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Featured Games
Cornwall Online League, Round 3 (05/07/2020)

George ½ - ½ Patiño (Camborne Pendarves v Carrick Saracens)
James 0 - 1 Yevdokimova (Camborne Pendarves v Carrick Saracens)
Hassall 0 - 1 Young (Carrick Crusaders v Calstock & Lerryn Clowns)

Cornwall Online League, Round 2 (21/06/2020)

Willis 0 - 1 Smith (Carrick Academicals v Camborne Trevithick)
Jenkins 0 - 1 Gerasimenko (Camborne Trevithick v Carrick Academicals)
Menadue 1 - 0 Trudeau (Carrick Crusaders v Calstock & Lerryn Killers)
Kirkman 1 - 0 Hassall (Calstock & Lerryn Killers v Carrick Crusaders)
Grant 1 - 0 Young (Newquay v Calstock & Lerryn Clowns)


Lasker 0 - 1 Adamson (Simultaneous display - Plymouth)

Lists of all featured games:

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 6/7/2020

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Henry Adamson (1871 - 1941)

As well as winning the Emigrant Cup three times in a row from 1912-14 Henry Adamson defeated World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, in a simul at Plymouth Chess Club. This article by Club Secretary, Martin Quinn, is reproduced with his kind permission.

Online Chess

In order to provide somewhere for local players to play now that meetings and social gatherings have been shut down for the foreseeable future, we have created an All Cornwall team on We have also drawn up a programme designed to provide several different types of event at various rates of play so that individuals can choose the set of activities that suits them best. Links to the the clubs, the programme, upcoming events and other information are in the right-hand column.

For those who are unfamiliar with the process, links to instructions on how to create a user name, join a group and enter a tournament on both platforms are in the left-hand colum. A list of members with their user names is here. When we are able to resume over the board play, Cornwall Chess Online will continue.

Cornwall Online Chess League

Round 3 is on Sunday 5 July 2020.

Folllow the links from the Cornwall Online League page for information on rules, fixtures, results, standings, etc.

Bude Online Tournament

From Thursday 9 July Bude Chess will be hosting an individual club night tournament at 7.30pm weekly on Lichess open to all in Cornwall Chess. The time control will be 45 mins plus 15 sec increment. Pairings will be put up on Lichess and the Bude Chess facebook page ( on Thursday morning. White is to challenge black to a rated game.

Please email Chris Constable at if you wish to be included in the matches. If, for any reason you are unable to play one week, please let her know on by Wednesday 11.59pm.

Duration will depend on the number of entries. It may be a swiss, it may be an all-play-all, it just depends how many players we get.

John Constable

National Online Club Championship

The first National Online Club Championship, organised by the The English Chess Federation runs from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 June, run on similar lines to the OTB National Club Championship. Two teams have entered from Cornwall, Bude and Trelawney's Army (Cornwall county). More details and full results of the Cornish teams are are at html/online/ncc-jun2020.html.

National Online Chess League

Play in season 1 has now ended. Follow the links from the National Online League page for results, rules, fixtures, standings, etc.

Last updated 8/7/2020

Online Tournaments
Jul 10 (Fri) Lichess All Cornwall. Crows-an-Wra. 7 p.m
Swiss. 5 rounds 10 mins + 5 secs increment. Rated.
Jul 10-12 (Fri-Sun) Lichess. 1st 4NCL Online Congress
Swiss. 5 rounds 45 mins + 15 secs increment. Rated.
Jul 12 (Sun) Cornwall Online League, round 4. From 7 p.m.
Contact your team captain Details and links
Jul 14 (Tue) Lichess All Cornwall. Wheal Busy. 7 p.m
Team Battle. 5 mins + 5 secs increment. Rated.

Team Competitions
National Online Chess League
Cornwall Online Chess League
National Online Club Championship

Cornwall Online Chess
List of members

Lichess: All Cornwall team
Lichess User Guide
How to start a game in Lichess