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KJCA GP6 2019-20 (Crosstabs)
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Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 2

Congratulations to Anantha Anilkumar who has qualified to represent England as part of the U11 England Chess Squad.

English Primary Schools Chess Association runs a series of tournaments to help select a squad of players from England to represent the country. The selection process is tough and players have to travel around England to various tournaments in order to qualify for the final trials which were held in Liverpool on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of April.

Both Anantha Anilkumar and Francesco Bernardini qualified for the trials from Kent this year, so a big well done to them both!

Furthermore, Anantha qualified to play for the squad, finishing top in this final tournament with 5 points out of six, winning 4 and drawing 2 of his games. His first appearance will be at the England Squad vs the Rest of the Country match in June and then he will be part of a team playing against a team from Flanders later this year.

Report from a chess parent U9 EPSCA Final

Saturday the 27thApril 2013, it was the day of the 2013 EPSCA U9 final and little did we know as we all arrived at Wycombe High School in Buckinghamshire, what the day had in store for us. After all, we had only come fifth in the zonal, some 13 points behind the winners, Barnet, and so our expectations were modest. We had a good team, one which we knew could perform well on the day – but experience had taught us that nothing is ever certain in the world of junior chess. All the children felt energized and were eager to get started; no one was prepared for what happened next…

Round 1 – We were wary of Barnet having played against them in the zonal and knew that Wey-Valley and Nottingham were also very strong. We were up against them all in round 1 together with many other good players from counties all over England and Wales. The results started to come in, win after win after win. We had scored a fantastic 11 out of 12 in that first round and our reserves recorded an amazing 5 out of 6. Perhaps third place was a realistic possibility after all. No one from our team had settled for draws and many had fought through some tough positions to come out victorious.

The top three after round 1 were as follows: Kent 11 points, Barnet 9.5 points, Nottingham 9 points

Round 2 – Everyone was hugely psyched up for their next round and we scored an incredible 10 out of 12 with our reserves also scoring well with 4 out of 6. It began to dawn on us that we had a realistic chance of winning this event. We had last won the trophy in 2009. All we had to do was hold it together for one final round.

The top three now were: Kent 21 points, Barnet 18.5 points, Wey Valley 17 points

Round 3 – This was the final push - but the team was becoming tired. Could we hold it together? Would our nerves hold out? There were some really tough games ahead. We seemed to be out graded on most of the boards and some early losses led to a nail-biting finish. There were some great wins, one of the last results being a super win over Barnet. We had only scored 6 out of 12 which gave us a total of 27. Was it going to be enough?

The news gradually filtered through. It was all so close with just two points separating the top five teams. We were ahead of Barnet by half a point, but what about Wey-Valley? It was so tense. Wey-Valley had scored 10 points in the last round; we had both tied on 27, which sent everyone scrambling for the rule books trying to determine who would go home with the first place trophies.

Then the news we had been waiting for - We were 2013 U9 CHAMPIONS!!!! Our team had done so well. Everyone had played their part with many great performances to be remembered and to be proud of.

Our victorious team in alphabetical order, was: Abirami Muthukumar, Aditya Jain, Alexander Levin, Ben Barton, Bobby Akeya-Price, Dennis Ivin, Edward Cross, Freddy Nunn, Isaac Willats, Jamie Perry, Kiran Shiatis, Mahuaa Verma, Mikey Watson, Navieinaah Haridas, Nikhil Chidipothu, Saahil Bansil, Thomas Gardner and Ximan Mao. Also a special mention to Aria Sharma, who played her part for Kent in the Zonal but was unable to make it for the final.

A huge thanks to all the organisers in Buckinghamshire for hosting such an extremely smooth running event, to our Coach GM Chris Ward for keeping everyone focused, to Krishna Shiatis and Rachael Gardner for their team management and for getting the team all together for the zonal and for the final, to all the parents for their continued support and of course to our fantastic team that gelled so well and recorded such an outstanding victory against all the odds; one which will be remembered for many years to come. A big, big well done to all!!

