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KJCA GP8 2018-19 (Crosstabs)
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Report from a chess parent U9 EPSCA Final

Saturday the 27thApril 2013, it was the day of the 2013 EPSCA U9 final and little did we know as we all arrived at Wycombe High School in Buckinghamshire, what the day had in store for us. After all, we had only come fifth in the zonal, some 13 points behind the winners, Barnet, and so our expectations were modest. We had a good team, one which we knew could perform well on the day – but experience had taught us that nothing is ever certain in the world of junior chess. All the children felt energized and were eager to get started; no one was prepared for what happened next…

Round 1 – We were wary of Barnet having played against them in the zonal and knew that Wey-Valley and Nottingham were also very strong. We were up against them all in round 1 together with many other good players from counties all over England and Wales. The results started to come in, win after win after win. We had scored a fantastic 11 out of 12 in that first round and our reserves recorded an amazing 5 out of 6. Perhaps third place was a realistic possibility after all. No one from our team had settled for draws and many had fought through some tough positions to come out victorious.

The top three after round 1 were as follows: Kent 11 points, Barnet 9.5 points, Nottingham 9 points

Round 2 – Everyone was hugely psyched up for their next round and we scored an incredible 10 out of 12 with our reserves also scoring well with 4 out of 6. It began to dawn on us that we had a realistic chance of winning this event. We had last won the trophy in 2009. All we had to do was hold it together for one final round.

The top three now were: Kent 21 points, Barnet 18.5 points, Wey Valley 17 points

Round 3 – This was the final push - but the team was becoming tired. Could we hold it together? Would our nerves hold out? There were some really tough games ahead. We seemed to be out graded on most of the boards and some early losses led to a nail-biting finish. There were some great wins, one of the last results being a super win over Barnet. We had only scored 6 out of 12 which gave us a total of 27. Was it going to be enough?

The news gradually filtered through. It was all so close with just two points separating the top five teams. We were ahead of Barnet by half a point, but what about Wey-Valley? It was so tense. Wey-Valley had scored 10 points in the last round; we had both tied on 27, which sent everyone scrambling for the rule books trying to determine who would go home with the first place trophies.

Then the news we had been waiting for - We were 2013 U9 CHAMPIONS!!!! Our team had done so well. Everyone had played their part with many great performances to be remembered and to be proud of.

Our victorious team in alphabetical order, was: Abirami Muthukumar, Aditya Jain, Alexander Levin, Ben Barton, Bobby Akeya-Price, Dennis Ivin, Edward Cross, Freddy Nunn, Isaac Willats, Jamie Perry, Kiran Shiatis, Mahuaa Verma, Mikey Watson, Navieinaah Haridas, Nikhil Chidipothu, Saahil Bansil, Thomas Gardner and Ximan Mao. Also a special mention to Aria Sharma, who played her part for Kent in the Zonal but was unable to make it for the final.

A huge thanks to all the organisers in Buckinghamshire for hosting such an extremely smooth running event, to our Coach GM Chris Ward for keeping everyone focused, to Krishna Shiatis and Rachael Gardner for their team management and for getting the team all together for the zonal and for the final, to all the parents for their continued support and of course to our fantastic team that gelled so well and recorded such an outstanding victory against all the odds; one which will be remembered for many years to come. A big, big well done to all!!

The final results were as follows:

1 Kent - 27 points (on tie-break)

2 Wey Valley - 27 points

3 Barnet - 26.5 points

4= Nottinghamshire and Essex -25 points 

6 Richmond -21.5 points

7 Sussex -21 points

8 Berkshire - 20.5 points

9 Hertfordshire - 20 points

10 Cambridgeshire - 18 points

11 Lancashire - 16 points

12 Manchester - 15 points

13 Yorkshire - 14.5 points

14 Oxfordshire - 14.5 points

15 Cheshire and NW - 11.5 points

16 Wiltshire - 10 points

17 Wirral - 6 points

18 Buckinghamshire - 5 points

More details can be found on:

Andrew Shiatis


Kent Junior Newsround Update!

