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Game of the Week

Two games will be featured here, changing every week. One will be a local game and the other a brilliancy from the rich history of chess

Lists of all featured games: Local  Historical

This week's selection (19/7/2019)

Hutchings 1 - 0 Horner (Kerrier Cup 2003)
Firouzja 0 - 1 Karthikeyan (Asian Continental Championships 2019)

Upcoming Events
Aug 31 (Sat) Devon CCA Congress (8 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Sep 15 (Sun) WECU Jamboree
Provisional date. To be confirmed along with venue and arrangements
Oct 5 (Sat) Cornwall I v Somerset I
Venue and arrangements TBA
Nov 4 (Mon) Royal Beacon Seniors (5 days)
Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AF. Contact: R. H. Jones. Email
Nov 8 (Fri) Torbay Congress (3 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Nov 30 (Sat) Hereford Congress (2 days)
Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford,, HR4 8BG. Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner. Email Details here.
Jan 11 (Sat) Somerset New Year Congress (2 days)
Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7BL. Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner. Email Details here.
Jan 18 (Sat) Cornwall II v Devon II
Venue and arrangements TBA
Feb 15 (Sat) Cornwall I v Devon I
Venue and arrangements TBA
Mar 6 (Fri) East Devon Congress (3 days)
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Email Details and online entry here
Mar 7 (Sat) Cornwall II v Somerset II
Venue and arrangements TBA. NB: Subject to change of date to avoid clash with East Devon congress.
Apr 17 (Fri) WECU Easter Congress (4 days)
Venue and arrangements TBA
May 1 (Fri) Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)
Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ. Details to follow
May ? (Fri) Frome Congress (3 days)
Date, venue and arrangements TBA
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Robin Kneebone

I am delighted to announce that Robin is one of the recipients of the ECF President’s Award for Services to Chess. This is richly-deserved recognition for the great contribution that he has made to Cornish chess for nearly 40 years. The citation reads:

"The current healthy state of Cornish chess is in no small regard the legacy of Robin Kneebone. His strong organising ability has served the Cornwall CA well for 30 years as County Secretary, President and Secretary for Junior Chess. He has captained a number of club teams, currently three at the Carrick Club and organised a variety of events from the Annual Congress to many junior events. He has also represented the county on the BCF/ECF council."

David Jenkins

Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC)

Chess in Schools and Communities” are looking for people to run chess clubs in the following town libraries: Camborne, St Austell, Truro and Falmouth Contact Robin Kneebone (CSC Cornwall Coordinator) for more information.

Robin Kneebone

Annual General Meeting and Management Comittee Meeting

Minutes of the AGM are here. Minutes of the Secretaries' Meeting are here.

Ian George

Social Chess
In addition to chess activities organised by the county association and its affiliated clubs you can get a game at any of the following locations. I would like to hear of others so that I can publicise them here.

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.

For more information contact Mick Ferrie at or 01326 250403


Chess is played at the Redwing Gallery, Wood Lane (just off Market Jew Street opposite the Wharfside shopping centre) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 o'clock a.m. The telephone number is 01736 448402.


If you would like to play some friendly games, please come along to the Godolphin Club in Wendron Street any Monday or Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. or call Steve Fanning on 01326 372948.

Ian George

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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 19/7/2019

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

Bude 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penzance 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 Kings 0 0
Carrick Rooks 0 0
Lerryn 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Redruth 0 0

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 0 0
Carrick Bishops 0 0
Carrick Knights 0 0
Redruth 0 0
East Division
Bude 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Lerryn 0 0
Liskeard 0 0