Top Tournament at Dulwich for GP5

GP5 was held at Dulwich College on Sunday 12th February 2017.  This is always a very popular venue and this year was no exception, with over 150 participants across four age sections. The day was full to the brim with great chess games and fun times for all our young players.

Th prizewinners in each section were:

U9: 1st Luca Buanne (6/6), 2nd Aneesh Sagar (5.5/6), 3rd equal Roxolana Chaban, Nour Ajili, Lev Mann, Vincent Ji and Karl Peters (5/6).

U9 Girls prizes: 1st Roxolana Chaban, 2nd Lavinia Fear, 3rd Anya Strivastava

U11: 1st Lakshaya Lokwani (6/6), 2nd equal Aaron Dhillon, Navienaah Haridas, Arthur Chikovsky (5/6),

U11 Girls prizes: 1st Navienaah Haridas, 2nd Iris Davies, 3rd equal Laura Holmes and Eleanor Colesmith

U18 Minor: 1st Eoin Moore (5/5), 2nd equal Jack Chaudhury and Thomas Crawley-Boevey (4/5)

U18 Major: 1st Arul Gupta (4.5/5), 2nd equal Logan Fear, Orla Dorman, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Shreyas Royal (3/5)

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Eltham College Junior and the best scoring secondary school was Westminster School.

For more photos of the prizewinners and some general shots of the tournament please go to our facebook page at:
To see the full crosstabs from the tournament go to:

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope everyone enjoyed both some great chess games and spending time with your friends.

Organising such a large and successful chess tournament takes a lot of work and willing volunteers.

Extra thanks go to Mikhail Sedykh for doing the Tournament Director for the first time and ensuring that all the pairings and rounds run smoothly. Also to GM Chris Ward for his expert advice and support throughout the tournament and at the prizegiving.

Other kind volunteers on the day were: Simon Metcalfe for bringing along the equipment, setting up on the day and arbiting the U18 minor section, Mr Gupta for arbiting the U18 Major, John Merriman, Andrew Bruce, Jo Wildman and Richard Weekes for arbiting the U9 and U11 section, Emma Holmes for her role as treasurer and also organising the catering, Kathryn Woodward and Gary Dorman for registration and prizegiving, and ALL other parents and carers who helped with the catering stall on the day.

KJCA is a voluntary run organisation to develop chess opportunities for children and young people in Kent and South East London. If anyone is interested in helping at our tournaments or behind the scenes, please do get in touch. We are currently keen for some additional help with catering supplies and bringing to the venue. Please contact us via or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on or 07583337307.

Finally, thanks to Dulwich College for use of the fantastic venue. It has become a tradition to hold our GP5 at Dulwich and it is now one of the most successful and popular of the season.