41st Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament, 3 & 4 February 2018

The 41st annual Kidlington Chess Tournament will be held at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, on Saturday & Sunday 3 & 4 February 2018.

There are 4 sections: Open, Under 180, Under 145 & Under 120. The prize fund has been increased this year and is over £2000. As usual, there is a fine bookstall provided by Chess Direct, and refreshments are once again provided by Hackett’s Catering.

Full details and conditions of entry can be found under the ‘Kidlington 2018’ tab on the tournament website (https://kidlingtonchess.org.uk/), where you may also either (i) enter the tournament online (paying your entry fee via PayPal) or (ii) download a hard copy of the entry form to print out, fill in and send to me at the address indicated together with a cheque for the appropriate amount.

Last year we reached the maximum number of entrants we could accommodate the weekend before the tournament and could take no further entries. This year we have so far received eight more entries than at the equivalent stage last year. To avoid possible disappointment, therefore, please don’t leave it till the last moment to enter. (You may also deduct a £2 discount if I receive your entry no later than 13 January.)

You are warmly invited to enter the tournament and enjoy an interesting weekend of chess. If you cannot play in the tournament, you are welcome to come along at some point during the weekend to watch the chess, explore the bookstall, and enjoy the refreshments.

Gerard O’Reilly

(Organizer, Kidlington Chess Tournament)

P.S.
So far it’s over 80% full if I remember the numbers from last year, so if you do want to play might be an idea to enter fairly soon – numbers have gone up rapidly this week. Ian, Robin, Gareth and myself are playing so far.

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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