CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Upcoming Events
Fri Apr 14

WECU Easter Congress (Ends Apr 17)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth. Full details and entry form here.

Sun Apr 30

West Cornwall QP

Marazion Community Centre. Includes the Cornwall Under 16 Championship. Cornwall Grand Prix double points event. Full details here

Sat May 6

Megafinal (UK Chess Challenge)

Penair School, Truro. Other arrangements TBA

Sat Jun 17

Kerrier Cup

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH, 1.30 p.m. to early evening. Cornwall Grand Prix triple points eventDetailed arrangements TBA

Sat Sep 16

Charity QP

Carnon Downs Village Hall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In aid of St Petroc’s Homeless Charity Detailed arrangements TBA


2016/17 Season

Grand Prix standings
Diary of the season
Junior diary
Cornwall grades
Annual congress
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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Team Competitions

Lerryn and Carrick All Stars have won the east and west sections of the 500 League and will meet in the final on 26th April at Probus Village Hall.

Liskeard defeated Calstock by 2½-1½ in the final of the Roger Grime Cup.

In the semi-final A. W. Busby Cup Carrick will be at home to Newquay on 5th April. The winner will meet Penwith in the final.


West Cornwall QP - 30th April

This is the fourth event in the Cornwall Grand Prix and will be held at Marazion Community Centre. It will also incorporate the Cornwall Under 16 Champiuonship. Full details here.


Cornwall Grand Prix

The annual congress was the third event in the 2016/17 Grand Prix, counting for double points.

Grand Prix standings Grand Prix programme


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

Robin Kneebone


Laws of Chess

I have written a series of guidance notes on the laws of chess for the benefit of anyone playing in our competitions and those venturing East of the Tamar. These cover the revised FIDE Laws effective from 1st July 2014 (including the way in which they are implemented in our competitions where there is a range of options) together with notes on a number of areas that are not always properly understood and can sometimes result in unnecessary disputes. They can be found here. A printable version is here.

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 24/3/2017

 

League and Cup Results 2016/17 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

Carrick A 7 28
Penwith 7 23
Camborne 7 20
Carrick B 7 16
Newquay 7 10
Liskeard 7 6
Played at Carnon Downs on 15/03/2017
  Carrick B 1 - 4 Penwith
1 174 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Mark Watkins 182
2 148 Richard Stephens 0 - 1 David Saqui 176
3 101 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 Percy Gill 149
4 90 Hugh Brown ½ - ½ Jan Rodrigo UG
5 UG Bryan Jones 0 - 1 James Galloway 128
 
Played at Newquay on 13/03/2017
  Newquay 1½ - 3½ Carrick A
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Played at Liskeard on 13/03/2017
  Liskeard 1 - 4 Camborne
1 153 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 James Hooker 177
2 115 Brian Parkin ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 147
3 121 David Lucas 0 - 1 Richard Smith 141
4 105 Eric Westlake 0 - 1 John Wilman 130
5 108 Stephen Pearce ½ - ½ Philip Spargo 106
 

Roberts Cup

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

Penwith 9 30
Camborne 7 24
Carrick B 8 19
Calstock 6 16
Carrick A 9 15
Newquay 7 13
Liskeard 8 11
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 22/03/2017
  Carrick B 3 - 1 Newquay
1 147 Marcus Pilling ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
2 143 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Martin Jones 126
3 UG Bryan Jones ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 104
4 96 Guy Bolton 1 - 0 D. Saliche UG

 

Played at Carnon Downs on 22/03/2017
  Carrick A 1 - 3 Penwith
1 148 Richard Stephens 0 - 1 Jan Rodrigo UG
2 119 Ian Renshaw 0 - 1 James Galloway 128
3 101 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 Richard Humpleby 120
4 90 Hugh Brown 1 - 0 John James 73
Penwith had white on the odd boards

 


500 League

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

West Division
Carrick All Stars 4 13
Carrick A 4 10
Penwith 4 7
East Division
Lerryn 4 16
Liskeard 4 10
Calstock 4 4
 
Played at Calstock on 16/03/2017
  Calstock 3½ - 4½ Liskeard
1 125 David R Jenkins 1 - 1 Brian Parkin 141
2 50 Alistair Bissell 1½ - ½ Don King 101
3 91 Richard Hendin 0 - 2 Eric Westlake 86
4 94 Steve Knight 1 - 1 Stuart Lee 91

 

Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Final. Played at Calstock on 26/01/2017
  Calstock 1½ - 2½ Liskeard
1 129 Jason Henderson 1 - 0 David Lucas 121
2 125 David R Jenkins ½ - ½ Brian Parkin 115
3 80 Alan Coles 0 - 1 Stephen Pearce 108
4 113 Richard Hendin 0 - 1 Maurice Richards 107