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Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Sunday, February 24, 2019  
Level 4 All Days 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Level 3-5
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Sunday, February 24, 2019  
Level 3 All Days 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Level 3-5
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - Sunday, November 11, 2018  
Level 1 CD 1 and CD2 (1 entry) 
Venue: Sevenoaks Primary School  
Event Type: Coaching SubEvent Level 1-2

Recent Results

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Sunday, June 3, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018  
KJCA GP8 Season Final 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Bromley High School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Sunday, April 15, 2018  
GP7 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Sevenoaks School  
Event Type: Individual Tournament
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Sunday, March 4, 2018  
GP6 2017-18 (Crosstabs)
Venue: Harris Academy Beckenham  
Event Type: Individual Tournament

News

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KJCA Coaching Days for 2017-18

Welcome to or welcome back to the chess coaching days at the KJCA for the 2017-18 season.

I can tell you, our GM led coaching is the envy all the other counties around the country and are clearly a contributing factor to our national success.  We follow the courses for the Institute of Chess levels.

To start, please be sure to carefully read the training FAQs that you will find under the ‘training’ tab at the top of this page.  http://www.kjca.org/site/page?view=training


The date for this season are as follows:

Day 1: Sunday 8nd October 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School

Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


Day 2: Sunday 12th November 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School

Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


Day 3: Sunday 28th January 2018 - Barming Primary School
Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY


Day 4: Sunday 18th February 2017 - Sevenoaks Primary School
Bradbourne Park Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3LB


PLEASE NOTE: When enrolling your child (via the ‘events’ page), you ensure that you are registering for the correct sessions. For the 4 day courses (Levels 3-5) your fee will cover you for all of those days (plus the exam at the end) and we recommend you attend preferably all, but at least 3 of the 4 in order to maximise your understanding and give yourself the best chance to get a good result.

Provided you (i.e. your son or daughter) achieved a merit or distinction at the previous level you sat, we are happy for you to move up and hence register for the next level. If you obtained a ‘pass’ at any level, then clearly there are good things that have been taken on board but we recommend that you re-take that course to help you get to grips with all of the topics involved. Moving up ‘too soon’ only leads to further problems down the line and it really isn’t fun when too much material is going over a child’s head. Please note it is not a race to see who can get through all the exams as quickly as possible and rather all about discovering and understanding different aspects of the game that can be applied when they sit down and play their matches.

We really want our coaching days to be fun but by the same token we don’t want anyone spending a day listening to things that they already totally understand. Specifically, with regards to levels 1 and 2 and new arrivals to the coaching days, boys and girls will be assessed on the first morning of attendance to check they are in an appropriate group. When registering you will see that as levels 1 and 2 are only two day courses - with the first exams sat at the end of CD2. (The courses then run again on CD3 and CD4, so,  f your child is a beginner but you feel may be a quick learner and were hoping to join level 3 next season, then for example level 1 in CDs 1 and 2 with the intention of doing level 2 in CDs 3 and 4 makes sense.)

Young children will have adult assistance when taking tests and although there will be an alternative exam date or two laid on for those unable to attend CD4, whatever the level there is absolutely no compulsion to take an exam should a child feel unprepared or anxious.

If I could just kindly ask that you don’t leave it too late to enrol as that makes my life easier when obtaining the other coaches. Hope to see you all soon!

Grandmaster Chris Ward            

Newsflash - Silver Trophy for Shreyas at the European Youth Championships & top results for Shlok and Charlie

Congratulations to our three Kent Juniors who achieved top results at the European Youth Championships that finished today in Romania.

Shreyas achieved a fantastic 8/9 in the U8 Open section making him joint First on points and receiving the 2nd Place Silver Trophy on tie-break. ...

Shlok also played in the U8 Open and gained an impressive 7/9

Charlie played some very strong chess in the U12 Open and gain a great score of 5/9.

All at Kent Junior Chess are very proud of their considerable achievements representing England among the best players in Europe ..... More details to follow.....

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