The Kent Under-160 team were back in action against Surrey at the weekend, with Sidcup’s Gary Sharp representing the County. Gary was paired with Michael Gunn. Michael is the closest thing we have to Chess Royalty – he is currently the Non-Executive Chairman and Acting-CEO of the English Chess Federation. But the presence of aristocracy had no effect on Gary who soon had his opponent in trouble and helped Kent to a comfortable victory by 9½ – 6½, leaving them top-of-the-table with a 100% record of three wins from three matches.
In other news, last weekend, Lee Brockwell (captain of the Sidcup 3 side in the Fuller Cup) made his debut for Kent’s Under-100s. Although Lee won his game, it wasn’t quite enough as Kent slid to a narrow 5½ – 6½ defeat at the hands of Surrey.