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GP 6 – Schools at Somerhill – 2014/15

Our sixth GP of the 2014/15 season attracted a fantastic turnout of 90 players participating across 4 sections. The event was held on Sunday 19th April 2015 at the picturesque setting of The Schools at Somerhill.

First of all a special mention and thank you to all the parents and children who volunteered their time to help out at the event – without your help and support we would not be able to run such well attended GPs.

A big thank you to Vijay who took many excellent pictures on the day, many of which can be seen on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/kentjuniorchess.

Congratulations to all the children who played at GP 6. The whole day was conducted in a fun and very strong sporting-like atmosphere.

Special congratulations go in particular to the top three and prize winners in each section:

U9: 1st Jai Singh Chaturvedi (5.5/6), 2nd equal Dominic Coates and Logan Fear (5/6), the second place trophy going to Logan and the third place trophy going to Dominic on the performance tie breaker.

U11: 1st Alex Garfield (5.5/6), 2nd equal David Dallakyan, James Merriman and Adit Bhavesh (5/6) with Adit winning the second place trophy on the performance tie breaker. David and James though could not be separated in third place through the performance tie breaker and both receive third place trophies.

U14 (which was merged with the U18s on the day): 1st equal were Charlie Metcalfe, Nikhil Chidipothu, Mahuaa Verma and Aurideep Nayak (3/5), Charlie winning the first place trophy, Aurideep the second place trophy and Mahuaa the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U18: 1st equal Rohan Shiatis and Alejandro Ito-Aramendia (4.5/5), 3rd equal Kiran Shiatis and Ximan Mao (4/5).

Top performing school groups were:

Primary: Home Educated (Primary School) (69.3)

Secondary: St Andrews (48)

Full cross tables can be found on: http://www.kjca.org/result/99.

It could not be closer in the primary age group sections. In the U9 section just 15 and a half points separate the top nine players and first and second are currently only separated by 0.4 points. The top in the U11 section are only separated by 1.6 points and the two primary schools are only separated by 0.2 points.

Current leaders of the GP tables after this event are as follows:

U9: Yong Gui Wang

U11: Kiran Shiatis

U14: Anantha Anilkumar

U18: Rohan Shiatis

Primary: Home Educated (Primary School)

Secondary: St Olave’s Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on: http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=GPTables.

Many thanks to The Schools at Somerhill for accommodating us and for letting us use their beautiful school, and once again a big thanks you to all our volunteers.

Please note: GP 7 will be held at Sutton Valance on Sunday 24th May 2015. We hope to see many of you there once again.

Best wishes

KJCA

Kent Girls come 2nd in the EPSCA U11 Girls' Final

Congratulations to the Kent Girls U11 Team who played superbly to secure 2nd place at the EPSCA Inter-Association Championship on 18 April 2015 in Fairford, Gloucestershire. 

 

The team of: (1) Navieinaah Haridas; (2) Mahuaa Verma; (3) Annalise Hansen; (4) Orla Dorman; (5) Aria Sharma; (6) Charlotte Bruce; (7) Radha Ratnesan; (8) Mihika Verma; (9) Abirami Muthukumar; (10) Rhea Venkata; (11) Isabelle Wistow; and (12) Iris Davies, scored a magnificent 28.5/36 to finish 2.5 points behind Barnet and 1 point ahead of Nottingham.


It took time for the team to warm up, managing to score 8/12 in the 1st round to leave the team in 6th place. However, following a rousing lecture from team coach GM Chris Ward, the girls bounced back with 10/12 in the 2nd Round.  This could so nearly have been 12/12 but, with other teams faltering, Kent ended the Round in joint 2nd place.  There was, though, only 1 point separating 2nd from 6th.  Another fine performance in the 3rd Round saw Kent score 10.5/12 to finish in clear 2nd.  However Kent had not been able to claw back the 3.5 point lead Barnet had built up from the 1st Round.




A hard day's chess for all the girls but their hard work was rewarded with a fine result.  Well done all.


Andrew Bruce

Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 23

Kent Juniors Viktor Jamroz and Kiran Shiatis do well in Adult Tournament!

Congratulations to two of our Kent juniors Viktor Jamroz and Kiran Shiatis who both performed fantastically well at Adult Chess Congresses over the Easter break.

Viktor took part in the St Albans Chess Congress on 28th and 29th March. This was Viktor’s first ever adult chess congress and he finished a superb third in the U120 section, scoring 4 points from 5 games against opponents who were all graded much higher.

Viktor receiving his prize for 3rd place

Kiran took part in the Southend Chess Congress on 4th and 5th April and finished a hard fought, first position, outright, in the U120 section, scoring an unbeaten 4.5 points from 5.

Kiran receiving his prize for first place

These adult chess congresses are long play tournaments. This  means that not only are you playing against vastly more experienced players who are often three times your own size, but that each game could go one for over three hours. As such every single game demands a huge amount of concentration and continual focus – not easy when you are still a junior. For two of our Kent juniors to come third and first in such tournaments, is a huge achievement. Congratulations to both Viktor and Kiran!!. 

Academy For Chess Excellence and Skills (ACES)

10th Grand Master Chess training camp

with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms

Wednesday 8th  and Thursday 9th April

At Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road,

Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BP

 

10am to 4pm (registration at 9:30am)

 

GM Chris Ward and  GM John Emms, will head a group of four coaches which will work with small groups of children to improve their chess awareness and skill in a fun environment.

