CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Upcoming Events
2018
Sat May 12

Cornwall v Surrey

East Huntspill Village Hall, Church Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3PQ

Sat May 19

UK Chess Challenge

Marazion School,School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG

Sun Oct 28

Kerrier Cup

Marazion Community Centre, Gallon Lane, Marazion, TR17 0HW. Organiser: David J Jenkins. Full details to follow


Game of the Week
Twine v Kneebone
Devon v Cornwall, Bd.6
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Game of the Week


Trudeau v Cowley
Cornwall v Devon, Bd.11
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Game of the Week


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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Laws of Chess
FIDE Laws of Chess (1 July 2014)
Guidance notes on the Laws of Chess (Ian George)
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English Chess Federation
ECF Grading Database

Adam Hussain

From 21 to 29 April Adam is playing in the under 13 section of the FIDE World Schools Championships which are being held at Durres, Albania.

His progress can be followed here. The tournament website is here.

Robin Kneebone


ECF membership - Final Reminder

If you have played or are likely to play more than 3 games in the year to 31st August 2018, You have until 30th June to acquire or renew membership of the ECF. The cost of a membership at Bronze level is £16. If you fail to do this you or your club will be charged a game fee of £15.

Ian George


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This comes into force on 25th May, 2018 and applies to the Cornwall County Chess Association and all the clubs. It sets out the circumstances in which personal data may be collected, processed and retained and the manner in which this is to be carried out. All those concerned with organising chess in Cornwall (association and clubs) need to review their data handling procedures to ensure that they are within the law

The ECF has published a very useful document explaining the regulation and how it affects chess organisations. It can be found here. The website of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) contains official guidance on data protection. This can be found here. Its guidance on GDPR can be found here

Ian George


Team Competitions

The results and league tables have been updated to include matches played up to and including 18th April 2018.

The dates and results of the knock-out competititon and 500 League finals are as follows:

  • Roger Grime Cup: Bude 4 - 0 Penwith (15/2/18)
  • Arthur Busby Cup: Penwith 2½ - 2½ Carrick (20/2/18). Penwith win on board elimination.
  • 500 League: Bude 1½ - 6½ Camborne (21/2/18)

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.

Further details and advice for parents, here

The final junior event of the season will be held at Marazion School:

  • UK Chess Challenge on May 19

Please contact me at kenton@live.fr

Kenton Richings


Get involved!

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


Last updated 24/4/2018

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

Penwith 9 31
Camborne 9 28
Truro 9 24
Falmouth 8 18
Liskeard 9 13
Newquay 8 9
Played at Camborne on 13/04/2018
  Camborne 2 - 3 Penwith
1 191 James Hooker 0 - 1 Mark Watkins 178
2 168 Ian George ½ - ½ David Saqui 169
3 145 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Percy Gill 144
4 145 Richard Smith 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 141
5 UG Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ David J Jenkins 139

Camborne had white on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 11/04/2018
  Truro 4 - 1 Liskeard
1 191 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Gary Trudeau 148
2 145 Adam Hussain ½ - ½ Keith Brewer 128
3 145 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 121
4 UG Toby Willis 1 - 0 Stephen Pearce 126
5 UG Sharath Kumar 1 - 0 Maurice Richards 117

Truro had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Truro 10 32
Newquay 9 31
Calstock 10 23
Falmouth 9 21
Liskeard 9 17
Camborne 9 14
Bude 8 13
Played at Liskeard on 23/04/2018
  Liskeard 1½ - 3½ Truro
1 118 David Lucas 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 164
2 117 Maurice Richards ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 145
3 107 Gabriel Rusalowicz 1 - 0 Bryan Jones 103
4 77 Stuart Lee 0 - 1 Boris Kostadinov UG
Truro had white on the odd boards
Played at Liskeard on 23/04/2018
  Calstock 1 - 3 Falmouth
1 121 David R Jenkins 0 - 1 Grant Healey UG
2 115 Alistair Bissell ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 121
3 99 Richard Hendin ½ - ½ Hugh Brown 93
4 UG George Black 0 - 1 Sharath Kumar UG
Calstock had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 18/04/2018
  Truro 3 - 1 Camborne
1 164 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 Richard Smith 153
2 UG Grant Healey 1 - 0 Colin Sellwood 155
3 145 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 Anton Barkhuysen 118
4 UG Boris Kostadinov 0 - 1 Thomas Oates 102
Camborne had white on the odd boards
Played at Newquay on 17/04/2018
  Newquay 3 - 1 Calstock
1 UG David Grant 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 121
2 146 Barry Moss 1 - 0 Alistair Bissell 115
3 116 Martin Jones 1 - 0 Andy Young 108
4 43 Ted Needham-Williams 0 - 1 Steve Knight 68
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 11/04/2018
  Falmouth 3 - 1 Newquay
1 UG Grant Healey 1 - 0 Barry Moss 146
2 121 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 Martin Jones 116
3 89 Colin Gardiner 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 106
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  
Newquay had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 6 22
Penwith 6 16
Truro 6 12
Falmouth 6 9
East Division
Bude 6 19
Liskeard 6 13
Calstock 6 13
Lerryn 6 12
Final: Played at Blisland on 21/02/2018
  Bude 1½ - 6½ Camborne
1 125 Geoff Lingard ½ - 1½ Ian George 162
2 132 Ian Rescorla 0 - 2 Richard Smith 154
3 117 John Constable 1 - 1 Philip Spargo 99
4 95 Robert Bloxham 0 - 2 Thomas Oates 68
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Final: Played at Ludgvan on 20/02/2018
  Penwith 2½ - 2½ Carrick
1 178 Mark Watkins ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 191
2 169 David Saqui ½ - ½ Mark Hassall 168
3 144 Percy Gill 1 - 0 Robin Kneebone 164
4 141 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 160
5 129 Kenton Richings 0 - 1 Adam Hussain 145

Penwith won on board elimination


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Final: Played at Blisland on 15/02/2018
  Bude 4 - 0 Penwith
1 125 Geoff Lingard 1 - 0 Kenton Richings 129
2 120 John Constable 1 - 0 Richard Humpleby 114
3 98 Christine Constable 1 - 0 Harvey Richings 111
4 95 Robert Bloxham 1 - 0 John James 68