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, could accommodate (192) ten days before the tournament. Unfortunately, bad weather caused more than the usual small number of withdrawals, but we still had a very healthy figure of 180 players.
Preparations are well 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.
Online entry for the tournament is available, and forms for postal entry are also available for inspection and download, both via the Kidlington 2020 tab, where you will also find links to other information about the upcoming tournament. Further announcements may also be found under the News and Updates tab.
Gerard O’Reilly (Organizer, Kidlington Chess Tournament)
[Wednesday, 22 January 2020]