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Saturday, April 21, 2018 - Saturday, April 21, 2018  
U11 Team - EPSCA Finals 
Venue: TBA  
Event Type: Team Tournament
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018  
U9 Team - EPSCA Finals  
Venue: TBA  
Event Type: Team Tournament
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018  
KJCA GP8 Season Final 2017-18 (11 entries) 
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018  
GP7 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Sunday, March 4, 2018  
GP6 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Harris Academy Beckenham  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Sunday, February 11, 2018  
GP5 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Dulwich College Senior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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All GO for GP6 at Harris Academy Beckenham

Just to confirm that GP6 on Sunday 4th March is still going ahead. 

We have been in touch with the school, Harris Academy in Beckenham, and all is fine for our event.  
Also, the weather forecast for Sunday is showing higher temperatures and no wintry weather. 

(Obviously if there is a serious deterioration in the weather conditions before Sunday then we will post any changes both here and on the KJCA facebook page and twitter feed - but this is very unlikely)

We look forward to another successful GP tournament and welcoming all our young chess players to a full day of chess and fun with friends.

Regards
KJCA 

Success for the Kent teams at the ECF U18 County Championships

Congratulations to the Kent U18 Open team for winning the ECF County Championships for the second time running.

This year the event was held in Grantham, Lincolnshire, and it took the form of a two-round standardplay tournament.  There were two sections, U18 Open (12 Boards) and the U18 Minor (6 Boards). Kent entered a team into both sections.

The young players taking part were:  Freddie Hand, Aditya Verma, Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson, Aurideep Nayak, Shlok Verma, Saahil Bansal, Ben Barton, Eoin Moore, Nikhil Chidipothu, Lakshya Lokwani, Orla Dorman, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Marius Kobler, Iris Davies, Roxolana Chaban and Scarlet Watson.

It was an early start for the long journey to Grantham, with the majority of the Kent squad meeting to travel together on a mini-coach.  After a smooth run up the A1 and a short struggle to find somewhere to park at the venue, all arrived in the team room ready for the first-round battles.

Unfortunately, due to illness, players had dropped out the previous evening and one of our squad was unable to come along at the last minute. So, some of the players were moved up a board and some of our younger players got the chance to play, but sadly we still had to default the bottom board of the minor team. 

However, with smiles and enthusiasm all the Kent players stepped up to the challenge and we soon had some great results coming in.  

After round one the Open team were equal first with Sussex, with Surrey just behind – so it was still all to play for and could go either way.

The Minor team also achieved a fantastic score in the first round and stood on 4 out of 6 points which was a credible third place. 

The second round brought tensions and excitement as the scores slowly came in and we tried to calculate who would be the winning county. Every game and every half point counted.  All the county teams had strong players and there were some quality chess on many boards.  It wasn’t until the final games finished that the very close result was guaranteed.


The final results in the Open section were: 

1st - Kent  - 16.5 points

2nd - Sussex - 16 points

3rd - Surrey - 15 points

4th Hertfordshire - 9.5 points 

5th equal -  Leistershire and Suffolk  - 7.5 points.


The final results in the Minor section were: 

1st - Norfolk - 9 points 

2nd - Yorkshire - 8.5 points

3rd - Kent  -  7 points  (from 5 out of 6 boards) 

4th - Nottinghamshire - 5 points

5th - Surrey - 2 points

6th -  Hertfordshire - 1.5 points.

Congratulations and thanks to each and every player for their great chess games, everyone got a score to add to the totals.  Also for their general positive attitude and team spirit throughout the event. It was a pleasure to spend time with everyone on the day. 

Also to GM Chris Ward for his advice and support during the run-up to the event, and thanks to Gary Dorman for his help on the day. 

The Kent teams rely on the support of all the parents and carers who bring the young players to the events and it is much appreciated.

Finally, thanks go to Neill Cooper - ECF manager of secondary chess, Lincolnshire chess and the King School, Grantham for a very well run, friendly and relaxed tournament.


Jo Wildman – Team Manager


 




Results from the Institute of Chess exams - Spring 2018

The results achieved at the KJCA’s Institute of Chess examination session, held at Sevenoaks Primary School on Sunday 18 February 2018, are listed below.

 

The certificates will be presented during the afternoon of our KJCA GP6 tournament at Harris Academy, Beckenham on Sunday 4 March. 

 

Many thanks to the coaches this season who were: GM Chris Ward, GM John Emms, Adam Bukojemski, Alexis Harakis, William Jones, Rob Maguire, Conrad Allison, Jacob Watson and Mikey Watson. 

