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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  
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Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills

5th Grand Master Chess training camp with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms

Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th April

10am to 4pm (arrival at 9:30am)

The grand Master training camp is back! We had wonderful feedback from our February event, so we have decided to host another one during the Easter school holidays.

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.

All children will have at least one session with each grandmaster.

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 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.


St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Westgate Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5DE

ACES Sevenoaks Chess Coaching

Is pleased to announce that John Emms GM will be joining the coaching team from September 2014! Priority for September will be given to existing members.

Location: Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road,

Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE

Every Thursday from 5.00pm to 6:30pm


Dates for the Summer Term are: Thurs 24th Apr'14 – Thurs 17th Jul'14 

The emphasis as always is on fun, learning, playing chess, building confidence and making friends. Children of all standards are welcome; whether you are already proficient or have no previous knowledge or experience of the game – all you need is an interest in learning and playing chess.

The aim is to provide a location for chess students in the Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells area to train and play together to a county level.

We will be working closely with the Kent Junior Chess Association and will encourage participation of the talented students in County Level events as well as National events.

Total due £58.50 (£6.50 per week)

Please contact me (Krishna Shiatis) at should you have any queries.

ACES (Sevenoaks) is the sister organisation to ACES (Bromley) which is held at Bishop Challoner School in Shortlands and held on a Thursday evening during term time. The contact for ACES (Bromley) is

Kent take second in the U11 EPSCA Eastern Zonal

Congratulatins to our young Kent U11 team for taking silver medals.

The EPSCA U11 Eastern Zone was hosted by Essex at Chingford Foundation School on Saturday 15th March. The sun was out to greet the nine counties competing for the U11 Eastern Zone title and also a place in the EPSCA U11 final which will be held in Northamptonshire on Saturday 10th May.

Our young Kent team gathered full of excitement and anticipation, many playing in their first ever team event for their county. Right from the go, it was clear that our players were determined not just to qualify but to try and do so in style, with a good solid score of 14.5 in the first round, equal with Richmond and just half a point down on Barnet.

Barnet stretched their legs in the second round, taking a fantastic 19 out of twenty points, with Kent faltering slightly scoring 13.5 and now trailing by six points; but now clear in second place. Undaunted, the players picked themselves up for the last round, determined that Barnet would not have it all their own way. We scored a resounding 16 points, winning the round, but not quite enough to close the gap completely.

The final scores were as follows:

Barnet 48.5, Kent 44, Richmond 37, Hertfordshire 33, Essex 30, Cambridgeshire 27, Suffolk 24, Northamtonshire 19.5 and Newham 7.

Congratulations to each and every one of our team as they all played their part in securing second place. The strength of our opponents varied and hence it was luck of the draw with some of the children facing some very tough games.

The team was as follows: Freddie Hand, Ximan Mao, Kiran Shiatis, Haolin Zhao, Mikey Watson, Ranesh Ratnesan, Alejandro Ito-Aramendia, Aurideep Nayak, Ben Gardner, Gaurav Kocher, Timofey Selyukov, Freddie Nunn, Rajeiv Ratnesan, Aryan Narayan, Ben Barton, Navieinaah Haridas, Arjun Gobiraj, Edward Cross, Charlie Metcalfe, Ryan Malik, Kimball Catling, Sam Cartwright, Alex Garfield and Rikin Parikh.

A big thank you to all the players, parents, Rob Maguire, GM Chris Ward, Anil Anilkumar, our team managers Andrew and Krishna Shiatis, all the great coaches working behind the scenes in Kent, the team at Essex led by Dave Hawkins, EPSCA and all the great volunteers at the KJCA who help to keep the Kent Juniors consistently strong every year!


Kent Success at the SCCU Championships Mar 14

Sunday 9th March 2014 - Kent U18 Major team take 1st place at SCCU tournament defeating stiff opposition from Sussex, Berkshire and Surrey. The Kent U18 minor team (mostly U11s) narrowly missed out on the top spot on tie-break to scoop second place and the Kent U14 Minor team fought bravely to take 3rd place in their competition. Congratulations to all our teams and players for playing consistently well and battling so bravely in each and every game!

The Teams (alphabetical order):

U18 Open, Anantha Anilkumar, Arul Gupta, Freddie Hand, Gautham Reddiar, Michael Green, Raunak Rao, Rohan Bansal, Yasmin Giles

U18 Minor: Alejandro Ito-Aramendia, Emily Green, James Maguire, Kartik Velayudham, Kiran Shiatis, Ximan Mao

U14 Minor: Aurideep Nayak, Gaurav Kocher, James Elgar, Jacob Watson, Mikey Watson, Nii-Akwei Carty Bing-Pappoe

Pictures and more detail to follow.

U9s win EPSCA Zonal - Report by GM Chris Ward

On Saturday 8th March Kent, hosted the EPSCA U9 East Zonal and it was the first opportunity to see how our talented young players would fair against the best of some of the other counties. Well, they certainly didn’t let us down as Kent led from the front and ultimately accelerated away to victory, giving us qualification to the finals and gold medals all round.

The Kent committee and supporting parents were complimented on the day’s excellent organisation and as the event was being held at Eltham School, we were able to give 24 juniors a taste of competition chess at county level. Each and every one of them did our county proud and the main team of 12 ultimately finished with a score of 25/36. This was comprised of a reasonable round 1 score of 8, followed by a slight dip with 7 in round 2 before showing our true colours with an excellent 10 in the final round.

Although the coach (that would be me!) was content with the final placing, it was also noted that a few unnecessary points were conceded through not looking out for checks (that both you and your opponent can do) and on occasion, moving too quickly. Although we must continue writing our moves down (except when short on time) so that it becomes second nature (helping us to remain calm and avoid becoming over-excited), I was extremely pleased to see techniques learnt at our coaching days, being employed to great success.

The KJCA has worked very hard to try to improve both the numbers and the standard of young players in Kent and this is was a clear indication that we are going in the right direction. The only sad element is that we will have to whittle the squad down to 16 for the EPSCA U9 final on April 26th and that is a decision that will be made straight after GP6 at Sommerhill. As always we are looking for a good attendance for that tournament and if you are available, myself and the team managers would particularly like to see in attendance all who are in contention for team places.

Congratulations then to the Kent U9 squad for Saturday’s excellent result:

Haolin Zhao, Ranesh Ratnesan, Robert Akeye-Price, Navieinaah Haridas, Thomas Gardner, Charlie Metcalfe, Alexander Levin, Huseyin Gueriane, Saahil Bansal, Abishaik Gnanenthiran, David Dallakyan, Dennis Ivin, Moad Shamekh, Charlotte Bruce, Anika Roy, Shaun Pasari, Kimball Catling, Oliver Dobson, Efe Shimwell, Mason Graves-Brown, Yong Gui Wang, Jai Singh Chaturvedi, Ishaan Yewale, Radha Ratnesan  

 My conclusion: Pretty good and with definite room for improvement too. We can move on to the final with confidence and further tussles with Barnet as well as the likes of Wey Valley, Sussex and Nottinghamshire in their own back yard. Exciting times!          

GM Chris Ward


Well done, we are so proud of you all, from the KJCA.

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