CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association

Upcoming Events
2017
Sun Sep 17

WECU Jamboree

Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE

Sat Sep 30

Peter Clarke Memorial Tournament

Royal British Legion, Bude. Full details here

Sat Nov 4

Cornwall v Devon (U160)

Venue to be confirmed

Sat Nov 18

Cornwall Junior Championships

Marazion School, School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG. u7, u8, u9,u10, u11 and u16. Details here

Sat Nov 25

Cornwall v Gloucestershire (1st team only)

Shillingford Village Hall, Manstree Junction, Shillingford St George, Exeter, EX2 9QW

2018
Sat Jan 20

Cornwall v Somerset (1st team only)

Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE

Jan 26-28

Simon Bartlett Memorial Tournament

Livermead House Hotel, Torbay Road, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Details and entry form will published on the Bude Chess Club website when available.

Sat Mar 3

Cornwall v Devon (1st team only)

Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley PL4 7EB

Mar 9-11

Cornwall Chess Weekend

Carnon Downs Village Hall. Emigrant Cup and Falmouth Cup. Details TBA


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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Peter Clarke Memorial Tournament

This will be held on Saturday 30th September at the Royal British Legion Club, 5 Burn View, Bude, EX23 8BY. It will be a six round rapidplay with play commencing at 10.30 a.m. Full details here


Cornwall Junior Championships

The Cornwall Junior Championships will be held at Marazion School on Saturday 18th November.

Details as follows:

  • Marazion School, School Lane, Marazion, TR17 0DG
  • Arrival 09;30.
    Registration 09:30-09:45
    Start 10:00
  • 16:00 (unless any rounds finish early, then it could be earlier.)
  • 16:15 approx.

Full details here

Kenton Richings


ECF membership and Game Fee

At the ECF Council meeting on 1st September the 2017/18 budget was passed. The new membership rates, effective from 1st September 2017 are:

  • Bronze £16 (junior £9.50)
  • Silver £23.50 (junior £17)
  • Gold £34 (junior £27.50)

The system of charges for graded games played by non-members has changed. For league, club championship and games played in tournaments within the county, game fee has been abolished. From 1st September 2017 each non-member can have 3 games graded for free. Thereafter, he or she will have to pay a flat fee of £16 (equivalent to a bronze membership) as soon as they exceed the 3 graded games. Bronze members and higher will have their games graded for free. The response of the ECF office to my query suggests that this rate also applies to juniors with no discount.

This means that our arrangements for next season's team and individual competitions will need to take these changes into account in order to avoid the county association and its members incurring unnecessary costs.

Please note that in another change to the system the final date for acquiring or renewing ECF membership is 30th June. The ECF will not accept membership applications for the current season after that date.

Ian George


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.

Details of all our junior chess events, and advice for parents, here

Kenton Richings


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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 19/9/2017

 

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

Camborne 1 4
Newquay 1 1
Truro 0 0
Falmouth 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Penwith 0 0
Played at Newquay on 18/09/2017
  Newquay 1 - 4 Camborne
1 174 Lloyd Retallick ½ - ½ James Hooker 178
2 146 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Ian George 167
3 116 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Colin Sellwood 155
4 106 Richard Nancarrow 0 - 1 Richard Smith 153
5 43 Ted Needham-Williams 0 - 1 Jeff Nicholas 140
Camborne had whte on the odd boards

Roberts Cup

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

Truro 1 4
Falmouth 1 1
Bude 0 0
Calstock 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Played at Carnon Downs on 06/09/2017
  Falmouth 0 - 4 Truro
1 160 Richard Stephens 0 - 1 Marcus Pilling 145
2 121 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 Adam Hussain 145
3 103 Bryan Jones 0 - 1 Guy Bolton 99
4 93 Hugh Brown 0 - 1 Sam Edwards 79
Truro had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Camborne 1 4
Falmouth 1 4
Truro 1 1
Penwith 1 1
East Division
Calstock 1 4
Lerryn 1 4
Bude 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Played at Lerryn on 13/09/2017
  Lerryn 4½ - 3½ Bude
1 152 Gary Trudeau 1 - 1 Ian Rescorla 132
2 132 David R Jenkins ½ - 1½ John Constable 117
3 114 Jason Henderson 2 - 0 Chris Constable 117
4 83 Phil James 1 - 1 Robert Bloxham 95

Liskeard had white on all boards in the first game

Played at Carnon Downs on 13/09/2017
  Truro 2 - 6 Camborne
1 143 Marcus Pilling ½ - 1½ Ian George 162
2 139 Adam Hussain 1½ - ½ Richard Smith 154
3 106 Guy Bolton 0 - 2 Philip Spargo 99
4 75 Sam Edwards 0 -2 Thomas Oates 68

 

Played at Ludgvan on 12/09/2017
  Penwith 3½ - 4½ Falmouth
1 132 Percy Gill 0 - 2 Richard Stephens 160
2 124 James Galloway 1½ - ½ Colin Gardiner 108
3 104 Harvey Richings 2 - 0 Hugh Brown 101
4 66 John James 0 - 2 Bryan Jones 99

 

Played at Liskeard on 11/09/2017
  Liskeard 3½ - 4½ Calstock
1 138 Brian Parkin 1 - 1 David R Jenkins 132
2 105 Gabriel Rusalowicz 1 - 1 Jason Henderson 114
3 93 Eric Westlake 1 - 1 Alan Yoshihara-Coles 107
4 83 Stuart Lee ½ - 1½ Andy Coles 81

Liskeard had white on all boards in the first game