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Sunday, March 8, 2020 - Sunday, March 8, 2020  
KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bishop Justus C of E   
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, February 16, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020  
KJCA GP5 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Saturday, January 11, 2020  
KJCA GP4 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament


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101st British Chess Championship

The 101st British Chess Championship was held at Aberystwyth University in Wales over the two weeks from 19th July and the overall British Title was jointly won by GM David Howell (Britain’s youngest GM) and IM Jonathan Hawkins with a score of 8.5 out of 11. Congratulations also to our very own GMs Chris Ward and John Emms who competed well, John finishing a fantastic joint 3rd and Chris winning the best game prize.

It was good to see so many Kent Juniors out in force, many playing in their very first British Championships, pitting their wits against some of the best players from across the country.

Congratulations go to our medal winners:  

Navieinaah Haridas Top Under 8 Girl with a score of 4pts out of 6

Ranesh Ratnesan 2nd in the U9 with a score of 6/7 and Haolin Zhao 3rd with 5/7

Ranesh Ratnesan 2nd in the U10 with a score of 5.5/7

Anantha Anilkumar 1st in the U12 with a score of 6/7

Arul Gupta and Girinath Haridas  equal 1st in the U13 with a score of 5.5/7

Rohan Bansal equal 2nd in the Week 2 PM competition

Full results can be found on the following link:

A big well done also to all the other Kent Juniors who attended and did our county proud: Anika Roy, Radha Ratnesan, Suriya Velayudham, Huseyin Gueriane, Charlie Metcalfe, Abishaik Gnanenthiran, Viktor Jamroz, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Mikey Watson, Aryan Narayan, Ximan Mao, Freddie Hand, Kartik Velayudham and Jacob Watson. Also well done to a few of our seniors who were present: Anil Anilkumar and not long from being a junior, Conrad Allison.

We are only human, so if anyone’s name has been missed in the cross tables please accept our apologies and let us know.

Also, if anyone has any pictures, please send them in.



is pleased to announce its 7th Grand Master Chess training camp with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August, 10am to 4.15pm (arrival at 9:30am).

GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms will be leading a group of four coaches, who 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.

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).

There are only 40 spaces available; 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: St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5DE 

Chesskid Gold Membership 2014/15

Dear All,

As previously mentioned our first year of Chesskid Gold Membership, expires in July 2014. The KJCA will be renewing this for another year.

If you wish to join our KJCA Chesskid club, please go to the event section on the right sidebar of our KJCA home page and complete the purchase together with payment of Chesskid Membership 2014/15 or follow this link: Memberships will start on the 17th July 2014. 

If you are an existing member of our KJCA chesskid club, you will need renew your membership by the 11th of July 2014. Please renew and make payment at the following link:

Please renew before the 11th July 2014 to ensure uninterrupted access to Chesskid. Please do not forget to renew. On this same date, all the current memberships which haven’t been renewed will unfortunately cease to exist.

Please ensure all payments are made via our website link before the 11th July. 

"Gold Membership gives children full unrestricted access to all the Chesskid premium features, including on-line lessons, instructional videos, chess puzzles, training positions (where you can practice recurring important positions against the computer), unlimited tournaments and lifetime game archive. Children can also play on-line against their Kent friends and take part in closed on-line tournaments, which take place all year round.

Over the past year we have noted that the children who have been more active using these Chesskid features are also the ones who have generally made the most progress in their KJCA tournaments. 

Gold Memberships, if purchased individually from, would normally costs $50, but we have negotiated the same 
special price as last year for the KJCA of £10 per child which gives you membership for the whole year to July 2015."

We look forward to welcoming you all to another year at Chesskid!


GP Final at Newstead Wood School and Summary for the Year

This was the thrilling final GP of the 2013/14 season, held on Saturday 5th July 2014 at Newstead Wood School, with many of the season GP titles still in the balance and many trophies and medals to be awarded.

Congratulations to all 92! who attended this final (almost twice as many as in the previous year); everyone settling down quickly to pay some superb games of chess. The top two in each section were:

U9: 1st Moad Shamekh (6/6), 2nd equal Jai Singh Chaturvedi, Misha Lello, Alexander Levin and Efe Shimwell (5/6)

U11: 1st Arjun Gobiraj (5.5/6), 2nd Kimball Catling and Anum Sheikh (5/6),

U14 (combined with the U18s): 1st equal Alejandro Ito-Aramendia and Jacob Watson (3/5), 3rd equal James Elgar and Nii-Akwei Carty Bing-Pappoe (2.5/5),

U18: 1st Anantha Anilkumar (4.5/5), 2nd equal Michael Green and Francesco Bernardini (4/5).

Top Primary SchoolClaremont Primary School

Top Secondary SchoolSt. Olave’s Grammar School

Full cross tables can be found on:

This event also settled the GP championships which had been running all season long. It was fantastic seeing so many new faces and so many new schools taking part this year, making this a particularly strong season, with a special mention in terms of new schools which performed particularly well, to Claremont, Warren Road, Edgebury, Solefield, The Pointers School, Tubbenden Juniors, Beechwood Sacred Heart and Brunswick House and many more.

Thank you to all the coaches who are working hard at all the schools (feeding into the KJCA) which provide the talented youngsters which not only play at the KJCA Grand Prixes, but also go on to represent Kent in the county championships and also their country. 

