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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 (15/11/2019)

Nicholas 1 - 0 Greenaway (Cornwall v Somerset 2019, Bd.8)
Petrosian 1 - 0 Fischer (World Championship Candidates 1971, Game 2)

 
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 15/11/2019

 
Upcoming Events
2019
Nov 30 (Sat) Hereford Congress (2 days)
Green Dragon Hotel, Broad Street, Hereford,, HR4 8BG. Contact: Rebecca and Colin Gardiner. Email congresssecretary@hotmail.com. Details here.
Dec 1 (Sun) Plymouth Rapidplay
Plymouth Bridge Club. 10 o'clock start. Full details and entry form here
Dec 13 (Fri) Camborne Christmas QP (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)
Arrangements in middle column
2020
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 congresssecretary@hotmail.com. Details here.
Jan 18 (Sat) Cornwall II v Devon II
Venue and arrangements TBA
Jan 24 (Fri) 3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress (3 days)
Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and online entry here
Feb 15 (Sat) Cornwall I v Devon I
Venue and arrangements TBA
Feb 28 (Fri) Camborne Gambit Tournament
Arrangements TBA
Mar 6 (Fri) East Devon Congress (3 days)
Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Email timpaulden@gmail.com. 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.
Mar 27 (Fri) Camborne Open Rapidplay
Arrangements TBA
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 here
May ? (Fri) Frome Congress (3 days)
Date, venue and arrangements TBA
 
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Camborne Christmas QP - 13 December (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Our eagerly awaited annual festive quickplay event will be held at Bickford Smith Bowling Club on Friday, 13th December. Play will start at 7.15 p.m.

  • The competition will consist of a five round Swiss using the time control 8 minutes each with 10 second increments from move 1. The games will not be graded.
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. will be available throughout. There will be a free hot and cold buffet after round 2, kindly provided by our Hon. Victualler, Debbie.
  • Please arrive no later than 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start. Players entering late or arriving after 7.00 may have to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • There will be a vast quantity of prizes to give out afterwards. It is intended that play will end at 10.15 p.m with the prizegiving following immediately.
  • Entry is free of charge and you can enter on the day but, so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments and tournament administration, please email your entry to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Wednesday 11th December.

Ian George


Cup competitions
A. W. Busby Cup

Semi-final 1 (11/12/2019) Carrick v Bude.
Semi-final 2 (17/01/2020) Camborne v Liskeard.
Final (TBA) Carrick or Bude at home to Camborne or Liskeard

Roger Grime Cup

Semi-final 1 (22/11/2019) Camborne v Bude.
Semi-final 2 (20/11/2019) Carrick v Liskeard.
Final (TBA) Camborne or Bude at home to Carrick or Liskeard

Hugh Brown


Cornwall Open Congress 2020

Following last year's successful congress in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel this year's congress will be held there again from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May 2020.

  • 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: All moves in 75 minutes plus 30 second increment per move.

Full details including entry fees, how to enter and pay and congress rules are here. Printable brochure here. List of entries here

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

Ian George


Bude Chess - A date for your diary
3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress - Jan 24 (Fri - 3 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ starting at 7.00 p.m. 4 sections: Open, Major (U170), Intermediate (U140), Minor (U120). Rate of play: 90 mins for game + 30 sec per move. Guaranteed prize fund: £2,300. Once again the main event will be the Simon Bartlett Loudest Shirt Prize!

Details and online entry here

John Constable

ECF Grading List - July 2019

The ECF has now published the new grading list and the August update which includes results of games played up to 30 June 2019. The full list of Cornish grades is here and the club grades are on the club pages. These are the figures that will be used for the 2019/20 season.

Ian George


Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC)

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

Robin Kneebone


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.

Fowey

There is now a chess club at Fowey which welcomes all who wish to come and play. The club meets monthly on Sundays from 1400 to 1630 at Squires Field Community Centre, Langurtho Road, Fowey, PL23 1EQ. The next meeting is on October 27th. Please email Owain Fitzsimmons at foweycommunitychessclub@gmail.com"

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 loenter@hotmail.com or 01326 250403

Penzance

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.

