Author: Liam Glenn
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.

Sadly the coronavirus pandemic has caused life to be placed on hold for many of us. The Oxford and District Chess League is no exception. Please be aware the Ray Starkie (best game) trophy will still be awarded so get …

ODCL Season 2019-20 Cancelled Read More »

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As you will probably be aware the Coronavirus has taken its toll on the sporting calendar. The chess leagues have also been affected with all league matches (in Oxfordshire) being postponed for the next 3 weeks. This will affect Cumnor …

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It was a successful weekend for the Cumnor players at Kidlington. Gareth won the U145 with 4.5 (out of 5)! While in the Open, Eldar ended with 2.5 (all out of 5) and Nick and Nigel both finished with 2 …

Kidlington Chess Tournament 2020 Read More »

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Last night some news reached us regarding Ann Willan, sadly she passed away on Tuesday (14th January). Ann was one of the founding members of the club, she never took the game too seriously often pausing to ask her Queen …

RIP – Ann Willan Read More »

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The 43rd annual Kidlington Chess Tournament will take place at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, on Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 February, 2020. We shall again have four sections, Open, U180, U145 and U120, and a prize fund of over £2200. …

43rd annual Kidlington Chess Tournament, 1 & 2 February 2020 Read More »

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The 2019 Players’ Cup and the 2019 Bill Laar Trophy both completed just before Christmas. The winners are: Players’ Cup 1, Eldar 2, Nigel 3, Simon Bill Laar Trophy 1, Robin 2, Steve 3, Graham The club will be hosting …

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As normal we will be taking our two week Christmas break. The club will be open on the 19th December before being closed on Boxing Day (26th December) and the 2nd January. We will reopen on the 9th January 2020 …

Merry Christmas! Read More »

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This year we have a new name on the Players Cup, Eldar won with 9.5 points from 12 games. The final standings can be seen below with more information on the The Players’ Cup and Bill Laar Trophy page. The …

Eldar wins the Players Cup Read More »

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The Cowley Christmas Blitz is taking place on Monday 9 December 2019, please attend if you can. “Cowley Chess Club invites you to its 2019 Christmas Blitz Tournament, which will be held on Monday 9 December at Cowley Chess Club …

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The season is progressing well for both teams. Cumnor 1 are currently 4th out of 8 in Division 1 with 2 wins and a loss in the first 3 matches. While Cumnor 2 are 2nd in division 4 with 2 …

Some Busy Club Nights Ahead Read More »

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