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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020  
KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bishop Justus C of E   
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020  
KJCA GP5 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Saturday, January 11, 2020  
KJCA GP4 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament


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Institute of Chess Exam results - Spring 2017

The results achieved at the KJCA's Institute of Chess examination session held at Sevenoaks Primary School on Sunday 19th February are listed below.  Certificates will be presented at our GP6 tournament which will be at Tonbridge School on Sunday 5th March.

Many congratulations to everyone for all their hard work during the coaching days and examinations this season.

For those who were unable to attend coaching day 4 and would still like to take their examination, there is another opportunity on Sunday March 19th at Sevenoaks County Primary School.  Please confirm your attendance by emailing on and arrive between 11am-2pm in order to have sufficient time to be able to take your exam. 

Level 5: Coach – GM John Emms: 3 candidates 


Charlotte Bruce  


James Holmes 

Marius Kobler  

Level 4: Coach – GM Chris Ward and William Jones: 5 candidates 


Thomas Crawley-Boevey 


Laura Holmes 

Adam Sameen 

Shalini Subbiah 

Angus Warne 

Level 3: Coaches – Alexis Harakis and Rob Maguire: 23 candidates 


Theodore Panchev 


Herb Balaam 

Feihong Huang 

Ruilin Huang 

Kyle Karaman 

Yifan Luo 

Joshua Moisey 

Luke Penfold 

Harry Saddington 

Aryan Amit Sanka 

Anya Srivastava 


Nour Ajili 

Sanuvi Amarakoon 

Georgina Bruce 

Sebastian Cazac 

Ander Curley 

Yash Makhija 

Reuben Moisey 

Aneesh Sagar 

Sachin Subbiah 

Olly Thwaites 


Timothee Menoumba 

Ethan Patel 

Level 2: CoachesChris Rice and Mikey Watson: 9 candidates 


George Allen  


Eira Collacott 

Mitullesh Engarshal 

Alana Patel 

Danidu Perera 

Kevan Pussella

Vaidehi Varma 


Tinaye Menoumba

Alisha Patel  

Level 1: Coaches – Conrad Allison and Jacob Watson: 5 candidates 


Rylan Ntiamoah

Khushi Patel

Leon Pussella


Sanuthi Herath  

Top Tournament at Dulwich for GP5

GP5 was held at Dulwich College on Sunday 12th February 2017.  This is always a very popular venue and this year was no exception, with over 150 participants across four age sections. The day was full to the brim with great chess games and fun times for all our young players.

Th prizewinners in each section were:

U9: 1st Luca Buanne (6/6), 2nd Aneesh Sagar (5.5/6), 3rd equal Roxolana Chaban, Nour Ajili, Lev Mann, Vincent Ji and Karl Peters (5/6).

U9 Girls prizes: 1st Roxolana Chaban, 2nd Lavinia Fear, 3rd Anya Strivastava

U11: 1st Lakshaya Lokwani (6/6), 2nd equal Aaron Dhillon, Navienaah Haridas, Arthur Chikovsky (5/6),

U11 Girls prizes: 1st Navienaah Haridas, 2nd Iris Davies, 3rd equal Laura Holmes and Eleanor Colesmith

U18 Minor: 1st Eoin Moore (5/5), 2nd equal Jack Chaudhury and Thomas Crawley-Boevey (4/5)

U18 Major: 1st Arul Gupta (4.5/5), 2nd equal Logan Fear, Orla Dorman, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Shreyas Royal (3/5)

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Eltham College Junior and the best scoring secondary school was Westminster School.

For more photos of the prizewinners and some general shots of the tournament please go to our facebook page at:
To see the full crosstabs from the tournament go to:

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope everyone enjoyed both some great chess games and spending time with your friends.

Organising such a large and successful chess tournament takes a lot of work and willing volunteers.

Extra thanks go to Mikhail Sedykh for doing the Tournament Director for the first time and ensuring that all the pairings and rounds run smoothly. Also to GM Chris Ward for his expert advice and support throughout the tournament and at the prizegiving.

Other kind volunteers on the day were: Simon Metcalfe for bringing along the equipment, setting up on the day and arbiting the U18 minor section, Mr Gupta for arbiting the U18 Major, John Merriman, Andrew Bruce, Jo Wildman and Richard Weekes for arbiting the U9 and U11 section, Emma Holmes for her role as treasurer and also organising the catering, Kathryn Woodward and Gary Dorman for registration and prizegiving, and ALL other parents and carers who helped with the catering stall on the day.

KJCA is a voluntary run organisation to develop chess opportunities for children and young people in Kent and South East London. If anyone is interested in helping at our tournaments or behind the scenes, please do get in touch. We are currently keen for some additional help with catering supplies and bringing to the venue. Please contact us via or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on or 07583337307.

Finally, thanks to Dulwich College for use of the fantastic venue. It has become a tradition to hold our GP5 at Dulwich and it is now one of the most successful and popular of the season.