Congratulations to Robert Akeya-Price who will be representing England in World School Chess Championship in Greece, Halkidikki, in the U9 section on the 6 May - 15 May 2013.

In addition, congratulations to Jessica Wen (U15 girls) and Girinath Haridas (U12) for winning the English Youth Chess Championship (previously John Robinson GP) in their respective age groups.

They have won the opportunity to represent England in the European Youth Chess Championships or the World Youth Chess Championships bein held at Budva, Montenegro, 28 September – 9 October and Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, 17-29 December respectively.

Rohan Shiatis has been invited to the U16 World Chess Olympiad as well as the European Youth and World Youth championship.

If any other Kent Junior has qualified or received an invitation to represent England please let us know.


GP6 Schools at Somerhill

The sixth GP for the season was held on Sunday 14th April 2013 at Schools at Somerhill with 56 participants competing across four sections.

Congratulations to all who attended. The top two for each section were:

U9: 1stequal Freddie Nunn and Mahuaa Verma (5 / 6),

U11: 1st Freddie Hand (5.5 / 6), 2nd equal Aurideep Nayak and Ximan Mao (4.5 / 6),

U14: 1st Alexander Selway (4.5 / 5), 2nd Joelle Hakim (4 / 5),

U18: 1st Girinath Haridas (5 / 5), 2nd equal Rohan Bansal, Francesco Bernardini and Mary Scott (3 / 5).

Current leaders of the GP tables are as follows:

U9: Kiran Shiatis

U11: Anantha Anilkumar

U14: Alexander Selway

U18: Conrad Allison

It was good to welcome so many first time players at Somerhill and it was also nice to see some players from outside of Kent and from as far afield as Oxfordshire. Some superb games of chess were played at all levels and this reflected on the excellent training being provided across Kent by our wonderful team of coaches and parents.

Many thanks to Schools at Somerhill for accommodating us and also a big thank you to the parents who helped before and on the day.

Our next Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 26th May at Sutton Valance Senior School, North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent, ME17 3HL, yet another beautiful Kent venue. This will be the seventh GP out of eight for the 2012/13 season. As usual you can enter online and we hope to see many of you there once again.

Also we wish our Kent junior teams the best of luck over the next few weeks!


Kent Juniors contribute towards historic adult County Team victories in the SCCU

For the first time since the tournament was set up, Kent secured an historic win in 3 of the 6 sections of the adult Southern Counties Chess Union for the 2012/13 season. What is more, Kent juniors made a significant contribution to the 3 sections (U120, U160 and U180) in which Kent stood first. In these teams, Kent juniors comprised up to 25% of team membership. Our juniors also represented Kent in the U100 section.  Each season, we have progressively more juniors playing in adult tournaments, which is encouraging and will help them to improve their skills and continue to develop their chess.

Congratulations to the following juniors who took part this season:

Conrad Allison

Lucy Ayliffe

Rohan Bansal

Chris Button

Yasmin Giles

Thomas Morton

Conor Murphy

Sunil Parthiban

Hasan Rahij

Raunak Rao

Billy Sargent

Mary Scott

Kiran Shiatis

Rohan Shiatis

Patrick Smith

Jackson Wen

Kent wins silver at the EPSCA U11 Zonal!!

Kent participated in the U11 zonals in Northamptonshire against eight other counties. Congratulations to the team on not only qualifying for the final on May 11th but also for performing so well and winning a fantastic silver medal. The overall results were as follows:

1st Barnet 52.5 points, 2nd Kent 44.0 points, 3rd Essex 36.0 points, 4th Richmond 28.5 points, 5th Herfordshire 24.0 points (22 wins), 6th Northamptonshire 24.0 points (21 wins), 7th Suffolk 22.5 points, 8th Cambridgeshire 19.5 points, 9th Birmingham 19.0 points.

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