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Upcoming Events

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Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019  
KJCA GP3 2019-20 (75 entries) 
Venue: Bullers Wood School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Saturday, January 11, 2020  
KJCA GP4 2019-20 (6 entries) 
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, January 19, 2020  
Single Day CD3 (3 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Single Day

Recent Results

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Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Sunday, October 27, 2019  
KJCA GP2 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Chislehurst Girls School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - Saturday, September 28, 2019  
KJCA GP1 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Tonbridge Grammar  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - Sunday, September 15, 2019  
Friends & Family 2019
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Friends and Family

News

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All go for the new season with GP1 at Tonbridge Grammar

The first KJCA tournament of the chess season was held on Saturday 28th September at Tonbridge Grammar School.  

This event is also a London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) qualifier and so we had lots of strong competition across the younger sections of U8, U10 and U12. 

Also good to see our older players in the U18 minor and major sections where we changed to six rounds and new time-controls in order to bring into line with other junior rapidplay tournaments.  

The prizewinners in each section were:



 

KJCA AGM - Sunday 10th November at Sevenoaks primary school

Kent Junior Chess Association, Annual General Meeting

Sunday, 10th November 2019 at 1.30pm  (during CD2)
At: Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LB


We are pleased to announce that the KJCA AGM will be held at 1.30pm on Sunday 10th November 2019. This will be  during our coaching day 2 which is being held at Sevenoaks Primary School. 

KJCA provides first class regular tournaments and coaching days in Kent and South East London. We also have a long and proud history of success at county team events, winning many national titles across all junior age groups. Many Kent juniors also go on to achieve great individual success at national events such as the British Chess Championships and are also selected to represent England juniors at International tournaments. 

The KJCA is run by a voluntary committee and relies on the dedication of parents and volunteers. 

If you are able to give some of your time, even if it is just for a few hours at the various KJCA events, it is very much appreciated and will help us to provide chess opportunities for children and young people.  

Please do let us know on secretary@kjca.org or come along to the AGM to find out more. 

Dates for your diary: GP Tournament dates for 2019-20 Season

Please see the dates and venues for our KJCA tournaments for the 2019-20 season.

All at KJCA are looking forward to welcome everyone to all our events throughout the new season and if any parents or carers are keen to get more involved, please do contact us. 


GP1: Saturday 28th September, 2019

Tonbridge Grammar School - Deakin Leas, Tonbridge TN9 2JR

  

GP2:  Sunday 27st October 2019

Chislehurst Girls School - Beaverwood Rd, Chislehurst BR7 6HE

 

GP3: Sunday 17th November 2019

Bullers Wood School - St Nicolas Ln, Logs Hill, Chislehurst BR7 5LJ

 

GP4: Saturday 11th January 2020

Cornwallis Academy - Hubbards La, Maidstone ME17 4HX

 

GP5: Sunday 16th February 2020

Sevenoaks School - High St, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU

 

GP6: Sunday 8th March 2019

Hayesbrook School - Brook St, Tonbridge TN9 2PH


GP7:  Sunday 26th April 2020

Dulwich College - Dulwich Common, Dulwich  SE21 7LD

 

GP8: Sunday 7th June 2019 (..to be confirmed)

Bromley High School - Blackbrook Lane, Bromley BR1 2TW

 

If you feel your school, college or other venue might be able to host future KJCA events please contact us on:  secretary@kjca.org or speak to one of our volunteers at our events.  

Dates for your diary: KJCA Coaching Days 2019-20

Our popular GM led Coaching Days are back for the 2019-20 chess season. 

These sessions follow the Institute of Chess levels and syllabus and there is the opportunity to do exams at CD2  (levels 1 and 2)  and CD4 (levels 3, 4, 5) if your child would like to take them.  

The dates and venue are:  

CD1 - Sunday 6th Oct  2019  -  Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LB
registration 9.30am -  finishes approximately 4.30pm.

CD2 - Sunday 10th Nov 2019 - Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LB
registration 9.30am -  finishes approximately 4.30pm.

CD3 - Sunday 19th Jan 2020 -  Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LB
registration 9.30am -  finishes approximately 4.30pm.

CD4 - Sunday 23rd Feb 2020  -  Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3LB
registration 9.30am -  finishes approximately 4.30pm.


For more detailed information and FAQ's about our Coaching Days, please go to: http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=training

Please note: 

Provided your son or daughter achieved a merit or distinction at the previous level you sat, we are happy for you to move up and register for the next level. If you obtained a ‘pass’ at any level, then clearly there are good things that have been taken on board but we recommend that you re-take that course to help you get to grips with all of the topics involved. Moving up ‘too soon’ only leads to further problems down the line and it really isn’t fun when too much material is going over a child’s head. 

It is not a race to see who can get through all the exams as quickly as possible and rather all about discovering and understanding different aspects of the game that can be applied when they sit down and play their matches, and also about a relaxed and fun environment where children can learn and enjoy their chess. 

We really want our coaching days to be fun but by the same token we don’t want anyone spending a day listening to things that they already totally understand. Specifically, with regards to levels 1 and 2 and new arrivals to the coaching days, boys and girls will be assessed on the first morning of attendance to check they are in an appropriate group. 

Levels 1 and 2 are  two day courses (with exams sat at the end of CD2 and CD4), there will be a choice of permutations to attend. If your child is a beginner but you feel may be a quick learner and were hoping to join level 3 next season, then for example level 1 in CDs 1 and 2 with the intention of doing level 2 in CD 3 and 4.

We will ensure that the test are accessible to all that want to take them and appropriate adult assistance will be available,  however there is absolutely no compulsion to take an exam should a child feel unprepared or anxious. 

Our coaching team are all looking forward to more successful Coaching Days and welcome lots of young chess players.

See you all soon 

Grandmaster Chris Ward            


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