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Saturday, May 28, 2022 - Saturday, May 28, 2022  
KJCA May 2022 Tournament  
Venue: Eltham College Senior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
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KJCA July 2022 Tournament  
Venue: Bishop Justus C of E   
Event Type: Individual Tournament

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KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
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Event Type: Individual Tournament
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KJCA GP5 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
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KJCA GP4 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament


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Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 20

Breaking news:

Kent juniors do well at Yately Manor:

Congratulations to:

Ximan Mao & Haolin Zhao, Joint under 11 first place
Girinth Haridas: 2nd in under 14
Suriya Velayudham: who was just outside the top 3 with 4/6 in the U8s
Radha Ratnesan: best girl in the U8 section

Thank you to our volunteers at GP3

Running our Grand Prix events takes a huge amount of time, effort, commitment and patience and this is all provided by volunteer parents without whom the KJCA would be unable to function. Unfortunately we are unable to mention everyone here, but there are a few special thank you's we would like to say. 

Firstly thank you to Samantha and Simon Metcalfe, and also to Krishna and Andrew Shiatis for sorting out so much not only on the day of each event but beforehand as well. Also thank you to Paul Catling and Rik Dobson for looking after the large amount of chess equipment we have and bringing it to all the events.

A thank you also to our special guest at GP3, GM John Emms and to Kris Jamroz for helping with analysis between games and also to John for staying to present the prizes. Thank you to John Merriman for assisting with the games of one of our young partially sighted players and to Vijay Bhavesh and Maria Local who helped run Tournament Director. Special mention to one of our young juniors but highly experienced player, Mikey Watson, for his help with arbiting between games

Lastly a huge thank you to the many other parents and children who kindly helped out at the event. All help is much appreciated. 

Best wishes


GP 3 – The Judd School – 2014/15

Our third GP of the 2014/15 season attracted another excellent turn out with a superb 101 players across 4 sections. The event was held on Sunday 18th January 2015 at the beautiful, historic school of The Judd School in Tonbridge, West Kent.

Congratulations to all the players, there were some hard fought battles across all sections and the whole day was conducted in a very sporting atmosphere.


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


U9: 1st Ciaran Brightley-Davies (5.5/6), 2nd Jai Singh Chaturvedi (5/6), 3rd equal on points Elena Currah and James Merriman (4.5/6) with Elena winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.


U11: 1st Mahuaa Verma (6/6), 2nd Efe Shimwell (5/6), 3rd equal on points Ben Barton, Orla Dorman, Justus Genthe and Sasmit Neogi (4.5/6), with Justus winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.


U14: 1st Aurideep Nayak (4.5/5), 2nd Bobby Akeya-Price (4/5) and 3rd equal on points Aryan Narayan and Alex Thompson (3.5/6), with Aryan winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.


U181st equal Rohan Bansal, Rohan Shiatis and Anantha Anilkumar (4/5). A close fought contest across the whole section and it was great to see so many players coming back to our tournament and continuing their love of chess.


Top performing school groups were:

Primary: Claremont Primary School (61.0)

Secondary: St Olave’s School (66.8)

Full cross tables can be found on:

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

U9: Jai Singh Chaturvedi

U11: Kiran Shiatis

U14: Jacob Watson

U18: Rohan Shiatis

Primary: Claremont Primary School

Secondary: St Olave’s Grammar

Full GP tables can be found on:

Many thanks to The Judd School for accommodating us and for letting us use their beautiful school and also to all our volunteers.

Please note: GP 4 will be held at Gravesend Grammar on Sunday 8th February 2015. We hope to see many of you there once again.


Please also note: our coaching days which are run by our very own GM Chris Ward. The third of these will be held on Saturday 31st January at Sevenoaks Primary School. You can book online at the following link: For more information please visit our website on the following link:


Best wishes



Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills is pleased to announce its 9th Grand Master Chess training camp at Bromley High School, with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms on Wednesday 18th  and Thursday 19th February, 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, 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: Bromley High School, Blackbrook Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 2TW

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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 29th only             Thursday 30th only 

Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 19

The annual finals of the prestigious London Junior Chess Championships were held over two weekends in December 2014 (13-14th and 28-30th). Well done to all the Kent Juniors who travelled to Harrow to compete in this national level competition.