The winners and runners-up of the overall GP for 2013/14 are as follows:

U9Charlie Metcalfe with Ranesh Ratnesan second and Charlotte Bruce as top overall girl. Navieinaah Haridas was top U8 and Mason Graves-Brown top U8 boy, Yong Gui Wang was top U7 and Radha Ratnesan top U7 girl.

U11Kiran Shiatis with Mikey Watson second (who is currently representing England at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and will therefore receive an average score towards the overall GP) and Rhea Rentala as overall top girl. Kiran Shiatis was also top U10 and Alejandro Ito-Aramendia was top U11 in this section.

U14Anantha Anilkumar with Francesco Bernardini second and Joelle Hakim as overall top girl. James Elgar was top U14, Joelle Hakim top U13 and Anantha Anilkumar top U12 in this section.

U18Raunak Rao with Michael Green second and Mary Scott top overall girl. James Maguire was top U18, Raunak Rao top U17, Mary Scott top U16 and Michael Green top U15 in this section.

Primary SchoolClaremont Primary School (a new name on our KJCA roll of honour list and a new name to KJCA chess this season) with the Home Edders close behind in second.

Secondary School: St Olave's Grammar (winners for the seventh year in a row) with Sevenoaks second.

Full GP tables can be found on: The winners of each section will be added to our Roll of Honour List.

Our Kent Teams produced some strong performances and some encouraging signs for the years to come.

Our U9’s came 3rd in the EPSCA county U9s final back in April this year (full report can be found on:, our particularly young U11 team finished a fantastic 2nd in the EPSCA county U11 Championship held in May (full report can be found on: and our young girls' U11 team came 5th in their EPSCA event. We finished a very strong 3rd in the overall EPSCA GP a great improvement on the previous year.

Well done also to our U14 minor team which came 3rd in the SCCU Junior Jamboree and our U12 team which came 2nd in the NYCA Championship (full report can be found on:

A big well done to our U18 team which finished a brilliant 1st at the SCCU Junior Jamboree, and will be added to our Roll of Honour list (full report can be found on: A severely depleted U18 team also managed 4th at the ECF County Championships (full report can be found on: Our U18 minor team came a very commendable 2nd at the SCCU Junior Jamboree.

Many of our young juniors have been selected to represent England during the year, well done to Kiran Shiatis, Emily Green, Michael Green, Francesco Bernardini, Ranesh Ratnesan and Mikey Watson. Their names will be added to our Roll of Honour list.

A big thank you to Newstead Wood School for accommodating us and providing such a superb venue for our final event of the season.

A special thank you to:

Chris Ward GM for his coaching expertise and team support throughout the year.

Anil Anilkumar, our president and for bringing all the teams together in what has been another strong season for Kent.

Samantha Metcalfe for all her hard, hard work with catering and taking on helping to manage trophies going forward.

Our treasurer, tournament director and website and facebook updater Andrew Shiatis.

Our communications manager Krishna Shiatis.

James Mao and Tarun Nayak for their web expertise

Luca Bernardini for setting up and running our KJCA internet club with Chesskid

Sue Maguire for arranging each of the 8 events and our coaching days.

Sian Dubery for assisting and running tournament director

There have been so many helpers throughout the year making it very difficult to mention you all by name, but all the help you give to this volunteer organisation is truly appreciated.

Thank you also to all the team managers who volunteer their time to organise the teams and help support the children at each of our events.

And of course to all the parents and children without whom we would not have such a great county organisation, one which is revered by all other counties.

We hope you had fun at our events and that you have a relaxing summer break. We look forward to seeing you all again next season.

We will post the dates of our GPs and coaching days on the KJCA and the ECF websites as soon as possible.

Our GP 1 will be held at Rosemead Prep on Sunday 14th September 2014 and we look forward to seeing you all there. To register please follow the following link:

Have a great Summer from all at the KJCA

U18 ECF minor teams

We fielded two teams in the U18 minor section of the ECF Championship held on 29th June 2014 at Wilson's School in Surrey.

Team A: Emily Green was on top board, with Ranesh Ratnesan, Alejandro Ito-Aramendia, Alex Thompson, Zeeshan Kisat, Navieinaah Haridas taking boards 2-6 for the first round. The team scored 2 hard earned points with the top two boards leading the way. Jacob Watson who was the reserve, had an excellent win in a graded friendly and was promoted to board 6 for round two. Emily and Jacob continued strongly and battled out two more wins in the second round and this was followed up with a good win from Zeeshan and a draw from Alejandro. The team managed 3.5 points from 6 in the second round and finished on 5.5 from the two rounds. This was a hugely credible performance but unfortunately not quite good enough to win them a prize.
Team B comprised Kartik Velayudham, Joelle Hakim, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Aurideep Nayak, Ammar Kisat and James Elgar on boards 1 to 6 and did well in the first round to finish with 2.5, with excellent wins from the bottom two boards and a draw from the top board. The pairings were tough in the second round but the team managed a draw from Aurideep against a much stronger player, a draw on board 3 by Rajeiv against our own Alejandro from team A and James Elgar drawing on board 6 to finish with 1.5 points and a total of 4 points.

Overall, it was an excellent performance by both teams playing against much older, hugely more experienced and generally higher graded players.