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News from 2020-21 for Oxfordshire Chess

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12 Jan 2021

Ian Bush

Spring 2021 Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 1 Draw

The draw for round 1, to be played in the week beginning 18 January, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

Please note the rule changes (document circulated by email, will be posted to this site shortly), in particular

  • four boards per match
  • restrictions eased on moving between teams
Mon 18 Jan  Witney 2  		: University 1  
Mon 18 Jan  Abingdon Sch	: Didcot 1  
Mon 18 Jan  Cowley 1  		: Witney 3  
Mon 18 Jan  University 3	: Oxford City 3  
Mon 18 Jan  Oxford City 1	: Cumnor 3  
Mon 18 Jan  Cowley 3  		: Witney 1  
Thu 21 Jan  University 2	: Oxford City 2  
Thu 21 Jan  Didcot 2  		: Cumnor 1  
Thu 21 Jan  Banbury 2  		: Cumnor 2  
Thu 21 Jan  Banbury 1  		: Cowley 4  
Thu 21 Jan  University 4	: Cowley 2  
This is also now up on the appropriate LMS page - please see the link below

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/65140/efixtures
03 Jan 2021

Mike Truran

Witney Chess Club Junior Wins British Online Chess Championships Under 16 Blitz

Very many congratulations to Witney Chess Club member Adam Sieczkowski, who is the new British Online Chess Championships Under 16 Blitz Champion with a score of 8/9.

The final table can be found in the link below.

Link: http://chess-results.com/tnr543590.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&flag=30
15 Dec 2020

David Robson

Cowley Christmas Blitz 2020, Monday 14th December

Because of the pandemic, this year's Cowley Christmas Blitz was hosted on-line, on the Lichess.org platform.  It attracted 35 entrants from 7 different clubs.  262 games were played. More details are available at https://lichess.org/tournament/8UVhoQXQ

Here is the complete list of prizewinners:

1stKenneth Hobson
2ndEldar Alizada
3rdPhil Hayworth
4thWill Burt
Best VisitorGraham McInnes
Best Junior (U18) PlayerJosh Soanes
Best Junior (U14) PlayerPrithvi Chandrashekhar
Best Cowley PlayerOscar Idle
Best U165 PlayerLiam Glenn
Best Cowley U155 PlayerAsif Hameed
Best Visitor U155 PlayerNeil Staples
Best Lady PlayerHeather Lang
Best U145 PlayerJohn Courouble
Best U130 PlayerSteve Rumbsby
Best Ungraded PlayerMousa Bashir
Best Slow StarterGareth Stevens
Best Very Slow StarterKillian Rogan

Link: https://lichess.org/tournament/8UVhoQXQ
03 Dec 2020

Roger Thetford

First Mike Duck Online Tournament - final standings

Congratulations to University 1 and University 2, who took the top two places in the first Mike Duck Online Tournament, and to Cumnor 1 who took third on tie break ahead of Cowley 1 and Didcot 1. The full standings are at the link below.

The Second Mike Duck Online Tournament will follow after Christmas. Please get your entries in (teams of four this time) by midnight on Monday 11 January so that we can make the draw for the first round, to be played in the week starting Monday 18 January.

Link: documents/2020_MikeDuck1_FinalStandings.htm
22 Nov 2020

Andrew Varney

ECF Online U18 County Championship - Oxfordshire 3rd

Well done to Oxfordshire junior team in the ECF U18 online county 
championship. Many thanks to Ola Murawska for managing the teams and 
the following report.

The Championship took place on chess.com on Saturday 21 November. 
Players played from their homes with Zoom supervision by arbiters and 
team captains. The teams were small and as a result only a limited 
number of Oxfordshire Juniors were able to participate. It was 
fantastic to watch them play and they did very well taking the third 
place in the tournament. 

Results are published on chess-results:

Oxon team individual results:


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