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 (6/12/2019)

Rescorla 0 - 1 Oates (Bude v Camborne 2019, Bd.1)
Michelet 0 - 1 Kiseritzky (Paris 1845)

 
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 6/12/2019

 
Upcoming Events
2019
Dec 13 (Fri) Camborne Christmas QP (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Arrangements in middle column
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 2 (Sun) Cornwall Rapid Play Championship
Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye, Carnon Downs, TR3 6GH. Arrive by 1300 for 1330 start.
Entries to Ian George. 07890 133221. 3a.roskear@gmail.com.
Full details (dowloadable) 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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Cornwall Rapid Play Championship - 13 February 2020

After a gap of two years the Cornwall Rapid Play Championship (Kerrier Cup) will be held at Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH on Sunday, 1st February, 2020. Play will start at 1.30 p.m.

  • The competition will consist of a five round Swiss using the time control 20 minutes each with 10 second increments from move 1. The games will be graded for the Rapid Play List.
  • Please arrive no later than 1.00 p.m. for a 1.30 start. Players entering late or arriving after 1.00 p.m. may be required to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • Entry fee: £10 (juniors £5). Please pay on the day. No cash in advance.
  • Entries to Ian George at 07890 133221 or 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Thursday 30th January, 2020.
  • ECF membership not required for anyone who has played no graded games since 1st September, 2019. ECF membership (£18 adults £6 juniors) required for all others. If you have any queries on this please contact Ian George
  • The winner will be Cornwall Rapid Play Champion and will hold the Kerrier Cup for a year. Ties will be broken using sum of progressive scores. If this does not produce a clear winner the trophy will be shared.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be supervised throughout by a responsible adult.
  • Organiser and Controller: Robin Kneebone (01736 796550 (h) 07864 139130 (m), Email: chesscornwall@gmail.com).
  • Full details can be downloaded from here.

Robin Kneebone


Camborne Christmas QP - 13 December

Our eagerly awaited annual festive quickplay event will be held at Bickford Smith Bowling Club on Friday, 13th December. Play will start at 7.15 p.m.

  • The competition will consist of a five round Swiss using the time control 8 minutes each with 10 second increments from move 1. The games will not be graded.
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. will be available throughout. There will be a free hot and cold buffet after round 2, kindly provided by our Hon. Victualler, Debbie.
  • Please arrive no later than 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start. Players entering late or arriving after 7.00 may have to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • 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.
  • Entry is free of charge and you can enter on the day but, so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments and tournament administration, please email your entry to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Wednesday 11th December.

Ian George


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 - A date for your diary
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

John Constable

ECF Grading List - July 2019

The ECF has now published the new grading list and the August update 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


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.

Fowey

There is now a chess club at Fowey which welcomes all who wish to come and play. The club meets monthly on Sundays from 1400 to 1630 at Squires Field Community Centre, Langurtho Road, Fowey, PL23 1EQ. The next meeting is on October 27th. Please email Owain Fitzsimmons at foweycommunitychessclub@gmail.com"

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 7/12/2019

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 5 17
Camborne 3 12
Penzance 5 12
Calstock 4 10
Newquay 5 10
Liskeard 5 9
Bude 3 4
Truro 2 3
Played at Calstock on 4th December 2019
  Calstock 4 - 1 Newquay
1 180 David Twine ½ - ½ Lloyd Retallick 177
2 177 Duncan Irvine 1 - 0 Richard Clark 148
3 158 Gary Trudeau ½ - ½ David Grant 146
4 142 Nigel Kirkman 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 111
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  

Newquay had White on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 4th December 2019
  Truro 2½ - 2½ LIskeard
1 187 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Keith Brewer 127
2 158 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Brian Parkin 126
3 145 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Stephen Pearce 116
4 79 Peter Doubleday 0 - 1 Maurice Richards 105
5 UG Iva Gerasimenko 0 - 1 Don KIng 96

Truro had White on the odd boards

Played at Ludgvan on 3rd December 2019
  Penzance 3½ - 1½ Bude
1 164 Ian George ½ - ½ Geoff Lingard 141
2 152 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Christine Constable 119
3 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ John Constable 114
4 142 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Nick Egleton UG
5 109 Ricchard Humpleby 1 - 0 Lloyd Russell 61

Liskeard had White on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on 25th November 2019
  Liskeard 3½ - 1½ Penzance
1 142 Nigel Kirkman 0 - 1 Ian George 164
2 142 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 152
3 127 Keith Brewer ½ - ½ Percy Gill 149
4 126 Brian Parkin 1 - 0 Jeff Nicholas 142
5 116 Stephen Pearce 1 - 0 Philip Spargo 102

Penzance had White on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 2 8
Truro and Falmouth Rooks 4 8
Bude 2 6
Camborne 2 6
Truro and Falmouth Kings 2 6
Newquay 2 6
Redruth 2 3
Lerryn 2 2
Liskeard 2 2
Played at Camborne on 29th November 2019
  Camborne 2½ - 1½ Truro/Falmouth Rooks
1 164 Ian George ½ - ½ Robin Kneebone 164
2 149 Percy Gill 0 - 1 Toby Willis 153
3 142 Colin Sellwood 1 - 0 Boris Kostadinov 121
4 UG Bryan Atkinson 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 87
Truro/Falmouth Rooks had white on the odd boards
Played at Newquay on 25th November 2019
  Newquay 4 - 0 Lerryn
1 143 Barry Moss 1 - 0 Jason Henderson 137
2 146 David Grant 1 - 0 Phil James 88
3 117 Martin Jones 1 - 0 Nick Schwederer UG
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  
 
Played at Liskeard on 25th November 2019
  Liskeard 0 - 4 Truro/Falmouth Kings
1 105 Maurice Richards 0 - 1 Toby Willis 153
2 73 Eric Westlake 0 - 1 Marcus Pilling 145
3 UG Jack Otter 0 - 1 Bryan Jones 123
4 72 Stuart Lee 0 - 1 Ian Renshaw 109
Truro/Falmouth Kings had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 3 12
Truro and Falmouth Knights 2 5
Redruth 2 2
Truro and Falmouth Bishops 1 1
East Division
Calstock 2 8
Bude 2 8
Liskeard 2 2
Lerryn 2 2
Played at Camborne on 6th December 2019
  Redruth 3 - 5 Camborne
1 143 Percy Gill ½ - 1½ Jeff Nicholas 165
2 129 Martin Pope 1 - 1 Colin Sellwood 161
3 120 Philip Spargo ½ - 1½ Thomas Oates 125
4 109 Anton Barkhuysen 1 - 1 Bryan Atkinson 50
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Camborne on 25th October 2019
  Camborne 3 - 2 Newquay
1 164 Ian George 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 177
2 152 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 David Grant 145
3 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
4 142 Colin Sellwood ½ - ½ Martin Jones 117
5 142 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 111

 


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 22nd November 2019
  Camborne 1½ -2½ Bude
1 122 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 Ian Rescorla 130
2 102 Philip Spargo ½ - ½ Christine Constable 119
3 102 Colin Long 0 - 1 John Constable 114
4 UG Bryan Atkinson 0 - 1 Nick Egleton UG
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 20th November 2019
  Carrick 1½ -2½ Liskeard
1 122 Bryan Jones 0 - 1 Keith Brewer 127
2 121 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Brian Parkin 126
3 109 Ian Renshaw ½ - ½ Stephen Pearce 116
4 114 Peter Doubleday 0 - 1 Maurice Richards 105