 

Level 5: 2 candidates 

 

Distinction:   Thomas Crawley-Boevey 

 Yong Gui Wang 

 

Level 4: 13 candidates 

 

Distinction:  Dmitry Belousov 

Egor Chernyshov 

Arjun Jadhav 

Shaurya Mehta 

Vaidehi Varma 

 

Merit:              Nour Ajili 

Sebastian Cazac 

Kyle Karaman 

Yifan Luo 

Oliver Poulter 

 

Pass:              Sanuvi Amarakoon 

Abhigyan Bagchi 

Ander Curley 

 

Level 3 23 candidates 

 

Distinction: George Allen 

Mateusz Bazan 

Zeno Burns 

Oli Garrett 

Mark Hodovanets 

Adi Lovlekar 

James Shum 

Adi Srivastava 

Noah U-King-Im 

Vincent Uong 

Scarlet Watson 

 

Merit:              Mitullesh Engarshal 

Krisha Kamat 

Sajana Pathirana 

Danidu Perera 

Teo Saunders 

Aaron Shum 

Sophia Wang 

 

Pass:              Anjola Adekoya 

Alana Patel 

Alisha Patel 

Kevan Pussella 

 

Level 2: 11 candidates 

 

100%:             Alex Mo 

 

Distinction:   Grace Allen 

Felix Coker 

Sean Duffy 

Rishi Ruparellia 

Matthew van Vuuren Cassar 

Pavan Sai Yalamanchi 

Ryan Yuan 

 

Merit:             Samuel Evans 

 

Pass:              Luna Yi 

 

Level 1: 4 candidates 

 

Distinction: Misha Agrawal 

Laurie Yorke 

 

Merit:              Rhea Agrawal 

Maxwell Grant 

 

Many congratulations to everyone on great results

 

Please note:  If any young students (who attended at least 2 of the coaching days) would still like to take their exam there will be an opportunity at the team coaching day on Sunday 18th March 2017. Anyone wishing to do this should email webmaster@kjca.org to confirm,  and will need to be at the venue between 11am – 2pm.  

 

 

Newsflash - Success for James and Shreyas at the West of England Championships

NEWSFLASH .... Well done to all Kent Juniors playing at the West of England tournament this weekend (17-18th February 2018).   A big congratulations from all at KJCA to:  


James Merriman for winning the U12 Championships

Shreyas Royal for winning the U14 Major section


More details and photos to follow .....

ECF Girls' SE Rapidplay - Full report

Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA) were delighted to host the  ECF SE Girls’ Rapidplay Championships at Bromley High School on Sunday 15th October 2017.

 

There were over 70 young girls from around the area taking part across five age-groups. The prizewinners in each section were as follows:

U8: 1st Yashasvini Sreeram 6/6, 2nd Siena Gurjar 5/6, 3rd Amelia Rees 4/6

 

U10: 1st Amaya MacDonald 5.5/6, 2nd Olga Latypova 5/6, 3rd equal Ashwini Haria-Skuse, Zoha Asraf, Lavinia Fear 4.5/5


U12: 1st Anum Sheikh 5.5/6, 2nd Elizabeth Finn 4.5/5, 3rd equal Georgina Headlong, Anika Roy and Abigail Weersing 4/5

 

The U14 and U15-18 sections were merged on the day. However, separate prizes were awarded:

 

U14: 1st Orla Dorman 4.5/6, 2nd Polina Shchepinova 4/6, 3rd Elizabeth Johnson 3.5/6

 

U15-18: 1st Laura Davidson 4.5/6, 2nd equal Elizaveta Sheremetyeva and Sarah Weersing 4/5

 

Full results and crosstabs can be found on the KJCA website at: http://www.kjca.org/result/167

 

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

It takes a lot of work and willing volunteers to organise a large chess tournament. A big thank you to Priscilla Morris, our chief arbiter, who did a fantastic job keeping everything under control and to Andrew Bruce who helped in the playing hall. Jo Wildman kept all pairing and results up to date as tournament director.  

 

Also, thanks to GM Chris Ward for his advice and expertise on the day. Other KJCA volunteers who made the day a success were Emma Holmes, Gary Dorman, Kathryn Woodward, Samantha Metcalfe, Conrad Allison and Mikey Watson for organising the extra activities, analysing games, refreshments, complimentary pizzas and ordered all the medals and trophies.  

 

The ECF help in the background was much appreciated. Thanks to Andrew Walker for setting up the online entries and advertising the details on the website, and to Traci Whitfield, Director of Junior Chess, for her continued support and work to develop junior chess.

 

Final thanks must go to Bromley High School for use of the fantastic school venue and to their Headteacher, Angela Drew, for coming along and presenting all the trophies and medals at the prizegiving and helping to promote girls’ chess at her school and in the local area.