KJCA GP3 2019-20

VenueBullers Wood School
AddressSt Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LJ (map)
Start DateNovember 17, 2019
End DateNovember 17, 2019

General details

All juniors under the age of 18 as of 31 August 2019 are welcome. 

The entry price is £16.  

Entries close at 7PM on the day before the tournament and no entries on the day will be accepted.  

There is no grading limits in the younger sections.

The U18 Minor section is an U130 section.  To play in the U18 Major a grade of ECF 120 RP in the latest list is recommended, or at the discretion of the chief arbiter. 

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

Registration: 9:00am
First Round: 9:30am
Prize Giving: approx. 5:30pm

All sections will be six rounds with a time control of 20 minutes + 10 seconds. 
(If analogue clocks need to be used in the younger sections that this will be 25 mins per player)

In the U18 Major and U18 Minor sections 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 are trophies and medals to be awarded.  As 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 or Swiss Manager software systems which are 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 2019-20 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 2020. 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


There will be drinks and snacks available at this event.

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 and respect for others and property 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.


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


Displaying 1-4 of 4 result(s).
U9 (72 entries)
Max School Age: 8
Date:  November 17, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Rounds: 6  (20 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
U11 (38 entries)
Max School Age: 10
Date:  November 17, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Rounds: 6  (20 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
U18 Minor (42 entries)
Max School Age: 17
Date:  November 17, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Rounds: 6  (20 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None
U18 Major (6 entries)
Max School Age: 17
Date:  November 17, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Rounds: 6  (20 minutes per round)
Tie Break Method: None