One of our most exciting wins of the season was when the third team won their Intro Cup game at Maidstone. Our top board Constantine Tucker (117) was strongly outranked by his opponent and ex-Medway player Max Garnero (149). Despite this he won after enduring much pressure. In the position (left) Constantine (white) counter attacked with 29. h4 and Max blundered with 29 ... Qh5. After 30. c8=Q, the game continued for several more moves but the result was in no doubt. Well done Constantine on a fine win!
Our two latest games saw both the first team and the fourth team lose their respective semi-finals. In the Harvey Cup against Chiselhurst, Paul Foster's team completed an unbeaten season by drawing their semi-final match but were eliminated on the
tie break rule of 'Board Count'.
Our fourth team lost 3-1 to Charlton
in the Intro Cup.
However, our growing membership leaves us well placed to go further next year.
Our second team suffered a disappointing defeat in their final game of the Tom Fuller Cup against Maidstone who leap over us to take the second qualifying spot behind Swale.
A valiant win in the third team's last game of the Intro Cup was not quite enough to secure second place in the Intro Cup being squeezed out on the chess equivalent of goal difference.
The season is nearing its end but the fourth team have drawn Charlton at home in their Intro Cup semi-final.
We play casual chess from 8pm to 10pm on most Mondays. Visitors can come and go at any time during these evenings. Your first visit is always free and if you decide to join we can discuss the cost of membership with you.
On match nights the club is still open as usual but all visitors need to respect the 'quiet play only' rule that applies during matches.
Almost all our home matches have now been played so now is a great time to come along, meet our players and enjoy a game or two of chess. Your first visit is free and if you decide to become a member we can let you know the cost. Enthusiasts of any playing standard are welcome at this club!
The club is CLOSED on Monday May 7th and resumes on Monday May 14th. It will also be closed on Monday May 28th.
The season is now over but we will continue to meet through the summer and will soon be taking part in the informal Summer Quickplay Tournament. Details to follow soon.
We meet on a Monday at 8pm (except Bank Holidays). Your first visit is always free!
Why not come and join us
We all take chess seriously ...
but there is always time for fun!
Our members include men and women,
both young and old!