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Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018  
KJCA GP8 Season Final 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
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

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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.

News and updates ....

Well done to all our Kent Juniors who have playing in recent KJCA events and also all those who compete in national and other tournaments throughout the year - Including the recent West of England, London Juniors, Yateley Manor, Junior 4NCL, county team events and the Main 4NCL.


News, results, reports and photos from all recent KJCA tournaments and other national events will again be published on this website and on our KJCA facebook page as soon as possible. 


We have been working to resolve the online issues and thanks go to Sumitra Varma, Alexis Harakis, Vsevolod Belousov and Richard Ellison for all their time and technical expertise.


So ... .... watch this space for more details of the recent KJCA events and how all our talented Kent juniors have been getting on at tournament and events around the country.....

 



GP3 - This Sunday 19th November at Bullers Wood - Please note details on Parking

We look forward to welcoming all our young chess players to the KJCA GP3 tournament this coming Sunday 19th November at Bullers Wood School.  

There will be four sections, U9, U11, U18 Minor and U18 Major.

The venue is: Bullers Wood School, St Nicolas Lane, Logs Hill, Chislehurst, Kent, BR7 5LJ.

Please note: Due to changes in the layout at the school, there is unfortunately no parking in the school grounds on this occasion.

However, alternative parking is available on the surrounding roads such as: Park Farm Road, Westleigh Drive, St George's Road or on the main road Chislehurst Road which is fine for parking on Sundays.
Please ensure you arrive with a little extra time to be able to park on one of these road and walk into the school grounds. 

If coming by public transport then Chislehurst train station is a 15 minute walk from the school.

If your young chess player is planning to come along, please do register them as soon as you can at: http://www.kjca.org/event/164

European Youth Chess Championships - Full Report

The European Youth Chess Championships were held in September this year in Mamiai Romania. Mamia is a Black Sea resort close to Constanta. 

Our Kent players were Shlok Verma and Shreyas Royal in the U8 Open and Charlie Metcalfe in the U12 Open. 
The European Youth is one of the strongest Junior events with some of the worlds best players but especially from countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Hungry, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. 

Shlok and Shreyas were the highest seeded England players and were contenders throughout the event. The level of chess they played was extraordinary and it is often easy to forget they are still U8s. Shlok won his last game to record a great 7/9. Shreyas also won his last game to finish on a wonderful score of 8/9, the joint highest score. A magnificent achievement by both our players and for Shreyas the Silver medal with 2nd overall and only on the head to head tie break. It has been some time since an England junior won a medal which makes his achievement all the more impressive.

The U12 Open was always going to be a tough event with the top seed rated 2351, (roughly 220 ECF.) Most of Charlie's games were over 4 hours with several close games going to the wire. Every point was hard won but he battled to a respectable 5/9, which included a satisfying win in his last game. 

From a Kent perspective, this was another event that highlights the strength of Kent Junior Chess. We have England players across our age groups competing in a variety of international events which is testament to the KJCA. The high quality of the Kent coaching, the competitiveness of the Kent Junior events, the commitment of players, their parents and the volunteers at KJCA are all key factors that have helped all our juniors progress. 

Well done to Shlok, Shreyas and Charlie.