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Children challenge Chairman at chess

Discussion in 'Eynsford' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Sep 10, 2013. Replies: 0 | Views: 1267

  1. Several children are to simultaneously challenge Council Chairman Cllr Alan Pett at chess, in a match where the outcome is far from black and white.


    Members of Eynsford with Farningham and Lullingstone Chess Club will unite to take on former county-standard player Cllr Pett at a regular club night on Friday 20 September, from 6pm to 7.15pm.

    With many club members attending Anthony Roper Primary School, EFL Chess Club is making a knightly effort to get children playing chess from a young age.

    As well as gaining great enjoyment from it, chess also has the added benefit of developing a child’s mind and potentially improving academic performance.

    Members William Gough, Sam Lewington and Alex Levin, all eight years old, have recently made the club proud by reaching the gigafinals of the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, representing Kent at a county level.

    Nine year old Freddie Rogers has also proven his chess skills by managing to reach the megafinals of the same challenge. All of these children and more will be taking up the challenge to take on Cllr Pett.


    Cllr Pett is guesting at this regular club night to help support the club, and says:

    Rev Gary Owen, who runs EFL Chess Club, adds:
    This event will take place in the Olive Seal Hall, Pollyhaugh, Eynsford, DA4 0HF.

    Sevenoaks DC News

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