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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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Two Juniors from Kent Crowned British Junior Chess Champions 2012!

A very big well done to Arul Gupta and Jessica Wen, our new British Champions!

Arul clinched the British U11 Junior Chess title in some style. It was a very close final round against fellow Kent team mate Girinath Haridas and after a close battle, Arul emerged victorious. Girinath took an excellent second place in a very tough group.

Jessica Wen took the British Junior Girl's title in a very strong U14 section. She fought valiantly against tough opposition to clinch the title.

Congratulations to all our children who traveled all the way to North Shields to participate in the British Chess Championships this year. Everyone played super chess and it was great to see that so many made the journey. Next year the British will be held in Torquay and we hope to see lots of our juniors playing and hopefully some more titles to add to our increasing tally.

Kent Juniors Selected to Represent England in the European Youth Chess Championships in Prague!

Congratulations to some of our top juniors who have been selected to represent England at the Europeans. They are Patrick Smith (U16s), Rohan Shiatis (U14s), Conor Murphy (U14s), Arul Gupta (U12s), Girinath Haridas (U12s). The tournament runs from the 16th August until 26th August and you can follow their progress on the following link:

http://www.eycc2012.eu/

We wish them all the best and hopefully we can publish some of their best games here!

An exciting day at the Kent Grand Prix Final!

On Sunday July 1st, 76 brave juniors came along to do battle at the GP final in Sevenoaks. It was a very exciting day as there were overall GP prizes at stake as well as section results.

Once the dust had settled after the day of chess and GP scores were tallied, we were able to unveil our Overall Kent GP 2011-2012 Champions. They were as follow:

U9 Kent GP Champion 2011-2012 : Kiran Shiatis (123.4 points)

Detailed results on http://www.kjca.org/GPTable/view/1

U11 Kent GP Champion 2011 – 2012: Jackson Wen (130.6 points)

Detailed results on http://www.kjca.org/GPTable/view/2

U14 Kent GP Champion 2011 – 2012: Patrick Smith (152.9 points)

Detailed results on http://www.kjca.org/GPTable/view/3

U18 Kent GP Champion 2011 – 2012: Duncan Bell (176.1 points)

Detailed results on http://www.kjca.org/GPTable/view/4

All the sections were hard fought and final results for the day's tournaments being as follows:

U9: 1st Tobias Albrecht, 2nd Mikey Watson, 3rd equal Sachin Wadhwani and Ryan Malik

U11: 1st Harry Houllion and Alex Sheerin, 3rd equal Ronit Nair and Nii-Akwei Carty Bing-Pappoe

U14: 1st Owen Messere, 2nd equal Jackson Wen, Jessica Wen and Lucy Ayliffe

U18: 1st Duncan Bell, 2nd equal Rohan Bansal and Patrick Smith.

Congratulations to all the children who played such super chess. A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers in particular Martha Gilbert for catering, Sue Maguire for all her work throughout the year, Michael Gilbert for running it all, our arbiters for the day Andrew Shiatis, Luca Bernardini, Anil Anilkumar and Rajadurai Haridas and to Sevenoaks School for the wonderful facilities on the day.

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

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.