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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 (18/10/2019)

Jepps 0 - 1 Clark (Somerset v Cornwall, 2019)
Caruana 1 - 0 Fedoseev (Isle of Man 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 18/10/2019

 
Upcoming Events
2019
Nov 4 (Mon) Royal Beacon Seniors (5 days)
Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AF. Contact: R. H. Jones. Email jones_r53@sky.com.
Nov 8 (Fri) Torbay Congress (3 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Nov 30 (Sat) Hereford Congress (2 days)
Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford,, HR4 8BG. Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner. Email congresssecretary@hotmail.com. Details here.
Dec 1 (Sun) Plymouth Rapidplay
Plymouth Bridge Club. 10 o'clock start. Full details and entry form here
Dec 6 (Fri) Camborne Christmas QP
Arrangements TBA
2020
Jan 11 (Sat) Somerset New Year Congress (2 days)
Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7BL. Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner. Email congresssecretary@hotmail.com. Details here.
Jan 18 (Sat) Cornwall II v Devon II
Venue and arrangements TBA
Jan 24 (Fri) 3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress (3 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Feb 15 (Sat) Cornwall I v Devon I
Venue and arrangements TBA
Feb 28 (Fri) Camborne Gambit Tournament
Arrangements TBA
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
Arrangements TBA
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 v Somerset - 5/10/2019

The first match of the season, at Victory Hall, Exminster, resulted in a win for Cornwall by 9½ - 6½. Thanks to all who played and provided transport. Particular thanks to Debbie Smith who provided a range of refreshments. Full results are here and some games will feature in Game of the Week when I receive them.

Richard Smith


Truro and Falmouth Club Championship 2019/20

The draw for round 1 has been done. Full details are on the Truro and Falmouth club page.

Robin Kneebone


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 18/10/2019

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

Falmouth 3 12
Camborne 2 8
Newquay 3 5
Calstock 1 4
Penzance 2 3
Bude 2 3
Liskeard 2 2
Truro 1 1
Played at Carnon Downs on 16th October 2019
  Falmouth 3½ - 1½ Newquay
1 164 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Lloyd Retallick 177
2 153 Toby Willis 1 - 0 Barry Moss 143
3 122 Bryan Jones ½ - ½ David Grant 146
4 109 Ian Renshaw 1 - 0 Martin Jones 117
5 87 Hugh Brown ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 111

Falmouth had white on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 9th October 2019
  Truro 1½ - 3½ Falmouth
1 187 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Robin Kneebone 164
2 145 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Toby Willis 153
3 86 Sam Edwards 0 - 1 Bryan Jones 122
4 54 Myla Hussain 0 - 1 Ian Renshaw 109
5 50 Ivan Gerasimenko 0 - 1 Peter Doubleday 79

 

Played at Ludgvan on 8th October 2019
  Penzance 1 - 4 Camborne
1 164 Ian George ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 142
2 152 Jan Rodrigo 0 - 1 Richard Smith 142
3 149 Percy Gill 0 - 1 Colin Sellwood 142
4 109 Richard Humpleby 0 - 1 Thomas Oates 122
5 86 Craig Fenwick ½ - ½ Philip Spargo 102

Camborne had white on the odd boards

Played at Newquay on 7th October 2019
  Newquay 2½ - 2½ Bude
1 177 Lloyd Retallick 0 - 1 GM John Nunn 245
2 143 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Ian Rescorla 130
3 146 David Grant ½ - ½ Christine Constable 119
4 117 Martin Jones ½ - ½ John Constable 114
5 111 Richard Nancarrow 1 - 0 Lloyd Russell 61

Bude had white on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on 7th October 2019
  Liskeard 2 - 3 Calstock
1 127 Keith Brewer 0 - 1 Duncan Irvine 177
2 126 Brian Parkin 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau 158
3 116 Stephen Pearce 0 - 1 Mick Hill 142
4 113 David Jenkins 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 142
5 105 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Stephen Savill 134

Calstock had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Truro and Falmouth Rooks 3 7
Bude 2 6
Calstock 1 4
Camborne 1 2
Truro and Falmouth Kings 1 2
Redruth 1 2
Newquay 1 2
Lerryn 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Played at Carnon Downs on 16th October 2019
  Carrick Rooks 4 - 0 Liskeard
1 158 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Maurice Richards 105
2 145 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 Don King 96
3 121 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Stuart Lee 72
4 79 Peter Doubleday 1 - 0 Jack Otter UG
Liskeard had white on the odd boards
Played at Lerryn on 16th October 2019
  Lerryn 1½ - 2½ Bude
1 137 Jason Henderson 1 - 0 Ian Rescorla 130
2 113 David Jenkins 0 - 1 Christine Constable 119
3 104 Mark Reid 0 - 1 John Constable 114
4 88 Phil James ½ - ½ Lloyd Russell 61
Lerryn had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 26th September 2019
  Bude 2 - 2 Newquay
1 130 Ian Rescorla ½ - ½ David Grant 146
2 119 Christine Constable ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
3 114 John Constable 1 - 0 Martin Jones 117
4 61 Lloyd Russell 0 - 1 Richard Nancarrow 111
Bude had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 1 4
Redruth 1 1
Truro and Falmouth Bishops 0 0
Truro and Falmouth Knights 0 0
East Division
Calstock 1 4
Bude 1 4
Lerryn 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Played at Bude on 10th October 2019
  Bude 4½ - 3½ Liskeard
1 138 Ian Rescorla 1½ - ½ Stephen Savill 119
2 134 John Constable 1 - 1 Maurice Richards 115
3 115 Christine Constable 2 - 0 Eric Westlake 93
4 63 Lloyd Russell 0 - 2 Stuart Lee 89
 
Played at Camborne on 4th October 2019
  Camborne 4½ - 3½ Redruth
1 161 Colin Sellwood ½ - 1½ Ian George 167
2 125 Thomas Oates 2 - 0 Richard Smith 149
3 120 Philip Spargo ½ - 1½ Colin Gardiner 107
4 88 Crag Fenwick 1½ - ½ Rebecca Gardiner 77
 
Played at Lerryn on 2nd October 2019
  Lerryn 3½ - 4½ Calstock
1 149 Gary Trudeau ½ - 1½ Mick Hill 139
2 94 Stephen Pearce ½ - 1½ Nigel Kirkman 136
3 88 Phil James ½ - 1½ David Jenkins 121
4 50 Rod Du Pille 2 - 0 Maria Stoneman 50
 

Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 11th October 2019
  Camborne 3 - 1 Calstock
1 122 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 David Jenkins 113
2 102 Philip Spargo 1 - 0 Mark Reid 104
3 86 Craig Fenwick 1 - 0 Steve Knight 97
4   Default 0 - 1 Default