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Tuesday, December 20, 2016  
KJCA Friends and Family Tournament (11 entries) 
Venue: Rosemead Prep  
Event Type: Friends and Family

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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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.

 

 

Half term grand master chess training camp and IOC exams - Wednesday 1st June

ACES Grand Master Chess training camp
with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms

Langley Park School for Boys
South Eden Park Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 3BP

Wednesday 1st June
10am to 4pm (registration at 9:30am)

GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms, 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.

This will also be the last chance to take the Institute of Chess exams for those children who have missed the last KJCA training day.

The cost will be £35 per child

There are only 40 spaces available; to reserve a place for your child book online at

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/grand-master-junior-chess-training-camp-tickets-25446537278

For any information or query, please e-mail Luca@yukobiba.co.uk or call 07932279446

Venue: Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3BP

Close second place for Kent U11 at EPSCA Finals

Well done to everyone in the U11 team for a great performance at the EPSCA Finals. All the young players found some top quality chess and they were outdone by just one point in an extremely close competition.

The Under 11 Inter-Association Championship Final 2016 was held at Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, on Saturday 7th May 2016.

The 17 teams competing were Barnet, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Glamorgan, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Richmond, Somerset, Sussex, Tameside, Wey Valley, Wirral, and Yorkshire.

The day started well. Following an inspirational briefing from Chris Ward, our young team made a great start in round one dropping just two points.

Round two was tough but Kent maintained their two point lead with some tenacious performances.

Round three was always likely to be a tense affair and didn't disappoint. Despite an impressive 17 points, the final tally left us just a point short of first place.

Well done to Barnet, the deserved winners who just beat us with a full score of 20/20 in the last round.

The final results were:

1st - Barnet on 52/60

2nd Kent on 51/60

3rd Nottinghamshire on 46/60

Our full team were: Ranesh Ratnesan, Bobby Akeya Price, Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, David Dallykyan, Saahil Bansil, James Merriman, Huseyin Gueriane, Jack Chaudhury, Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma, Navieinaah Haridas, Eoin Moore, Yong Gui Wang, Stakhey Sedykh, Dominic Coates, Alexander Levin, Abishaik Gnanenthiran, Charlotte Bruce, Oliver Dobson, Marius Kobler, Jai Chaturvedi and Kimball Catling.

Throughout the day the chess was played in a wonderful spirit and every member can be proud of their achievement.

Many thanks to our team managers, Simon Metcalfe and Kris Jamroz, and to GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms for their coaching, guidance and support throughout this season. Also to all the parents and carers, who brought the children along to both the zonal and the final competitions and continuously support their chess.

To see the full results go to: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/TeamsOverall.cfm?EventID=86

Kent juniors qualify for the National Chess Junior Squad

Congratulations to  Bobby Akeya-Price and Charlie Metcalfe who played at the trials for the England U11 team and National Junior Chess Squad, held in Liverpool over the weekend of the 23-24th  April.
 
The trial is a closed competition requiring pre-qualification. In order to be invited, players must get two norms (usually a score of 4 points or more) from national tournaments throughout the season.  Qualifying to play at the trial is an achievement in itself and it attracts a highly competitive field from around the country, all aiming to join the National Chess Junior Squad.

Bobby and Charlie both played quality chess and gained enough points for the EPSCA England U11 team and the National Junior Squad.

Also well done to Jacob Watson, who qualified for the National Chess Junior Squad earlier this season by gaining norms with strong results at national tournaments, including the British Rapidplay U140 section and the South of England Championships U16.

All three young players are great representatives for Kent Juniors and we wish them continued success and enjoyment with their chess careers.