Cumnor chess players prepare for Chiltern League U125 final against Buckinghamshire

chessboardThis Sunday (March 17th 2013) will see chess players from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire compete for the Chris Stothert Trophy, in division 3 of the Chiltern League. And Cumnor players are strongly represented!

Division 3 of the Chiltern League sees both adult and junior players, graded under 125, playing alongside and against eachother.

Cumnor Chess Club has no less than three adult players scheduled to play in Sunday’s match against Bucks’ juniors, and the deadly duo of Zoe and Daniel Varney will be facing adult rivals.

Oxon U125

1. Mark Creasey, City
2. Tony Burcham, Bicester
3. Bob Kilbride-Newman, Witney
4. Francisco Alvarez, Cumnor
5. Graham Cluley, Cumnor
6. Steven Bennett, Cumnor
7. James Cole, MCS
8. Daniel D’Souza-Eva, MCS
9. Joseph Truran, Witney
10. Zoe Varney, Cumnor
11. Daniel Varney, Cumnor
12. Isabel Hauer, Witney

Battle will commence on Sunday at Wellington College in Crowthorne.

The good news is that Oxon U125 has already beaten Bucks (8-4), Hants (9.5-2.5) and Berks (8.5-3.5) in the run-up to the final. Despite this excellent run of results for Oxfordshire, a quirk in the rules means that whoever wins this final game wins the trophy.

Fingers crossed, we will have some good news to bring to you early next week!

Update: Match postponed due to heavy snow

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Graham Cluley

When he's not playing chess rather poorly for Cumnor Chess Club, Graham is normally talking a lot about computer security on his blog, or insisting people listen to his podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at @gcluley.

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