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

Upcoming Events
2017
Sat Nov 4

Cornwall v Devon (U160)

Altarnun Village Hall, Launceston, PL15 7RL. 1430 start.

Sat Nov 18

Cornwall Junior Championships

Marazion School, School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG. u7, u8, u9,u10, u11 and u16. Details here

Sat Nov 25

Cornwall v Gloucestershire (1st team only)

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

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 will published on the Bude Chess Club website when available.

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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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


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


Last updated 18/10/2017

 

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

Camborne 1 4
Penwith 1 4
Truro 1 4
Falmouth 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Newquay 1 1
Played at Carnon Downs on 20/09/2017
  Truro 3 - 2 Falmouth
1 191 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Robin Kneebone 164
2 168 Mark Hassall ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 160
3 145 Adam Hussain 0 - 1 Ian Renshaw 121
4 145 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Colin Gardiner 89
5 139 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Bryan Jones 116
Truro had whIte on the odd boards

Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 1 4
Truro 1 4
Newquay 1 4
Falmouth 2 2
Bude 1 1
Camborne 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Played at Calstock on 28/09/2017
  Calstock 2½ - 1½ Truro
1 125 Jason Henderson 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 164
2 121 David R Jenkins ½ - ½ Mick Hill 139
3 115 Alistair Bissell 1 - 0 Guy Bolton 99
4 68 Steve Knight 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 93
Calstock had white on the odd boards
Played at Newquay on 25/09/2017
  Newquay 2½ - 1½ Falmouth
1 124 Martyn Probert 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 121
2 115 Martin Jones 1 - 0 Bryan Jones 103
3 106 Richard Nancarrow ½ - ½ Colin Gardiner 89
4 43 Ted Needham-Williams 0 - 1 Rebecca Gardiner 69
Falmouth had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 2 8
Penwith 2 5
Truro 2 2
Falmouth 2 1
East Division
Lerryn 2 5
Liskeard 2 5
Calstock 1 4
Bude 1 1
Played at Camborne on 06/10/2017
  Camborne 5½ - 2½ Falmouth
1 162 Ian George 1 - 1 Richard Stephens 171
2 134 Richard Smith 1½ - ½ Colin Gardiner 108
3 99 Philip Spargo 1 - 1 Bryan Jones 99
4 68 Thomas Oates 2 - 0 Rebecca Gardiner 61

 

Played at Ludgvan on 03/10/2017
  Penwith 4½ - 3½ Truro
1 144 David J Jenkins ½ - 1½ Robin Kneebone 159
2 130 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 1 Marcus Pilling 142
3 114 Richard Humpleby 1 - 1 Adam Hussain 139
4 104 Harvey Richings 2 - 0 Tamara Burgess 54

 

Played at Liskeard on 02/10/2017
  Liskeard 4 - 2 Lerryn
1 110 David Lucas ½ - 1½ Gary Trudeau 152
2 105 Gabriel Rusalowicz 2 - 0 Jason Henderson 114
3 93 Eric Westlake 1½ - ½ David R Jenkins 132
4 83 Stuart Lee 0 - 2 Stephen Pearce 106

Lerryn exceeded the grading limit and incurred a two point penalty