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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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England v Slovenia – A Day out at the London Chess Classic

It all began as a non-eventful Friday and a call out of the blue from ECF Director Lawrence Cooper for available U11s to play for England. A few emails later and our Saturday was booked as Kiran Shiatis was selected for the England team in a two round tie against Slovenia. This would be Kiran’s first England cap.

With mixed feelings of anticipation and trepidation we arrived at Kensington Olympia - home of the London Chess Classic - very excited about the day ahead.

We were warmly welcomed by the Slovenian team and against a back drop of some of the best GMs in the world battling it out for the London Chess Classic Championship, the games were soon underway.

The first round went well with England establishing a solid 5.5 - 1.5 lead. Colours were reversed for the second round and all seven England boards battled hard to secure a 6 – 1 result and an overall 11.5 – 2.5 win.


The fun and games were not yet over. With many of the Super 16 GMs wandering the floors, we bumped into Mikey Adams GM (England no 1) in the lift, who congratulated Kiran on England’s fine win, followed then by Keith Arkell GM who was due to play the number 1 seed in the Open FIDE that afternoon. The children then spent some time watching Nigel Short GM, Hikaru Nakamura GM, Boris Gelfand GM and Fabiano Caruano GM and listening to some of the scintillating commentary by Danny King GM and KJCA’s very own Chris Ward GM.

Kiran then noticed Gawain Jones GM inviting all passers-by to play a 5 minute blitz game against him for charity. Kiran rose to the challenge and commenced his game in a surreal moment just as his older sister Vishal sat down to play opposite Judit Polgar GM only several feet away. Although it ended Shiatis Family 0, GMs 2, Kiran was hooked.

He quickly managed to secure a game against David Howell GM, closely followed by Alexander Baburin GM. Rohan also managed to get a game against Gawain. The Shiatis Family put up a good fight, reputations were on the line, but unsurprisingly we were finally beaten 5 – 0 by the GMs.

It was a truly amazing day, meeting and making new friends, one that all three of our children will never forget, especially Kiran who was proud to have represented his country and secure his first win for England.


Thank you to all the friendly GMs for their willingness to play, to Malcolm Pein IM and his team for putting the Classic together, a superb advertisement for Chess. We can strongly recommend making a visit there to all chess playing children and parents – if not this year, then definitely for the next.

Many thanks also to the Slovenian chess team, their parents and organisers, in particular Darja Kaps WGM who invited us for a return match in Slovenia. Above all, many thanks also to Lawrence Cooper ECF Junior Director for organising team England and for kick starting such a memorable day.

Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 10

It is always exciting to hear about chess tournaments which are taking place across the Kent area.

Five school teams from the Tunbridge Wells area took part in an inter school Christmas Chess Jamboree in early December. The event was arranged by John Fagg and the schools taking part were Claremont, St Peters, St Johns, St James and St Barnabas. Many of our Kent Junior regulars were playing at the event, with Claremont emerging as the eventual winners after four hard fought rounds.

Many thanks to John and Avril Fagg for organising the event and reporting back.

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Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 9 - London Chess Classic 2013

Many of our Kent Juniors (and a few seniors) are playing at the London Chess Classic tournament, which is the largest chess festival in the UK held over 9 days at the Olympia Centre, Kensington.

Congratulations to Ximan Mao who was 2nd in the U10 section of the London Chess Rapid Play with 4 / 6 and to Freddie Hand who was also 2nd in the U12 section of the same tournament with 4.5 / 6..

Navieinaah Haridas and Robert Akeya Price both narrowly missed out on a prize by only half a point as they finished with 3.5 points out of 6 in their respective sections.

Well done to all the Kent Juniors who are taking part in the various events, including Joelle Hakim, Danyal Warsop, Jai Singh Chaturvedi and Freddie Nunn.

In the Long play sections, there were good performances from Girinath Haridas(Open), Anantha Anilkumar(U170), Mikey Watson and Jacob Watson(U120). Kent Junior Arul Gupta is currently playing in the FIDE open section which is over the whole 9 days.

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English Girls' Chess Championship 2013

Congratulations to Navieinaah Haridas, Emily Green and Anika Roy who took part in the English Grils' Chess Championship which took place on the 30th November at Nottingham High School.

Special mention goes to Navieinaah Haridas who was the joint winner of the Under 8 age group scoring 4.5 points out of 5.

GM Chris Ward – SCCU Champion 2013/14

Huge congratulations go to GM Chris Ward, Head Coach at the KJCA, who has become the Southern Counties Chess Union (SCCU) Champion 2013/14 and the outright winner of the Hertfordshire Chess Congress with a score of 4.5 out of 5.

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