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Upcoming Events

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016  
KJCA Friends and Family Tournament (16 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Friends and Family
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016  
KJCA Grand Prix 1 2016/17 (10 entries) 
Venue: The Judd  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Friday, September 30, 2016  
ChessKid Membership (7 entries) 
Event Type: Online ChessClub

Recent Results

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Sunday, June 12, 2016 - Sunday, June 12, 2016  
KJCA Grand Prix 8 2015/16 (The Final) (Crosstabs)
Venue: Newstead Wood  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016  
KJCA Grand Prix 7 2015/16 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, March 6, 2016 - Sunday, March 6, 2016  
KJCA Grand Prix 6 2015/16 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Schools at Somerhill  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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ACES Grand Master Junior Training Day

17 August 2016 at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham

GM Chris Ward will head a group of four coaches which will work with small groups of children to improve their chess awareness and skill in a fun environment.
We aim for small groups of about 10 so that we can dedicate enough attention to everyone, from experienced county players to beginners. Children will be divided in four skill groups according to ECF rating and chess experience. 
It is important to place the children in the right skill group to make sure they receive coaching at the appropriate level.
The groups are formed according to the following guidelines:
The top group would be appropriate for children who regularly play at county and national level, in junior and adult events, with a rating generally above ECF 120
The second group is for children who play tournament chess regularly at county level with the occasional foray into national and adult events, with a rating between ECF 80 and ECF 120.
The third group is reserved for children who have started playing tournament chess or are about to; they would already know all the moves and have a sound understanding of basic tactics and endgames. Their rating is usually in the range between 40 and 80 ECF.
Finally, our fourth group is for children who are learning to play chess and need help to refresh and understand basic tactics, endgame play and opening principles.
Please make sure you inform us of your child chess rating or experience when booking.

Numbers are limited, to book a place for your child, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grand-master-junior-chess-training-camp-tickets-26930457724

2015-16 GP tables and season winners

The 2015-16 season has been fun and exciting, with a record number of children participating in the KJCA tournaments throughout the season. 

Congratulations to the leaders of the GP tables for this season. They all played consistently good chess and gained success throughout the season, the winners of each sections were:  

U9: James Merriman,  U11: Charlie Metcalfe, U14: Anantha Anilkumar and U18: Andrew Ng Chen Lok. The winning primary school was Claremont Primary and winning secondary school, St Olave’s Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on: http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=GPTables

As GP8 was the season final, there were also trophies for those with the highest overall GP score in each age group and loyalty awards for those players attending all the tournaments throughout the year. 

Other young players got well-deserved chess medals and we hope that everyone enjoyed the day and was inspired to continue playing in the Kent junior chess tournaments.

If you would like to see more photos please go to our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/

Please remember that KJCA is run by volunteers to ensure all our children enjoy local chess tournaments, coaching days and opportunities to represent Kent and play in national competition.

We are always looking for more help, particularly with catering, equipment and setting up tournaments. If you would like to get involved, please do contact jowildman@hotmail.com, or speak to one of the helpers at the next event, and we can chat about how you can be part of our team.

The 2016-17 season beings in September 2016 with both a fun ‘friends & family’ event and GP1. As soon as the details are confirmed the events will be uploaded onto the website for registration.

Wishing all our young chess players and their families a great summer and lots of luck to any of the Kent juniors who are participating in national chess events over the summer, we look forward to reporting on future successes.

GP8 at Newstead Woods

 GP8, the 2015-16 season final, was held at Newstead Woods school on Sunday 12th June 2016.

More than 120 players attending the event and a big thank you to everyone who came along and made it a great day. GP8 is both a stand-alone event and the last tournament of the season, with results going towards the overall GP tables for the 2015-16 season.

On the day the winners for GP8 were as follows:  

U9: 1st Nour Ajili (6/6), 2nd equal Ishaan Arya, Lucas Downing, Danny Oprea and Harry Chadhury (5/6)

U11: 1st equal Kimball Catling and Arthur Chikovsky (5/6) 3rd Kyle Karaman (4.5/6)

U14: 1st Alexander Levin (5/5), 2nd equal Theo Lawson and Logan Fear (4/5)

U18: 1st equal Anantha Anilkumar, Viktor Jamroz, Andrew Ng Chen Lok and Rajeiv Ratnesan (3.5/5)

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was The Pointers School and the best scoring secondary school was St Olave’s grammar. To see all the results and crosstabs from the day go to: http://www.kjca.org/result/121

Well done to everyone who played, it was great to see everyone enjoying their chess and having a fun day with their friends.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and to Newstead Woods school for the venue.

Breaking News - Success for Kent Juniors at the European Schools' Chess Championships 2016

Congratulations to Kent juniors, Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma and Charlie Metcalfe for their fantastic results at the European Schools Chess Championships 2016 held in Halkidiki, Greece over the last ten days.

The championships finished today (Saturday 25th June) and the three Kent players did very well.

In the U7 boys section, Shreyas achieved overall second place and a silver trophy with a very impressive score of 7/9

Shlok played in the same section and came 5th overall with 5.5/9.

Charlie played in the U11 boys section and finished with a strong 4.5/9.

These are fantastic results for all three players at their first international tournament representing England Juniors.

Also, well done to all the young chess players representing England from different parts of the country, to the coaches who travelled with the team and also to Simon Metcalfe for all his hard work as Head of Delegation.

More details to follow when Simon and the boys return from Greece.

GP7 at Bromley High School

GP7 was held at Bromley High School on Sunday 15th May 2016. A big thanks to all players, parents and carers who came along.

The top three in each section were as follows:

U9: 1st Aleksander Gos (6/6), 2nd equal Harry Saddington, Herb Balaam, Dmitry Belousov and Edward Ellam (5/6)


U11: 1st Jack Chaudhury (5.5/6) 2nd Suriya Velayudham (5/6), 3rd Stakhey Sedykh, (4.5/6)


U14: 1st Ciaran Brightley-Davies (5/5), 2nd equal Viktor Jamroz, James Merriman and Logan Fear (4/5)


U18: 1st Jacob Watson (4/5), 2nd equal Aurideep Nayak and Andrew Ng (3/5)


The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was The Pointers School and the best scoring secondary school was Knole Academy. To see all the results and crosstabs from the day go


If you would like to see more photos of our prizewinners, please see our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/

Well done to everyone who played, it was great to see everyone enjoying their chess and having a fun day with their friends.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and especially to Bromley High School, a great new venue for KJCA.

Our next Grand Prix, GP8 will be held on 12th June at Newstead Woods in Orpington. This event is both a stand-alone tournament, with the usual prizes for each section, and is also the GP Final for the 2015-16 season.  If you have been to at least four GPs during the season and also play at the final, you will qualify for an end of season award.

We are expecting large number at GP8, so please enter as early as you can at: http://www.kjca.org/event/121

The 2015-16 season has been fun and exciting so far, and the current leaders of our GP tables (after 7 tournaments) are:

U9: James Merriman

U11: Charlie Metcalfe

U14: Anantha Anilkumar

U18: Alexander Selway

Primary: Claremont Primary

Secondary: St Olave’s Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on: http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=GPTables

Please remember that KJCA is run by volunteers to ensure all our children enjoy local chess tournaments, coaching days and opportunities to represent Kent and play in national competition.

We are always looking for more help, particularly with catering, equipment and setting up tournaments. If you would like to get involved, please do contact jowildman@hotmail.com, or speak to one of the helpers at the next event, and we can chat about how you can be part of our team.

Looking forward to see you all on 12th June.