Witney Chess Congress 2017

On the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October, 100 chess players from Oxfordshire and beyond meet at Cokethrope School for the Fifth Witney Chess Congress.

The Congress had 4 separate tournaments, an Open, an Under 170, an Under 145 and an Under 120 with prize money (a prize fund of over £1900) and a real challenge in each section.

The playing area on Sunday morning by Brendan

Cumnor was well represented at the congress with Daniel (in the open), Ian (U170), Gareth (170), Graham (U120) and myself, Liam (who was playing in the U170).

Sadly this year none of us were among the prize winners, I had a good weekend even though my grade suffered a little.

The complete cross table can be found here.

Pictures from the event taken by Brendan O’Gorman can be found here.

Finally a thanks must be given to all the organisers including Mike Truran and arbiters for providing such a great weekend’s chess and see you all at Kidlington Chess Congress in February.

P.S. Sorry there is an update! Graham won the 1st Round Loser in the U120 section with 3 points from 4 games after losing the first round.

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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