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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Sunday, February 18, 2018  
Coaching Days: Levels 3, 4 & 5 (4 days) (51 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training
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Single Coaching Day (4 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training 1 Session
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Coaching Days: Levels 1&2 (2 day course) (17 entries) 
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Event Type: Individual Training

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GP5 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Dulwich College Senior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Saturday, January 6, 2018 - Saturday, January 6, 2018  
GP4 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Sunday, November 19, 2017  
KJCA GP3 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bullers Wood School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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Successful GP2 at Skinners school

The second GP of the season was held on 16th October at Skinners school in Tunbridge Wells.

It was one of our most popular tournaments ever, with over 130 young chess players taking part, enjoying both exciting chess matches and spending time with their friends.

GP2 is also a qualifier for the London Junior Chess tournament in the U8, U10 and U12 sections. Players who achieved 4.5 points or more in the U10 and U12 qualify for the major finals whilst those getting 3.5 or 4 qualify for the minor. In the U8 section those gaining 4 points qualify. The London Junior Chess Championship are held in Harrow, London in December.

The top three in each section were:

U8: 1st Xirui Mao (6/6), 2nd Roxolana Chaban (5/6), 3rd equal Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Yifan Luo, Joshua Moisey, Lavinia Fear and Leo Chatterjee (4/6)

U10: 1st Raghav Vaidya (5.5/6), 2nd equal (5/6) Danny Oprea, Suriya Velayudham and William Lau (5/6)

U12: 1st James Merriman (5.5/6) 2nd Ciaran Brightley-Davies (5/6) 3rd equal Shajahon Saidmurodov, Viktor Jamroz, Shlok Verma and Roshan Gurjar (4.4/6)

U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st Shreyas Royal (4/5) 2nd equal Nikhil Chidipothu, Orla Dorman, Jack Chaudhury and David Dallakyan (3/5)

U18: 1st Mikey Watson (4.5/5), 2nd equal Jacob Watson and Ximan Mao (4/5)

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.

For more photos of the prize-winners, please see our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/

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 the Skinners’ school for the use of their school, it is very much appreciated.

Congratulations to Shreyas - Youngest Fide Candidate Master in the country

Congratulations to Kent Junior, Shreyas Royal, who has been awarded the prestigious title of Fide Candidate Master (CM).

At the tender age of six, Shreyas is the youngest CM in the country.

He achieved the title after his fantastic performance at the European Schools' Chess Championships, held in Greece  in June 2016.  Shreyas came second in the U7 section with 7/9 points, winning a silver medal.

Shreyas started playing in the Kent tournaments and has already been successful at both national and international competitions. He is one of the youngest promising chess players in the country and all at KJCA are proud of his achievements.

Kent Penguins at the Junior 4NCL

The first J4NCL weekend of the season was held at 1-2 October 2016 at Wokefield Park near Reading.  The J4NCL is a team event, with five rounds of standard play chess over the weekend.
 
This time, a very young team of players from Kent joined together to play as the 'Kent Penguins', consisting of Ciaran Brightley-Davies, Shlok Verma, Stakhey Sedykh and Arthur Chikovsky. Given the choice between Divisions 1 and 2, the boys insisted on playing  in the stronger Division 1.
 
The Penguins knew that it would be a challenging competition with average rating difference with opponents in some cases being as high as 40 points. Nevertheless, the team proved to be resilient under pressure, had great battles and managed to finish ninth with 4 match points which is just one match point lower than the middle of the table.
 
The boys had a really enjoyable competition and gained some invaluable experience of playing against stronger and more experienced opposition. They are already keen to come back to the second J4NCL weekend to compete head-to-head with some of the best junior teams in Britain.

Mikhail Sedykh - Kent Penguins team manager

Richard Haddrell RIP

Richard Haddrell, a long serving member of the KJCA committee and a dedicated ambassador of chess in Kent and across the country, sadly passed away on 30 September 2016.  

Richard was actively involved with chess over many years at club (Tunbridge Wells), county (Kent), junior (KJCA), southern chess union (SCCU) and national levels.  He was also involved with the English Chess Federations (ECF) and held important roles such as national grading administrator, controller of the national schools’ championship and as a member of the governance committee.  He received the ECF President’s award for Services to Chess in 1994: his appointment as an Honorary Life Vice President was on the agenda for the forthcoming AGM.

Richard was a keen chess player and dedicated his life to chess both in Kent and nationally. His early support in setting up junior chess in Kent and organising tournaments led to what is now the KJCA.  Richard was a very kind hearted and funny man, he will be missed by everyone who got to know his through KJCA and other local chess clubs.  We are all thankful for all his work and support. 


Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and those who knew him well.

Richard’s funeral will be held at Tunbridge Wells crematorium in the afternoon of Thursday 3rd November, followed by a wake at the Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells.

First GP tournament of the 2016-17 season at the Judd school

Thanks to all the young chess players and accompanying parents and carers for coming along to our first GP tournament of the 2016-17 season.

It was held at the Judd School in Tonbridge on Sunday 20th September. It was very well attended, with over 100 players across all age groups which resulted in some great chess matches at all levels..

This event is also a London Junior qualifier for those in the U8, U10 and U12 sections. Players who achieved 4.5 points or more in the U10 and U12 qualify for the major finals whilst those getting 3.5 or 4 qualify for the minor. In the U8 section those gaining 4 points qualify. The London Junior Chess Championship finals are held in Harrow, London in December.

The top three in each section were:  

U8: 1st Roxolana Chaban  6/6), 2nd equal with 4/6 Ismail Longia-Zaidi, Yifan Luo, Xirui Mao, William Shoben, Joshua Moisey and Max Bell.

U10: 1st  Eoin Moore (5.5/6), 2nd equal (5/6) Stakhey Sedykh, Samuel Beukes and Theo Lawson.

U12: 1st  Shreyas Royal (6/6), 2nd equal James Merriman, Shlok Verma,, Elizabeth Johnson and and Logan Fear (4.5/6)

 U14 (merged with the U18s): 1st Alexander Levin (3.5/5), 2nd Orla Dorman (3/5 ) joint 3rd Ben Barton and Thomas Crawley-Boevey (2.5/5)     

U18: 1st equal Andrew Ng Chen Lock and Ximan Mao (4.5/5), 3rd Aditya Verma (4/5)

The best scoring primary school on the day (top three raw scores from pupils at that school) was Warren Road and the best scoring secondary school was St Olaves' Grammar.

For more photos of the prize-winners go to the KJCA facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kentjuniorchess/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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.  Also thanks to GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms for coming along to watch and support all the young chess players.

Remember, we are always keen for parents and carers to get involved with our successful events, so if you think you can help in any way, please do get in touch. You can contact us via webmaster@kjca.org

Also thanks to The Judd School for the use of their school, it is a lovely venue and ideal for our tournaments. 

The next tournament, GP2, will be held on Sunday October 16th at Skinners' School in Tunbridge Wells. Early registration helps with ensuring the day runs smoothly so please go to the event page at http://www.kjca.org/event/140   to register as soon as you can.