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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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Strong start for the Kent Kestrels at the J4NCL

Well done to the Kent Kestrels, who came second in Division One of the J4NCL, played over the weekend of 3-4 October at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.

The Kestrels team were: Ximan Mao, Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson, Alejandro Ito-Aramendia and Aurideep Nayak.  The team played some high quality chess and won all three rounds on Saturday, making them joint leaders of the competition going into the second day.

Round four, on the Sunday morning, was the crucial match against the Midland Monarchs. The boys all played well against strong opponents, but unfortunately just lost the round by one point.  However, they didn’t let disappointment take over and went on to win round five against another high graded team, Brown Jack. 

Final results were Kent Kestrels second place on 8 match points and Midland Monarchs first on 10 points.

Thanks to all at the J4NCL for organising another high quality and fun tournament.  The boys all enjoyed the chess, playing together, meeting up with friends from around the country, and being in a hotel with a swimming pool.

The next J4NCL will be on the 22-23 November at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport and the final weekend on the 9-10 January.  If any other Kent players are interested in further details, please contact  

Well done to the Desert Penguins in their first Junior Four Nations Chess League (J4NCL)

The first J4NCL weekend of the season was held at 3-4 October at the Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport.  The J4NCL is a team event, with five rounds of standard play chess over the weekend.

The Desert Penguins played in Division two. This young team comprising of Aadarsh Saravanan, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Stakhey Sedykh and Arthur Chikovsky. The had a really enjoyable competition with some great opponents, great battles and great fun all around.

The Penguins had some good results, including wins in three of the rounds. This meant that they were playing on the top board in the final round with the possibility of a prizewinning finish. They had a tough battle against the Welsh Dragons Blue, but unfortunately couldn't quite hold their nerve and lost the round by a point. They finished the tournament in joint fourth position with 6 match points.

A fantastic start to their first J4NCL team event together. A big thanks to Mikhail Sedykh (Stakhey's dad) who did a sterling job as their manager and coach, and to all the parents for bringing their kids along for the weekend.  

WIN for Kent U14 Major team at the NYCA

Congratulations to all the players in the Kent U14 Major team for their fantastic result of 1st place at the National Youth Chess Association county tournament.

This keenly fought national contest was held at the Malcolm Arnold Academy, Northampton on Sunday 27th September. There were six other counties competing, South Wales, Berkshire, Cheshire, Leicestershire, Richmond and our close rivals and previous winners, Sussex.

The tournament consisted of three rounds of rapidplay chess and there were 12 board plus a reserve game in each round.

Kent started the competition with a great score of 9½ out of 12 in the first round, which put us in equal first place with Sussex. In the second round Kent gained another 9 points, however the Sussex team played equally well and finished the second round one point ahead of us.

So, with all to play for in the last round, our Kent juniors pulled out all the stops and scored a fantastic 10 out of 12, bringing our overall total to 28½ points.

As the last few game results came in the tensions grew and fingers were crossed to see who had secured the top place. A win and a draw in the games that were head-to-head against Sussex helped to push Kent just ahead.

So, the final scores were:

First Place - Kent on 28½ points.

Second Place - Sussex on 27½ points

Third Place - Berkshire on 23 points

All the Kent players were delighted with their well deserved win. 

The team were: Anantha Anilkumar, Aditya Verma, Francesco Bernardini, Ximan Mao, Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson, Alejando Ito-Aramendia, Aurideep Nayak, Charlie Metcalfe, Nikhil Chidipothu, Mahuaa Verma, Alex Thompson and Huseyin Gueriane.

A big thank you to all the parents and carers who travelled to Northampton and supported our victorious team.

All go for the first GP of the 2015-16 season - held at The Judd School

The first GP tournament of the new season was held at The Judd School in Tonbridge on Sunday 20th September. It was very well attended, with over 100 players across all age groups.

This event is also a London Junior qualifier for those in the U8, U10 and U12 sections. Players who achieved 4.5 points or more in the U10 and U12 qualify for the major finals whilst those getting 3.5 or 4 qualify for the minor. In the U8 section those gaining 4 points qualify. The London Junior Chess Championship finals are held in Harrow, London in December.

The top three in each section were as follows:

U8: 1st equal (5/6) - Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma, Idhant Lodha and Yacine El-Bachir.

U10: 1st Abigail Weersing (5.5/6), 2nd equal (5/6) Logan Fear and Saahil Bansal.

U12: 1st Gurveen Kapoor (5.5/6), 2nd Viktor Jamroz (5/6) and 3rd equal Shahjahon Saidmurodov and Jonathan Britnell (4.5/6)

U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st Alex Thompson (3.5/5), 2nd equal (2.5/5) Sarah Weersing, David Dallakyan, Nikhil Chidipothu and Alex Garfield.

U18: 1st equal Mikey Watson and Aditya Verma (4/5), 3rd equal Francesco Bernadini and Jacob Watson (3.5/5).

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Claremont Primary and the best scoring secondary school was St Olaves' Grammar.

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope you all enjoyed the day and look forward to welcoming you to more of our tournaments throughout the season.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly. Remember, we are always keen for parents and carers to get involved with our successful events, so if you think you can help in any way, please do get in touch.

Also thanks to The Judd School for the use of their school, it is a lovely venue and ideal for our tournaments. 

The next tournament, GP2, will be held on Sunday October 18th at Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells. Please see the events section of the website to register.

Almost Full at GP1!!

If you wish to enter GP 1, please enter quickly as we will be capping entries to 120. Priority will be given to those who have entered and paid online in advance.