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Upcoming Events
Tue Aug 28

Summer Chess

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome at the last of three informal chess gatherings in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Join in some kriegspiel, pairs chess or any other variant you fancy .... otherwise there will be boards and sets available for ordinary games. Age 12 and above.

Sun Sep 2

Devon CCA Congress (7 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Matthew Wilson Email: Website:

Sun Oct 28

Kerrier Cup

Marazion Community Centre, Gallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW. Organiser: David J Jenkins. Full details to follow

Mon Nov 5

Beacon Seniors (5 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AF. RH Jones Email: Website:

Fri Nov 9

Torbay Congress (3 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Phil McConnell Email: Website:

Sat Nov 24

Cornwall v Devon

Venue and arrangements TBA

Fri Dec 14

Camborne Christmas QP

Bickford Smith Bowling Pavilion, Tuckingmill. Full details to follow

Sat Jan 19

Cornwall v Somerset

Venue and arrangements TBA

Tue Feb 26
Tue Mar 5
Tue Mar 12

Penwith Club Championship

6 round Swiss. 45 minutes for whole game
Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW

Sat Mar 2

Cornwall v Gloucestershire

Venue and arrangements TBA

Sat Mar 9

East Devon Congress (2 days)

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Dr Tim Paulden Email: Website:

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Venue and arrangements TBA

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Fixture Lists 2018/19

League Secretary, Hugh Brown, has issued fixture lists for the 2018/19 season and I am in the process of putting the fixtures on to the club pages. These are provisional at present and subject to alteration arising from any issues that clubs may raise. He intends to issue the final version on 24th August.

Ian George

ECF Grades - July 2018 list

The new grades have now been released. The list for Cornish players is here.

Ian George

Summer Chess

On 28 August (Tuesday), from 7.00 p.m. there will a chess gathering in the restaurant of the Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool. All are welcome.

Ian George

Godolphin Chess Club (Helston)

The Godolphin Chess Club has begun to meet again on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30 p.m. at the Godolphin Club, Wendron Street, Helston, TR13 8PS. For further details contact Stephen Fanning on 01326 372948. The club's web page is here.

AGM and Secretaries' Meeting

The minutes of the annual general meeting and Management Committee meeting, held on Monday 25th June, are here and here. The knock-out cup draws, made on 3 July, have been added to the minutes of the Management Committee meeting.

Main decisions taken

  • David R Jenkins elected as President, Ian George as secretary, Richard Smith as match captain, Robin Kneebone as Publicity Officer, Jeremy Menadue co-opted to Executive Sub-Committee.
  • Establishment of an organising group to plan and run events (including the annual congress)
  • New competition for newcomers and improvers to commence in the new year.
  • Roberts Cup to be contested as an average-grade competition from 2019/20

Ian George

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This comes into force on 25th May, 2018 and applies to the Cornwall County Chess Association and all the clubs. It sets out the circumstances in which personal data may be collected, processed and retained and the manner in which this is to be carried out. All those concerned with organising chess in Cornwall (association and clubs) need to review their data handling procedures to ensure that they are within the law

The ECF has published a very useful document explaining the regulation and how it affects chess organisations. It can be found here. The website of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) contains official guidance on data protection. This can be found here. Its guidance on GDPR can be found here

Ian George

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Last updated 7/8/2018

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

Camborne 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penwith 0 0
Truro 0 0

Roberts Cup

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

Bude 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Carrick 3 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penwith 0 0
Truro 0 0

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Penwith 0 0
Truro 0 0
East Division
Bude 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Lerryn 0 0
Liskeard 0 0