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EPSCA Under 9 Final

Many thanks to all the Kent children and parents who came along to the EPSCA U9 final held at the Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton. There was a fantastic team spirit and some superb chess was played by all.


Kent finished a credible 6th in the end, having regrouped and bounced back from a groggy start leaving us in 11thplace after round 1. The children showed good fighting spirit, scoring a resounding 9 out of 12 in round 2; a promising sign for future events to come as they continue to play chess and progress up through the age groups. There were some excellent performances by all the players and a full report will follow.


A huge thank you to the team managers, Rachel Gardner and Krishna Shiatis, and to GM Chris Ward our coach, all of whom put in a lot of hard work for this event and did an excellent job in bringing the team together and encouraging them on the day. 


A big thank you also to Northamptonshire, who as always provided a fantastic venue and put on a well organised and slick event.


In the end it was Barnet's day and many congratulations to them for winning the final, having led all the way from start to finish. Sussex were second with Wey Valley just a further 2 pts behind in third.


Final placings and scores were:


1 Barnet 30 points

2 Sussex 28.5 pts

3 Wey Valley 26.5 pts

4 Nottinghamshire 24 pts

5 Wiltshire 21.5 pts

6 Kent 19 pts

7= Buckinghamshire 18.5 pts

7= Berkshire 18.5 pts

9= Manchester 16.5 pts

9= Yorkshire 16.5 pts

11 Hertfordshire 16 pts

12 Northamptonshire 15.5 pts

13= Oxfordshire 15 pts

13= Richmond 15 pts

15 Oldham 12.5 pts

16 Essex 11.5 pts

17 Cheshire & North Wales 11 pts

18 Lancashire 8 pts

KJCA Kings: 4NCL Division 3 Match Reports

Round 7 v Hackney; Saturday 31 March 2012;

Round 8 v British Universities’ Chess Association; Sunday 1 April 2012.

The KJCA Kings team continued its 4NCL campaign with a fixture against Hackney. Both teams came into the match locked together in equal second place in the league with 2 other teams, just one point behind the leader. We marginally outgraded our opponents by an average of 5 points per board (FIDE) (ECF equivalent: 1 point). Like us, our opponents had only lost once so far this season, so we expected the match to be quite close. However, we proved too strong on the White boards, winning all three of these clashes quite quickly, and picking up another win and a draw with Black to gain an emphatic 4.5 – 1.5 victory. This was a very solid team performance.

The following day, we were drawn against the British Universities’ Chess Association. They had come into the weekend one point behind us in sixth place but, having lost on the Saturday, were now 3 points behind us. With our win on the Saturday, we were back to the top of the table, level on match points with 2 other teams. We again outgraded our opponents but by an average of 58 points per board (ECF equivalent: 7 points). This was the first time we had faced these opponents and we expected a tough match, albeit they have fielded a stronger team in some of their fixtures. Once again, we were too strong for them with White, again winning all three of these clashes quite quickly. Combined with a win and 2 draws with Black, this led to an impressive 5 – 1 victory.

This represented another excellent weekend for the team with the 4 match points gained moving us up to the top of the table, level with one other team on 14 match points (out of 16). There is one team one point behind and three more teams 2 points behind. With 4 teams to be promoted, it will be very hard for anyone outside this top 6 to move into the promotion places. It is clear that, having been close for the 3 previous seasons, the team goes into the final weekend with its best ever chance of promotion. Promotion is in our own hands and a couple more wins out of the final 3 matches will definitely be enough. Pride of place over this weekend goes to Dominic Foord and Matt Lunn, who won both their games.

The full team, in board order, managed by Peter Bayliss: 1) Victor Jones, Captain (Beths Grammar, Bexley and Lewisham CC); 2) Andrew Green (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh and Edinburgh CC); 3) William Jones (Warwick University, Coventry and Lewisham CC); 4) Dominic Foord (Oxford University and Willesden & Brent CC); 5) Matt Lunn (Durham University and Durham CC); 6) Robert Maguire (Sussex University, Brighton and Beckenham & Bromley CC).

Kent U14 win the SCCU Open event (report by Rohan Shiatis)

Team members: Rohan Shiatis, Girinath Haridas, Alexander Selway, Jackson Wen, Michael Gilbert, James Meredith, Anantha Anilkumar and Francesco Bernardini.

There is always that special story to tell with every hard fought victory. Every county and virtually every player will talk about that elusive half point that evaded them or that they managed to grind out through sheer obstinacy, or that victory which somehow turned to defeat or that win from a completely lost position. This tournament had it all and more.

The counties entered were Kent, Essex, Surrey, Berkshire and Sussex and excitement mounted as all counties were still within a shout of winning going into the last round.
Kent were equal first with Berkshire. Surrey were just a point behind and Essex a seemingly distant fourth. Then for Kent, three early losses in the last round started the heart racing. Perhaps it was not to be our day after all. Berkshire were out in front, but Essex were churning out win after win and were soon leading the way. Surrey were quietly creeping up in the background. Kent finally rallied with three successive wins and nosed themselves in front once more.