As always, the standard was very high and Kent players achieved some fantastic results - from the older players winning their sections to younger players competing at a national level for the first time. We do hope we have picked up all the names below, but if we have accidentally missed anyone or have made an error, please let us know and we will correct this as soon as possible.  

U8:  This section included an array of promising youngsters from across the country.


Well done to Yong Gui Wang and Sasmit Neogi who both scored 5/7 and ended up in equal fifth place.


Other young players representing Kent were Radha Ratnesan, Madhav Suraj, Suriya Velayudham, James Merriman and Laurence Madgett.

U10 Minor: Well done to David Dallakyan and Ciaran Brightley-Davies who both scored 5/7 and Kimball Catling with 4.5/7.


Also playing in this sections were Theodore Panchev, Sasmit Neogi, Suriya Velayudham, William Gough, Saahil Bansal, Radha Ratnesan, Mihika Verma, Haran Subrahmaniyan and Theo Moran.

U10 Major: In a very strong field, Bobby Akeya-Price and Ranesh Ratnesan played some quality chess on the top boards. Bobby had a great tournament finishing equal third on 5½/7 and with Ranesh just behind on 5/7.


There were also some great results from Viktor Jamroz with 4½/7 and Charlie Metcalfe and Huseyin Gueriane who both got 4/7. There were also good performances from Haolin Zhao, Dominic Coates, Oliver Dobson, Navieinaah Haridas, Oliver Dobson, Jai Singh Chaturvedi, Yong Gui Wang, Max Wilkinson, Efe Shimwell and Harry Chen.

U12 Minor:  Aurideep Nayak played some great chess in this section to reach the prize position of equal fourth with a score of 6.5/9.


Also achieving a great result was Huseyin Gueriane who got 5.5/9.


Other players in this section were Arjun Gobiraj, Charlie Metcalfe, Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Navienaah Haridas, Aditya Jain and Mikayel Suvaryan.

U12 Major: Once again the Major section included many high graded national players and the quality of chess was impressive. Well done to our Kent players who were playing on the top boards.


Mikey Watson got a great result of 6/9 and there were also strong performances from Bobby Akeya-Price, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Ranesh Ratnesan and Nikhil Chidipothu.

U14 Minor: Nikhil Chidipothu and Alejandro Ito-Aramendia played great games against older opponents in this section. They both achieved equal second place with a score of 4.5/6.


Also playing in this section were Aurideep Nayak, Aditya Jain and Mahuaa Verma.

U14 Major: This section included several high level national players. A great result for Kent player Kartik Velayudham, who came joint second with 4.5/6. Rajeiv Ratnesan was also playing.

U16: The quality and experience of the teenagers in this section was exceptional, so a fantastic result from Yasmin Giles who won with a score of 5/6.


Anantha Anilkumar also did very well, only dropping out of the prize positions in the last round.


Also playing were Michael Green and Haolin Zhao.

U18/U21/Open: This was a fiercely contested section which included two IMs and other very strong adult players. Kent players Girinath Haridas and Rohan Bansal were equal to the challenge and played very well to achieve joint second place with a score of 4.5/6. Girinath had all to play for in the last round and achieved a draw against Anthony Zhang who was the eventual winner of the section. However, as Anthony is not from the London area, Girinath received the London U21/U18 prize.


Also, playing in this section was Freddie Hand who achieved an early win against a player with a fide rating of 2074.

Christmas Congress U165 and U125: Kent junior Jacob Watson decided to challenge himself by playing up in the adult U165 section. He achieved three very good draws against adults with much higher ECF grades, one almost double Jacob's current level.


Also well done to Sholpan Namazbayeva, Bobby's mum, who played in the U125 section.