CHESS CORNWALL
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Game of the Week

Two games will be featured here, changing every week. One will be a local game and the other a brilliancy from the rich history of chess

Lists of all featured games: Local  Historical

This week's selection (10/1/2020)

Trudeau 1 - 0 Blencowe (Cornwall v Gloucestershire 2017, Bd.8)
Narciso Dublán 0 - 1 Bednaskiy (Lorca 2019)

 
This Week's Cartoon

We may be the only chess website in the UK to employ a resident cartoonist, Dee Jay, who used to be an art teacher in his youth. The cartoons, in black ink and watercolour, combine thoughts on the noble game with local interest. Click on the image to enlarge and here for the cartoon archive. The victims of any satirical cartoon are welcome to request the original drawing on art paper.

Dee Jay 10/1/2020

 
Upcoming Events
2020
Jan 18 (Sat) Cornwall II v Devon II
Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrcace, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 7EB. 2 p.m. start
Jan 24 (Fri) 3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress (3 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Feb 2 (Sun) Cornwall Rapid Play Championship
Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye, Carnon Downs, TR3 6GH. Arrive by 1300 for 1330 start.
Entries to Ian George. 07890 133221. 3a.roskear@gmail.com.
Full details (dowloadable) here.
Feb 15 (Sat) Cornwall I v Devon I
Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrcace, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 7EB. 2 p.m. start
Feb 28 (Fri) Camborne Gambit Tournament
Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG. Arrive by 1900 for 1915 start. Free buffet between rounds 2 and 3.
Entries to Ian George. Phone: 07890 133221. Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com.
Full details (dowloadable) here.
Mar 6 (Fri) East Devon Congress (3 days)
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Email timpaulden@gmail.com. Details and online entry here
Mar 7 (Sat) Cornwall II v Somerset II
Venue and arrangements TBA. NB: Subject to change of date to avoid clash with East Devon congress.
Mar 27 (Fri) Camborne Open Rapidplay
Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG. Arrive by 1900 for 1915 start. Free buffet between rounds 2 and 3.
Entries to Ian George. Phone: 07890 133221. Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com.
Full details (dowloadable) here.
Apr 17 (Fri) WECU Easter Congress (4 days)
Venue and arrangements TBA
May 1 (Fri) Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)
Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ. Details here
May ? (Fri) Frome Congress (3 days)
Date, venue and arrangements TBA
 
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Cornwall Rapid Play Championship - 2 February 2020

After a gap of two years the Cornwall Rapid Play Championship (Kerrier Cup) will be held at Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH on Sunday, 2nd February, 2020. Play will start at 1.30 p.m.

  • The competition will consist of a five round Swiss using the time control 20 minutes each with 10 second increments from move 1. The games will be graded for the Rapid Play List.
  • Please arrive no later than 1.00 p.m. for a 1.30 start. Players entering late or arriving after 1.00 p.m. may be required to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • Entry fee: £10 (juniors £5). Please pay on the day. No cash in advance.
  • Entries to Ian George at 07890 133221 or 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Thursday 30th January, 2020.
  • ECF membership not required for anyone who has played no graded games since 1st September, 2019. ECF membership (£18 adults £6 juniors) required for all others. If you have any queries on this please contact Ian George
  • The winner will be Cornwall Rapid Play Champion and will hold the Kerrier Cup for a year. Ties will be broken using sum of progressive scores. If this does not produce a clear winner the trophy will be shared.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be supervised throughout by a responsible adult.
  • Organiser and Controller: Robin Kneebone (01736 796550 (h) 07864 139130 (m), Email: chesscornwall@gmail.com).
  • Full details can be downloaded from here.

Robin Kneebone


Camborne Gambit Tournament - 28 February

Come, free your imagination and let your hair down on the wilder shores of chess openings at our Gambit Blitz tournament at Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill on Friday 28 February. Arrive 1900 for 1915 start. Free buffet after round 2 kindly provided by our Treasurer, Debbie Smith. Cash prizes. The games will not be graded. Entries to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com

Full details are on the Camborne club page and can be downloaded from here

Ian George


Cornwall Open Congress 2020

Following last year's successful congress in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel this year's congress will be held there again from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2020.

  • It will be open to all, including players from outside Cornwall, although the Emigrant, Falmouth and Penwith cups may only be won by players eligible by birth, education or residence in Cornwall.
  • Three sections: Championship (U190), Major (U150), Minor (U110)
  • It will be a five round Swiss with ½-point byes available in rounds 1 to 4.
  • Time control: All moves in 75 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.

Full details including entry fees, how to enter and pay and congress rules are here. Printable brochure here. List of entries here

We look forward to welcoming a wide range of players both from within and outside the county.

Ian George


Bude Chess - A date for your diary
3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress - Jan 24 (Fri - 3 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ starting at 7.00 p.m. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U120). Rate of play: 90 mins for game + 30 sec per move. Guaranteed prize fund: £2,300. Once again the main event will be the Simon Bartlett Loudest Shirt Prize!

Details and online entry here

John Constable


ECF Grading List - July 2019

The ECF has now published the new grading list and the August update which includes results of games played up to 30 June 2019. The full list of Cornish grades is here and the club grades are on the club pages. These are the figures that will be used for the 2019/20 season.

Ian George


Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC)

Chess in Schools and Communities” are looking for people to run chess clubs in the following town libraries: St Austell, Truro and Falmouth Contact Robin Kneebone (CSC Cornwall Coordinator) for more information.

