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. The tournament has four sections, Open, U180, U145 and U120, and the prize fund exceeds £2200.  For many years we have had an excellent bookstall provided by Chess Direct. Our most recent events have attracted more than 180 entrants.

Nobody will be surprised that, because of the pandemic, we have had to cancel our 2021 event, which had been scheduled for 1 & 2 February. However, I can now confirm that we have booked our usual venue, Exeter Hall, for the 2022 tournament. As ever, the event is scheduled for the first full weekend in February, so we look forward to welcoming returning and first-time players for our 44th annual tournament on Saturday & Sunday 5 & 6 February 2022.

Further information about next year’s event will be posted when confirmed, and full details along with entry forms will be available later in the year.

Gerard O’Reilly (Organizer, Kidlington Chess Tournament)
[updated, 11 January 2021]

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