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District Cub Chess

The Basics
Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Start/Finish: 13.45-16.00
Location: 40th Oxford HQ, Otters Reach, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5QL
There is parking at the venue but we advise people car share where possible as it is limited.
£1.50 per Cub, payable in advance (see below for details and about cancellations*)
Each team should bring a chess set with them.
Schedule: View the schedule
Information for parents: Download information sheet
Information for Leaders: Booking form

Participation can go towards the Hobbies Activity Badge.

How many?
Packs can enter as many teams of 3 as they like and each team needs to bring a chess set with them.

How do we book?
Due to the popularity of this event, numbers for all Packs will initially be limited to a maximum of 10 Cubs per Pack.  Priority will be given to Packs who did not attend last year, and remaining spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You can respond immediately, and we will add you to the reserve list in the order in which you respond.

All bookings must be made using the booking form by 30 April.  Confirmation of spaces will then be sent to successful Packs, following which payments must be submitted by 27 May to secure places.  If any spaces remain after 27th May, these will be made available to Packs which already have 10 secured.

How do we pay?
Please note that parents must make payment (£5) for the event directly to their Pack Leader.  Payment covers the costs of boat fuel and electricity at the base, a donation to those who assist and refreshments for the Cubs.

Leaders: £5 per Cub is payable in advance by cheque or cash, after places have been confirmed and needs to be clearly labelled with the name of your Pack and the name of the event; cheques should be made payable to Oxford Spires Scout District.  Details of how to submit payment has been sent out by email.

*Note: if you book a space which is later confirmed you will be required to pay the £5 unless you cancel no later than 1st June (so we have time to fill it) or we manage to fill it despite a later cancellation.

Adult help needed
If anyone would be able to adjudicate on the day (e.g. parents who can play!) please do get in touch.  If anyone is / knows someone who is able to help please ask them to contact the District Cub Advisors ( to offer their assistance!

Each attending Pack must also have at least one adult with them who will be responsible for their Cubs on the day and knows each of them.

Information for Leaders

  • Book spaces: 30 April
  • Payment: 27 May
  • Cancellations: 1 June

If you have any questions please contact