CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Books for sale

Bargain chess books published by Gambit. Most of the books requested for £5 each from John Nunn's store are available. Robin Kneebone is notifying people who have requested unavailable books. If anyone wants to request another book or books, you have until Monday noon to email Robin at chesscornwall@gmail.com


Cornwall Online League (season 2)

Round 4: Sunday 28 February

Falmouth & Truro 1 v Falmouth & Truro 2
Bude Surfers v Newquay Gunslingers
Camborne Pendarves v Calstock & Lerryn Killers
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns v Falmouth & Truro 3
Camborne Trevithick BYE  
All information and links concerning this event are at http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/col-index.html
2nd Cornwall Online Congress

All information and links concerning this event, together with the round 4 draw are at http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/coc-index.html


Western Counties Online Championship
Round 3 results (Sunday 21st February at 7 p.m.)
Devon 15 - 1 Somerset
Dorset & Wilts 7½ - 8½ Cornwall
Gloucestershire 10 - 5 Hampshire

For details of arrangements, pairings and links to other information on the event go to http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/west.html

Results and standings are at http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/west.html

Individual board scores are at https://chess-results.com/tnr539912.aspx?lan=1

Round 4 is on Sunday 7th March at 7 p.m.


4NCL Online League - Season 3

Round 3 (Tuesday 23 February)

Div. 2    Trelawney's Army 3½ - ½  Anglia Avengers 2
Div. 3 Camborne Trevithick 1½ - 2½ Dorking Casuals
Div. 4 Bude Surfers 2 - 2 Barnet Knights A
Div. 5 Barnet Knights B 4 - 0 Calstock Killers
Div. 6 Cornish Wreckers 2 - 2 Ashton 1
  Morriston Benko  1½ - 2½ Jan Luke's Cyberwarriors  
  Shropshire 5 2½ - 1½ Camborne Pendarves
  Farnham B 3 - 1 Lerryn Clowns

Round 4 is on Tuesday 9th March at 7.30 p.m.

Go to http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/4ncl-index.html for full details, including fixtures, board scores, tables, links.


4NCL Online Congress
  • Five-round Swiss
  • 5 sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400, Under 1100.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move increment from move 1.
  • Entry fee: £7.50
  • Games rated for ECF online list
  • 6th Congress

  • Friday 26 to Sunday 28 March 2021.
  • Information and arrangements.
  • List of entries.
  • Cornish entries:
    U1100: Ashley Jones

    7th Congress

  • Friday 23 to Sunday 25 March 2021.
  • Information and arrangements.
  • List of entries.

  • 4NCL Online Spring Congress

    Seven-round Swiss from Tuesday 2 February to 20 April 2021.

  • Fortnightly rounds
  • 4 sections: Open, Under 2000, Under 1700, Under 1400.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes plus 15 seconds per move increment from move 1.
  • Entry fee: £7.50
  • Games rated for ECF online list
  • Information and arrangements. List of entries.
  • Cornish entries:
    Open:
    U2000: Ian George, Jamie Morgan
    U1700: Christie Constable, Richard Nancarrow, Ian Renshaw, Maurice Richards, Lloyd Russell
    U1400:


    Online Chess

    In order to provide somewhere for local players to play now that meetings and social gatherings have been shut down for the foreseeable future, we have set up Cornwall Chess Online so that organised chess can continue in the county. A Cornwall team has been created on lichess.org. Instructions on how to join lichess and the Cornwall team and enter a tournament are here.

    Links to upcoming events and other information are in the right-hand column of this page.

    A list of members with their user names is here. When we are able to resume over the board play, Cornwall Chess Online will continue.


    Spurious Games

    Our County Association president David Jenkins has published Spurious Games (Troubadour Press), a novel with relevance to the local chess scene. You can find more information here.


    Last updated 26/2/2021

     
    Online Tournaments
    Feb 28 (Sun) Cornwall Online League (season 2), round 4. 7 p.m.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Mar 2 (Tue) 4NCL Spring Online Congress, round 2.
    Information and arrangements: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_spring21.htm
    Mar 7 (Sun) 2nd Cornwall Online Congress, round 4 of 7 deadline
    Details at html/online/coc-index.html
    Mar 7 (Sun) Cornwall v Gloucestershire 7 p.m.
    West of England Counties Online Championship. 16 boards
    html/online/cwc-index.html
    Feb 23 (Tue) 4NCL Online League (season 3), round 3. 7.30 p.m.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Mar 21 (Sun) Hampshire v Cornwall 7 p.m.
    West of England Counties Online Championship. 16 boards
    html/online/cwc-index.html
    Mar 26 - 28
    (Fri - Sun)
    6th 4NCL Online Congress
    Five round Swiss: Open, U2000, U1700, U1400, U1100
    45' with increments of 15" per move from move 1
    Link: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_6.htm
    Apr 23 - 25
    (Fri - Sun)
    6th 4NCL Online Congress
    Five round Swiss: Open, U2000, U1700, U1400, U1100
    45' with increments of 15" per move from move 1
    Link: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/fide/online/arrangements_6.htm
       

    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 31/1/2021