About

Cumnor Chess Club meets every Thursday night between 7pm and 9pm at Cumnor Old School (behind the Post Office), High Street, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9PE.

If you enjoy playing chess, why not come along?

Cumnor Old School is set behind the Post Office, in the middle of the village of Cumnor.

Cumnor Old School is set behind the Post Office, in the middle of the village of Cumnor.

There is free parking around the back, and we’re open all year around, apart from the month of August and the last two weeks in December.

Gareth and Richard taking a look at  one of their games

Gareth and Richard taking a look at one of their games

After an evening’s game you’ll quite often find some of us discussing our tactics over a pint in the nearby Bear and Ragged Staff pub. We play Blitz Cumnor Rules with winner stays on, or take a look at our recent games.

Club Fees

Membership of the club runs until January of the next year. So, you pay less if you join in – say – October than if you join in March. Make sense?

Of course, you have to pay again the following January. Any questions, Steve is your man…

First visit Free
Joining in January £60
February £54
March £48
April £42
May £36
June £30
July £24
September £18
October £12
November £6
December No charge
Alternatively, £3 per visit for those that do not intend to be regular members.

For more details contact Steve Bennett
Tel: 01865 862788 / mobile: 0771 424 4029 / email: [email protected]

Sorry, but we currently have no new positions for juniors (under 16s) at Cumnor Chess Club, as we are at full capacity.

However, we do welcome new adult players – so please contact us, or visit us on a Thursday, if you are interested.

Directions for non-local visitors from the A34

Cumnor Old School, High Street, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9PE
(Behind Cumnor Post Office)

You will most probably either come down the A34 to Oxford from the M40, or from the North Bound ring road, or up the A34 from the M4, or the South Bound ring road. Either way leave the A34 at the Botley Interchange.

Take the A420 to Swindon/Bristol, (not to Oxford). Leave the A420 at the second exit onto the B4017 to Cumnor.

At the T junction turn RIGHT. At the next T junction turn RIGHT again. Then take the first LEFT, you are now in Cumnor.

Continue driving down this residential road, (It’s Abingdon Road, but it’s not clearly marked). After about 600 yds you will pass the VINE PUB on your right hand side, at the same time the road becomes one way for about 200 yds.

Once the road becomes two-way again, (High Street), after 50yds you will see a building on your left hand side attached to the Post Office. This is Cumnor Old School.

Cumnor Old School is behind the Post Office

Cumnor Old School is behind the Post Office

Turn left into the drive way and park at the rear of the building.

There's plenty of parking behind Cumnor Old School

There’s plenty of parking behind Cumnor Old School

If you hit the mini roundabout, at Appleton Road, you’ve gone too far by about 50 yards.

Access the building from the rear, where there is ample car parking.

Wheel-chair access and disabled toilets. Refreshments provided.