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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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ACES announces two Grand Master Chess training Camps

Academy for Chess Excellence and Skills

is plased to announce a 4th Grand Master Chess training camp with GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February, 10am to 4pm (arrival at 9:30am)

After the success of our training days in 2013 we have secured the services of not one but two Grandmasters again for two days of chess training and games.

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 skills in a fun environment.

We aim for small groups - 10 or less - 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, chess experience, ECF grade (if applicable) of your child and which day you would like to book.


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

URGENT NEWS FLASH - GP3 is now at Sevenoaks School on the 2nd of February

Unfortunately due to reasons beyond our control, there has been a problem with St. Olaves for 1st February and we are not able to hold GP3 there.

However, we have managed to secure Sevenoaks School for Sunday 2nd February.

The address for the school is:

High Street, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU

Parking is limited to Solefields car park only, which has about 60 spaces, otherwise there is parking in the town centre.

Directions to the school and to Solefield car park can be found on the following link:

We are extremely thankful to Sevenoaks School for accomodating us at such short notice.

Start times are as before. Further details can be found on the following link

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


ACES Sevenoaks - The Fun Way to Learn and Play Chess!

Location: Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LE

Every Thursday from 5.00pm to 6:30pm

Starting Thursday 16th January 2014 – Thursday 3rd April 2014 (not including Thursday 20th February 2014 – half term)

ACES (Sevenoaks) is pleased to announce that chess training is continuing at the Knole Academy.

The emphasis is on fun, learning, playing chess, building confidence and making friends. Students 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 £71.50 (£6.50 per week –11 weeks)

Please contact 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

Upcoming KJCA events

Happy new year to our KJCA players and parents!

A quick reminder about two of our upcoming tournaments.

Chris Ward’s Friends and Family and KJCA GP 3

Chris Ward Friends and Family event is a fun tournament designed for not only our junior chess players but also their parents / guardians / grandparents / uncles / aunties / siblings who might want to give chess playing a go to battle it out as a team. This will be held on Sunday 26th January at Rosemead Prep School. Details may be found here:

A team can have any number of players. The best result from an U14 is tallied with the best result from an over 14 to give a total which is then matched to other teams. In the event of tie-break, the next best results are taken into account for each team.

Chris Ward GM will be on hand throughout the day to arbit and arrange pairings.

KJCA GP 3 is being held at St Olave’s School in Orpington on Saturday February 1st. As well as prizes on the day, this event also forms part of our annual Grand Prix series. With many of our Kent team mangers on hand the event will also be used to help select our top players to be invited to represent our county.

Details may be found here:

We hope to see as many of you as possible at these upcoming tournaments.

Kind regards,

Andrew Shiatis

KJCA Treasurer and U11 team manager

Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 12

Congratulations to Freddie Hand who won the London Junior Chess Championships Under 12 Major section at the University of Westminster, Harrow on December 28 – 30 with a score of 8 points from the 9 rounds.

He was eligible for the London trophy (since he was born in Croydon) and was also awarded the Southern Counties Chess Union Under 11 Boys Champion Trophy.

Freddie led for the whole tournament, winning seven games and drawing two. He still needed to win the last round to ensure outright victory as second place ended with 7½ points.