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2019
Wed Feb 20

Carrick Open Rapidplay

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6GH 6.45 start (otherwise round 1 bye). Graded, therefore ECF members only. 5 round Swiss to end approx. 10.30. Entries to Robin Kneebone at chesscornwall@gmail.com

Sat Mar 9

East Devon Congress (2 days)

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com. Website: http://eastdevonchesscongress.com/

Sun Mar 31

Cornwall U160 v Devon U160

Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley, PL4 7EB. 16 board match. Start time 2 o'clock p.m.
Prof. David R. Jenkins. Tel. 01822 832233 Email: ratutevita@btinternet.com

Fri Apr 12

Camborne Open Rapidplay

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Arrangements TBA

Sun Apr 14

Andrew Greet Simul

Calstock Arts Centre, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, PL18 9QX. Arrangements TBA

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, EX8 2AG. Entry form here

Fri May 3

Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)

Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ.
Open to all. 3 sections (U190, U150, U110), 5 round Swiss.
Full details here.

Sat May 11

Open Rapidplay

In aid of St Petrocs Charity for the homeless.
St Augustine of Hippo Church, Woodland Road, St Austell, PL25 4RA. From 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Entry £10 adult, £5 junior. Light refreshments available.
Jackie Davis 01872 260948 or email Jackie.davis@stpetrocs.org.uk.

Fri May 31

Chess and general knowledge quiz

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Arrangements TBA

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Carrick Open Rapidplay - Wednesday February 20

At Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, TR3 6GH

  • Round 1 6.45 p.m. (take a bye if coming later).
  • Round 2 7.30 p.m.
  • Five rounds to end approx.10.30
  • Juniors may leave early
  • Free entry to paid-up members of Truro/Falmouth club, £3 to non-members
  • Top scoring Carrick club player wins the club cup
  • Rapidplay grading, so ECF membership needed (unless this is your first competitive chess of the season)

Entries to Robin Kneebone at chesscornwall@gmail.com

Robin Kneebone


David Saqui (1939 - 2019)

I am sorry to announce that, after a short illness, David died on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 at the age of 79.

David's funeral will take place at 11 o'clock a.m on Monday 25th February at Towednack Parish Church (TR26 3AZ). There will be refreshments afterwards at the Tinners Arms, Zennor. By special request of David there is no dress code.

After a period of travel, which included periods of scientific study in Paris and the United States, David settled in St Ives in the 1970s. For over 45 years up to and including the 2017/18 season he was one one of the strongest and most resourceful players in the county. During that time he played on board 1 or 2 for St Ives, then Penwith, with a brief spell at Camborne after the first closure of the Penwith club. He was county champion in 2008 and 2010. A notable feature of his play was his tenacity in seemingly drawn or lost positions, in which he could be relied on to find ways of keeping his opponent under pressure, often extracting an unlikely win or draw.

Away from the board he was stimulating company with a wide range of interests. The chess scene in Cornwall will be a duller place without him.

Ian George

Cornwall Open Congress 2019

Our annual congress, renamed the Cornwall Open Congress, will be held in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2019.

  • For the first time 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: 36 moves in 90 minutes followed by 15 minutes rapidplay finish.

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


Cornwall 10 - 6 Somerset - January 19

This match, which took place on January 19 at Exminster produced an excellent result against a team we last beat over ten years ago. Full results and match report

Richard Smith


Calstock Chess Club

Calstock secretary Richard Hendin has a new email address: om1770@yahoo.com.The previous email address is no longer valid.


Chess at 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.

Please contact me if you need further information. My emaill address is loenter@hotmail.com and my telephone number is 01326 250403

Mick Ferrie


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Last updated 17/2/2019

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

Truro 6 18
Camborne 6 15
Newquay 5 14
Liskeard 6 13
Falmouth 6 13
Calstock 5 11
Played at Camborne on on 08/02/2019
  Camborne 4½ - ½ Falmouth
1 175 James Hooker 1 - 0 Grant Healey 178
2 161 ian George ½ - ½ Macus Pilling 142
3   Default 1 - 0 Default  
4 157 Richard Smith 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 115
5 141 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Bryan Jones 85

Camborne had white on the odd boards

Played at Newquay on 04/02/2019
  Newquay 3½ - 1½ Calctock
1 176 Lloyd Retallick 1 - 0 Duncan Irvine 164
2 144 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Mick Hill 138
3 153 David Grant 1 - 0 Jason Henderson 128
4 114 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 120
5 103 Richard Nancarrow 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 111

 

Played at Liskeard on 04/02/2019
  Liskeard 0 - 5 Truro
1 161 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Jeremy Menadue 180
2 135 Keith Brewer 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 173
3 135 Steven Savill 0 - 1 Toby Willis 152
4 124 Stephen Pearce 0 - 1 Marcus Pilling 142
5 104 Maurice Richards 0 - 1 Boris Kostadinov 117

Liskeard had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Bude 6 21
Truro 6 19
Camborne 7 17
Redruth 7 16
Falmouth 6 15
Newquay 5 13
Calstock 6 13
Liskeard 7 7
Played at Camborne on 08/02/2019
  Camborne 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
1 134 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Stephen Pearce 124
2 106 Colin Long 1 - 0 David Lucas 110
3 UG Craig Fenwick 0 - 1 Don King 96
4 107 Colin Gardiner 1 - 0 Eric Westlake 85
Camborne had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Truro 5 14
Redruth 4 11
Falmouth 4 10
Camborne 5 9
East Division
Lerryn 6 14
Bude 6 14
Liskeard 5 12
Calstock 5 11
Played at Lerryn on 14/02/2019
  Lerryn 3 - 5 Bude
1 148 Gary Trudeau 0 - 2 Geoff Lingard 133
2 127 David R Jenkins 0 - 2 John Constable 126
3 122 Jason Henderson 1 - 1 Christine Constable 106
4 93 Stephen Pearce 2 - 0 Lloyd Russell 50
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 13/02/2019
  Truro 6 - 2 Camborne
1   Default 0 - 1 Default  
2 152 Toby Willis 1 - 0 Philip Spargo 111
3 117 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Colin Long 106
4 81 Sam Edwards 1 - 0 John James 72
1 152 Toby Willis ½ - ½ Colin Sellwood 153
2 117 Boris Kostadinov ½ - ½ Philip Spargo 111
3 98 Ian Renshaw 1 - 0 Colin Long 106
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Calstock on 30/01/2019
  Calstock 2 - 3 Carrick
1 164 Duncan Irvine ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 180
2 161 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Grant Healey 178
3 138 Mick Hill 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 173
4 120 Nigel Kirkman 1 - 0 Toby Willis 152
5 111 David R Jenkins ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 142

Carrick will play away to Camborne in the semi-final


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Bude on 03/01/2019
  Bude 3 - 1 Carrick
1 131 Geoff Lingard 1 - 0 Boris Kostadinov 117
2 130 Ian Rescorla ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 113
3 119 John Constable ½ - ½ Sharath Kumar 109
4 101 Christine Constable 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 87