We’re up and running again from this Thursday (1st September).
Please take advantage of the few remaining weeks that we have left before the OCA 22/23 league commences at the end of September, early October. Once the season starts you will find there are fewer Thursdays available to play any outstanding in-house matches that you may have for the remainder of the year.
The last club night for matches to be played in The Players Cup and The Bill Laar Trophy, will be on Thursday 15th December.
The club will close for the last two weeks in December after this date.
Cumnor Chess Club would like to offer our congratulations to Steve Rumsby.
The following was taken from the ECF Newsletter that has just been published and the Oxfordshire Chess Association website:
ECF President’s Award for Steve Rumsby, Banbury
Congratulations to Steve Rumsby from Banbury Chess Club, who was presented with his ECF President’s Award for Services to Chess.
The Award recognises that for over 30 years Steve has been the Chairman of Banbury Chess Club. Steve has overseen the growth of the club from initially fielding two teams in one league to the latest season where the club fielded four teams in the Leamington League, three teams in the Oxford League and entered all the available league cup competitions. In recent years, Banbury entered a team in the 4NCL. Virtually every year, Steve has captained one of the club teams.
Steve’s wider contribution to chess is seen in his work for the Leamington and District Chess League. He is, and has been for a number of years, both the league’s webmaster and fixtures secretary. At the start of the 2016-2017 season Oxfordshire County were unable to find a volunteer to captain the Under 150 county Team. Steve at short notice volunteered and led the county team to 5 wins from 6 matches. They ended that season as Chiltern League Champions. Steve has continued in this county captaincy role. Steve is highly regarded by chess players in an area stretching from Birmingham down to Didcot.
With 170 players, the 37th edition of Kidlington this weekend has featured the highest numbers for a good many years, with 22 starters in the top section (U225), 46 in the U180, 59 in the U145 section, and 43 in the U120.
7 Cumnor Players took part, Andrew Varney (U180), Zoe Varney, Simon Terrington, Daniel Varney, Liam Glenn, Robin Carr (all U145) and Isaac Terrington (U120).
Zoe and Simon came joint top of the U145 with 5/5!
The final standings can be found here