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.

During the pandemic a lot more chess has been played online (including our Thursday night Clashes) so the English Chess Federation has implemented an Online National Club Championship. Obviously we jumped at the chance of playing in the competition so …

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We are happy to announce that Cumnor Chess Club will be entering the ECF National Online Clubs Championships which are being held online over the coming weekend (26th-28th June). The Championships are being held as a five round Swiss tournament, …

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Its another Sunday classic this weekend, between Cumnor and Magdalene College School (past and present). Kick off is on Lichess at 3:30 on Sunday 17th May. 1 Edison Xu 185 B-W Eldar Alizada 181 2 Tom Shepherd 184 W-B Nick …

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With the way the world is at the moment we will have to get used to finding a new “normal”. We have been in contact with our friends over in Cowley and we are very happy to announce that we …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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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