Kidlington is a well-established event in the English tournament calendar with a seasoned team of experienced controllers and a friendly atmosphere. This year we again we attracted a large attendance. We reached 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.
Our 43nd annual tournament will also take place at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, 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.
More information about next year’s tournament will posted later in the year.
Gerard O’Reilly (Organiser, Kidlington Chess Tournament)