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News from 2021-22 for Oxfordshire Chess

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29 Jul 2022

Will Burt

News of Kelly Riley

People may have wondered why one of the most distinctive characters on our local chess scene has not returned to the board. He suffered a serious health crisis during 2021 and spent a long time in hospital. Sadly he has since had to enter residential nursing care and his condition means he is unable to play chess anymore. My especial thanks to Graham Willis for keeping me updated with news of our good friend. I plan to include an exploration of the unique world of Kelly on, or near, the chessboard in the next issue of Cowley's club magazine The Chequered Board.

07 Feb 2022

Andrew Varney

Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships 2021-2022

The championships were held over the weekend of 8th / 9th January 2022 
at Cumnor C of E Primary School.  

The 2021-2022 Oxfordshire Junior Chess Champions are:
Under 18 Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson, Dimitrios Zakarian Under 15 Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson, Dimitrios Zakarian Under 13 Alex Hertog, Kenneth Hobson Under 11 Jan Murawski Under 9 Aden Kennedy

Congratulations to the champions and to those who have subsequently been selected to represent Oxfordshire Juniors in the forthcoming EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) U9 and U11 competitions.

Full results (cross-tables) can be found by following the links below. A schools competition is also run as part of the tournament. Subject to not being allowed to win the prize two occasions in a row, the top- scoring schools (top scores from top 4 individuals count) in primary and secondary sections are awarded an engraved chess clock. The top schools this year were:
Position Primary School Points 1st St Joseph's* 15.5 2nd MCS 15 (prize winner) 3rd OHS 12.5
Position Secondary School Points 1st MCS 15.5 (prize winner) 2nd Cheney 14 3rd Cherwell* / OHS 8 * 2020 prize winner

Thank you to the organisers, arbiters and Cumnor Primary School for enabling the tournament to happen after an absence the previous year due to covid-19. Thank you to all players for participating and parents for supporting.
Under 9
Under 11
Under 13/15/18

Old News

Any unexpired news items dated before 1 August 2022 can be found by using the link for the relevant year. The link for 2021 will give news dated 01 Aug 2021 - 31 Jul 2022.