Triumphs for Kent Juniors at the South of England Championships and Junior Squad closed tournaments

Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th January, Yateley Manor is host to both the South of England championships (U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U13 and U15) and the National Junior Squad closed tournaments (U12, U14 and U16 by invitation only).

Well done to all who participated in this national level tournament, which is part of the ECF junior grand prix and a junior squad qualifier. The competition is of a very high standard and there are lots of friendly rivalries between Kent juniors and other young players from around the country.

Special mention to the prizewinners-for their great results and well deserved trophies:

Yifan Luo: Second place in the U7 with a score of 5/6
Roxolana Chaban: Top Girl in the U8 with a score of 4/6
Shlok Verma: Joint Winner in the U9 with a score of 5½/6
Stakhey Sedykh: Joint Winner in the U10 with a score of 5/6
Shreyas Royal: Winner in the U11 with a score of 5/5
Ciaran Brightley-Davies: Joint Second in the U11 with a score of 4/5
Charlie Metcalfe: Third in the U12 Closed with a score of 3½/5 in a very strong section.

To see more photos, please go to our facebook page at:

A full list of ALL the Kent Juniors participating:
U7: Yifan Luo, Max Bell.
U8: Roxolana Chaban, Xurui Mao, Ismail Longia-Zaidi,
U9: Shlok Verma, Theo Lawson, Raghav Vaidya, George Allen
U10: Stakhey Sedykh,
U11: Shreyas Royal, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Saahil Bansal, Kennan Kesterson, Dominic Coates
U12 closed: Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Bobby Akeya-Price
U13: Orla Dorman
U14 closed: Aditya Verma
U15: no Kent juniors this year.
U16 closed: Emily Green

To see the crosstabs from all these sections, please go to and follow the links.

Hopefully the names of all Kent players who participated are above, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or made an error, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.

Overall a very good weekend for Kent juniors, well done to everyone who competed and to all the parents and carers for their continued support.

Victory for Bobby Akeya Price, Shreyas Royal and Shlok Verma - Full report from the London Junior Chess Championships 2016

The annual finals of the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships (LJCC) were held on the 14-15th December and the 28-30th December 2016.

Kent juniors scored some fantastic successes with special congratulations going  to:


Bobby Akeya-Price who came joint first in the U12 major with a score of 7 and half / 9

winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 11 Champion trophies


Shreyas Royal who came joint first in the U10 Major with a score of 6/7

Winning both the London Champion and SCCU Boys Under 9 Champion trophies


Shlok Verma who came first outright in U8 section with a perfect score of 7/7.

As each year, a large group of Kent juniors qualified and travelled to Harrow to compete in this national level competition. The standards in all sections were very high, however each and every one of the Kent junior proved they were up to the challenge.


A full list of ALL the Kent Juniors participating in the LJCC were:  


U8: Shlok Verma, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Yifan Luo, Xurui Mao, Roxolana Chaban, Max Bell and Joshua Moisey.


U10 Minor:  Timothee Menoumba, Anit Aryan Sanka, Evan Thomas Veitch, Dmitry Belousov, George Allen, Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Aneesh Sagar and Max Bell.


U10 Major:  Shreyas Royal, Eoin Moore, James Merriman, Stakhey Sedykh, Shlok Verma, Raghav Vaidya, Danny Oprea, Arthur Chikovsky and Edward Ellam. ,


U12 Minor: Radha Ratnesan, Yong Gui Wang, Dominic Coates and Charlotte Bruce.


U12 Major: Bobby Akeya-Price, Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, Shreyas Royal, Dominic Holmes, Saahil Bansal and Stakhey Sedykh.  


U14 Minor: Ciaran Brightley-Davies.


U14 Major:  no Kent juniors this year.


U16: Ximan Mao and Orla Dorman


U18/U21/Open:  Rohan Bansal, Jacob Watson, Ranesh Ratnesan and Mikey Watson.

To see the crosstabs from all these sections, please go to and follow the link to tournament director.  Hopefully the names of all Kent players participating are above, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or made an error, please let us know and it will be corrected as soon as possible.


Well done to everyone that took part and represented Kent juniors in style.

Calling all U11 Girls - Team selection & dedicated trophies at GP5

The Kent U11 Girls’ Team has two upcoming tournaments in Spring 2017. 

In order to select twelve players and reserves for this team, the KJCA GP5 at Dulwich College on Sunday 12th February will serve as a selection tournament. 

In addition to the normal GP prizes, there will be dedicated trophies for the best-performing girls in the U9 and U11 sections. 

All girls who live or go to school in Kent are therefore invited to play at GP5 and seek selection for the Kent U11 Girls’ Team. 

Please enter as normal in either the U9 or U11 section through the KJCA website at:

Hopefully, on 12 February 2017, we will have a large turnout of keen girls eager to play chess and to represent their county in the forthcoming national competitions.