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Menadue 0 - 1 Gill, Premier Rd.2
Retallick ½ - ½ George, Premier Rd.2
Trudeau 0 - 1 Nunn, Premier Rd.2


Kneebone 1 - 0 Taylor (4NCL Autumn Open U2000, Rd.1)
Menadue 1 - 0 Turner (2nd 4NCL Open, Rd.3)

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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 12/9/2020

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Cornwall Online Winter Congress
  • Anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall is welcome to enter. Holidays don't count!
  • Sun 24 January 2021
  • Start time: 1 p.m.
  • Single section. Two or more graded sections if 18 or more entries
  • 5 rounds.
  • Rate of play: 30 min + 15 sec increment from move 1
  • There is no entry fee
  • Prizes per section: 1st £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £15. Grading prizes £50 each
  • See Arrangements for details of how to enter
  • Information and Arrangements

    4 NCL 3rd Online Congress (3 days)
  • Fri 2 - Sun 4 October.
  • 5 rounds.
  • 3 sections (Open, U2000, U1700)


    Cornwall Online Congress

    Round 3 to be played by Sunday, October 4. Pairings and full details here.

    Ian George

    4NCL Online League (season 2)

    Nine Cornish teams have entered. 7 fortnightly rounds. Play starts on Tuesday 25 August. Full details, including links to fixtures, results, standings and other information here.

    4NCL Online Autumn Congress

    This is a seven-round Swiss with 7 fortnightly rounds starting on Tuesday 1 September. Arrangements

    11 Cornish players have entered:

  • OPEN: Jeremy Menadue.
    Results and standings
  • MAJOR: Robin Kneebone, Jamie Morgan, Percy Gill, Kieran Macphail.
    Results and standings
  • MINOR: Bryan Jones, Maurice Richards, David R Jenkins, Christine Constable, Hugh Brown, Lloyd Russell.
    Results and standings
  • Arrangements
    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 set up Cornwall Chess Online so that organised chess can continue in the county. We have therefore created an All Cornwall team on Instructions on how to join lichess and the All Cornwall group and enter a tournament are here.

    Links to upcoming events and other information are in the right-hand column of this page.

    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.

    Spurious Games

    Our County Association president David Jenkins has published Spurious Games (Troubadour Press), a novel with relevance to the local chess scene. You can find more information here.

    Last updated 24/9/2020

    Online Tournaments
    Sep 27 (Sun) Falmouth & Truro v Lewisham
    Online challenge match on lichess. Play starts at 7 p.m.. Organiser: Robin Kneebone
    Sep 29 (Tue) 4NCL Autumn Online Congress, round 3.
    Details, pairings, results and standings at
    Oct 2 (Fri) 4NCL 3rd Online Congress (3 days)
    5 rounds. 3 sections (Open U2000, U1700). Details, pairings, results and standings at
    Oct 4 (Sun) Cornwall Online Congress, round 3.
    Details and links
    Oct 6 (Tue) 4NCL Online League (season 2), round 4.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Jan 24 (Sun) Cornwall Online Winter Congress
    5 rounds. single section. 1 p.m. start.
    Details at html/online/cwc-index.html
    Jan 26 (Tue) 4NCL Online League (season 3), round 1.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    TBA (Sun) Cornwall Online League (season 2), round 1. 7 p.m.
    Contact your team captain Details and links

    Team Competitions
    4NCL Online League (season 2)
    4NCL Online League (season 3)
    Cornwall Online League (season 2)

    Individual Events
    Cornwall Online Winter Congress
    Cornwall Online Congress
    4NCL Autumn Online Congress

    Cornwall Online Chess
    Fair Play Guidelines
    List of Members

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

    Completed Events
    Cornwall Online League (season 1)
    4NCL Online League (season 1)
    National Online Club Championship