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GP6 Sucess at Tonbridge School
GP6 was held at Tonbridge School on Sunday 5th March 2017. The KJCA tournaments are getting very popular with lots of children and young people getting involved with chess. There were over 140 participants, both new and experienced players, across four age sections. The prizewinners in each section were:
U9: 1st Daniel Shek (6/6), 2nd equal Xurui Mao, Aneesh Sagar, Lev Mann, Dylan Paterson and Matthew Mc Loughlin (5/6)
U11: 1st equal Abishekdev Ramesh and Lakshan Siddarth (5.5/6), third Alexander Hodgson (5/6),
The U18 Minor and U18 Major were merged on the day. However, separate prizes were awarded:
U18 Minor: 1st equal Ben Barton and Lakshya Lokwani (4/5), 3rd equal Stakhey Sedykh, Eoin Moore, Roshan Gurjar, Ansh Batura, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Dennis Dupuis, Raghav Vaidya and Marius Kobler (3/5)
U18 Major: 1st Mikey Watson (5/5), 2nd Orla Dorman (4.5/5) 3rd equal Jacob Watson and James Merriman.
The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Eltham College Junior and the best scoring secondary school was The Skinners’ School.
To see the full crosstabs from the tournament go to: http://www.kjca.org/result/151
For more photos of the prizewinners and some general shots of the tournament please go to our facebook page at:
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.
Thanks to Mikhail Sedykh for doing the Tournament Director and to GM John Emms and GM Chris Ward for coming along to support the tournament and help in the playing hall. Also arbiting and were John Merriman, Taras Chaban, Gary Titmus, Jo Wildman and Gary Dorman. Also thanks to Conrad Allison for coming along and setting up a coaching desk where he went through games and offered lots of help and advice to the children.
Other kind volunteers on the day were: Kath Barton for bringing along the equipment, Emma Holmes for her role as treasurer and also organising the catering, Kathryn Woodward and Gary Dorman for registration and prizegiving, and ALL other parents and carers who helped with the catering stall on the day. Also thanks to Samantha Metcalfe who organised all the lovely trophies for the prizewinners.
KJCA is run by volunteers to develop chess opportunities for children and young people in Kent and South East London. If anyone is interested in helping at our tournaments or behind the scenes, please do get in touch. We are currently keen for some additional help with catering supplies and bringing to the venue. Please contact us via email@example.com or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07583337307.
Finally, thanks to Tonbridge School Events for use of the fantastic venue and facilities, and also to Irene and Marie for all there help with the prior arrangements and organisation.
Institute of Chess Exam results - Spring 2017
The results achieved at the KJCA's Institute of Chess examination session held at Sevenoaks Primary School on Sunday 19th February are listed below. Certificates will be presented at our GP6 tournament which will be at Tonbridge School on Sunday 5th March.
Many congratulations to everyone for all their hard work during the coaching days and examinations this season.
For those who were unable to attend coaching day 4 and would still like to take their examination, there is another opportunity on Sunday March 19th at Sevenoaks County Primary School. Please confirm your attendance by emailing on email@example.com and arrive between 11am-2pm in order to have sufficient time to be able to take your exam.
Level 5: Coach – GM John Emms: 3 candidates
Level 4: Coach – GM Chris Ward and William Jones: 5 candidates
Level 3: Coaches – Alexis Harakis and Rob Maguire: 23 candidates
Aryan Amit Sanka
Level 2: Coaches – Chris Rice and Mikey Watson: 9 candidates
Level 1: Coaches – Conrad Allison and Jacob Watson: 5 candidates
Top Tournament at Dulwich for GP5
Triumphs for Kent Juniors at the South of England Championships and Junior Squad closed tournaments
Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th January, Yateley Manor is host to both the South of England championships (U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U13 and U15) and the National Junior Squad closed tournaments (U12, U14 and U16 by invitation only).
Well done to all who participated in this national level tournament, which is part of the ECF junior grand prix and a junior squad qualifier. The competition is of a very high standard and there are lots of friendly rivalries between Kent juniors and other young players from around the country.
Special mention to the prizewinners-for their great results and well deserved trophies:
Yifan Luo: Second place in the U7 with a score of 5/6
Roxolana Chaban: Top Girl in the U8 with a score of 4/6
Shlok Verma: Joint Winner in the U9 with a score of 5½/6
Stakhey Sedykh: Joint Winner in the U10 with a score of 5/6
Shreyas Royal: Winner in the U11 with a score of 5/5
Ciaran Brightley-Davies: Joint Second in the U11 with a score of 4/5
Charlie Metcalfe: Third in the U12 Closed with a score of 3½/5 in a very strong section.
To see more photos, please go to our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/
A full list of ALL the Kent Juniors participating:
U7: Yifan Luo, Max Bell.
U8: Roxolana Chaban, Xurui Mao, Ismail Longia-Zaidi,
U9: Shlok Verma, Theo Lawson, Raghav Vaidya, George Allen
U10: Stakhey Sedykh,
U11: Shreyas Royal, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Saahil Bansal, Kennan Kesterson, Dominic Coates
U12 closed: Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Bobby Akeya-Price
U13: Orla Dorman
U14 closed: Aditya Verma
U15: no Kent juniors this year.
U16 closed: Emily Green
To see the crosstabs from all these sections, please go to https://www.southofenglandjunior.com/ and follow the links.
Hopefully the names of all Kent players who participated are above, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or made an error, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.
Overall a very good weekend for Kent juniors, well done to everyone who competed and to all the parents and carers for their continued support.
Victory for Bobby Akeya Price, Shreyas Royal and Shlok Verma - Full report from the London Junior Chess Championships 2016
The annual finals of the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) were held on the 14-15th December and the 28-30th December 2016.
Kent juniors scored some fantastic successes with special congratulations going to:
Bobby Akeya-Price who came joint first in the U12 major with a score of 7 and half / 9
winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 11 Champion trophies
Shreyas Royal who came joint first in the U10 Major with a score of 6/7
Winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 9 Champion trophies
Shlok Verma who came first outright in U8 section with a perfect score of 7/7.
As each year, a large group of Kent juniors qualified and travelled to Harrow to compete in this national level competition. The standards in all sections were very high, however each and every one of the Kent junior proved they were up to the challenge.
A full list of ALL the Kent Juniors participating in the LJCC were:
U8: Shlok Verma, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Yifan Luo, Xurui Mao, Roxolana Chaban, Max Bell and Joshua Moisey.
U10 Minor: Timothee Menoumba, Anit Aryan Sanka, Evan Thomas Veitch, Dmitry Belousov, George Allen, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Aneesh Sagar and Max Bell.
U10 Major: Shreyas Royal, Eoin Moore, James Merriman, Stakhey Sedykh, Shlok Verma, Raghav Vaidya, Danny Oprea, Arthur Chikovsky and Edward Ellam. ,
U12 Minor: Radha Ratnesan, Yong Gui Wang, Dominic Coates and Charlotte Bruce.
U12 Major: Bobby Akeya-Price, Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Shreyas Royal, Dominic Holmes, Saahil Bansal and Stakhey Sedykh.
U14 Minor: Ciaran Brightley-Davies.
U14 Major: no Kent juniors this year.
U16: Ximan Mao and Orla Dorman
U18/U21/Open: Rohan Bansal, Jacob Watson, Ranesh Ratnesan and Mikey Watson.
To see the crosstabs from all these sections, please go to http://www.ljcc.co.uk and follow the link to tournament director. Hopefully the names of all Kent players participating are above, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or made an error, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.
Well done to everyone that took part and represented Kent juniors in style.