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The 2017-18 fixtures have been released

The 2017-18 fixtures have been released by the OCA (please see below) however they are subject to change. Cumnor 1 start the season with two away games against Witney 2 and Cowley 3 and play the final match away to

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August evenings of chess

Hi all, Please join us for a fun, relaxing couple of evenings of chess at The Plough Inn in Witney OX28 6HL, on the first two Thursdays in August (the 3rd and 10th). I will be there from roughly 6pm

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40th Annual Kidlington Chess Tournament, 4 & 5 February 2017

A number of Cumnor players took part in the 40th Kidlington Chess Congress this year and this is the report written by Gerard O’Reilly, more information such as cross-tables can be found here. Back in 1978, the first Kidlington Chess

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New Grades are now out!

The new grades from the English Chess Federation have now been published and can be found here. Some players have gained while others have lost points. A special mention goes out to Alan who gained 12 points and the only

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Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship 2016-17

A proposal to revive the Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship after a gap of about about fifteen years was approved by the recent County AGM. The title of Oxfordshire Individual Chess Champion and the trophy will accordingly go to the eligible

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2016-17 Fixture Lists

The fixtures for the 2016-17 season have now been released and can be found here. Cumnor 2 kick off the season with a home match against Cowley Workers 2 next Thursday (13/10) while Cumnor 1 play their first game a

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Witney Rapidplay

An enjoyable day of chess was had at Witney Rapidplay, hosted by Batt’s school on Saturday 24th September. Representing Cumnor were Gareth Stevens, Daniel Varney, Marc Ives and Leonora Ives. Andrew Varney was running a book stall and helping his

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The Players’ Cup and Bill Laar Trophy 2016

Each year, Cumnor Chess Club holds two tournaments: The Players’ Cup and the Bill Laar Trophy. As the leaves have just started to fall from the trees and the nights are drawing in the tournaments are entering their final straight.

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Witney Rapidplay and Witney Weekend Congress 2016

Here’s the usual reminder a month beforehand about the Witney Rapidplay on Sunday 25 September at The Batt School. Last year we had no fewer than 84 entries for what is one of the best value congresses in the UK

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Chess returns

Have you been twiddling your fingers for the last 4 Thursdays? Never fear we are back and ready to roll! Our first club night of the season starts at 7pm at Cumnor Old School on Thursday the 1st September. The

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