GP7 at Bromley High School

GP7 was held at Bromley High School on Sunday 15th May 2016. A big thanks to all players, parents and carers who came along.

The top three in each section were as follows:

U9: 1st Aleksander Gos (6/6), 2nd equal Harry Saddington, Herb Balaam, Dmitry Belousov and Edward Ellam (5/6)


U11: 1st Jack Chaudhury (5.5/6) 2nd Suriya Velayudham (5/6), 3rd Stakhey Sedykh, (4.5/6)


U14: 1st Ciaran Brightley-Davies (5/5), 2nd equal Viktor Jamroz, James Merriman and Logan Fear (4/5)


U18: 1st Jacob Watson (4/5), 2nd equal Aurideep Nayak and Andrew Ng (3/5)


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 Knole Academy. To see all the results and crosstabs from the day go


If you would like to see more photos of our prizewinners, please see our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/

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 especially to Bromley High School, a great new venue for KJCA.

Our next Grand Prix, GP8 will be held on 12th June at Newstead Woods in Orpington. This event is both a stand-alone tournament, with the usual prizes for each section, and is also the GP Final for the 2015-16 season.  If you have been to at least four GPs during the season and also play at the final, you will qualify for an end of season award.

We are expecting large number at GP8, so please enter as early as you can at: http://www.kjca.org/event/121

The 2015-16 season has been fun and exciting so far, and the current leaders of our GP tables (after 7 tournaments) are:

U9: James Merriman

U11: Charlie Metcalfe

U14: Anantha Anilkumar

U18: Alexander Selway

Primary: Claremont Primary

Secondary: St Olave‚Äôs Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on: http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=GPTables

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 jowildman@hotmail.com, or speak to one of the helpers at the next event, and we can chat about how you can be part of our team.

Looking forward to see you all on 12th June.