Sevenoaks Chess Club

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The history of Sevenoaks Chess Club goes back more than a century. Club records include a list of the winners of every Kent County Chess Association (“KCCA”) team tournament, members of the winning County Cup teams, and individual champions going back to 1890.

Tournament victories

Sevenoaks Chess Club Teams were winners of KCCA tournaments as follows:

Incidentally, a member of the winning County Cup team in 1958 is still playing for the club today!

Lord Dunsany

The following are excerpts from a Wikipedia article about Lord Dunsany:

Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 - 25 October 1957) was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays.

Dunsany was a keen chess player, set chess puzzles for journals including The Times (of London), played Capablanca to a draw (in a simultaneous exhibition), and also invented Dunsany's chess, an asymmetric chess variant that is notable for not involving any fairy pieces, unlike many variants that require the player to learn unconventional piece movements. He was president of both the Irish Chess Union and the Kent County Chess Association for some years, and of Sevenoaks Chess Club for 54 years.