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Upcoming Events
2018
Mon Jun 25

AGM and Secretaries' Meeting

Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG. Commences at 7.00 p.m.

Tue Jul 3

Summer Chess

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome at the first of three informal chess gatherings in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Join in some kriegspiel, pairs chess or any other variant you fancy .... otherwise there will be boards and sets available for ordinary games. Age 12 and above.

Fri Jul 27

British Championships (10 days)

Hull City Hall, Queen Victoria Square, Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RQ. Kevin Staveley Email: manager.british@englishchess.org.uk. Website: http://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk

Tue Jul 31

Summer Chess

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome at the second of three informal chess gatherings in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Join in some kriegspiel, pairs chess or any other variant you fancy .... otherwise there will be boards and sets available for ordinary games. Age 12 and above.

Tue Aug 28

Summer Chess

Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PF from 7.00 p.m. Car park at the side of the pub. All welcome at the last of three informal chess gatherings in the restaurant of this traditional pub which serves excellent cask beer. Join in some kriegspiel, pairs chess or any other variant you fancy .... otherwise there will be boards and sets available for ordinary games. Age 12 and above.

Sun Sep 2

Devon CCA Congress (7 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Matthew Wilson Email: mattmrwc@hotmail.com. Website: https://dccapaigntonchess.com

Sun Oct 28

Kerrier Cup

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

Mon Nov 5

Beacon Seniors (5 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, EX8 2AF. RH Jones Email: jones_r53@sky.com. Website: http://keverelchess.com/

Fri Nov 9

Torbay Congress (3 days)

Livermead House Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6QJ. Phil McConnell Email: secretary@torbaycongress.com. Website: http://torbaycongress.com/

Sat Nov 24

Cornwall v Devon

Venue and arrangements TBA

Fri Dec 14

Camborne Christmas QP

Bickford Smith Bowling Pavilion, Tuckingmill. Full details to follow

2019
Sat Jan 19

Cornwall v Somerset

Venue and arrangements TBA

Sat Mar 2

Cornwall v Gloucestershire

Venue and arrangements TBA

Sat Mar 9

East Devon Congress (2 days)

Exeter Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Dr Tim Paulden Email: timpaulden@gmail.com. Website: http://eastdevonchesscongress.com/

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Venue and arrangements TBA

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Summer Chess

Over the summer, on 3 and 31 July and 28 August (all Tuesdays), from 7.00 p.m. there will a chess gathering in the restaurant of the Plume of Feathers, Fore Street, Pool. All are welcome. These are intended to be informal gatherings for recreational chess. It's intended to try some kriegspiel, pairs chess and any other variants that people want to play. Equipment provided. If that isn't enough to tempt you, the pub stocks an excellent selection of cask beers! Age 12 and above.

Ian George


AGM and Secretaries' Meeting

The annual general meeting of the association will be held on Monday 25th June at Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, Camborne, TR14 8RG., commencing at 7.00 p.m.

The Management Committee ("secretaries") meeting, for the purpose of discussing arrangements for the 2018/19 season, will follow the AGM after a brief interval. I will publish the agenda for this meeting at the same time as that for the AGM.

The agendas of the two meetings together with the accounts and officers' reports received to date are here. Please note that you should print and bring with you any documents that you need as I will not be bringing any to the meeting for distribution. Would officers having any reports or other papers that they wish me to include please send them to me as soon as possible.

Notes

  • In order to assist Hugh, as League Secretary, to lead the discussion on the format of the 2018/19 team competitions, would clubs please inform him in good time before the meeting of what teams they intend to enter. Please also copy to me for the meeting papers.

  • Annual Congress
    We have two serious issues to overcome.

    Following various complaints from the committee at Carnon Downs Village Hall arising out of this year's event, the association will not be allowed to use it for a weekend event again. We therefore need to find a new venue.

    There are currently no plans for an annual weekend congress next season because previous organisers are not willing run it again. This is our premier event of the season and it is essential that in future clear arrangements are put in place beforehand for the efficient running of the congress. This will involve someone being in charge of administration (including the booking and management of a suitable venue) and leading a team of helpers with defined roles.

  • In the 2017/18 season the number of events organised fell to an all time low. Apart from the Peter Clarke Memorial at Bude and the annual congress, there were only two club championships and a number of informal club events. We badly need a number of organising teams to put on some tournaments to increase the amount of competitive chess activity in the county. I will put this on the agenda.

  • Election of Officers
    Several officers are not seeking re-election. Now that he is living abroad county match captain, Mark Hassall, is standing down and Richard Smith is standing as his replacement. The office of secretary has been vacant for two years and I am volunteering for a second term. Kenton Richings having stood down, we need a new junior secretary. In addition Robin Kneebone has expressed an interest in acting as Publicity Officer and I wil propose that he be co-opted to the Executive Committee in this role

Ian George
Acting Secretary


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


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


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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 17/6/2018

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 10 32
Camborne 10 32
Truro 10 28
Falmouth 10 19
Liskeard 10 17
Newquay 10 14

Roberts Cup

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

Newquay 12 38
Truro 12 37
Falmouth 12 31
Calstock 12 25
Liskeard 12 23
Bude 12 23
Camborne 12 22

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