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Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017  
Coaching Days: Levels 3, 4 & 5 (4 days) (9 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017  
Coaching Days: Levels 1&2 (2 day course) (4 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017  
ECF SE Girls' Rapidplay Championships (19 entries) 
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017  
KJCA GP1 2017-18
Venue: Tonbridge Grammar  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 8 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 7 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Crofton Junior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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Calling all U11 Girls - Team selection & dedicated trophies at GP5

The Kent U11 Girls’ Team has two upcoming tournaments in Spring 2017. 

In order to select twelve players and reserves for this team, the KJCA GP5 at Dulwich College on Sunday 12th February will serve as a selection tournament. 

In addition to the normal GP prizes, there will be dedicated trophies for the best-performing girls in the U9 and U11 sections. 

All girls who live or go to school in Kent are therefore invited to play at GP5 and seek selection for the Kent U11 Girls’ Team. 

Please enter as normal in either the U9 or U11 section through the KJCA website at: http://www.kjca.org/event/150

Hopefully, on 12 February 2017, we will have a large turnout of keen girls eager to play chess and to represent their county in the forthcoming national competitions.

KJCA AGM - Sunday 19th February 2017 at 12 noon - Sevenoaks Primary School

NOTICE of MEETING

Kent Junior Chess Association (KJCA)

Annual General Meeting


Sunday, 19th February 2017 at 12 noon
At: Sevenoaks Primary School, Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent


KJCA is pleased to welcome all to its Annual General Meeting which will be held on the Sunday 19th February 2017, during training day 4 at Sevenoaks Primary School.

 

The KJCA provides first class regular competitions and training days across Kent which are the envy of all other counties throughout the UK. It also has a long and proud history of success at its county team events, winning many national titles across all junior age groups.

 

The KJCA is run through the dedication of a few parents just like you. We not only need to hear your voice in order to update and improve our services, but we also need more volunteers to help run the organisation and to help continue the KJCA success for many more years to come.

 

If you are able to give some of your time, even if it is just for a few hours at the various KJCA events, please let us know. You do not necessarily need to know anything about chess.

 

Come along to the AGM to find out more.  All welcome.

Quality chess and fun times at GP4 - Cornwallis Academy on 7th January 2017

The fourth GP of the season was held on Saturday 7th January 207 at Cornwallis Academy in Maidstone.  

The top three in each section were:  

U9: 1st equal Herb Ballam, Xurui Mao and Yifan Luo (5/6):  with Herb winning the first prize trophy on tie-break.

U11: 1st Arthur Chikovsky (6/6), 2nd Tyler Roberts (5/6), 3rd equal Vincent Rocero, Iris Davies, Ben Forrester and Edward Ellan (4/6)

U18 Minor: 1st equal Orla Dorman and Alex Levin (4.5/5) both winning £30, 3rd equal Thomas Crawley-Boevey and Shlok Verma (4/5) both winning £5.    

U18 Major: 1st Mikey Watson (4.5/5) winning £60, 2nd equal (3.5/5) Jacob Watson and Ximan Mao both winning £30.   

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Tubbenden Junior and the best scoring secondary school was Knole Academy.  

For further photos of the prizewinners, please see our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope you all enjoyed both some great chess games and spending time with your friends. We look forward to welcome you to more of our tournaments and training days throughout the season.

At this tournament, we trialled the introduction of different sections for the older children –  an U18 Minor and an U18 Major with a grade qualifier.  From the initial feedback, this seems to have been a positive move and worked well to allow all those in these sections to enjoy some good games of chess. Please do get in touch if you have any further feedback on this change. The plan is to continue with these new sections going forward, however we need to be certain that our young chess players are happy and that the changes work smoothly with the KJCA website and the GP tables.

Extra thanks to Anand Verma and Tarun Nayak who have worked hard to make these changes  compatible with the KJCA website, prepare tournament director and re-load the new crosstabs onto the website.  

To see the full crosstabs from the tournament go to: http://www.kjca.org/result/149

There are lots of jobs involved with running a junior chess tournament. Thanks also go to everyone involved including:  Kath Baron for bringing along the equipment and setting up on the day, John Merriman, Kryz Jamroz  for arbiting, Emma Holmes for organising the catering, Gary Dorman for registration and prizegiving, and ALL other parents and carers who helped with the catering stall on the day. 

If anyone else is interested in helping at our tournaments or behind the scenes, please do get in touch. We are currently keen for some additional help with catering supplies and bringing to the venue. Please contact us via webmaster@kjca.org or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on jowildman@hotmail.com or 07583337307.  

Finally, thanks to Cornwallis Academy. It is a great venue as the rooms and space are ideal for a chess tournaments and special mention to the caretaker for his help on the day.   

GP3 at Bullers Wood

The third GP of the season was held on 20th November 2016 at Bullers Wood school in Chislehurst.

Thanks to everyone who came along – all our young chess players, and also to all their parents and carers for taking the time to come along to the tournament and support junior chess. It was a busy day with approximately 120 players over four sections.  

The top three in each section were:  

U9: 1st Aneesh Sagar (6/6), 2nd equal (5/6) Amani Campbell-Okolo, Amit Aryan-Sankar, Herb Balaam, George Allen

U11: 1st Lakshya Lokwani (6/6), 2nd equal (5/6) Tyler Roberts, Jai Singh-Chaturvedi, Raghav Vaidya, Theodore Panchev

U14: 1st Logan Fear (5/5)  2nd equal (4/5) James Merriman and Stakhey

U18: 1st Mikey Watson (4/5), 2nd equal (3.5/5) Jacob Watson, Viktor Jamroz and Nikhil Chidipothu  

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was The Pointers School and the best scoring secondary school was Knole Academy.  

Well done to everyone who played, from experienced county players to those at their first chess tournament. We hope you all enjoyed the day and look forward to welcoming you to more of our tournaments throughout the season.

A big thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who ensured that the day ran smoothly.

If any parents or carers are interested in helping at our tournaments or behind the scenes, please do get in touch. You can contact us via webmaster@kjca.org or directly to Jo Wildman, current chair of the committee, on jowildman@hotmail.com or 07583337307.  

Finally, a big thank you to Bullers Wood school for use of their school, this was a new venue for KJCA and we were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed great facilities for our chess tournament.  

Success for Freddie Hand at the 4NCL Congress

Congratulations to Freddie Hand who achieved his best tournament result to date at the 4NCL Congress at Newport Pagnell over the weekend of 5-6  November 2016.

 

Freddie finished in a four-way tie for first place in the Open section of the 4NCL. 


This is a fantastic result for Freddie who, at 14, has worked hard to developed his chess game and compete at such a high national level.  The Open section included many top-level chess players in the country with several titled players competing.


Freddie was unbeaten and scored four points out of five in this very strong field, finishing with a FIDE performance rating for the event of 2585.  Four of his games were against International Masters’ (IM’s)  rated well over 2400.

 

Except for the last match, when a game of almost two hours felt like a quick draw, each game lasted around four hours with some exciting finishes including one of Freddie’s opponents letting his time run out as he searched for the best move in the endgame.  Overall all the games were interesting and swung both ways at times.

 

Freddie is one of the top junior chess players in the country, and the experience gained from competing so well with adult players of this level will be invaluable for the future of his promising chess career.

  

All at KJCA are proud of his considerable achievements and wish him continued success.