• Short Summary

    CHESS MASTERS ASSEMBLED IN HASTINGS, IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE START OF AN INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS.

  • Description


    PLAYERS SEATED; SCOREBOARD; GAMES IN PROGRESS.




    Initials DHC/V/JH/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: CHESS MASTERS ASSEMBLED IN HASTINGS, IN THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE START OF AN INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS. THE CONGRESS WAS OPENED BY BRITISH TELEVISION COMMENTATOR AND JOURNALIST MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE.

    THE LADY MAYOR OF HASTINGS STARTED THE OPENING GAMES IN THE CONGRESS. PLAYERS INCLUDE MARK TAINANOV AND VASSILY SMYSLOV FROM THE SOVIET UNION, CENEK KOTTNAUER, RAYMOND KEENE, PETER CLARKE DANNY WRIGHT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, JAN SMEUKAL FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ROBERT HARTCOH OF HOLLAND, SVETOZAR CLITORIO OF YUGOSLAVIA, ROBERT HUBNER FROM WEST GERMANY AND RAAPHY PERSITZ FROM ISRAEL. THEY WILL PLAY FOR AN 840 POUNDS STERLING GOLD PREMIER'S TROPHY.

    THE CHRISTMAS CONGRESS AT HASTINGS HAS BEEN AN ANNUAL EVENT SINCE 1920. THE PREMIER'S TROPHY HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN WON BY A WORLD CHESS CHAMPION.

    THE CONGRESS WILL GO ON UNTIL JANUARY 9, 1969.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7GRMXFQY7L6MOWQCXSBIMVCGK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7GRMXFQY7L6MOWQCXSBIMVCGK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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