I would like to thank you all for playing in the quick play tournament. I would like to thank the team members: Paul Jeffery , William Walshe , Dominik Swiatkowski, Nicoleta Chiriac , Tariq Chaudry and Roger House. We all played very well in the group stages. - Aram Swiatkowski ( Team Captain )
In the final the team made a huge comeback win from 6-2 down against a 2000+ average rating team
The team won a DGT Clock, the prize for the winning club was presented by Alan Henreck.
' Congratulations to Medway on winning this year's competition. I was then pleased to present their captain with the DGT clock' - Alan Henreck
4th December 2023
Medway v Charlton
Round 1 1-3
Round 2 1-3
Round 3 3.5-5
Round 4 2.5 - 1.5
Total 8 - 8
Tiebreak is board 1 score x 4
Board 2 x 3
Board 3 x 2
Board 4 x 1
Winning by a total of 1 tie break point 🏆
Medway won by the narrow margin 20-19
Medway Chess Club campaigns for more to take up the sport. What an absolutely fantastic day it was when Bartholomew Hall, the renowned producer and presenter of 'Invicta Sport' on KMTV Kent, visited our club on August 30th, 2023! 🎥🌟
The filming went smoothly, and we can't thank Bartholomew enough for his outstanding work. He is not only a talented professional but also a welcomed guest at our club anytime this season.
Thank you to all the members that attended and helped contribute to a wonderful evening
🙌 The final feature is nothing short of AMAZING!
Invicta Sport - Monday 4th September 2023
15m 10 sec in the feature starts
The president presented winners medals to Paul Jeffery, winner of the Alan Evans trophy,
and to all members of the successful Intro Cup Team. Each member was warmly applauded
as they received their winner’s medal.
Rupa Sen, from Medway Diversity Forum: https://www.medwaydiversityforum.co.uk/ on behalf of the forum, had donated £175 to the club for which she was warmly applauded.
Congratulations to Aram Swiatkowski for guiding his team through to the semi final of the Summer Quickplay Tournament where they will face Hastings.
Following discussions between the President, Secretary & Senior Members it was agreed that Jedda Taylor should be made a Lifelong Honorary Member of the club. This meant that no subscription fees would ever be required in future but primarily was intended as recognition of everything that Jedda had done for the club.
League Teams 2023/24
A strong and healthy discussion took place about the number of teams Medway should enter for next season and what competitions they should be entered into. It was resolved that the club should expand to six teams as listed below (captains in brackets), and entered into the following competitions:-
This should allow all new and existing players to obtain valuable match experience !
Thank you, we are looking forward to an even more exciting season ahead !