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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Saturday, April 22, 2017  
U9 Team - EPSCA Finals  
Venue: Nottingham High School, Nottingham  
Event Type: Team Tournament
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017  
U11 Team - EPSCA Finals 
Venue: The Malcolm Arnold Academy  
Event Type: Team Tournament
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 7 2016/17 (10 entries) 
Venue: Crofton Junior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

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Sunday, March 5, 2017 - Sunday, March 5, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 6 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Tonbridge School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, February 12, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 5 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Dulwich College Senior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - Saturday, January 7, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 4 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

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 webmaster@kjca.org or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on jowildman@hotmail.com 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 webmaster@kjca.org 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 

Distinction:

Charlotte Bruce  

Merit:

James Holmes 

Marius Kobler  

Level 4: Coach – GM Chris Ward and William Jones: 5 candidates 

Distinction:

Thomas Crawley-Boevey 

Pass:

Laura Holmes 

Adam Sameen 

Shalini Subbiah 

Angus Warne 

Level 3: Coaches – Alexis Harakis and Rob Maguire: 23 candidates 

100%:

Theodore Panchev 

Distinction:

Herb Balaam 

Feihong Huang 

Ruilin Huang 

Kyle Karaman 

Yifan Luo 

Joshua Moisey 

Luke Penfold 

Harry Saddington 

Aryan Amit Sanka 

Anya Srivastava 

Merit:

Nour Ajili 

Sanuvi Amarakoon 

Georgina Bruce 

Sebastian Cazac 

Ander Curley 

Yash Makhija 

Reuben Moisey 

Aneesh Sagar 

Sachin Subbiah 

Olly Thwaites 

Pass:

Timothee Menoumba 

Ethan Patel 

Level 2: CoachesChris Rice and Mikey Watson: 9 candidates 

100%:

George Allen  

Distinction:

Eira Collacott 

Mitullesh Engarshal 

Alana Patel 

Danidu Perera 

Kevan Pussella

Vaidehi Varma 

Pass:

Tinaye Menoumba

Alisha Patel  

Level 1: Coaches – Conrad Allison and Jacob Watson: 5 candidates 

Merit:

Rylan Ntiamoah

Khushi Patel

Leon Pussella

Pass:  

Sanuthi Herath  

Top Tournament at Dulwich for GP5

GP5 was held at Dulwich College on Sunday 12th February 2017.  This is always a very popular venue and this year was no exception, with over 150 participants across four age sections. The day was full to the brim with great chess games and fun times for all our young players.

Th prizewinners in each section were:

U9: 1st Luca Buanne (6/6), 2nd Aneesh Sagar (5.5/6), 3rd equal Roxolana Chaban, Nour Ajili, Lev Mann, Vincent Ji and Karl Peters (5/6).

U9 Girls prizes: 1st Roxolana Chaban, 2nd Lavinia Fear, 3rd Anya Strivastava

U11: 1st Lakshaya Lokwani (6/6), 2nd equal Aaron Dhillon, Navienaah Haridas, Arthur Chikovsky (5/6),

U11 Girls prizes: 1st Navienaah Haridas, 2nd Iris Davies, 3rd equal Laura Holmes and Eleanor Colesmith

U18 Minor: 1st Eoin Moore (5/5), 2nd equal Jack Chaudhury and Thomas Crawley-Boevey (4/5)

U18 Major: 1st Arul Gupta (4.5/5), 2nd equal Logan Fear, Orla Dorman, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Shreyas Royal (3/5)

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 Westminster School.

For more photos of the prizewinners and some general shots of the tournament please go to our facebook page at:
To see the full crosstabs from the tournament go to: http://www.kjca.org/result/150

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.

Organising such a large and successful chess tournament takes a lot of work and willing volunteers.

Extra thanks go to Mikhail Sedykh for doing the Tournament Director for the first time and ensuring that all the pairings and rounds run smoothly. Also to GM Chris Ward for his expert advice and support throughout the tournament and at the prizegiving.

Other kind volunteers on the day were: Simon Metcalfe for bringing along the equipment, setting up on the day and arbiting the U18 minor section, Mr Gupta for arbiting the U18 Major, John Merriman, Andrew Bruce, Jo Wildman and Richard Weekes for arbiting the U9 and U11 section, 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.

KJCA is a voluntary run organisation 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 webmaster@kjca.org or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on jowildman@hotmail.com or 07583337307.

Finally, thanks to Dulwich College for use of the fantastic venue. It has become a tradition to hold our GP5 at Dulwich and it is now one of the most successful and popular of the season.

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.