On Thursday 18 June Whitgift chess player, Nour Ajili was part of a Kent county team ‘Kent KJCA Kestrels’ who won the final of The Junior Four Nations Chess League. The tournament has around 120 teams involved according to the English Chess Federation.
Nour was one of the most sought squad members: he played every single group round (8 rounds; two games per round), the Semi Final and the Final. Out of 20 games, Nour won 17 of these, one draw and just two losses scoring an excellent 17.5 points out of 20.
Nour has been playing with the Kent Chess Teams for many years and has represented Kent in many junior teams in the past. He also recently obtained Level 5 (the highest grade) with distinction in the Institute of Chess examinations.
The Chess Society have now started using lichess.com to run weekly virtual tournaments in order to run the Society. Nour and a few other will be taking part in an inter-schools fortnightly virtual ‘battle’ competition against other schools coordinated by Wilsons School.