 

We aim for small groups of about 10 so that we can dedicate enough attention to   everyone, from experienced county players to beginners. Children will be divided in four skill groups according to ECF rating and chess experience.

The cost will be £35 per child per day (£30 per child if booking 2 or more siblings).

If booking for both days, the cost is reduced to £30 per child per day (£27.50 per day if booking two or more siblings for both days).

There are only 40 spaces available; to reserve a place for your child please e-mail Luca Bernardini luca@plantz.uk.com, with name, age, chess experience and ECF grade of your child if available, and which day you would like to book.

Alternatively, fill in the slip below and mail to: ACES, c/o Luca Bernardini, 44 Mooreland Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 3RD

 

Venue: Langley Park School for Boys, South Eden Park Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BP

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Child Name : ____________________________________________________________________

 

E-mail Address: _________________________________________________________________

 

ECF Grade: (if not available please indicate chess experience):_____________________________

 

Days to book (please tick as appropriate)

          

Both days                                        Wednesday 8th only             Thursday 9th only 

 

 

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Kent equal first in the U11 EPSCA Zonal

Congratulations to our superb young Kent U11 team which fought hard and took equal first place on points with Barnet at the U11 EPSCA Zonal and qualifying for the final in style. Unfortunately, we narrowly missed out by one win to Barnet in the tie break and had to settle for silver medals.

 

The EPSCA U11 Zonal was hosted by Northampton at the splendid Malcom Arnold Academy on Saturday 21st March 2015 with 10 county teams all competing for a place in the EPSCA final and to be awarded champions of the EPSCA East Zone.

 

Despite the drizzly weather, the team spirit of Kent’s youngsters was bright and cheerful. We commenced the day full of enthusiasm and anticipation, eager for the team talks which were led on this occasion by Rohan Shiatis KCM. It was a team with a valuable balance of experience and youth; many playing for Kent for the first time; each player conducting themselves with good grace and maturity. It was a day to truly make us proud to be a part of Kent Junior Chess.


Right from the go, it was clear that our players were not just there to qualify for the final but to have a real go at taking the East Zone title. With a solid 15 out of 20, we were second equal after the first round with Barnet, Herts taking the lead by half a point. Northants and Richmond were fourth equal on 11.5 points. Our reserves scored a sound 3 points from 7.

 

Following wise team building words from Rohan, the team upped their game in the second round and scored a strong 16 out of 20, taking our overall score to 31. Barnet scored 16.5 in the round putting them on 31.5 overall and so taking a narrow half point lead into the last round. Herts had dropped to third with a total of 29 points but were still close behind, Essex had moved up to fourth with 25.5 points. Our reserves scored a superb 5 points from 7 taking their total to 8.

 

The team fought hard in the last round, increasing their tally and scored the best single round score of the day with a superb 18 points from 20, taking our total to 49. After three gruelling rounds and over 300 hard fought games, the title decider went down to one of the last matches to be finished on the day, Kent Board 2 against Barnet Board 2. It could not have been closer and the two players battled hard but could not be separated on the board, finally agreeing a draw. With Barnet scoring 17.5 points in the final round, it meant the two teams were tied on 49 points apiece, with Herts third on 42.5 points and Essex fourth with 36 points.

 

The EPSCA rule books came out. The tie break went down to the team with the most number of wins on the day and Barnet narrowly pipped us by a single extra win.

 

Our reserves scored 4 points from 7 in the final round taking their total to 12 points, also narrowly missing out to Barnet. There were strong performances by all of the reserves, but special mention to David Dallakyan who scored 3 out of 3.

 

The final scores were as follows:

 

Kent and Barnet 49, Hertfordshire 42.5, Essex 36, Northamptonshire 31.5, Richmond 28.5, Suffolk 19.5, Newham 18.5, Cambridgeshire 17.5 and Leicestershire 8.5.

Congratulations to each and every one of our team members, as they all played their part in securing this hugely credible result for the county.



The team was as follows:

 

Ximan Mao (Team Captain), Ranesh Ratnesan, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Kiran Shiatis, Haolin Zhao, Mikey Watson, Bobby Akeya-Price, Aryan Narayan, Nikhil Chidipothu, Viktor Jamroz, Huseyin Gueriane, Charlie Metcalfe, Mahuaa Verma, Annalise Hansen, Orla Dorman, Navieinaah Haridas, Ben Barton, Alex Garfield, Oliver Dobson, Freddie Nunn, Adit Bhavesh, Kimball Catling, David Dallakyan, Moad Shamekh, Sam Cartwright, Thomas Crawley-Boevey and Aditya Jain.

 

A huge thank you to all the players, parents, supporting siblings, Rohan Shiatis KCM (for his inspirational words), GMs Chris Ward and John Emms, our team managers Andrew and Krishna Shiatis, all the great coaches working hard behind the scenes in Kent, the team at Northampton led by Nigel Mapletoft, EPSCA and all the great volunteers at the KJCA who help to keep the Kent Juniors consistently strong!


Full results will be published on:

 

http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/index.cfm

 

We look forward to the final to be held on Saturday, 9th May 2015.

Best wishes





Andrew and Krishna

U11 Team Managers