Fun and pizzas at the Friends & Family Tournament 2018

The KJCA Friends & Family tournament was held on Sunday 14th October 2018 at Sevenoaks Primary School. 

Hosted by GM Chris Ward, the event was a great combination of quality chess, friendships and tasty pizzas.

With five rounds of chess and the pairings arranged by GM Chris, there were lots of tense battles, fun games and inter-generational clashes.

This tournament is a team effort – with the best ‘adult’ score (age 14 and over) added to the best junior score (under 14). Teams compete for the KJCA Friends & Family trophy which goes back over twenty years.  

To add to the excitement, three of the higher graded players - Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson and Patrick Burns played two rounds against the outstanding skills of GM John Emms.

The best scoring junior on the day was Declan Dorman

The best scoring adult (14+) was Mikey Watson

There was a close competition for the overall trophy and it went down to a tense last game. 

However, the winners of the Friends & Family trophy for 2018 was the Dorman Family.  

Congratulations to Gary, Jenny, Orla and Declan for their great chess on the day. 

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it such a fun event and a great introduction to new players and parents. 

The success of the day was down to GM Chris Ward for expertly hosting the tournament and GM John Emms for playing, adding up the final scores and his overall support for the event.   

Thanks also go to all our KJCA volunteers who work in the background to ensure that events and tournaments can go ahead and that the day runs smoothly.

Finally, thanks also go to Sevenoaks Primary school for use of their fantastic new school venue.