CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association

Upcoming Events
2018
Sat Jan 20

Cornwall v Somerset (1st team only)

Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE

Jan 26-28

Simon Bartlett Memorial Tournament

Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and entry form are on the Bude Chess Club website here.

Sat Feb 10

Last Chance Saloon for UK Chess Challenge

Marazion School,School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HH

Sat Mar 3

Cornwall v Devon (1st team only)

Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley PL4 7EB

Mar 9-11

Cornwall Chess Weekend

Carnon Downs Village Hall. Emigrant Cup and Falmouth Cup. Details TBA

Sat May 19

UK Chess Challenge

Marazion School,School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HH


2017/18 Season

Diary of the season
Cornwall grades
County matches


Chess Puzzle of the Day

There are 3 positions to solve of increasing difficulty. Choose L1, L2 or L3 and solve the displayed position by dragging and dropping the piece from one square to another on the board. "Hint" highlights a relevant square.

When you have finished one position you can put up another one and start again. "More" displays a graded series of training positions. The more difficult positions are usually at the higher levels of this section.



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Laws of Chess
FIDE Laws of Chess (1 July 2014)
Guidance notes on the Laws of Chess (Ian George)
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English Chess Federation
ECF Grading Database

Team Competitions

The results and league tables have been updated to include matches played up to and including 9th January 2018


Junior Chess

The next two junior events will be held at Marazion School:

  • Last Chance Saloon for UK Chess Challenge on February 10
  • UK Chess Challenge on May 19

Kenton Richings


Penwith Club Championship

This competition will be played over the evenings of Tuesday 23rd January (rounds 1 and 2) 30th January (rounds 3 and 4) and 6th February (rounds 5 and 6) at Ludgvan Village Hall commencing at 7.30 p.m. It is open to all ECF members.

Entries to David Jenkins on or before Sunday 21st January. Contact details are here

Full competition details here

David J Jenkins


ECF membership and Game Fee

At the ECF Council meeting on 1st September the 2017/18 budget was passed. The new membership rates, effective from 1st September 2017 are:

  • Bronze £16 (junior £9.50)
  • Silver £23.50 (junior £17)
  • Gold £34 (junior £27.50)

The system of charges for graded games played by non-members has changed. For league, club championship and games played in tournaments within the county, game fee has been abolished. From 1st September 2017 each non-member can have 3 games graded for free. Thereafter, he or she will have to pay a flat fee of £16 (equivalent to a bronze membership) as soon as they exceed the 3 graded games. Bronze members and higher will have their games graded for free. The response of the ECF office to my query suggests that this rate also applies to juniors with no discount.

This means that our arrangements for next season's team and individual competitions will need to take these changes into account in order to avoid the county association and its members incurring unnecessary costs.

Please note that in another change to the system the final date for acquiring or renewing ECF membership is 30th June. The ECF will not accept membership applications for the current season after that date.

Ian George


Junior Chess

Cornwall Chess provides a full programme for juniors with competitions, including age-group Cornwall championships for all years from Under 7 to Under 18.

Further details and advice for parents, here

Kenton Richings


Get involved!

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


Last updated 10/1/2018

 

League and Cup Results 2017/18 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

Penwith 5 15
Truro 5 14
Camborne 4 11
Liskeard 4 8
Falmouth 3 6
Newquay 3 2
Played at Ludgvan on 9/01/2018
  Penwith 4 - 1 Camborne
1 178 Mark Watkins 1 - 0 James Hooker 178
2 169 David Saqui 1 - 0 Ian George 167
3 144 Percy Gill 1 - 0 Colin Sellwood 155
4 141 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Richard Smith 153
5 139 David J Jenkins ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 140

Penwith had white on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on 8/01/2018
  Liskeard 2½ - 2½ Truro
1 148 Gary Trudeau ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 191
2 121 David R Jenkins 0 - 1 Richard Stephens 160
3 118 David Lucas 0 - 1 Adam Hussain 145
4 117 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Marcus Pilling 145
5 107 Gabriel Rusalowicz 1 - 0 Guy Bolton 99

Liskeard had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Truro 4 13
Newquay 3 12
Calstock 4 10
Camborne 4 8
Falmouth 4 7
Bude 3 5
Liskeard 2 3
Played at Carnon Downs on 13/12/2017
  Falmouth 1 - 3 Camborne
1 160 Richard Stephens 0 - 1 Colin Sellwood 155
2 121 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 Richard Smith 153
3 89 Colin Gardiner ½ - ½ John Wilman 136
4 103 Bryan Jones ½ - ½ Anton Barkhuysen 118
Falmouth had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 5 18
Penwith 5 15
Falmouth 5 8
Truro 5 8
East Division
Bude 5 15
Liskeard 5 12
Calstock 5 11
Lerryn 5 9
Played at Calstock on 05/01/2018
  Calstock 3 - 5 Bude
1 115 Alistair Bissell 1 - 1 Ian Rescorla 132
2 107 Alan Yoshihara-Coles ½ - 1½ John Constable 117
3 96 Steve Knight 0 - 2 Christine Constable 117
4 81 Andy Young 1½ - ½ Robert Bloxham 95
 
Played at Lerryn on 03/1/2018
  Lerryn 3 - 5 Liskeard
1 132 David R Jenkins ½ - 1½ Keith Brewer 128
2 114 Jason Henderson 1 - 1 David Lucas 110
3 106 Stephen Pearce 2 Maurice Richards 105
4 83 Phil James 1½ - ½ Don King 94
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 03/01/2018
  Falmouth 1½ - 6½ Camborne
1 108 Colin Gardiner ½ - 1½ Ian George 162
2 101 Hugh Brown 0- 2 Richard Smith 154
3 99 Bryan Jones 1 - 1 Philip Spargo 99
4 61 Rebecca Gardiner 0 - 2 Conor Hicks 50
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 03/01/2018
  Truro 3 - 5 Penwith
1 142 Marcus Pilling 1 - 1 David Jenkins 144
2 139 Adam Hussain 1 - 1 Jan Rodrigo 130
3 106 Guy Bolton 1 - 1 Harvey Richings 104
4 30 Myla Hussain 0 - 2 John James 66
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Camborne on 8/12/2017
  Camborne 2½ - 2½ Carrick
1 178 James Hooker ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 191
2 167 Ian George ½ - ½ Mark Hassall 168
3 155 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 164
4 153 Richard Smith 1 - 0 Marcus Pilling 145
5 138 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Mick Hill 139

Carrick had white on the odd boards and won the tie on board elimination

 


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Liskeard on 18/12/2017
  Liskeard 1 - 3 Penwith
1 128 Keith Brewer ½ - ½ Kenton Richings 129
2 122 Brian Parkin ½ - ½ James Galloway 121
3 113 David Lucas 0 - 1 Richard Humpleby 114
4 117 Maurice Richards 0 - 1 John James 68