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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Saturday, October 21, 2017  
U14/U130 Team - Away match v Surrey 
Event Type: Team Tournament
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - Sunday, October 22, 2017  
KJCA GP2 2017-18 (63 entries) 
Venue: Bishop Justus C of E   
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017  
Coaching Days: Levels 3, 4 & 5 (4 days) (41 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training

Recent Results

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Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017  
ECF SE Girls' Rapidplay Championships
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017  
KJCA GP1 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Tonbridge Grammar  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 8 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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All go for great chess at GP1

The first GP of the 2017-18 season was held at Tonbridge Girls’ Grammar School on Saturday 16th September 2017. 

 

As a London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) qualifier we had lots of strong competitors across the younger sections of U8, U10 and U12. Also a combined U18 Minor and Major section gave our older players some good quality chess games.

 

The prizewinners in each section were:

U8: 1st  Alexey Lapidus (5.5/6), 2nd  Rohan Pasari (5/6), 3rd equal Yashasvini Steeram and Adi Srivastava (4.5/6).

Also qualifying for the LJCC U8: Joshua Moisey and Sofia El-Bachir

 

U10: 1st James Lindquist (5.5/6), 2nd equal Yifan Luo and Lev Mann (5/6).

Also qualifying for the LJCC U10 Major: Artemiy Shkuratovskyi, Kavin Thooran, Amit Aryan Sanka.   Qualfying for the LJCC U10 Minor: Dylan Paterson, Theo Kritzinger, Siena Gurjar, Lavinai Fear, Teo Saunders, Nour Ajili, Max Bell, Roxolana Chaban, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Reuben Moisey, Sebastian Cazac.


U12: 1st (5.5/6) Denis Dupius, 2nd (5/6) Shahjahon Saidmurodov, 3rd equal Logan Fear and Stakhey Sedykh (4.4/6).  All also qualifying for the LJCC U12 Major.

Also qualifying for the LJCC U12 Minor were:  Yacine El-Bachir, Kirill Povarenkin, Roshan Gurjar, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Dominic Coates and Samantha Mercer.

 

The U18 Minor and U18 Major were merged on the day. However, separate prizes were awarded:

 

U18 Minor: 1st Thomas Crawley-Boevey (3/5), 2nd equal Charlotte Bruce, Atticus Fear, James Holmes and Lorcan Pritchard (2.5/5)

 

U18 Major: 1st Jacob Watson (5/5), 2nd Mikey Watson (4/5) 3rd  equal: (3/5)  Orla Dorman, James Merriman and Eoin Moore


The full crosstabs are now published at: http://www.kjca.org/result/162


The top performing primary school at the tournament was The Pointers School and the top secondary school was Knole Academy.


For further photos of the prizewinners, please look at our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/?hc_ref=ARQ-F-n4L13XIHyWBnA-RtO-hkN7QH8nR7rngpne3cbWBCnJkR5N7PBsxYeMoPh9MG8

 

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope everyone enjoyed both some great chess games and spending time with your friends.

It takes a lot of work and willing volunteers to organise a large and successful chess tournament.


Extra thanks go to Mikhail Sedykh for doing the Tournament Director and GM John Emms for coming along to support the tournament and help in the playing hall.  Also helping in the playing hall were  John Merriman, Rejean Dupius, Cosmin Oprea, Gary Dorman and Jo Wildman.    

 

Other kind volunteers on the day were: Kathryn Woodward for booking and liaising with the venue and helping with registration, Cosmin Oprea for bringing along the equipment, Emma Holmes for her role as treasurer and also helping with registration, Samantha Metcalfe who organised the trophies and medals for the prizewinners and Conrad Allison who offered game analysis and training on the day.

 

KJCA is run by volunteers to develop chess opportunities for children and young people in Kent and South East London.

 

We are looking for some additional helpers to help out this season.  Please do consider it as our organisation thrives on volunteers and it is great to work together to create good events and opportunities for our children and young people.

 

Please speak to one of the team at our tournaments or contact us via webmaster@kjca.org or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on jowildman@hotmail.com or 07583337307.

Finally, thanks go to Tonbridge Girls’ Grammar School for use of the fantastic school venue and providing good quality catering in the sixth form block.     

 

Last day for entries - English Chess Federation South East Girls Rapidplay Championship 2017

LAST DAY FOR ENTRY TO THE English Chess Federation South East Girls Rapidplay Championship 2017


PLEASE ENTER VIA THE ECF JUNIORS SITE AT:



A list of current entries will be on this website at:  http://www.kjca.org/event/167  
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER ON THIS KJCA LINK,  entries will be added once registered on the ECF juniors site. 

