KJCA GP1 2017-18

VenueTonbridge Grammar
AddressDeakin Leas, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JR (map)
Start DateSeptember 16, 2017
End DateSeptember 16, 2017
Notes

About this event

All juniors under the age of 18 as of 31 August 2017 are welcome. There is no grading limit but a rapidplay grade above 120 is needed to play in the U18 Major section.

All sections will be sent for rapidplay grading with the ECF.

This event is also a LJCC Qualifier for U8, U10 and U12 sections Click here for details

Registration: 9:00am
First Round: 9:30am
Prize Giving: 5:30pm (Est)

In the U18 Major and U18 Minor sections there will be five rounds; 40 minutes each. There is a cash prize fund which will be split between the top three players based on score. In the event of a tie on points, the cash prize will be split equally between the relevant players.

In all other sections, there will be 6 rounds: 30 minutes each. There are trophies and medals to be awarded. Since the trophies are pre-prepared, we are ONLY able to be award these to the top three players in each section based on tournament score. In the event of a tie on points, the top three will be subsequently decided using the the Buchholz system (the sum of opponents’ score) and then on the results between those specific players still tied, the number of wins and finally their tournament grading performance. Those players who are tied on score with the top three, but do not qualify for a trophy, will be awarded a medal.

Clocks will be used in all sections and help will be given to anyone unfamiliar with them. Players must be present at prize giving to receive their award

Pairings are run using the Tournament Director software which is specifically designed to help organise, run and report on ECF graded tournaments. All sections are paired using the Swiss Pairing system. Once pairings for the first round have been prepared, it may be necessary for organisers to re-pair certain individuals if their opponents are not present for the start of the round. Re-pairings will be done at the Organisers absolute discretion and their decision is final.

Parents will be asked to leave the playing area before the start of each round and will not be allowed in whilst games are in progress unless explicitly agreed with the Organisers.

In general, sections will not be merged. The Organisers, at their absolute discretion, reserve the right to merge sections in the event of an insufficient number of entries in one or more sections. An insufficient number of entries will generally mean unrelated entries of 8 or less in a particular section. If merged, prizes will still be awarded to the participants of the original individual sections but GP points will be awarded based on the multipliers for the higher of the merged sections. See below.

Kent Junior Grand Prix

This event is also one of the eight events that form our 2016/17 Grand Prix season. Results from this tournament earn points towards the overall Kent Junior Grand Prix for the season.

Each player’s four best scores from any of our first seven GP's PLUS their score in the final will be added up to rank players on the GP Table under four separate age groups (Under 9, Under 11, Under 14 and Under 18) with prizes and awards to be won at the GP final in June 2017. To be eligible for an award at the GP final, a player must have been to at least 4 GPs AND the GP Final.

There is also a Primary Schools and a Secondary Schools trophy for the season. Scores from top 3 juniors from a school will count towards the end of season school team trophy.

For more details on this and to see our current Grand Prix tables click here

Individual winners of the overall season’s GP will have their names engraved upon our permanent trophies

Entry Fee

Entry price is £16 for non KJCA members and £14 for members. Membership of the KJCA for the year is £7.00.

Entries for this event close at 7PM on the day before the tournament and if an event is oversubscribed, preference will be given to those who have entered and paid by this cut off time. Subsequent entries made after the cut off will be charged at £20.

Food/Drink

The KJCA Volunteer Mobile Catering will be at this event. There will be tea and coffee, along with water, soft drinks, cookies and other light refreshments. All at extremely reasonable prices.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

The KJCA is most grateful to all schools for the use of their facilities. Please treat the school premises with respect and please do not park on any school fields.

A high standard of behaviour is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are in progress should do so quietly.

The KJCA and its officials are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout but this supervision may be shared between adults in the case of children of 8 years old and over.

The KJCA has adopted the ECF Child protection policy which can be found on the ECF website. Click here for further details.

Photographs and Database

Results, grades and photos may be used on the KJCA website, www.kjca.org, facebook page or in the Press. Details will be held on the KJCA database solely to inform you about junior chess events.

Queries

If you have any queries please feel free to email the webmaster on webmaster@kjca.org.


Sections

Displaying 1-5 of 5 result(s).
U8 (21 entries)
Max School Age: 7
Date:  September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Rounds: 6  (30 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
Notes: This section is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships. All children who score 4 points will qualify for the finals which will be held in Harrow, London in December 2017.
U10 (40 entries)
Max School Age: 9
Date:  September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Rounds: 6  (30 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
Notes: This section is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships which will be held in Harrow, London in December 2017. All children scoring 3 and half or 4 points will qualify for the minor and those with 4 and half or above the major.
U12 (24 entries)
Max School Age: 11
Date:  September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Rounds: 6  (30 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
Notes: This section is a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships which will be held in Harrow, London in December 2017. All children scoring 3 and half or 4 points will qualify for the minor and those with 4 and half or above the major.
U18 Minor (10 entries)
Max School Age: 17
Date:  September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Rounds: 5  (40 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
U18 Major (5 entries)
Max School Age: 17
Date:  September 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017
Rounds: 5  (40 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
Notes: An ECF Rapidplay grade (from the latest available list on the ECF grading database) of 120 or above is needed to enter this section.