Some photos from the quickplay the other week, a very enjoyable evening all around.
Thanks to Ian Brooke for setting up, Peter Mccleod for providing lots of food + drink and well done to Matt Rose for winning the blitz.
The club AGM will be held Monday 25th September, to kick the season off this will be followed by the traditional cheese + wine quickplay. We play this with a handicap system to level the playing field between players of various strengths within the club.
Visitors and new members are very welcome but might prefer to arrive 8ish, assuming the cheese + wine quickplay is of more interest than the AGM anyhow!
After the long summer break the chess season is restarting and the club will be open this coming Monday, starting at 7:30
New members and visitors are very welcome to join us for a few games
The chess season is almost back after the summer break, the club is back open again at 7:30 this Monday. Visitors and new members are always welcome to join us.
The club has now closed for the Summer, we’ll be back in September.
A quick report on how the teams performed
City 1 finished 3rd in the 1st division, well behind runaway champions uni 1 who certainly deserved the title this year. We did however beat them in the cup semi-final on the way to winning the trophy for a third season running.
City 2 finished in 6th in the 2nd division, at the bottom of quite a tight mid table pack but well safe of the relegation spots all season
City 3 had a strong season, finishing 2nd in the 3rd division
City 4 (Abingdon school) also played well and retained their division 3 status with a 6th place finish.
Best wishes for the summer.
A quick note that the club AGM will be held on the 9th May, this will also be the last club night of the season and will be accompanied by our traditional wine and cheese handicap quickplay.
Please let Simon know for catering if coming
Many Oxford City players took part in last weekends Kidlington chess congress
The congress was excellent as always and it was nice to see a good few City players present. Congratulations especially to John Yates who took joint 2nd in the U145 section and to Leif Dixon who took a share of the grading prize in the U180 section