Robin Kneebone


Social Chess
In addition to chess activities organised by the county association and its affiliated clubs you can get a game at any of the following locations. I would like to hear of others so that I can publicise them here.

Fowey

There is now a chess club at Fowey which welcomes all who wish to come and play. The club meets monthly on Sundays from 1400 to 1630 at Squires Field Community Centre, Langurtho Road, Fowey, PL23 1EQ. The next meeting is on October 27th. Please email Owain Fitzsimmons at foweycommunitychessclub@gmail.com"

Mawnan Smith

An informal social chess group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 10 p.m. at the Red Lion, Mawnan Smith. Everyone is welcome to just turn up and play. It is a normal pub environment, so there is plenty of action and we play with a drink in hand.

For more information contact Mick Ferrie at loenter@hotmail.com or 01326 250403

Penzance

Chess is played at the Redwing Gallery, Wood Lane (just off Market Jew Street opposite the Wharfside shopping centre) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 o'clock a.m. The telephone number is 01736 448402.

Helston

If you would like to play some friendly games, please come along to the Godolphin Club in Wendron Street any Monday or Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. or call Steve Fanning on 01326 372948.

Ian George


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Last updated 15/1/2020

League and Cup Results 2018/19 Season

Complete fixture lists for each club can be found on the club pages

Expanded league tables, the draws for the cup competitions and links to the detailed results are here.

County Shield

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

Falmouth 7 22
Camborne 6 18
Newquay 6 14
Penzance 6 13
Bude 5 12
Calstock 5 11
Liskeard 6 10
Truro 3 7
Played at Bude on 9th January 2020
  Bude 4½ - ½ Calstock
1 245 John Nunn 1 - 0 Duncan Irvine 177
2 175 Petra Nunn 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau 158
3 141 Geoff Lingard 1 - 0 Nigel Kirkman 142
4 130 Ian Rescorla ½ - ½ Mick Hill 142
5 119 Christine Constable 1 - 0 David Jenkins 113

 

Played at Carnon Downs on 8th January 2020
  Truro 3 - 2 Penzance
1 189 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Ian George 164
2 158 Adam Hussain 0 - 1 Jan Rodrigo 152
3 153 Toby Willis 1 - 0 Percy Gill 149
4 145 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 142
5 79 Peter Doubleday 1 - 0 Richard Humpleby 109

Penzance had White on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on 6th January 2020
  Liskeard 2 - 3 Falmouth
1 142 Mick Hill 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 164
2 134 Stephen Savill 0 - 1 Richard Stephens 149
3 126 Brian Parkin ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 122
4 116 Stephen Pearce ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 109
5 105 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Peter Doubleday 79

Falmouth had White on the odd boards

Played at Newquay on 6th January 2020
  Newquay 3 - 2 Camborne
1 177 Lloyd Retallick 1 - 0 Percy Gill 149
2 143 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Colin Sellwood 142
3 146 David Grant ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 142
4 UG Simon Margetts 0 - 1 Richard Smith 142
5 117 Martin Jones 1 - 0 Bryan Atkinson UG

Camborne had White on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

Newquay 3 10
Calstock 2 8
Camborne 3 8
Truro and Falmouth Rooks 4 8
Bude 2 6
Truro and Falmouth Kings 2 6
Lerryn 3 4
Liskeard 3 4
Redruth 2 3
Played at Liskeard on 13th January 2020
  Liskeard 2 - 2 Camborne
1 127 Keith Brewer 1 - 0 Colin Sellwood 142
2 73 Eric Westlake 0 - 1 Richard Smith 142
3 72 Stuart Lee 0 - 1 Philip Spargo 102
4 UG Jack Otter 1 - 0 Bryan Atkinson UG
Liskeard had white on the odd boards
Played at Camborne on 10th January 2020
  Redruth 1½ - 2½ Newquay
1 127 Anton Barkhuysen ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
2 102 Philip Spargo 0 - 1 David Grant 146
3 102 Colin Long 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrrow 111
4 UG Bryan Atkinson 0 - 1 Mark Noel UG
Redruth had white on the odd boards

500 League

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

West Division
Camborne 4 13
Truro and Falmouth Knights 3 7
Truro and Falmouth Bishops 2 5
Redruth 3 4
East Division
Bude 3 12
Calstock 3 9
Lerryn 3 6
Liskeard 3 3
Played at Calstock on 19th December 2019
  Calstock 3 - 5 Bude
1 139 Mick Hill 0 - 2 Petra Nunn 153
2 136 Nigel Kirkman 0 - 2 Geoff Lingard 157
3 121 David Jenkins 1 - 1 Ian Rescorla 138
4 101 George Black 2 - 0 Nick Egleton 50
 
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Carnon Downs on 11th December 2019
  Carrick 5 - 0 Bude
1   Default 1 - 0 Default  
2   Default 1 - 0 Default  
3   Default 1 - 0 Default  
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  

Bude were unable to raise a team


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 22nd November 2019
  Camborne 1½ - 2½ Bude
1 122 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 Ian Rescorla 130
2 102 Philip Spargo ½ - ½ Christine Constable 119
3 102 Colin Long 0 - 1 John Constable 114
4 UG Bryan Atkinson 0 - 1 Nick Egleton UG