Category: Cumnor Chess Club

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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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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I’m sure this won’t be a massive surprise to any of you, but the decision has been made to close the club immediately until things start to improve on the Coronavirus front.

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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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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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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 …

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