (Denmark) and Jonathan Rowson (Scotland).
The average rating is 2554 making this much the strongest event in the English chess calendar.

Among those in the Challengers are Joanna Dworakowska, Bartosz and Monika Socko (Poland); Zahar Efinmenko, Gennadi Kuzmin,Petr Marusenko (Ukraine); Bogdan Lalic, Peter Wells (England) Steve Mannion, Colin McNab, John Shaw (Scotland).

As well as these top level events there will be many other tournaments for weaker players as well as evening events.
Further details: Con Power Tel: 01424 431970 power@hicc.demon.co.uk

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In the photo: (The Greek top GM Vassilios Kotronias in Hastings '03-'04)

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