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.

First Oxfordshire Girls Chess Championships at Blenheim Palace

The ECF English Girls Chess Championships, incorporating the first Oxfordshire Girls Chess Championships, is now open for entry on the ECF website. The dates are Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October. The venue is Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. The main Championship

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New Grades are out

The Summer 2019 grading list has been published and can be found here. Congratulations for everyone who’s grade went up and commiserations on those who’s went down.

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Final Club Night of the Season

The club will close throughout August and will reopen on the first Thursday in September, which is the 5th of September. So Thursday 25th July will be final club night, we hope to see many of you there before the

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Success for Cumnor at the Cowley Blitz

This years Summer Blitz was a very successful tournament for the Cumnor players, 8 Cumnor Players came to see us pick up our second division trophy and Nick pick up the Bernard C Wyatt Memorial Trophy was awarded to the

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RIP – Chris Fox (Banbury Chess Club)

Here at Cumnor Chess Club we are very sad to hear about the death of the Banbury player, Chris Fox. Stephen Rumsby: It is with great sadness that I have to report that Chris Fox of Banbury Chess Club died

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Casual games in Witney in August

Gareth has organised an afternoon of Chess in the Como Lounge in Witney, please see below for more detail. “Hi all, Please join us for a casual day of chess at The Como Lounge in Witney, on Saturday, the 3rd

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Summer time 2019

The season concludes on Monday (24th June) with the Cowley Summer Blitz and the OCA Prizegiving. The first team will receive Trophy for winning the second division and Nick will receive the Bernard C Wyatt Memorial Trophy for being the

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The Grunifeld Defence (aka Oxford University) win the 2018/19 FWS

The final match of the 2018/19 season was played this week and it saw The Grunifeld Defence, a team made up from Oxford University, lift the cup. After winning the title last year (check out our crowning moment here), this

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Cowley Summer Blitz (& OCA Prizegiving), 24 June 2019

The Cowley Summer Blitz is taking place on the 24th June, Cumnor will be receiving the Second Division Trophy so please attend if you can. “Cowley Chess Club invites you to its 2019 Summer Blitz Tournament, which will be held

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Ray Starkie Memorial Award

Please get your thinking caps on and if you think you played a brilliancy this season get your game entered. “As some of you will be aware at the last OCA AGM it was decided that an annual best game

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