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 (20/9/2019)

Retallick ½ - ½ George (Newquay v Camborne 2019)
Petrosian 1 - 0 Spassky (World Championship match 1966)

 
This Week's Cartoon

20/9/2019. Contributed by David Jenkins. Click image to enlarge

 
Upcoming Events
2019
Sep 14 (Sat) Peter and Peggy Clarke Memorial Rapid
Rooms 2/3 the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD. Details and online entry here
Sep 22 (Sun) WECU Jamboree
Millfield School, Street.
Oct 5 (Sat) Cornwall I v Somerset I
Venue and arrangements TBA
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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Truro and Falmouth Club Championship 2019/20

I am now taking entries for the 2019/20 club championship and intend to do the draw for round 1 as soon as possible after Sunday 6th October. The winner will hold the championship trophy for a year.

The event is open to all ECF members on payment of the entry fee of £10 (juniors £5).

If there are sufficient entries, there will be two sections consisting of an open section for the championship and a grading-limited tournament, the winner of which will receive a trophy. The grading division between the two competitions will be decided when all the entries are known

A copy of the rules can be found here.

Please email entries to me as soon as possible and in any event no later than Sunday 6th October.

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 - 2 Dates for your Diary
Peter and Peggy Clarke Memorial Rapidplay - Sep 14 (Sat)

Rooms 2/3 the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude, EX23 8LD starting at 10.00 a.m. It will be a six-round Swiss. Open section and graded section (U140) Rate of play: 25 mins for game + 5 sec per move.

Details and online entry here

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


Truro and Falmouth Club Championship

This will be a Swiss system tournament open to all registered players in the county. Standard play rate, 5 rounds during the season, details to be announced at the end of August. Games will be graded.

Robin Kneebone


ECF Grading List - July 2019

The ECF has now published the new grading list 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, subject to any amendments in the August update, 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.

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 20/9/2019

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 1 4
Newquay 1 2
Penzance 1 2
Bude 1 1
Camborne 0 0
C&L Clowns 0 0
C&L Killers 0 0
Truro 0 0
Played at Carnon Downs on 18th September 2019
  Falmouth 3 - 2 Bude
1 164 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 Geoff Lingard 141
2 153 Toby Willis 1 - 0 Ian Rescorla 130
3 122 Bryan Jones 0 - 1 Christine Constable 119
4 109 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 John Constable 114
5 87 Hugh Brown 1 - 0 Lloyd Russell 61

Bude had white on the odd boards

Played at Ludgvan on 17th September 2019
  Penzance 2½ - 2½ Newquay
1 164 Ian George ½ - ½ Lloyd Retallick 177
2 152 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Richard Clark 148
3 149 Percy Gill 1 - 0 David Grant 146
4 142 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
5 109 Richard Humpleby 0 - 1 Richard Nancarrow 111

Newquay had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Calstock Bootleggers 1 4
Truro and Falmouth Rooks 2 3
Camborne 1 2
Truro and Falmouth Kings 1 2
Redruth 1 2
Bude 0 0
Lerryn Ship Wreckers 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Played at Carnon Downs on 18th September 2019
  Truro and Falmouth Rooks 1½ - 2½ Calstock Bootleggers
1   Default 0 - 1 Default  
2 145 Marcus Pilling 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 142
3 121 Boris Kostadinov ½ - ½ David Jenkins 113
4 79 Peter Doubleday 1 - 0 Andy Young 112
Rooks had white on the odd boards
Played at Camborne on 13th September 2019
  Redruth 2 - 2 Camborne
1 142 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Richard Smith 142
2 142 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 John Wilman 132
3 122 Thomas Oates ½ - ½ Philip Spargo 102
4 102 Colin Long 1 - 0 Craig Fenwick 86
Camborne had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 11th September 2019
  Truro and Falmouth Rooks 2 - 2 Truro and Falmouth Kings
1 164 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Toby Willis 153
2 158 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Boris Kostadinov 121
3 54 Myla Hussain ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 108
4 50 Ivan Gersimenko 0 - 1 Peter Doubleday 79
Kings had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 0 0
Truro and Falmouth Bishops 0 0
Truro and Falmouth Knights 0 0
Redruth 0 0
East Division
Bude 0 0
Calstock Bootleggers 0 0
Lerryn Ship Wreckers 0 0
Liskeard 0 0