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Kent Junior Chess Association

Sunday 1st September 2024

Six Round Rapidplay Tournament - 15+10

ECF rated: U8, U10, U12, U18 Minor, U18 Major


SectionUnder 18 MajorUnder 18 MinorUnder 12Under 10Under 8
Entry Fee£20



1st. Prize£60£40trophytrophytrophy
2nd. Prize£40£20medalmedalmedal
3rd. Prize£20£10medalmedalmedal

Please enter early. Entries will close at 7pm the day before and there are no entries on the day.

Age for sections is calculated from the beginning of the season / school year. So, for this tournament, the age of the young player on 1st September 2023.

Rate of Play

Each player will have 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move from move 1.

Time Table

Please arrive by around 9.30am so that everyone is ready and in plenty of time to start the first round promptly.

Round 1: 10.00
Round 4: 13.00
Round 2: 11:00
Round 5: 14:00
Round 3: 12:00
Round 6: 15:00

If play is delayed there will be a 10 minute gap between rounds. There is no official lunch break. There will be a prizegiving as soon as possible after the games finish.




The latest ECF Rapidplay Grading List will be used to determine a player’s grade.

There is no grading limits in the younger sections.

The U18 Minor section is an U1500 section. To play in the U18 Major a grade of 1500 or above in the latest list is recommended, or at the discretion of the chief arbiter.

All sections will be sent for rapidplay grading with the ECF.


There will be cash prizes in the U18 major and minor sections. There will be trophies and medals in the U11 and U9 sections.

Pairings, Sections & Clocks

All pairings will be done using swiss-manager software and displayed on chess-results.com Default time is 10 minutes. After which re-pairing may be made for each player whose opponent has not arrived and for any player otherwise having a full-point bye.

In general, sections will not be merged. However, the Chief Arbiter reserves the right to merge if there is an insufficient number of entries in one or more sections. If merged, prizes will still be awarded to the participants of the original individual sections.

Digital clocks will be used in all sections and help will be given to anyone unfamiliar with them.

Behaviour, parental supervision and disclaimers

KJCA is grateful to all venues for the use of their facilities. Please treat the premises with respect and follow all signs and rules as requested.

A high standard of behaviour and respect for others and property is expected at all times. Players entering or leaving the playing area while other games are in progress should do so quietly.

KJCA and its officials are unable to act in loco parentis for children. Parents/guardians/carers are responsible for their children throughout the entire duration of this event. Children under the age of 8 must remain under sole parental supervision throughout. Supervision of children over the age of 8 and teenagers may be shared between adults. However, parents/guardians should note that they are still ultimately responsible for their children and their behaviour at this event.

KJCA has adopted the ECF Child protection policy which can be found on the ECF website.

KJCA and helpers accept no responsibility for any damage, theft or accident to the person or property of any competitor, trainee or other visitor at this event. Nor are they responsible for the effects of actions of anyone else attending this event.

KJCA collects personal data solely for the purposes of our events. This is for administration and to inform you of future junior chess events. We share some data with the English Chess Federation for grading purposes. Results, grades and photos may be used on the KJCA website, social media pages or in publicity.

If you have any queries please email: webmaster@kjca.org.