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KJCA May 2022 Tournament  
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KJCA July 2022 Tournament  
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GP 2 – The Skinner’s School – 2014/15

Our second GP of the 2014/15 season attracted another excellent turn out with 95 players across 6 sections, many entering their first ever tournament and representing many different schools and counties. The event was held on Sunday 2nd November at the beautiful school of The Skinner’s School in Royal Tunbridge Wells, West Kent and also doubled as a London Junior qualifier event.

Congratulations to all our players, but in particular the top three and prize winners in each section:

U8: 1st Harry Saddington (5.5/6), 2nd equal on point Stakhey Sedykh, Laurence Madgett and Eoin Moore (4/6), with Laurence winning the second place trophy and Stakhey winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U10: 1st Max Wilkinson (5.5/6), 2nd equal on points Aayash Patel, Charlotte Bruce and Yong Gui Wang (5/6), with Yong winning the second place trophy and Charlotte winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U12: 1st equal on points Viktor Jamroz and Nikhil Chidipothu (5/6) and 3rd equal on points Mahuaa Verma and Orla Dorman (4.5/6), with Viktor winning the first place trophy, Nikhil winning the second place trophy and Mahuaa winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker.

U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st Alejandro Ito-Aramendia (3/5), 2nd Aurideep Nayak (2.5/5), 3rd equal Kiran Shiatis and Charlie Metcalfe (2/5) with Kiran winning the third place trophy on the performance tie breaker, though special mention must go to Charlie who as an U10 was playing in his first U14 / U18 section and achieved a hugely impressive 2 points..

U18: 1st equal Rohan Shiatis and Anantha Anilkumar (4.5 / 5) and 3rd equal Jacob Watson and Mikey Watson (3/5)

Top performing school groups were:

Primary: Claremont Primary School (64.4)

Secondary: St Olave’s School (57.4)

Full cross tables can be found on:

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

U9: Max Wilkinson

U11: Kiran Shiatis

U14: Jacob Watson

U18: Rohan Shiatis

Primary: Home Educated (Primary)

Secondary: Home Educated (Secondary)

Full GP tables can be found on:

As always a huge thanks to the many parents and children who kindly helped out on the day, without you we would not be able to function as an organisation and all help is much appreciated.

Many thanks also to The Skinner’s School for accommodating us and for letting us use their beautiful school.

Please note: GP 3 will be held at The Judd on Sunday 18th January 2015. We hope to see many (if not all) of you there once again.

Please also note: our coaching days which are run by our very own GM Chris Ward. The second of these will be held on Sunday 29th November at Sandhurst Primary School. You can book online at the following link: For more information please visit our website on the following link:


Best wishes


J4NCL - Junior Four Nations Chess League

Well done to those Kent juniors taking part in their first J4NCL weekend on the 4-5 October 2014 in Daventry.   This competition is a team event, with four boards per team, and comprises of five rounds of long-play games over the weekend. There are three weekends throughout the season and teams from across the country compete.

 KJCA entered two teams into the first weekend tournament. 

The KJCA Kings were made up of Michael Green (for the Sunday only) Emily Green, Ranesh Ratnesan, Rajeiv Ratnesan and a guest player from Berkshire, Nikhil Kadambadi.

The Kings started with an impressive 3½ -½ in the first round and a 4-0 win in the second round.  However, the third round proved more difficult, with a close loss of 1½ -2½ to the team that ended up in first position.

The Sunday started with a change of players, as Michael Green came into the board 1 slot and the others moved down.   Continuing their great form, the Kings won round four with a score of 4-0 and then drew 2-2 in round five.

All in all a great result for the KJCA Kings who ended the weekend in joint 3rd place and winning a trophy. They also gained a high GP score of 15 points to take into the next two tournaments.  

The KJCA Kestrels were made up of Mikey Watson, Jacob Watson, Charlie Metcalfe and Radha Ratnesan.

The young Kestrels started well with an impressive win in the first round over a team of higher graded players from the Midlands.  Rounds two and three proved more difficult, and they ended the first day a little disappointed but still able to raise a smile and enjoy a meal out together. 

Bright and refreshed on the Sunday morning, the fourth round was a great result for the KJCA Kestrels with a 4-0 win against a team from Wales.  They also managed to win the final round with a score of 2½ - 1½.  

Overall the KJCA Kestrel finished in joint 4th position with a number of other teams. Their GP score was 10 points to carry forward.

It was a fun weekend, meeting up with lots of chess friends from around the country and playing some quality games in a high level national competition. All the players are all looking forward to the next J4NCL weekend and hope to improve on their scores.

Finally a mention for Kartik Velayudham, who was also competing at the J4NCL tournament as a guest player for one of the Midlands teams, and played some quality games on their board two.

If any other KJCA team players are interested in the J4NCL weekends please contact Jo Wildman on

To see the overall results of the weekend go to:



is please to announce its 8th Grand Master Chess training camp with GM Chris Ward, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October, 10am to 4pm (arrival at 9:30am).

GM Chris Ward, Ian Snape, Kevin Bailey and Rohan Shiatis 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 (£25 per day if booking two or more siblings for both days).

There are only 40 spaces available; so to reserve a place for your child please fill in the slip below or 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.

Venue: Dulwich Prep, 38-42 Alleyn Park, London SE21 7AA

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Days to book (please circle as appropriate):

Both days / Wednesday 29th only / Thursday 30th only

KJCA Kinghts - 4 NCL

Some of our Kent Juniors were playing in 4NCL rapid play event on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th October 2014.

We would be grateful to receive any other reports from Kent Juniors playing in 4NCL tournaments. Please send your report and/or photos to

KJCA Knights won the junior team prize for the 4NCL rapid play and came 14th overall out of 27 teams. The team (in board order) comprised of Anantha Anilkumar, Michael Green, Rohan Bansal and Francesco Bernardini. Of particular note, Michael Green and Rohan Bansal won in the first round against players graded 199 and 178 respectively and in round 3 Anantha won against a player graded 243. In the last round KJCA Knights played a senior KJCA team ("KJCA Bald Eagles") made up of Luca Bernardini, myself, Bernard Klingher and Susan Green; our juniors won 4-0. 

More details can be found on:


NYCA U18 and U14 Northampton

Kent fielded an U14 and an U18 at this year’s NYCA which was held in Northampton on 28th September 2014




Kent finished third with 25 points with Sussex and Cheshire and North Wales finishing joint first with 28.5. 

Three players had the perfect score in this section, Jackson Wen (board 2), Rajeiv Ratnesan (board 9), Alejandro Ito-Aramendia (board 10) and three players were just one draw away Freddie Hand (board 3), Francesco Bernardini (board 4) and Jacob Watson (board 11).


It should be noted that two players, Aurideep Nayak (U12) and Charlie Metcalfe (U10) were drafted in to the under 18. Both did fantastically well and Charlie in particular scored an impressive 1.5 out 3, narrowly missing a win through stalemate.


Board order: Anantha Anilkumar, Jackson Wen, Freddie Hand, Francesco Bernardini, Ximan Mao, Mikey Watson, Ranesh Ratnesan, Karthik Velayudham, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Alejandro Ito Aramendia, Jacob Watson, Freddie Nunn



We had to draft in an U12 player Aurideep to play board 5 and an U10 player Charlie Metcalfe to play on board 6, due to some last minute reshuffling.


Board order: Patrick Smith, Rohan Bansal (nominated best Kent U18 player on the day for his excellent performance), Michael Green, Jessica Wen, Aurideep Nayak, Charlie Metcalfe

We are pleased that even with our depleted team we performed well and achieved some extremely credible results.


Best wishes to all,