Chiltern League – Oxfordshire v Buckinghamshire

What do you do on a Saturday afternoon?

What do you do on a Saturday afternoon?

How do you spend your Saturday afternoon?

Shopping, spending time with the family or at the footy….

Well, I spent the afternoon playing for Oxfordshire in the Chiltern League Division One.

I have been involved in for the U150’s for the last couple of years and having some decent results I got the call from Simon King and was asked to play for the Oxfordshire A team.

In reality I think he was a few players down which was why I was asked!

I managed to get a draw in the end after nearly 4 hours of play. Simon’s view of the match is below.

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“This was narrowly lost by us 9-11, and could easily have gone the other way.

Once again, we turned in a creditable performance in a match where we were
outgraded on every board, by an average of 9.2 points.

Many thanks to all those who came, notably to our increased number of 180+
players (a 300% increase on the last time we played Bucks, and reflected in
a plus score of 3.5-0.5 on the top four boards) and to Dr Tim King (City,
128), who stood in on board 20 at a couple of hours’ notice *and won his
game*. Gary Jackson (Banbury, 161) also did well to draw against an opponent
graded 182 after having lost 45 minutes on the clock due to a car
break-down.”

Simon King

Team Captain
Oxon “A”

Liam has been coming to Cumnor Chess Club since he was wearing short trousers and now captains the first team. His interests include Chess, Oxford United, Chess and Chess. He shows you can be handsome and good at Chess.

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