CHESS CORNWALL
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Upcoming Events
2017
Sat Nov 25

Cornwall v Gloucestershire (1st team only)

Shillingford Village Hall, Manstree Junction, Shillingford St George, Exeter, EX2 9QW

Fri Dec 15

Camborne Christmas Quickplay

All are welcome to this annual festive event held at Camborne's venue, the Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill. Please arrive by 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start.

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 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


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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Team Competitions

The results and league tables have been updated to include matches played up to and including 18th November 2017


Camborne Christmas Quickplay - 15 December

All are welcome to this annual festive event held at Camborne's venue, the Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill. No need to enter in advance but, in order to allow sufficient time for tournament preparation please arrive by 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start. Latecomers may be required to take a ½-point bye in round 1.

The competition will consist of a five round Swiss with 12 minutes each on the clock. The games will not be graded. There will be a vast quantity of prizes to give out afterwards. It is intended that play will end at 10.15 p.m with the prizegiving following immediately.

There will be a break for seasonal refreshments after round 2 and tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. will be available throughout.

We hope to welcome a large entry from around the county to this popular annual event.

Ian George (organiser)


Cornwall Junior Championships

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held at Marazion School on Saturday 18th November. Results will be published here shortly.

Kenton Richings (Junior Secretary)


Simon Bartlett Memorial Tournament - 26 to 28 January 2018

Details and entry form for this new congress have now been published on the Bude Chess Club website here.


Cornwall B v Devon B - 4th November

For the first time in a significant number of years this match was played on a different date to the first team match and limited to players graded under 160.

We played at a new venue in the village hall at Altarnun near Launceston. There must be something about this venue as 16 out of the 17 players asked to play agreed. We therefore turned out our strongest second team for a number of years to meet the all-conquering Devon seconds.

We were outgraded by an average of 9 points per board which suggests a score of 9.5 v 6.5. After two hours we were ahead 9.5 v 6.5 on a crude material count. After three hours the actual score was 5 v 11 to Devon!

Full result amd match captain's report here

Mark Hassall


Cornwall Junior Championships

The Cornwall Junior Championships will be held at Marazion School on Saturday 18th November.

Details as follows:

  • Marazion School, School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG
  • Arrival 09;30.
    Registration 09:30-09:45
    Start 10:00
  • 16:00 (unless any rounds finish early, then it could be earlier.)
  • 16:15 approx.

Full details here

Kenton Richings


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.

Details of all our junior chess events, 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 20/11/2017

 

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

Truro 3 10
Camborne 2 8
Penwith 3 7
Falmouth 2 5
Liskeard 2 2
Newquay 2 1
Played at Carnon Downs on 08/11/2017
  Truro 2½ - 2½ Penwith
1 191 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Mark Watkins 178
2 160 Richard Stephens 0 - 1 David Saqui 169
3 145 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Percy Gill 144
4 145 Adam Hussain 0 - 1 Jan Rodrigo 141
5 139 Mick Hill 1 - 0 James Galloway 121
Penwith had white on the odd boards

Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 3 9
Truro 3 9
Newquay 2 8
Bude 2 3
Liskeard 1 2
Falmouth 2 2
Camborne 1 1
Played at Camborne on 20/10/2017
  Camborne 1½ - 2½ Truro
1 155 Colin Sellwood ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 145
2 138 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Mick Hill 139
3 136 John Wilman 0 - 1 Ian Renshaw 121
4 102 Thomas Oates ½ - ½ Guy Bolton 99
Truro had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 4 14
Penwith 4 11
Falmouth 4 7
Truro 4 7
East Division
Bude 4 11
Calstock 4 10
Liskeard 4 8
Lerryn 4 8
Played at Camborne on 17/11/2017
  Camborne 6 - 2 Truro
1 162 Ian George 2 - 0 Marcus Pilling 142
2 153 Colin Sellwood 1½ - ½ Mick Hill 140
3 99 Philip Spargo ½ - 1½ Adam Hussain 139
4 68 Thomas Oates 2 - 0 Sam Edwards 79
 
Played at Calstock on 16/11/2017
  Calstock 5 - 3 Liskeard
1 132 David R Jenkins 1½ - ½ Brian Parkin 138
2 107 Alan Yoshihara-Coles 1½ - ½ Eric Westlake 93
3 81 Andy Young 0 - 2 Don King 94
4 96 Steve Knight 2 - 0 Stuart Lee 83
 
Played at Bude on 16/11/2017
  Bude 5 - 3 Lerryn
1 132 Ian Rescorla ½ - 1½ Gary Trudeau 152
2 125 Geoff Lingard 1½ - ½ Jason Henderson 114
3 117 John Constable 2 - 0 Richard Hendin 86
4 95 Robert Bloxham 1 - 1 Phil James 83
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 15/11/2017
  Falmouth 2½ - 5½ Penwith
1 171 Richard Stephens ½ - 1½ David Saqui 174
2 99 Bryan Jones 1 - 1 Percy Gill 132
3 79 Sam Edwards 0 - 2 Richard Humpleby 114
4 54 Tamara Burgess 1 - 1 Jon Cochrane 79
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Carnon Downs on 01/11/2017
  Penwith 4½ - ½ Calstock
1 178 Mark Watkins 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 121
2 169 David Saqui 1 - 0 Jason Henderson 125
3 144 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 103
4 141 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 Guy Bolton 99
5 129 Kenton Richings 1 - 0 Phil James 84

 

Played at Carnon Downs on 01/11/2017
  Carrick 4 - 1 Newquay
1 191 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Lloyd Retallick 174
2 168 Mark Hassall 1 - 0 Barry Moss 146
3 164 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 Richard Clark 137
4 160 Richard Stephens ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 106
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  

 


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played on 18/11/2017
  Bude 3 - 1 Carrick
1 128 Ian Rescorla 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 121
2 120 John Constable 1 - 0 Bryan Jones 103
3 98 Christine Constable 1 - 0 Colin Gardiner 89
4 95 Robert Bloxham 0 - 1 Rebecca Gardiner 69
 
Played on 07/11/2017
  Penwith 3 - 1 Calstock
1 129 Kenton Richings ½ - ½ Jason Henderson 125
2 121 James Galloway ½ - ½ David R Jenkins 121
3 114 Richard Humpleby 1 - 0 Alan Yoshihara-Coles 97
4 111 Harvey Richings 1 - 0 Andy Young 108