GP 7 – Sutton Valance – 2014/15

Our seventh GP of the 2014/15 season once again attracted a fantastic turnout of 84 players participating across 4 sections. The event was held on Sunday 24th May 2015 within the beautiful grounds of Sutton Valance Senior School in the heart of the Kent countryside.

First of all a special mention and thank you to all the parents and children who volunteered their time to help out at the event – without your help and support we would not be able to function and run such  tournaments.

Pictures are courtesy of Vijay. Many of these have once again been published on our facebook page at:!/kentjuniorchess.

Congratulations to all the children who played at GP 7. Special congratulations go in particular to the top three and prize winners in each section:

U9: 1st equal Dominic Coates and Logan Fear (5.5/6), 3rd Shahjahon Saidmurodov (5/6), the first place trophy going to Logan on the performance tie breaker.

U11: 1st Thomas Crawley-Bovey (5/6), 2nd equal Charlotte Bruce, Siddharth Soni, Atticus Fear (4.5/6) with Atticus winning the second place trophy and Siddharth the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U14: 1st Eoin O’Leary (5/5), 2nd Adit Bhavesh (4/5) and 3rd equal Annalise Hansen and Alex Thompson (3.5/5), Alex winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U18: 1st equal Rohan Shiatis (4.5/5), 2nd Ximan Mao (4/5) and 3rd equal Kiran Shiatis and Anantha Anilkumar (3.5/5).

Top performing school groups were:

Primary: Claremont Primary School (55.3)

Secondary: St Olaves Grammar (59.6)

Full cross tables can be found on:

Our next Grand Prix, GP 8, which is on 28th June is not only a standalone tournament with our customary prizes for each section, but is also the final GP of the 2014/15 season with many other prizes to be awarded. If you have been to at least four GPs during the season and play at our GP final you will qualify for an award based on your position in our GP tables. For further details and to enter this event please use the following link:

It is extremely close in both the primary age group sections going into the final. In the U9 section, just 5.5 points separate the top five players and first and second are only separated by 0.4 points. The top two in the U11 section who have been battling it out all season, are only separated by just 3.6 points, and the two primary schools are only separated by 0.2 points with third and fourth places only a few points behind. So everything is still to play for at our final event.

Current leaders of the GP tables after this event are as follows:

U9: Yong Gui Wang

U11: Ximan Mao

U14: Anantha Anilkumar

U18: Rohan Shiatis

Primary: Home Educated (Primary School)

Secondary: St Olave’s Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on:

Many thanks to Sutton Valance for accommodating us and for letting us use their beautiful school, and once again a big thanks you to all our volunteers.

We hope to see many of you at our GP final on June 28th.

Best wishes