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New club for 11-18 year olds - Wednesdays at House in the Basement, Stag theatre, Sevenoaks

A new chess club, aimed at 11-18 year olds, will be held at House in the Basement, Stag theatre, Sevenoaks on a Wednesday evening from 5-7pm.
 
This venture is being supported by Sevenoaks town council and youth council. Jacob is organising and there will be some coaching, games and socialising.  He may also be running the uk chess challenge first round competition, depending on demand.  Just turn up on the evening or contact on:  jacob11watson@gmail.com


Kent U9 Team take second place at the ESPCA East Zonal

Well done to all our the U9 team for a great second place in the EPSCA East Zonal 2019. 

Some great results and quality chess from our young team, all of whom contributed to the overall scores.

Also a big thanks to team manager Ben Luo and coach GM Chris Ward for their work and inspiration throughout the day. 

Thanks also go to all the parents and carers for taking their kids to the event and their continued support to help them enjoy and develop their chess.

The zonal was organised by Barnet and hosted by Richmond, and all their work to make the event happen is much appreciated. 


Breaking News - Kent U11 team win the EPSCA East Zonal

Congratulations to every one of the the young players in the U11 team for winning the EPSCA East Zonal 2019 with a fantastic score of 54.5 out of 60.

Also a big thanks to acting team manager Taras Chaban and coach GM John Emms for their work and inspiration throughout the day. 

Thanks also go to all the parents and carers for taking their kids to the event and their continued support to help them enjoy and develop their chess.

Finally, to Newham and all those involved in organising the zonal competition.

Institute of Chess exam results - February 2019

Well done to everyone who took the Institute of Chess exams at CD4 on Sunday 24th February 2019.

The results are listed below and we have certificates for all, which will be available during the afternoon of the KJCA GP7 tournament at Chislehurst Girls School.

Thanks to all our chess coaches who worked hard on the KJCA coaching programme this season.

These were, Head coach GM Chris Ward, GM John Emms, Adam Bukojemski, Alexis Harakis, William Jones, Chris Rice, Jacob Watson and Mikey Watson.

Level 5:

Distinction: Egor Chernyshov, Yifan Luo, Ryan Nguyen,  Oliver Poulter

Merit: Kyle Karaman


Level 4:

Distinction: Mateusz Bazan, Zeno Burns, Andy Lin,  Oscar Nowatschek, Noah U-King-Im

Merit: George Allen, Raffi French, Ankit Gaekwad, Oli Garrett, Mark Hodovanets, Reuben Moisey, 
Aneesh Sagar Teo Saunders

Pass: Mitullesh Engarshal, Joshua Moisey


Level 3:

Distinction: Felix Coker, Ethan D’Souza, Sean Duffy, Joshua Hayhoe, Rhea Jajodia, Dehong Kong, 
Andy Lin, Alex Mo, Reece Morris, Advait Pangare, Roshan Rao, Lucas Rosselli, Pavan Sai Yalamanchi, 
Ryan Yuan

Merit: Max French, Johani Hackman, Casper Nowatschek, Leon Pussella


Level 2:

Distinction: Rohan Akkineni, Enzo Almasi, Tarun Ganesh, Alex Gao, Ethan Hayhoe, Yixiang Li, Anthony Lin, 
Peter Ou, Mahit Reddy, Krish Shunmugam,  Jayiith Sivasubramaniam, Maja Trifunovic, Luna Yi


Level 1:

Distinction: Tiago Almasi, Evelyn Nguyen


Next season’s coaching days will begin again in the autumn. Details and registration will be available on this website soon. We hope you will take the opportunity to move up to the next Level.

GP6 at Hayesbrooke school on Sunday 3rd March

We look forward to welcoming all our young chess players and their parents/carers to the KJCA GP6 tournament this coming Sunday 3rd March at Hayesbrook school in Tonbridge.   

There will be four sections, U9, U11, U18 Minor and U18 Major.

The venue is: Hayesbrook school, Brook St, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2PH (map)

There are parking spaces on the school grounds, but please do take care and ensure that you park in the correct areas and not on any school fields or playground areas. 

If coming by public transport ,then Tonbridge train station is a 10-15 minute walk from the school.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the tournament. 

