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Upcoming Events
2018
Sun Oct 28

Kerrier Cup

Marazion Community Centre, Gallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW. Organiser: David J Jenkins 01736 796550 (h) 07864 139130 (m). Email: jenkins@amalveor.co.uk. Full details here

Mon Nov 5

Beacon Seniors (5 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AF. RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com. Website: http://keverelchess.com/

Tue Nov 6

Chess at the Plume

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome to an informal chess gathering in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Age 12 and above.

Fri Nov 9

Torbay Congress (3 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com. Website: http://torbaycongress.com/

Fri Nov 16

Camborne Gambit Tournament

Bickford Smith Bowling Pavilion, Tuckingmill. Full details on the Camborne page

Sat Nov 24

Cornwall v Devon

Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 7EB. 2.30 start

Tue Dec 4

Chess at the Plume

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome to an informal chess gathering in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Age 12 and above.

Fri Dec 7

Camborne Christmas QP

Bickford Smith Bowling Pavilion, Tuckingmill. Full details on the Camborne page

2019
Sat Jan 19

Cornwall v Somerset

Venue and arrangements TBA

Fri Feb 15

Chess and General Knowledge Quiz

Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG. Arrangements TBA

Tue Feb 26
Tue Mar 5
Tue Mar 12

West Cornwall Rapidplay Championship

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

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/

Fri Apr 12

Camborne Open Rapidplay

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

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Venue and arrangements TBA

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.

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Kerrier Cup

The Kerrier Cup will be held at Marazion Community Centre, Gwallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW on Sunday 28th October commencing at 9.45 a.m. It will consist of a five round Swiss at a rate of 30 minutes each for the whole game. The winner will receive the Kerrier Cup to hold for a year in addition to the title of Cornwall Rapidplay Champion.

Entries and enquiries to David J Jenkins 01736 796550 (h) 07864 139130 (m). Email: jenkins@amalveor.co.uk.

Full details here

Please note that Entrants must be members of the ECF (Bronze or above) at the time of entry. This is necessary because once the results have been submitted to the ECF for grading it will charge the Cornwall Chess Association a non-refundable fee of £16 per non-member.

David J Jenkins


Camborne club events
Gambit Blitz - November 16

Come, free your imagination and let your hair down on the wilder shores of chess openings at our Gambit Blitz tournament. Full details on the Camborne page

Christmas Quickplay - December 7

Please note that this has been brought forward by one week and will now be held on Friday 7 December. Full details on the Camborne page

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.

We look forward to welcoming a wide range of players both from within and outside the county.

Ian George


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Last updated 20/10/2018

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 2 5
Liskeard 2 5
Truro 1 4
Falmouth 1 1
Newquay 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Played at Camborne on 19/10/2018
  Camborne 2 - 3 Liskeard
1 175 James Hooker 0 - 1 Gary Trudeau 161
2 161 Ian George 1 - 0 Keith Brewer 135
3 157 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Steven Savill 134
4 150 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Brian Parkin 119
5 148 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Maurice Richards 104

Liskeard had white on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 10/10/2018
  Truro 4 - 1 Liskeard
1 180 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau 161
2 173 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 Keith Brewer 135
3 151 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Brian Parkin 119
4 142 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Maurice Richards 104
5 117 Boris Kostadinov ½ - ½ Eric Westlake 85

Truro had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Bude 2 8
Calstock 2 6
Falmouth 2 6
Newquay 1 2
Truro 1 2
Redruth 1 2
Camborne 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Played at Camborne on 12/10/2018
  Redruth 1½ - 2½ Falmouth
1 135 John Wilman 0 - 1 Marcus Pilling 142
2 120 Anton Barkhuysen ½ - ½ Boris Kostadinov 117
3 110 James Galloway 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 115
4 78 John James 0 - 1 Bryan Jones 113
Redruth had white on the odd boards.
Played at Liskeard on 08/10/2018
  Liskeard 1½ - 2½ Calstock
1 134 Steven Savill ½ - ½ Jason Henderson 128
2 96 Don King ½ - ½ David R Jenkins 111
3 85 Eric Westlake ½ - ½ Alan Yoshihara-Coles 75
4 73 Stuart Lee 0- 1 Richard Hendin 97
Calstock had white on the odd boards.

500 League

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

West Division
Falmouth 2 5
Truro 1 4
Camborne 1 1
Redruth 0 0
East Division
Bude 1 4
Lerryn 1 4
Liskeard 1 1
Calstock 1 1
Played at Camborne on 28/09/2018
  Camborne 3 - 5 Falmouth
1 111 Philip Spargo 1 - 1 Toby Willis 152
2 105 Colin Gardiner 0 - 2 Boris Kostadinov 117
3 58 Rebecca Gardiner 2 - 0 Sranath Kumar 113
4 50 Brent Cole 0 - 2 Hugh Brown 97