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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

GP 7 - Sutton Valance - 2013/14

Our seventh GP was held on Sunday 1st June at the beautiful location of Sutton Valance Senior School.

It was great to see so many children entering, many playing in their first ever KJCA event and representing many different schools and counties.

With 71 participants competing across four sections, the top two in each section were:


U9: 1st Huseyin Gueriane (6/6), 2nd Saahil Bansal (5/6),

U11: 1st Charlie Metcalfe (5.5 / 6), 2nd equal Navieinaah Haridas, Arjun Gobiraj and Giovanni Currah (4.5 / 6)

U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st equal: James Elgar and Aadarsh Saravanan (2.5 / 5)

U18: 1st Jackson Wen (4.5 / 5), 2nd Anantha Anilkumar (4 / 5)


Primary School: Claremont Primary (67.5)

Secondary School: Sevenoaks (89.1)


Full cross tables can be found on:


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

U9: Ranesh Ratnesan

U11: Kiran Shiatis

U14: Anantha Anilkumar

U18: Raunak Rao

Primary School: Claremont Primary

Secondary School: St Olave's Grammar


Full GP tables can be found on:


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

Many thanks to Sutton Valance for accommodating us and also a huge thank you to all the many parents and children who helped on the day.


Please note: Our GP final, will be held on Saturday July 5th July 2014 at Newstead Woods school in Orpington. There will be prizes for the top three in each section on the day and medals for all the U9s. This event will also decide our overall Grand Prix winners for the 2013/14 season and best primary and secondary school. There will be lots of trophies for overall results of the season (not just the winners).

As usual you can enter online and we hope to see many (if not all) of you there once again.



Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 17

Article written by Suriya Velayudham: 

I am really happy that I won the U7 supremo title in Kent, mega final 2014 . 

I got 5/6 and came first in U7. I would like to thank my coaches GM Chris Ward, Aces Sevenoaks coach Krishna Shiatis and my Beechwood school chess club coach Mr. Anthony for their teaching and guidance. 

Also, I would like to say my special thanks to my parents and my brother Kartik for their encouragement and support to make me play chess. Hopefully, I will do well in giga final and make everyone proud of me. 
Thank you again to you all.
Suriya xx

Kent take second place in the U11 EPSCA National Final

Congratulations to our young Kent U11 team for taking an extremely hard fought second place at the National finals against some very strong opposition.

The EPSCA U11 National Final was hosted by Northampton at the Malcom Arnold Academy on Saturday 10th May 2014 with 17 county teams (qualifying out of the original 24) all competing for the National Title over three gruelling rounds.

Despite the drizzly weather, the team spirit of Kent’s young guns was anything but damp, with the players gathering early on the day full of excitement and anticipation, eager for the team talks and to get stuck into the first round. It was a team with a good combination of experience, enthusiasm and youth; many playing in their first national finals and all conducting themselves with good grace and maturity. It was a day to be proud to be a part of Kent Junior Chess.

Right from the go, it was clear that our players were not there to just make up the numbers but to compete at the very highest level; with a superb score of 17.5 out of 20 in the first round, a score which could only be matched by a very strong Sussex team. Barnet were third on 15.5, then Herts on 14, Notts on 13 and Wey-Valley 12.

Sussex showed their strength in round 2 with a solid 16.5, stretching their lead, whilst Kent faltered slightly scoring just 11.5. We were second at this stage but only just, with both Wey-Valley and Barnet breathing down our necks, a point behind.

The team rallied in round 3 to show its true fighting spirit, bouncing back with a score of 15, leading the way to a nail biting finish for second place. Sussex finished with style, scoring 18 to take the U11 title. Barnet finished with a third round score of 13.5 points. Wey-Valley took the fight all the way to the wire but could only manage a score of 15.5, leaving them just a half point adrift.

The final scores were as follows:

Sussex 52, Kent 44, Wey-Valley 43.5, Barnet 41.5, Berkshire 38, Nottinghamshire 35, Hertfordshire 34, Cheshire and N. Wales 30.5, Oxfordshire 30, Cambrigdeshire 27.5, Yorkshire 23, Richmond 23, Essex 19.5, Wiltshire 19, Lancashire 18.5, Northants. 16.5 and Manchester 14.5.

Congratulations to each and every one of our team members as they all played their part in securing this hugely credible result for the county. The strength of our opponents varied across the boards but everyone battled equally bravely.

The team was as follows:

Freddie ‘the Slayer’ Hand (Team Captain), Ximan ‘the Mighty’ Mao, Kiran ‘the Kool’ Shiatis, Haolin ‘the Master’ Zhao, Mikey ‘the Warrior’ Watson, ‘Rampant’ Ranesh Ratnesan, Alejandro ‘the Assassin’ Ito-Aramendia, Aryan ‘the Annihilator’ Narayan, Aurideep ‘the Attacker’ Nayak, Gaurav ‘the Gangsta’ Kocher, Ben ‘the Battler’ Gardner, ‘Ferocious’ Freddie Nunn, ‘Resolute’ Rajeiv Ratnesan, Bobby ‘The Bobster’ Akeya-Price, Ben ‘the Barbarian’ Barton, Navieinaah ‘Killer Queen’ Haridas, Mahuaa ‘the Marvel’ Verma, Arjun ‘the Grinder’ Gobiraj, Charlie ‘the Cheeky Champ’ Metcalfe, Alex ‘the Awesome’ Garfield, Kimball ‘the Nimble’ Catling, Edward ‘the Enforcer’ Cross, Ryan ‘the Menacing’ Malik and Oliver ‘the Destroyer’ Dobson.

Thank you to Sam “the Crusher” Cartwright, Rikin ‘the Ready-Man’ Parikh and Timofey ‘the Torpedo’ Selyukov for helping us qualify through the Zonal.

A huge thank you to all the players, parents, supporting siblings (!), GM Chris Ward (for his inspiration and for starting the nick name precedent), our president Anil Anilkumar, our glamorous team managers Andrew and Krishna Shiatis, all the great coaches working hard behind the scenes in Kent, the team at Northampton led by Nigel Mapletoft, EPSCA and all the great volunteers at the KJCA who help to keep the Kent Juniors consistently strong every year!

Full results can be found on:

Best wishes

Andrew and Krishna

U11 Team Managers