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2019
Fri Feb 15

Chess and General Knowledge Quiz

Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG. Arrangements TBA

Tue Feb 26
Tue Mar 5
Tue Mar 12

West Cornwall Rapidplay Championship

6 round Swiss. 40 minutes for whole game
Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW. 7.30 start. ECF members only. Details

Sat Mar 9

East Devon Congress (2 days)

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com. Website: http://eastdevonchesscongress.com/

Fri Apr 12

Camborne Open Rapidplay

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Arrangements TBA

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Venue and arrangements TBA

Fri May 3

Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)

Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ.
Open to all. 3 sections (U190, U150, U110), 5 round Swiss.
Full details here.

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Cornwall Open Congress 2019

Our annual congress, renamed the Cornwall Open Congress, will be held in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2019.

  • For the first time 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: 36 moves in 90 minutes followed by 15 minutes rapidplay finish.

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

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

Ian George


Cornwall 10 - 6 Somerset - January 19

This match, which took place on January 19 at Exminster produced an excellent result against a team we last beat over ten years ago. The full results will be posted here when they are to hand.

Richard Smith


West Cornwall Rapidplay Championship

This will take place at Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW on Tuesdays February 26, March 5 and 12 starting at 7.30 p.m. 6 round Swiss. 40 minutes for whole game.

In view of the substantial penalties charged by the ECF for participation by non-members, entries will accepted from ECF members only.

Details

David J Jenkins


Calstock Chess Club

Calstock secretary Richard Hendin has a new email address: om1770@yahoo.com.The previous email address is no longer valid.


Chess at Mawnan Smith

An informal social chess group meets weekly 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.

Please contact me if you need further information. My emaill address is loenter@hotmail.com and my telephone number is 01326 250403

Mick Ferrie


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Last updated 20/1/2019

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

Truro 5 14
Liskeard 5 12
Falmouth 5 12
Camborne 5 11
Newquay 4 10
Calstock 4 10
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Played at Camborne on on 11/01/2019
  Camborne 1½ - 3½ Newquay
1 175 James Hooker 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 176
2 161 Ian George ½ - ½ Barry Moss 144
3 157 Richard Smith 0 - 1 David Grant 153
4 150 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Richard Clark 142
5 148 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 Martin Jones 114

Newquay had white on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 09/01/2019
  Falmouth 2½ - 2½ Liskeard
1 178 Void ½ - ½ Void 161
2 117 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Keith Brewer 135
3 115 Ian Renshaw ½ - ½ Stephen Pearce 124
4 113 Bryan Jones 0 - 1 Brian Parkin 119
5 107 Colin Gardiner ½ - ½ Maurice Richards 104

Liskeard had white on the odd boards
Board 1 (Grant Healey v Gary Trudeau) was agreed void because of clock irregularities.

Played at Liskeard on 08/01/2019
  Calstock 3½ - 1½ Truro
1 164 Duncan Irvine 1 - 0 Jeremy Menadue 180
2 138 Mick Hill 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 173
3 120 Nigel Kirkman ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 142
4 128 Jason Henderson 1 - 0 Boris Kostadinov 117
5 111 David R Jenkins 1 - 0 Siobhan Rowland UG

Calstock had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Bude 5 17
Truro 5 15
Falmouth 5 13
Camborne 5 12
Calstock 5 12
Redruth 6 12
Newquay 4 11
Liskeard 5 5
Played at Camborne on 04/01/2019
  Camborne 2½ - 1½ Redruth
1 141 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Jan Rodrigo 135
2 103 Philip Spargo 1 - 0 Colin Long 119
3 107 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 Craig Fenwick 96
4 78 John James 1 - 0 Rebecca Gardiner 75
Camborne had white on the odd boards.

500 League

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

West Division
Redruth 4 11
Falmouth 4 10
Truro 4 10
Camborne 4 8
East Division
Lerryn 5 13
Calstock 5 11
Bude 4 9
Liskeard 4 8
Played at Lerrryn on 17/01/2019
  Lerryn 8 - 0 Liskeard
1 164 Duncan Irvine 2 - 0 David Lucas 113
2 148 Gary Trudeau 2 - 0 Maurice Richards 103
3 127 David R Jenkins 2 - 0 Eric Westlake 97
4 50 MArk Reid 2 - 0 Don King 94
 
Played at Bude on 17/01/2019
  Bude 4 - 4 Calstock
1 133 Geoff Lingard 1 - 1 Mick Hill 144
2 138 Ian Rescorla 2 - 0 Alistair Bissell 125
3 126 John Constable 1 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 120
4 50 Lloyd Russell 0 - 2 Alan Yoshihara-Coles 105
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 16/01/2019
  Falmouth 4½ - 3½ Camborne
1 173 Grant Healey 2 - 0 Colin Long 106
2 139 Marcus Pilling 2 - 0 Craig Fenwick 50
3 98 Ian Renshaw ½ - 1½ Colin Gardiner 105
4 81 Sam Edwards 0 - 2 John James 72
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 16/01/2019
  Truro 4½ - 3½ Redruth
1 161 Robin Kneebone 2 - 0 Colin Sellwood 153
2 146 Adam Hussain 1 - 1 Martin Pope 140
3 152 Toby Willis 1 - 1 Jan Rodrigo 122
4 30 Ivan Gersimov ½ - 1½ Rebecca Gardiner 58
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Liskeard on 14/01/2019
  Liskeard 0 - 5 Newquay
1 135 Keith Brewer 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 176
2 124 Stephen Pearce 0 - 1 Barry Moss 144
3 119 Brian Parkin 0 - 1 David Grant 153
4 110 David Lucas 0 - 1 Martin Jones 114
5 96 Don King 0 - 1 Richard Nancarrow 103

Newquay will play away in the final


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Bude on 03/01/2019
  Bude 3 - 1 Carrick
1 131 Geoff Lingard 1 - 0 Boris Kostadinov 117
2 130 Ian Rescorla ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 113
3 119 John Constable ½ - ½ Sharath Kumar 109
4 101 Christine Constable 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 87