Upcoming KJCA events

Happy new year to our KJCA players and parents!

A quick reminder about two of our upcoming tournaments.

Chris Ward’s Friends and Family and KJCA GP 3

Chris Ward Friends and Family event is a fun tournament designed for not only our junior chess players but also their parents / guardians / grandparents / uncles / aunties / siblings who might want to give chess playing a go to battle it out as a team. This will be held on Sunday 26th January at Rosemead Prep School. Details may be found here:


A team can have any number of players. The best result from an U14 is tallied with the best result from an over 14 to give a total which is then matched to other teams. In the event of tie-break, the next best results are taken into account for each team.

Chris Ward GM will be on hand throughout the day to arbit and arrange pairings.

KJCA GP 3 is being held at St Olave’s School in Orpington on Saturday February 1st. As well as prizes on the day, this event also forms part of our annual Grand Prix series. With many of our Kent team mangers on hand the event will also be used to help select our top players to be invited to represent our county.

Details may be found here:


We hope to see as many of you as possible at these upcoming tournaments.

Kind regards,

Andrew Shiatis

KJCA Treasurer and U11 team manager