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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Saturday, January 5, 2019  
KJCA GP4 2018-19 (11 entries) 
Venue: The Cornwallis Academy  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019  
Level 1 CD 3 and CD4 (4 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Level 1-2
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - Sunday, February 24, 2019  
Level 2 CD 3 and CD4 (3 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Level 1-2

Recent Results

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Sunday, November 25, 2018 - Sunday, November 25, 2018  
2nd ECF SE Girls' Rapidplay (Crosstabs)
Venue: Chislehurst Girls School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Sunday, November 18, 2018  
KJCA GP3 2018-19 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bullers Wood School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Sunday, October 21, 2018  
KJCA GP2 2018-19 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bishop Justus C of E   
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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GP1 at Tonbridge Girls' Grammar this Saturday - 16th September

GP1 - The first tournament of the new season will be held this Saturday, 16th September, at Tonbridge girls' grammar school.

This event is a LJCC qualifier for U8, U10 and U12 and also has the popular U18 minor and U18 major section for older players.

Please go to: http://www.kjca.org/event/162 to register. If you plan to come along, please register before 7pm the day before the tournament (Friday 15th). 

Looking forward to welcoming all our young chess players to the new season.

Excellent Results for Shreyas and James at the World Cadets U8 & U10 in Brazil

On the 22nd-31st August this year, more than 500 players from across the world gathered in Pocos De Caldas, Brazil to compete in the Annual World Cadets Championship for U8/U10 /U12.

Two of our regular Kent junior team players represented England: Shreyas Royal played in the U8 Open section and James Merriman in the U10 Open.

Shreyas came equal fourth in the U8 open scoring 8 out of 11 points which was an excellent achievement against the best players in the world for his age. His tournament was a story of three chapters. The first being a strong start winning his first three games to lead the tournament, before a slower middle where he lost some games against some tricky opponents, bouncing back to finish with an exceptional run of five wins out of five to push himself back amongst the leaders. Overall a great performance and with a little bit more luck in the middle Shreyas would have been confident to challenge the first three players who finished on 8.5 and 9 points respectively .Shreyas will no doubt take this momentum into the European U8 event in Romania.

James came equal 29th in the U10 finishing in the top half scoring 6 out of 11 points. James had a slow start playing some difficult opponents to finish the first week on the two points out of six. He showed a lot of resilience in second half of tournament to score an unbeaten four out of five points which included some strong results against higher rated players achieving a result which would give him great confidence for similar events in future.

A big congratulations to both James and Shreyas for being such great representatives of Kent junior chess

ACES chess training - new term starts on Thursday 14th September

ACES Chess Club runs during term time on Thursdays from 4.30 - 6.00pm at Bishop Challoner School, Shortlands, Bromley BR2 0BS

We welcome all juniors to come to learn more about chess, play and have fun with us at ACES Chess Club.

Each week there will be a half-hour lesson, one competitive game and time for some less serious chess.
Recording and analysis of games will be encouraged.

The lessons will follow Jeremy Silman's Complete Endgame Course and How to Reassess your Chess by the same author. These will complement the Institute of Chess levels but ensure your child learns original content. More details at http://conradchess.blogspot.co.uk/

Please contact Conrad Allison on:  conradchesscamp@gmail.com  

English Chess Federation - Free Silver membership for all new Junior members

KJCA is affiliated to the English Chess Federation (ECF) which is the governing body of chess in England.

The ECF administers a grading system for chess and all games played in KJCA Grand Prix are submitted to the ECF for rapid-play grading. 

Every six months the ECF publishes its new grading list and Kent Juniors will be able to see how their performances have effected their grade on the ECF web-site at www.ecfgrading.org.uk/menu.php. 

To give you an idea of what to aim for: our head coach GM Chris Ward has an ECF Grade of 240, the Kent Board 1 at the EPSCA U11 in 2017 had a grade of 136 and the Kent Board 12 at the EPSCA U9 in 2017 had a grade of 69.

You will also see on the ECF grading website whether you are a member of the ECF. 

All young chess players are able to get Silver junior membership free of charge for one year.

The KJCA strongly encourages all players to take advantage of this offer, especially if they are hoping to develop their chess by playing in additional tournaments such as the London juniors or other local and county tournaments.  

Also, as an affiliate organisation, KJCA pay a fee to ECF for grading all our games. If our young players are not members of ECF then the expense to us is higher.

To take advantage of the offer of free Silver junior membership for new members  - Please email the ECF Office [membership@englishchess.org.uk] or call Gary Willson on: 01424 775 222, stating the player’s name, address, and date of birth. Please also identify KJCA as the player’s club.

 

KJCA 2017-18 Season – Save the Dates

We hope that everyone has had a fun and relaxing summer break and now looking forward to a new and exciting junior chess season.

The 2017-18 season runs from September 2017 - June 2018 and we will be running our popular series of Grand Prix tournaments and Grand Master led Coaching Days, based on the successful institute of chess exams.

The first GP tournament, which is also a qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championships at U8, U10 and U12, will be held on Saturday 16th September on Tonbridge Girls’ Grammar School. For more details and to register, please go to: http://www.kjca.org/event/162

The rest of this season’s GP tournaments are planned as follows:

GP1 – Saturday 16th September 2017 – Tonbridge Girls’ Grammar School
GP2 – Sunday 22nd October 2017 – Bishop Justus School, Bromley
GP3 – Sunday 19th November – Bullers Wood School, Bromley
GP4 – Saturday 6th January 2018 – Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone
GP5 – Sunday 11th February 2018 – Dulwich College, London
GP6 – Sunday 4th March 2018 – Venue (tbc)
GP7 – Sunday 13th May 2018 - Crofton Junior School, Orpington (tbc)
GP8 Final – Sunday 3rd June 2018 – Bromley High School

Coaching Days

The coaching days this season will be held on:

CD1 – Sunday 8th October – Sevenoaks Primary School
CD2 – Sunday 12th November – Sevenoaks Primary School
CD3 – Sunday 28th January – Barming Primary School
CD4 - Sunday 18th February – Sevenoaks Primary School

As usual, we will be offering the Institute of Chess levels. Please note that we are currently updating the KJCA website to improve the coaching pages so further details and registration will available very soon. If you have any queries, please contact webmaster@kjca.org