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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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Second Kent GP 2012/13 season

The second GP of the season (also a London Junior Qualifier) was held on Saturday 27th October at Newstead Wood with 60 participants competing across 4 sections.

Section winners were: U8: Dennis Ivin (5 / 6), U10: Kiran Shiatis, Mikey Watson and Mikayel Suvaryan (5 / 6), U12: Kartik Velayudham (5 / 6), U18 / U14 (merged): Conrad Allison and Anantha Anilkumar (4.5 / 5).

The next KJCA event is the training day to be held on 17th November at Sandhurst Primary School. The next GP will be on 19th January 2013 at St Olave's School.

Kent Junior Defeats Titled Player at the Bury St Edmunds Longplay Chess Congress

Congratulations to Kent Junior Chess player Rohan Shiatis (U13) who defeated an IM at the Bury St Edmunds Congress this week-end.

Based on last year's selection criteria his performance at the Congress, using the ECF calculator, would have earned Rohan a half norm for International selection in not only his tournament age group, the U14s, but also the U16s! 

Unfortunately this year's ECF International selection criteria have not yet been finalised by the Junior Director, Phil Ehr. They will be decided following the World Youth Championships in November.

We would love to hear about any other great tournament achievements from our Kent juniors. Please submit any articles or reports to webmaster@kjca.org. We look forward to hearing from you. 

 

 

KJCA AGM on October 14th

KJCA is a volunteer organisation.  We need your time to function.  On October 14th, during Training Day 1, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting.  We need to hear your voice and we need you to volunteer to help run the organisation.  If you enjoy having regular competitions across Kent, if you have a child that is (or hopes to be) on one of the many County teams we run, if you get benefit from the organised and structure training we offer, roll your sleeves up and join in.  Every one is welcome.  One of the things that stops many people from stepping forward is the worry that they don't know much about Chess - believe me when I tell you that most activities that we need help with wouldn't be any different if this was a gardening society, a motorbike enthusiasts club or the local WI meeting.  You can help and we need your help...please don't leave it to someone else, come along to the AGM and join in.

Regards,

Michael R. Gilbert

KJCA President

Kent Gold in U18 NYCA Competition, Bronze in the U14!

National Youth Chess Association Under 18 Championship, held at the Matthew Arnold Academy, Northampton on Sunday 23rd September 2012.

An early start to the day did not deter the determination and enthusiasm of our 8 player squad, with a 07.30 start from Eltham College on a cold September morning. 

With team spirit welded and a resolute spirit, the first round saw the team take an early lead of 2.5 points after Round 1, with a score of 7/8. The second round proved to be tougher, with a team score of 5.5/8 and now 1.5 points ahead of South Wales. A final push in the last round and another consistent 5.5/8 saw our team cruise to victory, ahead of second place Sussex and Manchester by 3.5 points, a margin rarely seen at this level of competitive chess.

Congratulations to the whole team on a well-deserved victory. Kent have been close to first place in previous years, but not won this tournament since 2005, so a fitting end to the NYCA Under 18 chess ‘careers’ of both Victor Jones and Conrad Allison. Special mention also goes to Rohan Shiatis, the youngest player in the squad and playing on board 2, which is no mean achievement.

Team members in alphabetical order were KJCA U18s: Conrad Allison, Rohan Bansal, Alexei Davies, Victor Jones, Simon Leung, Raunak Rao, Rohan Shiatis and Patrick Smith.


Perfect scores of 3/3 were recorded for Victor Jones (Beths Grammar and Lewisham Chess Club), Conrad Allison (St  Olave’s Grammar School and Petts Wood Chess Club), Rohan Bansal (Dulwich College and Lewisham Chess Club) and Simon Leung (Harrow School).

Tony Rao

Under 18 Team Manager

National Youth Chess Association under 14 Championship

On the same day, in the U14 competition, our young team came a solid third with 25.5 points. Most of our players were under 12 but that did not deter our players from scoring 8.5 points out of a maximum of 12 in the first round. After the first round we were in second place 1.5 points behind Sussex. We consistently scored 8.5 points in the next two rounds as well but South Wales surged ahead with scores of 11.5 and 9.5 in those two rounds to finish first with 29.5 points. Sussex came second with 28.5 points 

Congratulations to all the players. 

The team in board order were Arul Gupta, Girinath Haridas, Alex Selway, Jackson Wen , Francesco Bernardini, Jessica Wen, Zakary Warsop, Michael Gilbert, Michael Green, , Joelle Hakim, Emily Green, and Isabelle Gilbert.

Jackson Wen (Sevenoaks), Jessica Wen (Sevenoaks), Michael Green(Simon Langton Boys Grammar) and Emily Green ( Goodnestone Primary )scored 3/3 


Anantha P P Anilkumar

KJCA Teams Manager


Isabelle Gilbert selected for the World's in Slovenia, 7-19 November 2012!

Isabelle Gilbert from Ashford in Kent has been selected and is due to be attending the World Youth Chess Championships, playing in the U10 girls section, representing England.

We wish Isabelle and the England team every success. Their progress may be followed on:

http://www.wycc2012.com/