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KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
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Event Type: Individual Tournament
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Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
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Chesskid Gold Membership 2014/15

Dear Parents,

As the school year draws to a close, so too is our first year of
Chesskid Gold Membership. This expires on 16th July 2014; but not all good things come to an end. Due to the high demand and the success we have had for Chesskids, we will be renewing this for another year.

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. (See more detail on what Gold Membership can give you below).

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 once again managed to negotiate 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.

To renew or purchase a new Membership, please go to the event section on the right sidebar and complete the purchase of Chesskid Membership 2014/15 or follow this link:

Please renew before the 11th July 2014 to ensure uninterrupted access to Chesskid.

New Memberships will start on the 17th July 2014. 

Please do not forget to renew. On this same date, all the current memberships which haven’t been renewed will unfortunately cease to exist.

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


Kings Place Chess Festival - 14th June 2014

Many of our Kent Juniors participated in the Kings Place Chess Festival on Saturday June the 14th which is a FIDE rated rapid play tournament comprising four sections; Open, Major U170, Minor U145 and Amateur U120.

There were many strong performances from all. 

Well done particularly to Anantha Anilkumar who finished second in U170 section, scoring 4.5 points from 6 and ending the day undefeated and to Girinath Haridas who played in the Open section, mixing it with Grand Masters and IMs and finishing with a highly credible 3 out of 6. 

There were also good results from Freddie Hand who played in the U170 section, Ximan Mao and Robert Akeya-Price who both played in the U145 section, and Danyal Warsop and Mikayel Suvaryan who both played in the U120 section.

One of the highlights of the day was the live running commentary of the tournament by our very own chief coach, GM Chris Ward. Chris's commentary not only managed to keep up with the pace of the rapid play across many boards but was filled with many hilarious and witty anecdotes making it a joy for all to listen to. 

Congratulations to GM Matthew Sadler who won the Open section whilst finding the time to talk through each of his rounds with Chris, which was very informative.

Full results can be found on the following link:

Many thanks to all at the Kings Place Chess Festival for putting on such a superb event.


Unclaimed Institute of Chess Certificates

We are holding a number of unclaimed Institute of Chess Certificates.

Please can you e-mail the KJCA if your name is below so we can arrange collection of your certificate. If you know anyone on the list, please can you ask them to get in touch asap –

The next possible collection point is the next Kent GP – which is the final at Newstead Wood School on Saturday 5th July. We would love to see you all playing there!

  • Madhav Suraj - Level 3
  • Nell Grabham - Level 1
  • Joe Grabham - Level 1
  • Morgan Yu - Level 2
  • Kevin Wu - Level 2
  • Edward Woollett - Level 3
  • Chloe Sng - Level 1
  • Matthew Sng - Level 1
  • Anu Shankar - Level 4
  • Richard Moulange - Level 4
  • James Proaspatu - Level 3
  • Oliver Meredith - Level 3
  • William Meredith - Level 3
  • James Meredith - Level 4
  • Lewis Pulsford - Level 2
  • Lara-Louise Gough - Level 2
  • Zeeshan Kisat - Level 4
  • Ammar Kisat - Level 4
  • Daniel Barton - Level 1
  • Ben Barton - Level 2
  • Harry Houillon - Level 3
  • Rohan Datta - Level 5
  • Manal Pandey - Level 2
  • Jasper Maughan - Level 2
  • Deji Joseph - Level 2
  • Harry Cheng - Level 2
  • Sofia Winchester - Level 1
  • Anya Srivastava - Level 1
  • Meenaxi Suraj - Level 2
  • Michael Stringer - Level 2
  • Ira Dubey - Level 2
  • Shazia Khan-Bourne - Level 3
  • Luca Ricci - Level 2
  • Aditya Chaurasia - Level 2

The trophy that I always wanted to have!

It was the 31st May and I went to a Mega-Final at the Bishop Justus Church of England School in Bromley.  At the beginning I thought I was going to lose all of my games, but when I won my first game I built up my confidence.

I would like to thank GM Chris Ward especially since in my 2nd round I used a tactic which I learned from him in ACES in Beckenham.

I would also like to thank Krishna Shiatis and Kiran Shaitis for helping me at my School Amazikidz chess camp and Luca for organising the coaching days which helped me a lot. Without these people I would never have been able to come first in the U9’s. Thank you also to Jessica and Jackson Wen for all their help in improving my chess skills.

Lastly, I would like to thank my mum for her encouragement and support, so that I could get 5/6 and win the U9‘s trophy that day.

I had an incredible, unforgettable, and magical day. Thank you very much for you all.

Written by Huseyin Gueriane

Article by Charlie Metcalfe

On Sunday 18th May 2014, I played in the Kent Mega Final 3 at Tonbridge Girls Grammar School. The U9 competition was very close and after 6 exciting games, I was fortunate to win the U9 Supremo trophy with 5½ points following a play off.  

I would like to thank everyone who has coached me, Aces Sevenoaks coaches Krishna Shiatis and Rohan Shiatis, Michael Shahoud and all the coaches at the KJCA Aces training days including GMs John Emms and Chris Ward .

I would also like to thank everyone at the Claremont School Chess Club and my parents for their support and encouragement.

Charlie Metcalfe