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Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018  
KJCA GP8 Season Final 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018  
GP7 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Sunday, March 4, 2018  
GP6 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Harris Academy Beckenham  
Event Type: Individual Tournament


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KJCA Juniors Succeed at the London Junior Chess Championships 2012

Well done to all the KJCA players who took part in the London Junior Chess Championships 2012!

We had some excellent results in the U12 section. Girinath Haridas and Anantha Anilkumar finished with 7 points out of 9 coming joint first along with two other players. They both did not lose a single game .The medal tally was not decided until Girinath finished his last round which was a very close nail biting game. It went to the last seconds of the allowed time and ended in a draw. This resulted in four players sharing the top prize. 

Girinath Haridas was crowned the Under 12 London Junior Champion and was chosen after he edged Jake Liang on the sum of opponents score. 

Anantha Anilkumar tied with Koby Kalavanan for the leading under 11 prize. 

Jackson Wen finished with 6 points which included an impressive win against the top seed.

Emily Green did very well and was awarded the SCCU under 11 Girls Champion. 

Congratulations to all who participated as qualification to these events alone is tough. Securing victory is an excellent achievement. 

Well done to all!

Chris Ward's Family & Friends' Tournament and Christmas Party

The fantastic, festive, fun-filled Friends & Family function held on Sunday 9th December was thoroughly enjoyed by all as the KJCA welcomed not just the regular KJCA junior players, but also many parents, relatives and friends alike.

With GM Chris Ward hosting the event, the emphasis was on having fun, eating, chatting, eating some more and of course playing some chess, followed by a little more eating.

There were still some great and interesting performances by many, but most notable were as follows:

- Best Junior Player: Jackson Wen who won all his games (5/5) with Andrew Gambier and James Mao on 4 points out of 5

- James Mao was awarded the best adult player on tie-break.

- The Wen / Scott family won the prestigious KJCA best family trophy, a trophy already brimming with many famous names from the KJCA annals dating back to 1990.

Many thanks must go to GM Chris Ward for his fabulous hosting skills, Sue Maguire for making the event happen and also to Amherst School for once again opening their doors to the KJCA.

Second Kent GP 2012/13 season

The second GP of the season (also a London Junior Qualifier) was held on Saturday 27th October at Newstead Wood with 60 participants competing across 4 sections.

Section winners were: U8: Dennis Ivin (5 / 6), U10: Kiran Shiatis, Mikey Watson and Mikayel Suvaryan (5 / 6), U12: Kartik Velayudham (5 / 6), U18 / U14 (merged): Conrad Allison and Anantha Anilkumar (4.5 / 5).

The next KJCA event is the training day to be held on 17th November at Sandhurst Primary School. The next GP will be on 19th January 2013 at St Olave's School.

Kent Junior Defeats Titled Player at the Bury St Edmunds Longplay Chess Congress

Congratulations to Kent Junior Chess player Rohan Shiatis (U13) who defeated an IM at the Bury St Edmunds Congress this week-end.

Based on last year's selection criteria his performance at the Congress, using the ECF calculator, would have earned Rohan a half norm for International selection in not only his tournament age group, the U14s, but also the U16s! 

Unfortunately this year's ECF International selection criteria have not yet been finalised by the Junior Director, Phil Ehr. They will be decided following the World Youth Championships in November.

We would love to hear about any other great tournament achievements from our Kent juniors. Please submit any articles or reports to We look forward to hearing from you. 



KJCA AGM on October 14th

KJCA is a volunteer organisation.  We need your time to function.  On October 14th, during Training Day 1, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting.  We need to hear your voice and we need you to volunteer to help run the organisation.  If you enjoy having regular competitions across Kent, if you have a child that is (or hopes to be) on one of the many County teams we run, if you get benefit from the organised and structure training we offer, roll your sleeves up and join in.  Every one is welcome.  One of the things that stops many people from stepping forward is the worry that they don't know much about Chess - believe me when I tell you that most activities that we need help with wouldn't be any different if this was a gardening society, a motorbike enthusiasts club or the local WI meeting.  You can help and we need your help...please don't leave it to someone else, come along to the AGM and join in.


Michael R. Gilbert

KJCA President