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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 Junior wins the Hong Kong U9 Championships

Anika Roy, a young Kent player, scored a magnificent 7/7 to gain the impressive title of Hong Kong U9 champion.

It is always great to hear news of our juniors doing well outside of Kent and the UK.

Anika, who was a regular at KJCA tournaments, is living in Hong Kong with her family for a couple of years, but will hopefully return soon to bolster the already strong Kent teams.

Congratulations to Anika from all at KJCA

GP3 at Gravesend Grammar

Thanks to all players, parents and carers who came along to GP3, which was held on Sunday 15th November at Gravesend Grammar School for Boys.

The top three in each section were as follows:

U9: 1st equal Raghav Vaidya, Harry Saddington and George Allen (5/6)

U11: 1st equal Lakshya Lokwani, Shahjahon Saidmurodov, Samuel Lewington and Eoin Moore (5/6)

U14: 1st equal Alex Thompson and Alex Garfield (4/5), 3rd Orla Dorman (3.5/5)

U18: 1st Anantha Anilkumar (4.5/5), 2nd Alexander Selway (4/5), 3rd Mikey Watson (3.5/5)

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 The Judd School.

Well done to everyone who played. We hope you all enjoyed the day and look forward to welcoming you to more of the KJCA tournaments throughout the season.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly and to Gravesend Grammar School for Boys for use of their school.

The next KJCA event will be GP4 to be held at the Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone on Sunday 17th January.

Please register early on the KJCA website, as it is a big help with organisation and allows the day to start on time and run smoothly.

Well done to the U12 & U16 teams at the NYCA

Well done to all the Kent Junior who played in the National Youth Chess Association U12 and U16 tournaments on Saturday 7th November.

The U16 team: Anantha Anilkumar, Francesco Bernardini, Jacob Watson, Aurideep Nayak, Alex Thompson, Mikayel Suvaryan, Ansh Batura and Siddarth Nair.

The U12 team : Ximan Mao, Mikey Watson, Bobby Akeya-Price, Nikhil Chidipothu, Charlie Metcalfe, Mahuaa Verma, Aryan Narayan, David Dallakyan, Ciaran Brightly-Davis, Ben Barton, Charlotte Bruce and Aditya Jain. Mihika Verma also played in the reserve section.

The day started early with the long journey up to Telford. Several of the team travelled together by train and unfortunately came up against the usual delays, so arrived at the tournament ten minutes after the clock had started ticking in the first round.

However, our keen young players didn't let this put them off, finishing the first round with a score of 6.5/12 for the U12s, putting them in second position, and the U16s gained a impressive 6.5/8 and led the competition.

The second round proved tough for the U16s who played head to head against Sussex and only secured 1 point. However, the U12s improved their scores and gained 10.5/12.

Then, re-invigorated by delicious slabs of Bobby's birthday cake, both teams produced their best chess in the third round. The U12s scored 10.5/12 to finish a magnificent 2nd overall and the U16s fought tenaciously against the ultimate winners, Cheshire & North Wales.

The final scores were:
1. Sussex 32.5
2. Kent 27.5
3. Cheshire & North Wales 18
1. Cheshire & North Wales 18.5
2. Sussex 18
3. Kent 10

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A big thanks to all the parents and players for travelling to Telford and being part of another great tournament for the Kent teams.

Kent Juniors at the World Youth Chess Championships

Well done to the four Kent juniors who represented England in the World Youth Chess Championship at Halkidiki,Greece from 24th October to 5th November.

They included the under 14  English Youth Chess Champion Girinath Haridas,, 2014 under 12 British Champion Anantha Anilkumar, under 10 British runner up, Ranesh Ratnesan and  under 8-year-old Girls’ Champion, Radha Ratnesan.

These players were selected by the English Chess Federation after demonstrating exceptional ability based on grade, rating and/or performance.

WYCC is one of the major international junior championships in the season. It was a very intense and well attended competition, with over 3000 players from different countries across the world.

Girinath and Anantha played in the under 14 open section and Ranesh played in the under 10 open section. Radha played in the under 8 girls sections. 

All the Kent players managed to do well to improve their ratings and rankings.

Ranesh leading the way with 6 points, Girinath following with 5.5, Anantha with 5 and Radha finishing on 4.5.

Kent Coach GM John Emms was one of the ECF coaches for this event.

Overall it was an exciting opportunity for all our young players. They played chess at a very high international standard and benefitted from the quality coaching they received and the fantastic opportunity to be part of the England team.

GP3 at Gravesend Grammar - tomorrow Sunday 15th November

Just a quick reminder that we have the third tournament of the season tomorrow at Gravesend Grammar, The Rectory, Church Walk, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2PR 

If you would like to play, please register online at before 7pm today.   
Entries on the day are discouraged, as this delays the start of our tournament.

We are planning to start the first round promptly at 9.30am. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to allow the children to be taking their seats at 9.20am.

Please remember that parents and carers have sole responsibility for their children at all times when not in the playing hall. This includes outside play areas and inside rooms and classrooms, in particular all school property and classroom items must not be touched or damaged.

Looking forward to welcoming you all to another exciting tournament.

Kind regards, KJCA