GP6 - held at the schools at Somerhill, Tonbridge

GP6 was held at the schools at Somerhill, Tonbridge on Sunday 6th March 2016.  Thanks to all players, parents and carers who came along.

The prizewinners in each section were as follows:

U18: 1st Aditya Verma (4.5/5),  2nd equal Ximan Mao and Aurideep Nayak (4/5)

U14: 1st  equal Alex Thompson and Charlie Metcalfe (4/5), 3rd equal Kaya Batuhan, James Merriman, Mikayel Suvaryan and Thomas Crawley-Boevey (3/5)

U11: 1st  equal Shlok Verma, Stakhey Sedykh, Eoin Moore and Dominic Coates (5/6)

U9: 1st Arthur Chikovsky (6/6), 2nd Danny Oprea (5/6), 3rd Harry Saddington (4.5/6)

If you would like to see more photos of our prizewinners, please see our facebook  page at

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was The Pointers School and the best scoring secondary school was St Olaves Grammar.  To see all the results and crosstabs go to:

Well done to everyone who played, it was great to see everyone enjoying their chess and having a fun day with their friends.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and to the schools at Somerhill for the use of their venue.

Please remember that KJCA is run by volunteers to ensure all our children enjoy local chess tournaments, coaching days and opportunities to represent Kent and play in national competition.

We are always looking for more help, particularly with catering, equipment and setting up tournaments. If you would like to get involved, please do contact, or speak to one of the helpers at the next event, and we can chat about how you can be part of our team.

Please note:  As mentioned  on Sunday - due to a clash with the  national schools' competition semi-finals and unavailability of the venue - GP7 will be changing both date and venue from that currently posted on the website.  We will update as soon as the new arrangements are confirmed.