Chess Club News Update

Chess Club has had a busy term with two main strands of activity:

The first was the Delancey ‘UK Chess Challenge for Schools’, which ran as a seven-week tournament, with students from Years 7 – 11 taking part. The final was an exciting game between Saswathi (Year 10) and Nivi (Year 9), and this was eventually a draw, so the tournament had two winners! It was harder on the younger students, frequently meeting more experienced players, but special credit goes to Riya and Sanvi (Year 7), who both played particularly well. It is hoped that some of the participants will go on to represent the school in area Megafinals, taking place in April and May.


The second strand of activity was the participation of students in the Online School’s Chess events. The Kendrick team have established themselves as a solid team in the Inter-Schools Battle, open to all schools across the country, and regularly come about halfway out of 30 to 40 teams. In the Girls schools only tournament, ‘ShePlaysToWin’, Team Kendrick convincingly won the last battle, and were only 1 point behind the winner in the previous tournament. Joanne (Year 9), Nidhi and Ananya (Year 8), Riya (Year 7) and Arushi (Sixth Form) have been some of the key members of the online team.

The club is open to everyone, from beginners to more competitive players, and the standard of chess improves significantly as more people play, so come and enjoy a game at Chess Club.