Helston

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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Last updated 16/11/2019

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

Falmouth 5 17
Camborne 3 12
Newquay 4 9
Penzance 3 7
Calstock 3 6
Bude 2 3
Liskeard 3 3
Truro 1 1
Played at Camborne on 15th November 2019
  Camborne 3 - 2 Calstock
1 152 Jan Rodrigo 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 142
2 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Mick Hill 142
3 142 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Keith Brewer 127
4 142 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 David Jenkins 113
5 122 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 Richard Hendin 88

Calstock had White on the odd boards

Played at Carnon Downs on 13th November 2019
  Falmouth 2 - 3 Penzance
1 164 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Ian George 164
2 153 Toby Willis 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 152
3 109 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 Percy Gill 149
4 87 Hugh Brown 0 - 1 Richard Smith 142
5 79 Peter Doubleday ½ - ½ Richard Humpleby 109

Penzance had White on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on 11th November 2019
  Liskeard 2 - 3 Newquay
1 134 Stephen Savill 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 177
2 126 Brian Parkin 0 - 1 David Grant 146
3 116 Stephen Pearce ½ - ½ Martin Jones 117
4 113 David Jenkins ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 111
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  

Newquay had White on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 2 8
Truro and Falmouth Rooks 3 7
Bude 2 6
Redruth 2 3
Camborne 1 2
Truro and Falmouth Kings 1 2
Newquay 1 2
Lerryn 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Played at Camborne on 18th October 2019
  Redruth 1½ - 2½ Calstock
1 142 Colin Sellwood 1 - 0 Mick Hill 142
2 99 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 142
3 86 Craig Fenwick 0 - 1 Jason Henderson 137
4 73 Rebecca Gardiner ½ - ½ Richard Hendin 88
Redruth had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 2 8
Truro and Falmouth Knights 2 5
Redruth 1 1
Truro and Falmouth Bishops 1 1
East Division
Calstock 2 8
Bude 2 8
Liskeard 2 2
Lerryn 2 2
Played at Camborne on 8th November 2019
  Camborne 4½ - 3½ Falmouth and Truro Knights
1 167 Ian George 2 - 0 Adam Hussain 156
2 125 Thomas Oates 1½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 139
3 107 Anton Barkhuysen 1 - 1 Bryan Jones 101
4 91 Colin Long 0 - 2 Ian Renshaw 98
 
Played at Bude on 7th November 2019
  Bude 7 - 1 Lerryn
1 157 Geoff Lingard 2 - 0 David Jenkins 121
2 134 John Constable 2 - 0 Mark Reid 104
3 115 Christine Constable 2 - 0 Stephen Pearce 94
4 63 Lloyd Russell 1 - 1 Nicholas Schwederer 50
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 6th November 2019
  Falmouth and Truro Knights 4½ - 3½ Falmouth and Truro Bishops
1 154 Robin Kneebone ½ - 1½ Adam Hussain 156
2 101 Bryan Jones ½ - 1½ Toby Willis 138
3 98 Ian Renshaw 1½ - ½ Myla Hussain 63
4 92 Hugh Brown 2 - 0 Jamie Packham 50
 
Played at Liskeard on 4th November 2019
  Liskeard 2 - 6 Calstock
1 100 Jim Newbould 0 - 2 Nigel Kirkman 136
2 80 Jack Otter 0 - 2 David Jenkins 121
3 93 Eric Westlake 1 - 1 Andy Young 78
4 89 Stuart Lee 1 - 1 Richard Hendin 78
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Camborne on 25th October 2019
  Camborne 3 - 2 Newquay
1 164 Ian George 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 177
2 152 Jan Rodrigo 1 - 0 David Grant 145
3 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
4 142 Colin Sellwood ½ - ½ Martin Jones 117
5 142 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 111

 


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 11th October 2019
  Camborne 3 - 1 Calstock
1 122 Thomas Oates 1 - 0 David Jenkins 113
2 102 Philip Spargo 1 - 0 Mark Reid 104
3 86 Craig Fenwick 1 - 0 Steve Knight 97
4   Default 0 - 1 Default