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Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017  
Coaching Days: Levels 3, 4 & 5 (4 days) (9 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Sunday, October 8, 2017  
Coaching Days: Levels 1&2 (2 day course) (4 entries) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Individual Training
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - Sunday, October 15, 2017  
ECF SE Girls' Rapidplay Championships (19 entries) 
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

Recent Results

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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Saturday, September 16, 2017  
KJCA GP1 2017-18
Venue: Tonbridge Grammar  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 4, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 8 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017  
KJCA Grand Prix 7 2016/17 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Crofton Junior  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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Kent juniors qualify for the National Chess Junior Squad

Congratulations to  Bobby Akeya-Price and Charlie Metcalfe who played at the trials for the England U11 team and National Junior Chess Squad, held in Liverpool over the weekend of the 23-24th  April.
 
The trial is a closed competition requiring pre-qualification. In order to be invited, players must get two norms (usually a score of 4 points or more) from national tournaments throughout the season.  Qualifying to play at the trial is an achievement in itself and it attracts a highly competitive field from around the country, all aiming to join the National Chess Junior Squad.

Bobby and Charlie both played quality chess and gained enough points for the EPSCA England U11 team and the National Junior Squad.

Also well done to Jacob Watson, who qualified for the National Chess Junior Squad earlier this season by gaining norms with strong results at national tournaments, including the British Rapidplay U140 section and the South of England Championships U16.

All three young players are great representatives for Kent Juniors and we wish them continued success and enjoyment with their chess careers.

Kent U9 team win EPSCA Finals

Congratulations to the Kent U9 team for winning the 2016 EPSCA U9 Finals and becoming the National Champions.

The finals were held at Nottingham high school on Saturday 23rd April.

Everyone knew it was going to be a long day, starting before 7am and including travels by road, rail, underground and even on a tram.

There were 17 teams who had qualified for the finals and the competition was tough. Last year’s
winners, team Barnet, were one of the obvious competitors, and many of the other county teams posed an equal challenge.

Despite the long journey, the team were ready to take all opponents. All the young Kent players lived up to expectations and continued with the high standards set with their record-breaking victory at the zonal.

The first round ended with 10/12 with one loss and two draws. The second round finished with 11/12 with just one unfortunate loss – a very close game. However, the improving pattern continued and our last round was a clean sweep – 12/12 - wins on all boards!!

All the rounds had some close games which could have gone either way, but the players kept their nerves, maintained focused, increased concentration levels and eventually managed an overall victory. Our strong finish gave Kent a clear first place, leading the runners-up by 3.5 points.

The final scores were:
1st – Kent   33/36
2nd - Barnet   29.5/36
3rd - Sussex  26.5/36

Congratulations also go to the players who were on the reserve boards, they played some quality chess and secured a number of strong wins and ended the day with some prizes.

The full team were: Jack Chaudhury, James Merriman, Shreyas Royal, Shlok Verma, Yong Gui Wong, Eoin Moore, Stakhey Sedykh, Athur Chikovsky, Suriya Veleyudham, Madhav Suraj, Lucas Downing, Raghav Vaidya, Danny Oprea, Edward Ellam, Harry Chaudhury & Harry Chauhan.

Many thanks to our team manager, John Merriman and to GM Chris Ward and GM John Emms for their coaching, guidance and support throughout this season.

We also appreciate the efforts from all the parents and carers, who brought the children along to both the zonal and the final competitions and continuously support their chess.

With such a great result from our U9 team, the future for these promising young players looks bright. Well done to everyone.

The full results can be viewed at: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/#results

Strong performance from the Girls' team in EPSCA U11 Finals

Congratulations to the Kent U11 Girls Team who put in a determined and gutsy performance to finish 6th in the EPSCA National Girls U11 Final at Cheadle Hulme School on 16 April 2016. 

It was a long day, with everyone needing to be on a train or in a car by 6.30am and most not getting home before 9pm, but the girls were spirited and cheerful throughout. 

Although they were drawn from 10 different primary schools from across Kent, the team spirit was wonderful and supportive. 

With expert coaching from GM Chris Ward, both on the train and at the venue, the girls produced some excellent chess.  The stand-out performance was perhaps from Laura, who scored a perfect 3/3, but all 14 players were worthy representatives of the KJCA.

With the vast majority of the team being eligible to play in this event next year, the future looks very bright. 

The full team was: Navieenaah Haridas, Charlotte Bruce, Iris Davies, Natalie Humphries, Samantha Mercer, Diya Choudhary, Neha Iyer, Emily Shaw, Ira Dubey, Hollyann Reeves, Laura Holmes, Roxolana Chaban, Sophie Colvin and Scarlet Watson. 

Thanks to GM Chris Ward, the girls, all the parents and carers and EPSCA for the efficient organisation. 

Finally, congratulations to the Barnet team who were worthy winners, thereby retaining their title. The full results can be viewed at http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca/#results

Top of the league for the U14/U130 team

Congratulations to the U14/U130 team for winning the 'east' league of the competition with an unbeaten record.

Throughout the season we have scored some fantastic wins against Essex, Surrey, Sussex and Richmond.

In keeping with the aim of the league, the U14/U130 team has included different players throughout the season and given everyone the chance to be part of the team and play good quality chess against the other local counties. 

Our results this season have been down to the hard work of every one of the players in the whole squad.

We are now through to the county finals against the winners of the 'west' league. This will be played sometime in late May/early June and we are hoping to host it in Kent.

Finally, thanks to everyone that has helped with the home matches and to all the parents and carers who have come along and supported our team.

Update - Changes to GP7 and GP8

Please note that we have now changed the date and venue of our next tournament, GP7, and the date of GP8, the final tournament of this season.

GP7 will now be held on Sunday 15th May at Bromley High School,  Blackbrook Lane, Bromley, Kent BR1 2TW

The entry details on the website have been updated, so if you child would like to play, please do register and pay as soon as possible. 

Early registration really helps with the organisation of the tournament, allows the rounds to start on time and the day run smoothly. If you would like to register go to the event page at http://www.kjca.org/event/120

We have also changed the date of GP8 (the final GP of this season) and this will now be held on Sunday 12th June.

The venue is the same, Newstead Woods School, Avebury Road, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9SA

We look forward to seeing all our young chess players and their families at these tournaments. 

However, if you had previously registered for either of these events but now cannot make the dates, please do let us know.