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News from 2022-23 for Oxfordshire Chess

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01 Dec 2022

Peter Hemmings

New codes for new players

A recent submission of results have assigned ECF codes to new players. These may be seen in the link below.

Link: https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/submit/list_player_codes.php?event_code=PHOL23
30 Nov 2022

James Cole

Frank Wood Shield

The Frank Wood Shield draw has been completed and has now been added to the competitions section of the website.

29 Nov 2022

Gerard O'Reilly

The Cowley Blitz is back!

On Thursday 15 December, after a hiatus of three years, the Cowley Blitz as an over-the-board event is returning.

You are invited to our 2022 Christmas Blitz at Cowley Chess Club (at Rose Hill Methodist Church in the Main Hall downstairs). Round 1 starts at 7.15 pm. We look forward to seeing you.

Five double-rounds (ten games in all) with a time allowance per player per game of 3 minutes plus a 2 seconds increment per move added from move 1.

The tournament winner may choose either a prize from the prizes table or a cash prize of 10% of the entry fees. There will be lots of other prizes of books, etc., on the prizes table, including rating prizes, prizes for juniors in various age groups, for the best slow starter, etc.

Entry fee: £5 for adults, £3 for juniors (i.e., players under 18), to be paid in cash when you arrive on the night. For full details, and to enter, click the link:

Link: https://sites.google.com/site/cowleychessclub/cowley-blitz
27 Nov 2022

James Cole

Banbury Change Of Venue

Banbury have changed their venue to Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way, Banbury, OX16 1ER.

20 Nov 2022

Anna Bishop

Oxon Junior Chess Trials and Championship

Calling all Oxon junior chess players! The annual junior county trials and championship are taking place over the weekend of 7th/8th January 2023 at Cumnor Primary School. The U9 competition is on Saturday 7th January, U11 on Sunday 8th January and U13/15/18 on both 7th and 8th January. This is a closed competition, with only Oxfordshire children eligible to enter. For the U9/11 sections, this means children living and/or attending school in Oxfordshire. For the U13/15/18 section, this means children affiliated to Oxfordshire by any of birth, residence, school / college or attendance at an Oxfordshire chess club. Full details can be found via the entry form (web link below). We look forward to welcoming you. Please email oxfordshirejuniorchess@gmail.com for any queries.

Link: https://forms.gle/ooXjLwUXVMeG8frA9
04 Nov 2022

Roger Thetford

Rating categories

New results submitted after today, and any old results that are resubmitted, will show the rating categories (A, H, K or P) as well as the ratings themselves. See the ECF's explanation of rating categories for what these mean.

01 Nov 2022

James Cole

2022-23 Starred Players

The starred players for the 2022-23 ODCL season are as follows:

Cumnor 1: Nalin Kadodwala, Ian Bush, Nigel Moyse
Cowley 1: Mike Handley, Kenneth Hobson, Will Burt
City 1: Stuart White, Phil Hayward, Jan Murawski
Banbury 1: James Jackson, George Vikanis, Gary Jackson
University 1: Rowland Kerr, Max French, Nicky Bacon
University 2: Justin Liu, Andrei Horatiu Eftime, Evariste Moquet
Witney 1: Dave Hackett, Tomasz Rudny, Adam Sieczkowski

Witney 2: Matt Holmes, Alan Gentry, Danny O'Byrne
Wantage 1: Andy Robbings, Peter Dove, John Carter
Didcot 1: Joseph Conlon, Andrejs Olehnovics, Nick Gough
Didcot 2: Ville Uski, Mike Fitzgerald, Connor McGurk
City 2: Dougal Main, Alex Bowring, Shambavi Hariharan
Cowley 2: David Robson, Jerome Wendling, Bob Waugh

01 Nov 2022

Ian Bush

Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship 2022-23

Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship 2022-23

The Open section at this weekend's Witney Chess Congress incorporates the first leg of the 2022-23 Oxfordshire Individual Chess Championship. (The second leg is incorporated in the Open section of the 44th Kidlington Chess Tournament, which will be held on 4 & 5 February.) The title of Oxfordshire Chess Champion and the Championship Trophy will go to the eligible player with the highest combined score in the Open sections of the two events.

A player will count as eligible to win the title of Oxfordshire Champion provided that either
(i) his or her (main) home at the time of both events is in Oxfordshire, or
(ii) he or she has played a total of at least four games either for a club in the Oxfordshire Chess Association League or representing the Oxfordshire team in the Chiltern League before the end of January in the season in which the Witney and Kidlington events are held.

In the event of eligible players being tied for the highest combined number of points, the title will be shared.

In clause (i) above, the point of speaking of a player's "main home" is that, for example, Oxfordshire students who may be residing away from home in their university town during term will be regarded as eligible for the Oxfordshire Individual Championship if their parental home to which they return during university vacations is in Oxfordshire. Those studying in Oxfordshire, and others whose main home is outside Oxfordshire, will be eligible for the Individual Championship if they satisfy clause (ii) above by playing the requisite four games.

If you have any further questions about eligibility, please contact Ian Bush at the link below.

Link: https://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/GetUser.cfm?EditItem=669
24 Oct 2022

Ian Bush

Your County Needs You!

Nigel Moyse is urgently looking for players for the county team! Oxfordshire play in the Chiltern League along with Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hampshire. We thus have 6 games a year, 3 at home (played at Cumnor) and 3 away, which are played on Saturday afternoons with teams of 20 on each side, and a time control of 2 hours for all moves. If you are interested in playing please contact Nigel on the link below, and especially if you are free this Saturday (29th Oct 2022) as time is getting short and we still need players!

Link: https://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/GetUser.cfm?EditItem=726
03 Oct 2022

Asif Hameed

ODCL Fixtures for 2022-23 have been amended

Dear All, 

Please check the latest authorised fixture lists (revised 03/10/2022).

Please let me know of any issues ASAP and as always, please suggest a way 
to remedy them in order to help save time. Thanks 

Asif Hameed 
Fixtures Secretary


21 Sep 2022

Asif Hameed

Fixtures Release for the 2022/3 season - revised 21/09/22

Dear All, Please check the latest (and hopefully final) authorised fixture lists dated 20 Sep 2022 (revised 21/09/2022) Please let me know of any issues asap and as always, please suggest a way to remedy them in order to help save time. Thanks Asif Hameed Fixtures Secretary

11 Sep 2022

Phil Hayward

New Venue for Oxford City

We've got a new venue for this year, with a bit more space and modern facilities. You can find us at Oxford Bridge Club, 147 Banbury Rd, Oxford OX2 7AN. It's on the corner of Banbury Road and Moreton Road. There's plenty of free evening parking available in Moreton and Lathbury Roads. Please don't park in the court outside the bridge club as this is for residents of the nearby flats.

02 Sep 2022

Peter Hemmings

Graders Report for 2021-2022

This report is available in Admin Documents - Reports from Officers

Link: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/documents/Graders_Report_2022.docx
01 Sep 2022

James Cole

2022 AGM Agenda and Rule Change Proposals

The 2022 AGM agenda and rule change proposals for the 2022-23 have now been published within the Admin Documents section of the website (link below). The 2022 AGM will be held at Rose Hill Methodist Church beginning at 7.30pm on Thursday 15 September.

Link: GetDocuments.cfm?Org=1

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.