Top place for the U9 team at the EPSCA Zonal

Congratulations to all the players in the KJCA U9 team who came first in EPSCA Zonal tournament at Chingford in Essex  on 11th March 2017
Eight counties contested the event with the top five qualifying for the national finals, to be held in Nottingham in April. 
All the Kent team put in very strong performances through the day with lots of quality chess on offer. 

Team was very consistent scoring a strong 9.5 ,9 and 10 points in rounds 1,2 and 3 respectively for total score 28.5 points and an excellent  first place in the tournament.   

Richmond  were second (26 points), third were Essex (23), Hertfordshire  fourth (20.5) with Barnet fifth (19.5). 

The Kent reserve players also did very well winning the reserve tournament.
Big congratulations to all the young players who all put in a lot of effort to get such great results.
The winning team were:
Shreyas Royal, James Merriman, Shlok Verma, Stakhey Sedykh, Arthur Chikovsky, Denis Depuis , Raghav Vaidya, Nour Ajili, Herb Balaam, Ismail Longia Zaid, Roxolana Chaban, Aneesh Sagaar , Artemiy Shkuratovskyi, Xirui Mao, George Allen, Yifan Luo, Max Bell, Amit Aryan Sankha 
Finally thanks to all the parents and carers who brought our young players along to the tournament and supported the team.