Gawain Jones Wins Hastings Masters
The 88th edition of the Hastings International Congress took place from 28 Dec 2012 - 5 Jan 2013.
The historic town of Hastings on the southern coast of England has hosted chess tournaments for over a century, most famously the 1895 Hastings tournament which is regarded as one of the strongest tournaments ever held.
The main 'Masters' competition was a 10-round Swiss event and Gawain Jones of England finished in first place with an undefeated 7½/10, with eight players just half a point behind.
Jones' crucial victory came in the penultimate round in a hard-fought endgame struggle.
The top finishers in the 2012/13 Hastings Masters
|1||Jones, Gawain C B||ENG||2644||7½|
|7||Gretarsson, Hjorvar Steinn||ISL||2516||7|
|10||Alsina Leal, Daniel||ESP||2511||6½|
|13||Ashton, Adam G||ENG||2366||6½|
|14||Burns-Mannion, Stephen R||SCO||2351||6½|
|15||Knott, Simon J B||ENG||2325||6½|
Hastings 2012/12 Masters Champion Gawain Jones