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 (16/8/2019)

Smith 1 - 0 Jenkins (AW Busby Cup 2012)
Hort 0 - 1 Petrosian (European Team Championshup 1970)

 
Upcoming Events
2019
Aug 31 (Sat) Devon CCA Congress (8 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
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.
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
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.
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 to follow
May ? (Fri) Frome Congress (3 days)
Date, venue and arrangements TBA
 
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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


Carrick 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 President's Award for Services to Chess

A lunch was held at Manning's Hotel, Truro on 30th July to celebrate the award to Robin Kneebone of the ECF President's Award for Services to Chess for 2019. This richly-deserved award recognises the great contribution that Robin has made to Cornish chess for nearly 40 years (and counting!). The citation reads:

"The current healthy state of Cornish chess is in no small regard the legacy of Robin Kneebone. His strong organising ability has served the Cornwall CA well for 30 years as County Secretary, President and Secretary for Junior Chess. He has captained a number of club teams, currently three at the Carrick Club and organised a variety of events from the Annual Congress to many junior events. He has also represented the county on the BCF/ECF council."

As well as the ECF award itself (pictured), our President David Jenkins presented Robin with a certificate of congratulation on behalf of Cornwall's chess players.

Ian George


Carrick 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 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


The President's Cartoons

Our President, David Jenkins, has contributed some cartoons on a chess theme. They are here.

Ian George


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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Please send news of Cornwall chess events, interesting games, corrections, notifications, broken links and suggestions for improving the website to Ian George


Last updated 16/8/2019

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

Bude 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Liskeard/Calstock Clowns 0 0
Liskeard/Calstock Killers 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penzance 0 0
Truro 0 0

Roberts Cup

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

Bude 0 0
Calstock Bootleggers 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Carrick Kings 0 0
Carrick Rooks 0 0
Lerryn Ship Wreckers 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Redruth 0 0

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 0 0
Carrick Bishops 0 0
Carrick Knights 0 0
Redruth 0 0
East Division
Bude 0 0
Calstock Bootleggers 0 0
Lerryn Ship Wreckers 0 0
Liskeard 0 0