Kidlington is a well-established event in the English tournament calendar with a seasoned team of experienced controllers and a friendly atmosphere. Last February we again attracted a large number of entries, reaching the maximum number of entrants our venue, Exeter Hall, can accommodate (192) ten days before the tournament. Unfortunately, bad weather caused more than the usual number of withdrawals, but we still had a very healthy figure of 180 players.
Preparations are now under way for our 43nd annual tournament, which will take place on Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 February, 2020. We shall again have four sections, Open, U180, U145 and U120, with a prize fund of over £2200.
Entry forms (for online and postal entry) are expected to be available by the end of next week.
Gerard O’Reilly (Organiser, Kidlington Chess Tournament)
[7 October 2019]