Welcome to the Kidlington Chess Tournament website!

KCTvenueKidlington 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.

As usual, we expect to have the excellent bookstall provided by Chess Direct and the fine range of refreshments provided by Hackett’s Outside Catering of Witney.

Online entry for the tournament is now available, and forms for postal entry are also available for inspection and download, both via the ‘Kidlington 2020’ tab.

Gerard O’Reilly (Organizer, Kidlington Chess Tournament)
[Tuesday, 12 November 2019]

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