My First Chess Tournament - by Roving Reporter Jamie Owen

Below is an article written by Jamie Owen (year 4 - St Thomas's, Sevenoaks) describing his first ever KJCA tournament:

I was in the U9 group in which there were 38 boys and girls from all parts of Kent. The helpful organisers showed us where to play the games. We had to play using the clock but that was easy to pick up. The played time of the game varied a lot. I lost the first two matches so it made me play harder because I wanted to win some matches. I felt worried when I came to the room where we play chess at my third match but I won! I then felt more confident and won the next three matches. In the end I came seventh. I was very pleased with my result. I recommend it to other children because it was really fun.