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KJCA July 2022 Tournament (2 entries) 
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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020  
KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
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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

Institute of Chess Exam - November 2015

The results achieved at the KJCA’s Institute of Chess exam session, held at Sevenoaks Primary School on Sunday 8 November 2015 are listed below.

The certificates will be presented during the afternoon of the KJCA Family Tournament at Rosemead School, Dulwich on Sunday 20 December 2015.

Level 2: Coaches Rob Maguire and Matt Lunn: 19 candidates


Danny Oprea


Sanuvi Amarakoon

Angad Arya

Arjun Arya

Zeno Burns

Egor Chernyshov

Thomas Claridge

William Claridge

Toby Horner

Adam Sameen

Raghav Vaidya


James Conway

Ethan Patel

Sachin Subbiah


Abhigyan Bagchi

Roxolana Chaban

Alisha Patel

Manav Suraj

Lucas Yin

Many congratulations to everyone.

British Rapidplay

Well done to the four Kent Juniors who travelled up to Leeds over the Halloween weekend to take part in the British Rapidplay tournament.

Charlie Metcalfe and Saahil Bansal both played in the U11 trial qualifier on the Saturday and and Charlie played in the U12 event on the Sunday.Jacob and Mikey Watson both played in the main tournament.

Jacob played in the intermediate section (U145) and also got 6½/11 which secured him a grading prize and also a half-norm for the national junior chess squad. Mikey played in the major (U170) section and got 6½/11 points with some good wins against higher graded adults.

Simul with GM John Emms

Once again a huge thank you to Grandmaster (GM) John Emms, for taking on the enthusiastic ACES Sevenoaks students in two simultaneous exhibitions on 15 and 22 October 2015.

Many of the children put up some stiff opposition, but none more so than Alex Thompson (aged 13, from The Judd) and Kiran Shiatis KCM (aged 11, from The Judd) who both managed to emerge with hard fought draws. The GM, however, retained his overall unbeaten record!

Well done once again to all who participated and for putting many of their chess skills into practice. Thank you also to Rohan Shiatis KCM for all his help.