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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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Kent U9 team win EPSCA Finals

Congratulations to the Kent U9 team for winning the 2016 EPSCA U9 Finals and becoming the National Champions.

The finals were held at Nottingham high school on Saturday 23rd April.

Everyone knew it was going to be a long day, starting before 7am and including travels by road, rail, underground and even on a tram.

There were 17 teams who had qualified for the finals and the competition was tough. Last year’s
winners, team Barnet, were one of the obvious competitors, and many of the other county teams posed an equal challenge.

Despite the long journey, the team were ready to take all opponents. All the young Kent players lived up to expectations and continued with the high standards set with their record-breaking victory at the zonal.

The first round ended with 10/12 with one loss and two draws. The second round finished with 11/12 with just one unfortunate loss – a very close game. However, the improving pattern continued and our last round was a clean sweep – 12/12 - wins on all boards!!

All the rounds had some close games which could have gone either way, but the players kept their nerves, maintained focused, increased concentration levels and eventually managed an overall victory. Our strong finish gave Kent a clear first place, leading the runners-up by 3.5 points.

The final scores were:
1st – Kent   33/36
2nd - Barnet   29.5/36
3rd - Sussex  26.5/36

Congratulations also go to the players who were on the reserve boards, they played some quality chess and secured a number of strong wins and ended the day with some prizes.

The full team were: Jack Chaudhury, James Merriman, Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma, Yong Gui Wong, Eoin Moore, Stakhey Sedykh, Athur Chikovsky, Suriya Veleyudham, Madhav Suraj, Lucas Downing, Raghav Vaidya, Danny Oprea, Edward Ellam, Harry Chaudhury & Harry Chauhan.

Many thanks to our team manager, John Merriman and to GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms for their coaching, guidance and support throughout this season.

We also appreciate the efforts from all the parents and carers, who brought the children along to both the zonal and the final competitions and continuously support their chess.

With such a great result from our U9 team, the future for these promising young players looks bright. Well done to everyone.

The full results can be viewed at:

Strong performance from the Girls' team in EPSCA U11 Finals

Congratulations to the Kent U11 Girls Team who put in a determined and gutsy performance to finish 6th in the EPSCA National Girls U11 Final at Cheadle Hulme School on 16 April 2016. 

It was a long day, with everyone needing to be on a train or in a car by 6.30am and most not getting home before 9pm, but the girls were spirited and cheerful throughout. 

Although they were drawn from 10 different primary schools from across Kent, the team spirit was wonderful and supportive. 

With expert coaching from GM Chris Ward, both on the train and at the venue, the girls produced some excellent chess.  The stand-out performance was perhaps from Laura, who scored a perfect 3/3, but all 14 players were worthy representatives of the KJCA.

With the vast majority of the team being eligible to play in this event next year, the future looks very bright. 

The full team was: Navieenaah Haridas, Charlotte Bruce, Iris Davies, Natalie Humphries, Samantha Mercer, Diya Choudhary, Neha Iyer, Emily Shaw, Ira Dubey, Hollyann Reeves, Laura Holmes, Roxolana Chaban, Sophie Colvin and Scarlet Watson. 

Thanks to GM Chris Ward, the girls, all the parents and carers and EPSCA for the efficient organisation. 

Finally, congratulations to the Barnet team who were worthy winners, thereby retaining their title. The full results can be viewed at

Top of the league for the U14/U130 team

Congratulations to the U14/U130 team for winning the 'east' league of the competition with an unbeaten record.

Throughout the season we have scored some fantastic wins against Essex, Surrey, Sussex and Richmond.

In keeping with the aim of the league, the U14/U130 team has included different players throughout the season and given everyone the chance to be part of the team and play good quality chess against the other local counties. 

Our results this season have been down to the hard work of every one of the players in the whole squad.

We are now through to the county finals against the winners of the 'west' league. This will be played sometime in late May/early June and we are hoping to host it in Kent.

Finally, thanks to everyone that has helped with the home matches and to all the parents and carers who have come along and supported our team.

Update - Changes to GP7 and GP8

Please note that we have now changed the date and venue of our next tournament, GP7, and the date of GP8, the final tournament of this season.

GP7 will now be held on Sunday 15th May at Bromley High School,  Blackbrook Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 2TW

The entry details on the website have been updated, so if you child would like to play, please do register and pay as soon as possible. 

Early registration really helps with the organisation of the tournament, allows the rounds to start on time and the day run smoothly. If you would like to register go to the event page at

We have also changed the date of GP8 (the final GP of this season) and this will now be held on Sunday 12th June.

The venue is the same, Newstead Woods School, Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA

We look forward to seeing all our young chess players and their families at these tournaments. 

However, if you had previously registered for either of these events but now cannot make the dates, please do let us know.

Kent U11 team come second at the EPSCA Zonals

Congratulations to all the players in the KJCA U11 team who finished a strong second in the EPSCA U11 Zonal tournament at Richmond on 19th March 2016.

Nine teams from Barnet, Cambridge, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Newham, Northants, Richmond and Suffolk contested the event.

Richmond were excellent hosts and our thanks to all at Richmond Junior Chess for making us all so welcome.

For Kent, there were strong performances across all boards.

In the first round, our team scored 15 out of 20, in the second round 14 points, and they finished strongly with a fantastic 17.5 points in the third round. 

Kent finished the competition with 46.5 points, just 3.5 points behind winning Barnet and 9.5 points ahead of Richmond.

Also, well done to those who played on the reserve board, who got some great wins and finished first in that section.

The team were: Ranesh Ratnesan, Bobby Akeya-Price, Haolin Zhao, Charlie Metcalfe, Viktor Jamroz, David Dallakyan, Ciaran Brightley-Davis, Saahil Bansal, Huseyin Gueriane, Jack Chaudhury, James Merriman, Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma, Yong Gui Wang, Eoin Moore, Stakhey Sedykh, Dominic Coates, Alexander Levin, Lakshya Lokwani, Jai Singh Chaturvedi,Oliver Dobson, Kimball Catling, Abishaik Gnanenthiran and Marius Kobler.

Well done to everyone on another great result and thanks to all the parents and carers for coming along and supporting our team.