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Institute of Chess Exam Results - spring 2023

The results achieved at the KJCA’s Institute of Chess examination session held at St. Edmund’s CE Primary School, West Kingsdown on Sunday 23 April 2023 (and an ancillary session on 12 March) were as listed below. The certificates will be presented at future KJCA events (other than to those who opted to have certificates mailed to them).

The KJCA would like to thank the coaches assisting with its Coaching Programme this season, who were: GM John Emms, GM Chris Ward, William Jones, FM Andy Mack, Deepa Mack, Joel Newman and Chris Rice.

Level 5:     3 candidates

DistinctionFreddie Freeman-Kerr; Kushal Jakhria; Shaoquan Shi

Level 4:     6 candidates

DistinctionVir Dixit; Tarun Ganesh; Matthew Helsby; Leon Liu; Shaoting Shi

 Pass:            Rohan Sandhu

 Level 3:      17 candidates

 Distinction:  Avni Ashok; Ksawery Bazan; Emily Carpenter; Isabelle Chen; Daniel Dupuis; Simon Hon; Aoife Lau; Imogen Lau; Leon Liu; Anoushka Sandhu; Isabella Shen; Maja Trifunovic; Jada Yuan

 Merit:           Tomas Alvarez-Salas; Aayat Lal; Aoife Ryan

 Pass:            Ronak Sandhu

 Level 2:      7 candidates          

100%:           Ethan Anish; Aedan Ryan

 Distinction:  Fleur Freeman-Kerr; Rupert Hulme; Aanyka Sandhu; Aidan Thompson; Angela Yuan

 Level 1:      2 candidates

 100%:           Kiaan Jakhria

 DistinctionYuxi Sheng

Many congratulations to everyone.


For those unable to sit their exams on training day 4, stay tuned here for announcements on alternative dates.

Next season’s KJCA Coaching Programme will begin in the autumn: details and entry forms will become available here in due course. We hope you will take the opportunity then to move up to the next Level.

Kent U9 team victorious in the EPSCA Zonals

Congratulations to all the Kent U9 team for First place at the EPSCA inter-county zonals held in Chelmsford.

Gold medals all round.
Thanks to team manager, Jiayi Shi, and head coach GM Chris Ward for organising and supporting the team.

Also to all parents and carers from bringing the young players along to the event and Essex Junior chess for hosting.

Kent Junior Chess Association Interim General Meeting - Sunday 12th March 2023

Notice that we will be hold an interim general meeting on Sunday 12th March 2023 at 12.30pm, at St Edmunds Primary School, Fawkham Rd, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks TN15 6JP

Please come along to find out more of how we organise tournament and coaching days at Kent Junior Chess and how you could help us to support and develop chess for children and young people in Kent and South East London. 

Institute of Chess Exam Results - Feb 2023

The results achieved at the KJCA Institute of Chess examination session held at St. Edmund’s CE Primary School, West Kingsdown on Sunday 5 February 2023 are listed below.

Certificates will be presented during the KJCA’s 3rd Coaching Day at the same venue on Sunday 12 March 2023. Those not collected then will be available at subsequent KJCA events this season.

Level 2: Coach – William Jones: 7 candidates

Distinction: Jasper Hulme, Jack Panormo, Harry Poole

Merit: Nandita Das, Jamie Edwards, Erin Nelligan, Yahya Rostam

Level 1: Coach – FM Andy Mack and Deepa: 5 candidates

100%: Rupert Hulme, Aedan Ryan

Distinction: James Clark, Anayka Sandhu, Angela Yuan

Many congratulations to everyone.

KJCA Championships 2023

Kent Junior Chess Association

 Championships 2023 

Sunday 12th February

Bishop Justus School, Magpie Hall Ln, Bromley BR2 8HZ

Six Round Rapidplay Tournament - 20+5

ECF rated: U9, U11, U14, U18

KJCA 2023 Championships - Eligible winners of their section will hold the title of:

'Kent Junior Champion 2023' for U9, U11, U14 and U18

The top scoring eligible girl in each section will win a trophy and the title of 'Kent Junior Girls Champion 2023'

For further details and online entry go to:   | Congress Org UK

NEWSFLASH ..... KJCA Coaching days are back for 2023

KJCA Coaching days 2023 ....

The GM coaching days that follow the Institute of Chess levels will be held on:
Sunday 8th January
Sunday Feb 5th
Sunday March 12th
Sunday April 23rd

All held at: St Edmund's Church of England Primary School Fawkham Road, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks TN15 6JP

For futher details and online booking, please go to:
Go to our eventbrite page for more details and to book.

KJCA GP1 & LJCC Qualifier - Sunday 23rd October at Bishop Justus School

Our first KJCA GP tournament of the 2022-23 school year and a London Junior qualifier will be held on Sunday 23rd October 2022 

Venue =  Bishop Justus School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ.

Five sections:  U8, U10, U12, U18 Minor and U18 Major

Online entry and more details at:   | Congress Org UK

Looking forward to seeing all our young players.

KJCA July 2022 Tournament - Sunday 3rd July at Bishop Justus School

The next KJCA over the board tournament will be held on Sunday 3rd July 2022 at Bishop Justus School, Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley BR2 8HZ.

A five round rapidplay with timings of 20+5.  Five sections:  U8, U10, U12, U18 Minor and U18 Major

Online entry at:   Congress Org UK   and then pairings and results will be available on on the day.

Looking forward to seeing all our young players.

KJCA OTB Tournaments are back ..... Eltham College tournament - May 2022

NEWSFLASH - KJCA OVER THE BOARD TOURNAMENTS ARE BACK ! - Come along, play some over the board chess and catch up with your chess friends .......
KJCA May OTB Tournament 2022 - Saturday 28th May 2022
Eltham College, Grove Park Road Mottingham London SE9 4QF
Six Round Rapidplay Tournament - 20+5
ECF rated: U9, U11, U18 Minor, U18 Major
Details and Online Entry at: | Congress Org UK

KJCA Online - Monthly Rapidplay Tournaments on

KJCA have set up monthly online Swiss Rapidplay tournaments on

They will be five rounds and the game timings are 10+5.

There are two sections:
OPEN (for anyone who want to play in this section - all standards)
U100 (roughly under ECF grade 100 - so ideal for beginners and improvers)
The Rapidplays will take place on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 2pm.

Sunday 7th February 2021, Sunday 7th March 2021, Sunday 4th April 2021, Sunday 2nd May 2021, Sunday 6th June 2021.

These online events take place on To take part the young players must be a member of the KJCA Team on lichess.
To become a member: Create a account and then logon and go to: and request to join the team.
(When requesting please add a note with your name so that we know who wants to join. The KJCA team is closed and we only allow U18 from the Kent area - i,e live, go to school, previously went to our tournaments etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: is an online chess website aimed at all players, not just children. The KJCA team area is closed, but if playing others on the site then parents and carers must remember general internet safety and be aware of when your child is playing online.

Hope all our young players are enjoying online chess and that everyone is keeping well.