First class chess at GP2 - held at Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells

Thanks to all players, parents and carers who came along to GP2, which was held on Sunday 18th October at Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells.

This event is also a London Junior qualifier for those in the U8, U10 and U12 sections. Players who achieved 4.5 points or more in the U10 and U12 (4 in the U8)qualify for the major finals, whilst those getting 3.5 or 4 qualify for the minor.

The top three in each section were as follows:

U8:  1st Antonio Valentin Peno (6/6), 2nd Raghav Vaidya (5/6) and 3rd equal Zeno Burns, George Allen and Matthew McLoughlin (4/6) 

U10: 1st Shreyas Royal (6/6), 2nd equal Yong Gui Wang and Sedykh Stakhey (5/6)

U12: 1st Nilomi Desai (6/6), 2nd Kaya Batuhan (5/6) and 3rd equal Efe Shimwell and David Dallakyan (4.5/6)

U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st Charlie Metcalfe (3.5/5), 2nd equal Aurideep Nayak and Orla Dorman (3/5)

U18: 1st Anantha Anilkumar (4.5/5), 2nd equal Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson and Ximan Mao (3.5/5).

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Claremont Primary and the best scoring secondary school was Knole Academy.

Well done to everyone who played. We hope you all enjoyed the day and look forward to welcoming you to more of the KJCA tournaments throughout the season.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and to Skinners' school for the use of their venue.

The next tournament, GP3, will be at Gravesend Grammar on Sunday 15th November. Please try to register early on the KJCA website, as it is a big help with organisation and allows the day to start on time and run smoothly. 

Please go to the event page to register: