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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.
Calling all U11 Girls - Team selection & dedicated trophies at GP5
KJCA AGM - Sunday 19th February 2017 at 12 noon - Sevenoaks Primary School
NOTICE of MEETING
The KJCA provides first class regular competitions and training days across Kent which are the envy of all other counties throughout the UK. It also has a long and proud history of success at its county team events, winning many national titles across all junior age groups.