Welcome

Do come and play at one of the most active and generally successful chess clubs in Kent! We have now won every cup from the County Cup down to the Intro Cup (as have Petts Wood).

Recent successes include:
2013 Maidstone I won the County Cup (for the sixteenth time) & Maidstone V won the Harvey Cup (for the fourth time)
2016 Maidstone IV won the Harvey Cup (for the fifth time)
2018 Maidstone VIII won the Intro Cup (for the first time)

We meet Wednesday evenings in Meeting Room 1 from 19:30hrs at the Maidstone Leisure Centre (Mote Park, Willow Way, Maidstone, ME15 7RN). You will find players at every level. Every week you can meet opponents for serious games and/or quick, casual games. There are club competitions, at both normal and rapid play, running throughout the year. You can join one of the teams (we have teams in all 7 Kent league divisions (County Cup, Lewis Cup, Stevenson Cup, En Passant Cup, Harvey Cup, Tom Fuller Cup & Intro Cup) and in national events), get advice on how to improve your game, or simply kibitz and chat! Juniors are very welcome. For more information ring Bob Lane on 01795 842331 or David Heath on 01622 741758 or email David Heath at davidheath11@talktalk.net or simply come along on any Wednesday evening. (Please note - when using the "How to find us" link on the right - that the entrance to the Leisure Centre is off the double roundabout in Willow Way opposite Upper Road).


A large car park is available, which is free of charge to all customers of Maidstone Leisure Centre, but note that users will need to register their car on a console to park for longer than 3 hours.


Players Trophy 2021/22 - Rounds 1 & 2

Round 1 was played on Wednesday 27 October 2021. Results as follows:

Luke Kyte  0 1 Cliff Chandler
David Munford 0 1 Neil Williams
Rebecca Rutter 0 1 Cristian Ilinca
David Heath 1 0 Jacob Fitzgerald
Chris Wise 0 1 Barry Beavis
Bob Lane 1 0 Martyn Stevens
Alan Riddoch 0 1 Dean Patience 

Round 2 to be played on Wednesday 26 January 2022. Draw as follows:

Cliff Chandler v Bob Lane 
Cristian Ilinca v Neil Williams
Dean Patience v David Heath 
  Barry Beavis v David Munford 
Jacob Fitzgerald v Alan Riddoch
Chris Wise v Luke Kyte
Martyn Stevens v Rebecca Rutter
 
Round 3 to be played on Wednesday 23 February 2022



Round 4 to be played on Wednesday 23 March 2022



Round 5 to be played on Wednesday 4 May 2022
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Intro match v Medway 3

On Wednesday 8 December 21 we played a home Intro Cup match v Medway 3, winning 4-0.

Maidstone v Medway 3

1550 Luke Kyte 1 0 Roger House 1428
1200 Jacob Fitxgerald 1 0 David Langford 1315
1218 Rebecca Rutter 1 0 Annant Gautam 1200
1128 Dean Patience 1 0 Alan Evans 1098

Tom Fuller match - Maidstone v Medway

On Wednesday 1 December 2021 we played an away Tom Fuller match v Medway, winning 1-3.

Medway v Maidstone 

1660 Paul Shevlane 0 1 Alan Riddoch 1705
1578 Prabhath Amarasinghe 0 1 Luke Kyte 1100
1401 Isaac Oluwole 1 0 Petko Kunev 1473
1308 Danny Gavigan 0 1 Jacob Fitzgerald 1200

County/Lewis match v Rainham

On Wednesday 24 November 2021 we played an away combined County/Lewis Cup match v Rainham, drawing 3-3.

Rainham v Maidstone

2358 Martin Taylor  ½ ½ Cliff Chandler 2298
1975 David Barnes ½ ½ David Munford 1953
1945 Keith Nevols 0 1 George Hollands 1947
1840 Keith Hyde ½ ½ Bob Lane 1774
1848 Andy Waters ½ ½ Neil Williams 1550
1608 Robert Springett 1 0 Luke Kyte 1550 


Tom Fuller match v Medway

On Wednesday 17 November 2021 we played a home Tom Fuller Cup match v Medway, winning 3½-½.
 
Maidstone v Medway

1705 Alan Riddoch 1 0 Paul Shevlane 1660
1550 Luke Kyte ½ ½ Prabhath Amarasinghe 1578
1473 Petko Kunev 1 0 Isaac Oluwole 1420
1200 Jacob Fitzgerald 1 0 Danny Gavigan 1308
 

Tom Fuller match v Weald of Kent

On Monday 8 November 2021 we played an away Tom Fuller Cup match v Weald of Kent, winning 1-3.

Weald of Kent v Maidstone

1200 Tom Dooley 0 1 Alan Riddoch 1705
1200 Mark Horner 1 0 Petko Kunev 1473
Default 0 1 Luke Kyte 1550
Default 0 1 Jacob Fitzgerald 1200

Intro match v Medway 3

On Wednesday 3 November 2021 we played an away Intro Cup match v Medway 3, winning 1½-2½.

Medway 3 v Maidstone

  1315 David Langford ½ ½ Neil Williams 1200
1200 Annant Gautan 0 1 Luke Kyte 1000
1000 Tariq Chaudry 1 0 Rebecca Rutter 1218
1000 John Hanman 0 1 Jacob Fitzgerald 1200