Victory for Bobby Akeya Price, Shreyas Royal and Shlok Verma - Full report from the London Junior Chess Championships 2016

The annual finals of the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) were held on the 14-15th December and the 28-30th December 2016.

Kent juniors scored some fantastic successes with special congratulations going  to:


Bobby Akeya-Price who came joint first in the U12 major with a score of 7 and half / 9

winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 11 Champion trophies


Shreyas Royal who came joint first in the U10 Major with a score of 6/7

Winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 9 Champion trophies


Shlok Verma who came first outright in U8 section with a perfect score of 7/7.

As each year, a large group of Kent juniors qualified and travelled to Harrow to compete in this national level competition. The standards in all sections were very high, however each and every one of the Kent junior proved they were up to the challenge.


A full list of ALL the Kent Juniors participating in the LJCC were:  


U8: Shlok Verma, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Yifan Luo, Xurui Mao, Roxolana Chaban, Max Bell and Joshua Moisey.


U10 Minor:  Timothee Menoumba, Anit Aryan Sanka, Evan Thomas Veitch, Dmitry Belousov, George Allen, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Aneesh Sagar and Max Bell.


U10 Major:  Shreyas Royal, Eoin Moore, James Merriman, Stakhey Sedykh, Shlok Verma, Raghav Vaidya, Danny Oprea, Arthur Chikovsky and Edward Ellam. ,


U12 Minor: Radha Ratnesan, Yong Gui Wang, Dominic Coates and Charlotte Bruce.


U12 Major: Bobby Akeya-Price, Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Shreyas Royal, Dominic Holmes, Saahil Bansal and Stakhey Sedykh.  


U14 Minor: Ciaran Brightley-Davies.


U14 Major:  no Kent juniors this year.


U16: Ximan Mao and Orla Dorman


U18/U21/Open:  Rohan Bansal, Jacob Watson, Ranesh Ratnesan and Mikey Watson.

To see the crosstabs from all these sections, please go to and follow the link to tournament director.  Hopefully the names of all Kent players participating are above, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or made an error, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.


Well done to everyone that took part and represented Kent juniors in style.