2nd ECF SE Girls’ Rapidplay Championship - Sunday 25th November at Chislehurst school for girls

A one-day rapidplay Championships for girls on Sunday 25th November 2018 held at Chislehurst School for Girls, Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HE. Open to any girl chess players below the age of 18 on the 1st September 2018. Part of the English Youth Grand Prix

Sections
U8, U10, U12, U14, U15-U18
The winners of each age group receive the title of ECF South East Girls’ Rapidplay Champion 2018

  • Trophy and Title for first place in each age group. Medals and prizes for seconds and third place
  • Swiss Tournament (all players play every round)
  • ECF Rapidplay graded
  • Time control – all moves in 20 mins plus 10 secs per move
  • Refreshments will be available for purchase
  • ECF Junior Silver membership or higher is recommended for all players to play in the event. For those players who have never held ECF membership before, one year’s free Junior Silver membership is available via the online membership system here – https://ecf.azolve.com (choose Junior Silver and the £5.00 fee will be discounted at the point of payment.
  • There will be a girl players only social room available between games with access to free light refreshments and social activities
  • Chief Arbiter & Controller – Jo Wildman, ECF NA, Emma Holmes KJCA, and other team TBC 

Opening move for Shreyas at round seven of the World Championships

Kent junior player, Shreyas Royal, was honoured to be asked to take the opening ceremonial move at round seven of the World Championship match between defending champion, Magnus Carlsen, and challenger, Fabiano Caruana.

The World Championship is the pinnacle of top level world chess and the event is currently being held at The College in Holborn, London. 

It is an intense battle of twelve standard play games over three weeks and then, if still equal, the match will go to rapidplay, blitz and eventually armageddon to decide who will be the world's top chess player for the next two years.

The two Super Grandmaster players are very close in grade and, so far, all the games have been extremely close with lots of tension and have resulted in draws.

As round seven began, Shreyas made the first ceremonial move for Magnus. Then, before the serious business of an intense chess match began, Shreyas was also delighted to get a large smile and a high-five from the defending champion.

When asked about the day, Shreyas said:

"It was a dream come true for me to be there and get lots of picture with Magnus and Fabiano at such an amazing event.  I also sat with GM Judit Polgar and IM Anna Rudolf to do some live commentary which was excellent.

"I met lots of other top players, arbiters, media and learned about the whole event and, of course, played a few games of chess.  It was a great experience and thanks to all for arranging".


GP3 at Bullers Wood on Sunday 18th November

We look forward to welcoming all our young chess players to the KJCA GP3 tournament this coming Sunday 18th November at Bullers Wood School.  

There will be four sections, U9, U11, U18 Minor and U18 Major.

The venue is: Bullers Wood School, St Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LJ.

Please note: There is unfortunately no parking space in the school grounds on this occasion.

However, alternative parking is available on the surrounding roads such as: Park Farm Road, Westleigh Drive, St George's Road or on the main road Chislehurst Road which is fine for parking on Sundays.

Please ensure you arrive with a little extra time to be able to park on one of these road and walk into the school grounds. 

KJCA will have parking attendants on hand to help, please do take their advise and act responsibly.  We appreciate that there are a lot of families attending this event,

If coming by public transport ,then Chislehurst train station is a 15 minute walk from the school.

If your young chess player is planning to come along and you haven't yet registered, please do so at http://www.kjca.org/event/190

Institute of Chess results from CD2 - Congratulations to all

The results achieved at the KJCA’s Institute of Chess examination session held at Sevenoaks Primary School on Sunday 11 November 2018 are listed below.

Certificates will be presented during the afternoon of the KJCA GP3 tournament at Bullers Wood School, Chislehurst on Sunday 18 November 2018.

Level 3: Coaches – Adam Bukojemski and Alexis Harakis: 1 candidate

Distinction: Oscar Nowatschek

Level 2: Coaches – William Jones and Jacob Watson: 20 candidates

Distinction: Amar Adatia,  Ethan D’Souza, Freddie Freeman-Kerr, Johani Hackman, Joshua Hayhoe, Andy Lin, Gaurav Manikandan, Casper Nowatschek, Thomas Parker, Dylan Paterson

Merit: Max French, Edi Hackman, Marco Neri, Advait Pangare, Louka Yiasoumi, Laurence Yorke

Pass: Enzo Almasi, Hector Davis, Nicholas Miller, Luna Yi

Level 1: Coach – Mikey Watson: 5 candidates

100%: Aerin D’Souza, Ethan Hayhoe

Distinction: Anthony Lin, Dia Srivastava, William Whiteford

Many congratulations to everyone