The final results were as follows:

1 Kent - 27 points (on tie-break)

2 Wey Valley - 27 points

3 Barnet - 26.5 points

4= Nottinghamshire and Essex -25 points 

6 Richmond -21.5 points

7 Sussex -21 points

8 Berkshire - 20.5 points

9 Hertfordshire - 20 points

10 Cambridgeshire - 18 points

11 Lancashire - 16 points

12 Manchester - 15 points

13 Yorkshire - 14.5 points

14 Oxfordshire - 14.5 points

15 Cheshire and NW - 11.5 points

16 Wiltshire - 10 points

17 Wirral - 6 points

18 Buckinghamshire - 5 points

More details can be found on:

Andrew Shiatis


GP6 Schools at Somerhill

The sixth GP for the season was held on Sunday 14th April 2013 at Schools at Somerhill with 56 participants competing across four sections.

Congratulations to all who attended. The top two for each section were:

U9: 1stequal Freddie Nunn and Mahuaa Verma (5 / 6),

U11: 1st Freddie Hand (5.5 / 6), 2nd equal Aurideep Nayak and Ximan Mao (4.5 / 6),

U14: 1st Alexander Selway (4.5 / 5), 2nd Joelle Hakim (4 / 5),

U18: 1st Girinath Haridas (5 / 5), 2nd equal Rohan Bansal, Francesco Bernardini and Mary Scott (3 / 5).

Current leaders of the GP tables are as follows:

U9: Kiran Shiatis

U11: Anantha Anilkumar

U14: Alexander Selway

U18: Conrad Allison

It was good to welcome so many first time players at Somerhill and it was also nice to see some players from outside of Kent and from as far afield as Oxfordshire. Some superb games of chess were played at all levels and this reflected on the excellent training being provided across Kent by our wonderful team of coaches and parents.

Many thanks to Schools at Somerhill for accommodating us and also a big thank you to the parents who helped before and on the day.

Our next Grand Prix will be held on Sunday 26th May at Sutton Valance Senior School, North Street, Sutton Valence, Kent, ME17 3HL, yet another beautiful Kent venue. This will be the seventh GP out of eight for the 2012/13 season. As usual you can enter online and we hope to see many of you there once again.

Also we wish our Kent junior teams the best of luck over the next few weeks!


Kent wins silver at the EPSCA U11 Zonal!!

Kent participated in the U11 zonals in Northamptonshire against eight other counties. Congratulations to the team on not only qualifying for the final on May 11th but also for performing so well and winning a fantastic silver medal. The overall results were as follows:

1st Barnet 52.5 points, 2nd Kent 44.0 points, 3rd Essex 36.0 points, 4th Richmond 28.5 points, 5th Herfordshire 24.0 points (22 wins), 6th Northamptonshire 24.0 points (21 wins), 7th Suffolk 22.5 points, 8th Cambridgeshire 19.5 points, 9th Birmingham 19.0 points.

More to follow...

EPSCA U9 Zonal - Kent qualifies for the final

Kent participated in a very tough U9 zonal in Hertfordshire. Congratulations to the team on qualification to the final in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The overall results were as follows:

  1. Barnet                        30.5 points
  2. Essex                         21.0 points
  3. Richmond                   19.5 points
  4. Herfordshire               18.0 points
  5. Kent                            17.0 points
  6. Cambridgeshire          10.5 points
  7. Birmingham                  9.5 points

The team were: Abarami Muthukumar, Aditya Jain, Aria Sharma, Ben Barton, Bobby Akeya-Price, Dennis Irvin, Edward Cross, Freddy Nunn, Isaac Willats, Kiran Shiatis, Mikey Watson, Navieinaah Girinath, Nikhil Chidipothu, Saahil Bansal, Thomas Gardner and Ximan Mao.

Many thanks to GM Chris Ward, the Team Managers, Krishna Shiatis and Rachel Gardner, all the parents for their support on the day and of course to the children. Also big thanks to Hertfordshire for hosting a well organised event.

A spreadsheet giving detailed results can be found on the EPSCA website,