It came down to the last five boards playing. I watched anxiously as each game practically went the distance; with Kent locked in a must win game against a talented Berkshire player.

In order to lift the trophy, we needed the following to happen in 3 of the remaining 4 games: Essex to beat Berkshire, Surrey to beat Berkshire and Sussex to at least avoid a defeat against Essex.  Gradually, gradually the results started filtering through. Sussex got the draw we needed, Essex got the win we needed, Surrey the win against Berkshire and finally Kent the win which ensured we came out as Champions; based on number of wins after a three way tie on points with Surrey and Essex.

A thrilling and exciting finale!

All players played exceptionally well and for a team which were all under 12 playing in a under 14 tournament this was truly commendable. We were very proud to lift the trophies. A big well done to all the players and a thank you to the parents. Thank you to Sussex for hosting the event. A special thank you to Anil Anilkumar for organising the team and bringing everyone together.
 
Final points were:

Kent 13.5 (12 wins), Essex and Surrey 13.5 (10 wins), Berkshire 12 and Sussex 7.5.

Another Grandmaster joining the Team

We are very proud to announce that in addition to Chris Ward GM (one of the best and most highly regarded junior chess coaches in the country), John Emms GM is coming on board to help train and coach the Kent Juniors! A very big welcome to John who has coached British teams in the Chess Olympiads as well as having tied for first place at the 1997 British Chess Championships. He is a prolific author of chessbooks as well as being a local boy!

John will be on hand at Coaching Event 1 at Amherst School and looks forward to meeting all!

Record Win for KJCA U11 EPSCA team (team report by Rohan Shiatis)

Congratulations to our U11 Team for scoring an unprecedented 51.5 out of 60 to take the National EPSCA title in style. This is the highest score achieved by any team in recorded history, since the competition began in 1967.


The triumphant team was:

Rohan Shiatis (Team Captain), James Meredith (Dulwich College Prep School), Alexander Selway (Eltham Junior School), Arul Gupta (Eltham Junior School), Michael Gilbert (Mersham Primary School), Girinath Haridas (Dulwich College Junior School), Zara Hussain (The Granville School), Anantha Anilkumar (Cumnor House School), Jackson Wen (Bickley Park Prep School), Zakary Warsop (Dulwich College Prep School), Rohan Datta (Fosse Bank School), Peter Mant (Townsend Primary School), Francesco Bernardini (Bishop Challoner School), Sachin Balaji (Eltham College Junior School), Adam Fidler (Amherst School), James Elgar (Amherst School), Ryan Cherian (Dulwich College Junior School), Daniel Carstairs (Southborough Primary School), Hasan Rahij (Home Educated), Ammar Kisat (Amherst School), Ethan Staunton (Dulwich College Junior School), Zeeshan Kisat (Amherst School), Jesse Creasey (Dulwich College Prep School), Kiran Shiatis (Home Educated). A special mention for our team mates from the zonal, Harry Chathli and Danyal Warsop who also helped the team to reach the finals.

It was a very exciting day with everyone in the team playing superb chess and contributing to the overall win. We arrived in Northampton on time and raring to go. The inspirational talks from Chris Ward GM and Krishna Shiatis helped to set the tone for the day and motivate us. Round 1 saw a solid and respectable start by many of the counties. Wey Valley and Barnet led the way with a score of 16 out of 20 with Kent ominously poised in third place just half a point behind.

After having missed out on the title for the last two years by just half a point, the team were galvanised into fighting mode and we put all our training and discipline into practice to secure an even better second round performance with a score of 17.5 out of 20. At this stage, Wey Valley still led the way with 33.5 out of a possible 40, with Kent advancing into second place, although still that elusive half a point behind on 33. Barnet and Sussex shared third spot, both on 30.5.

Going into the third and final round, as a team, we knew that we would have to do something special. All expectations were exceeded! It was a truly exceptional third round scoring an excellent 18.5 points out of 20.

This final round secured our well deserved victory by a 2.5 point margin over Wey Valley. With this awesome result, the Kent Juniors have cemented their reputation for being one of the most consistent and formidable teams in the country.

Many thanks to all the children, their parents, Chris Ward GM, Michael Gilbert and Krishna Shiatis (team managers), all the most excellent volunteers at KJCA who have loyally supported the GPs and children throughout and finally the hard-working training team at ACES.


Final scores were as follows:

1st Kent 51.5

2nd WeyValley 49

3rd Sussex 45.5

4th Barnet 44.5

5th Berkshire 36.5

6th Nottinghamshire 36.5

7th Hertfordshire 34.5

8th Richmond 33.5

9th Essex 30

10th Birmingham 29

11th Cheshire and NW 23.5

12th Northamptonshire 23

13th Yorkshire 22.5

14th Oldham 20

15th Lancashire 18

16th Manchester 17

17th Lincolnshire 14

18th Staffordshire 11.5