There will be additional chill-out rooms with games and music for the girls in-between rounds, and will be providing some complimentary pizza for competitors' lunch.


FURTHER DETAILS: 

A one-day rapidplay championships for girls on Sunday 15th October 2017 held at Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bromley BR1 2TW.

Open to any girl chess players below the age of 18 on the 1st September 2017. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix

Sections
U8, U10, U12, U14, U15-U18
The winners of each age group receive the title of ECF South East Girls’ Rapidplay Champion 2017

  • Medals for all girls taking part
  • Prizes for the first three places in each age group
  • Extra regional trophies for the highest placed girl from the South East in each section
  • Swiss Tournament (all players play every round)
  • ECF graded for Rapidplay
  • Time control – all moves in 30 minutes (or 20 mins plus 10 secs per move)
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase
  • ECF Junior Silver membership or higher is recommended for all players to play in the event. For those players who have yet to have held ECF membership, one year’s free Junior Silver membership is available on request from the ECF office [email only, membership@englishchess.org.uk]
  • There will be an exclusive girl players only social room available between games with access to refreshments and social activities
  • Chief Arbiter – Priscilla Morris

Closing date
Thursday 12th October 2017.  Strictly no entries on the day. Entry is £15


Schedule
Round 1 10.00 – 11.00; Round 2 11.10 – 12.10; Round 3 12.20-13.20
Round 4 14.00-15.00; Round 5 15.10 – 16.10; Round 6 16.20 – 17.20
Prize giving 17.30 (or earlier if possible)

Organised by Kent Junior Chess Association – all enquiries to webmaster@kjca.org

KJCA Coaching Days for 2017-18

Welcome to or welcome back to the chess coaching days at the KJCA for the 2017-18 season.

I can tell you, our GM led coaching is the envy all the other counties around the country and are clearly a contributing factor to our national success.  We follow the courses for the Institute of Chess levels.

To start, please be sure to carefully read the training FAQs that you will find under the ‘training’ tab at the top of this page.  http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=training


The date for this season are as follows:

Day 1: Sunday 8nd October 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School

Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


Day 2: Sunday 12th November 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School

Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


Day 3: Sunday 28th January 2018 - Barming Primary School
Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY


Day 4: Sunday 18th February 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School
Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


PLEASE NOTE: When enrolling your child (via the ‘events’ page), you ensure that you are registering for the correct sessions. For the 4 day courses (Levels 3-5) your fee will cover you for all of those days (plus the exam at the end) and we recommend you attend preferably all, but at least 3 of the 4 in order to maximise your understanding and give yourself the best chance to get a good result.

Provided you (i.e. your son or daughter) achieved a merit or distinction at the previous level you sat, we are happy for you to move up and hence 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. Please note 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.

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. When registering you will see that as levels 1 and 2 are only two day courses - with the first exams sat at the end of CD2. (The courses then run again on CD3 and CD4, so,  f 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 CDs 3 and 4 makes sense.)

Young children will have adult assistance when taking tests and although there will be an alternative exam date or two laid on for those unable to attend CD4, whatever the level there is absolutely no compulsion to take an exam should a child feel unprepared or anxious.

If I could just kindly ask that you don’t leave it too late to enrol as that makes my life easier when obtaining the other coaches. Hope to see you all soon!

Grandmaster Chris Ward            

Newsflash - Silver Trophy for Shreyas at the European Youth Championships & top results for Shlok and Charlie

Congratulations to our three Kent Juniors who achieved top results at the European Youth Championships that finished today in Romania.

Shreyas achieved a fantastic 8/9 in the U8 Open section making him joint First on points and receiving the 2nd Place Silver Trophy on tie-break. ...

Shlok also played in the U8 Open and gained an impressive 7/9

Charlie played some very strong chess in the U12 Open and gain a great score of 5/9.

All at Kent Junior Chess are very proud of their considerable achievements representing England among the best players in Europe ..... More details to follow.....

GP1 at Tonbridge Girls' Grammar this Saturday - 16th September

GP1 - The first tournament of the new season will be held this Saturday, 16th September, at Tonbridge girls' grammar school.

This event is a LJCC qualifier for U8, U10 and U12 and also has the popular U18 minor and U18 major section for older players.

Please go to: http://www.kjca.org/event/162 to register. If you plan to come along, please register before 7pm the day before the tournament (Friday 15th). 

Looking forward to welcoming all our young chess players to the new season.