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KJCA May 2022 Tournament  
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KJCA July 2022 Tournament  
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Event Type: Individual Tournament


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Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 18

Well done to both Bobby Akeya-Price and Kartik Velayudham who have both had fantastic December's playing chess.

Bobby came in the top 10 at the world schools event finishing with 5.5 pts out of 9. This fantastic result was soon followed up with a superb joint 3rd place at the London Juniors with 5.5 pts out of 7.

Kartik, who had previously obtained a half norm for England at the Leeds Rapid Play in November 2014, has now achieved his full England norm at the London Juniors. He played in U14 major section beating some of the top players in the section and got 4 and 1/2 out of 6 – taking joint 2nd.

Well done to both.


Institute of Chess - November level 1 and 2 exams

Well done to all those that sat their level 1 and level 2 IoC exams on Saturday 29th November. 

The results are below:

Institute of Chess

The results achieved at the KJCA’s Institute of Chess examination session held at Sandhurst Primary School on Saturday 29 November 2014 were as listed below

The certificates will be presented during the afternoon of the KJCA GP3 tournament at The Judd School, Tonbridge on Sunday 18 January 2015.


Level 2: Coach – William Jones (James Maguire on day1): 4 candidates

Merit:              Georgina Bruce

Pass:              Zeno Burns

                       Maxim Catling

Level 1: Coach – James Maguire (Krishna Shiatis on day 1): 5 candidates

Distinction:   Finn Clements

                       Nicholas Local

                       Anthony Simms

                       Nandika Subrahmaniyam

Merit:              Jessnia George

Kent U14/U130 Team win their first SCCU match against Surrey

Congratulations to the Kent u14/u130 team which took on Surrey at Sevenoaks Primary School on 30th November 2014. as part of the Southern Counties Chess Union 2014/15 junior event. 

With the Surrey team full of confidence following their impressive 18.5 to 5.5 win against Sussex earlier in the month, we knew this was not going to be easy and scores were tied at 6 all after the first round. 

There was everything to play but the Kent players stepped up to the challenge in style with a hard fought 7.5 - 4.5 win in the second round, making the final score 13.5 - 10.5.

There were some strong performances by all the Kent young guns across all the twelve boards, also by our three reserve and little Scarlet, our team mascot for the day. It was a great day and a big thank you to Jo Wildman for organising the event and for getting our team together. Also to Simon and Samantha Metcalfe as always for the organising the food and drink (especially the lovely cookies which did not last long!!!). A huge thank you to the Surrey team and parents for trekking all the way to the Kent countryside and for putting up such great and spirited opposition. Lastly a big thank you to Sevenoaks Primary School for allowing us the use of their lovely school and to everyone who helped on the day. 

More details about the SCCU event can be found on

Kent come second at the NYCA U12s

Congratulations to the KJCA U12 team who came second at the National Youth Chess Association tournament on Saturday 8th November.  

The day started early with a long journey up to Telford.  Several of the team travelled together by train and  despite delays and signal failure somewhere near Birmingham, we luckily managed to arrive at the venue with ten minutes to spare. 

Some quality chess in the first round resulted in a score of six and half points, which put us in third place behind Sussex and Cheshire & North Wales.   

Then, in the break, we all helped Bobby celebrate his 9th birthday by singing happy birthday and enjoying a piece of birthday cake. A big thanks to his mum for bringing the cake and to Bobby for choosing to play chess for Kent on his special day. 

In the second round the team achieved a very impressive score of nine points, bringing us up into second place.   

In the third round we gained another seven points.  However Sussex remained very strong throughout the competition and we were unable to catch up with them.  

The final scores were: 
Sussex 30 ½
Kent 22 ½
Cheshire & North Wales 21
South Wales 16
Manchester  14
Leicestershire  3 

An extra well done to Freddie Hand on board one, Mikey Watson on board three,  Aurideep Nayak on board six and Efe Shimwell on board twelve, who won all three of their games and gained a medal.  

The players in board order were Freddie Hand, Ximan Mao, Mikey Watson, Guarav Kocher, Bobby Akeya-Price, Aurideep Nayak, Nikhil Chidipothu, Aryan Narayan, Charlie Metcalfe, Mahuaa VermaRikin Parikh and Efe Shimwell.  Mihika Verma also played in the reserve games. 

Finally, a mention for Jacob Watson who travelled with the team and, as the only older Kent player at the tournament, played  in the U16 reserve section.  He also scored full points with three wins. 

A big thanks to all the parents and players for travelling to Telford and being part of another great result for the Kent teams. 

Explanation of Trophies and Cash Prizes awarded at GPs

Our prizes and tie break system for the current season is explained on the same page as registration for our GPs, but for clarity, we have set out the rules below: 

In the U18 section there is a cash prize fund which will be split between the top three players based on score. In the event of a tie, the cash prize will be split equally between the relevant players.

In all other sections, there are trophies and medals to be awarded. Since the trophies are pre-prepared we are ONLY able to award these to the top three players in each section based on score. In the event of a tie, the top three will be subsequently decided based on grading performance as per the ECF grading rules and based on those grades used from the start of the tournament. Those players who are tied on score with the top three, but do not qualify for a trophy, will be awarded a medal.

To receive one of these prizes, you must be present at prize giving.