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Cornwall U160 v Devon U160 (31/3/2019)

Matthew Wilson v Richard Smith (Board 1)

David Saqui

As promised, here are a couple of David's games out of the many that could have been chosen.
Alan Brusey v David Saqui (WECU Championship 1999)
Robin Horner v David Saqui (Kerrier Cup 2000)

Upcoming Events
2019
Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, EX8 2AG. Entry form here

Tue Apr 30

David Saqui Cup

Final date for entries

Fri May 3

Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)

Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ.
Open to all. 3 sections (U190, U150, U110), 5 round Swiss.
Full details here.

Sat May 11

Open Rapidplay

In aid of St Petrocs Charity for the homeless.
St Augustine of Hippo Church, Woodland Road, St Austell, PL25 4RA. From 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Entry £10 adult, £5 junior. Light refreshments available.
Jackie Davis 01872 260948 or email Jackie.davis@stpetrocs.org.uk.

Sun May 19

Cornwall U180 v Essex 180

The Salisbury Club, Walcot Gate, Bath, BA1 6AB. Play starts at 1 o'clock p.m.

Fri May 31

Camborne AGM

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Start 7.15 p.m.

Sat Jun 1

UKCC Cornwall Megafinal

Stratton Primary School, New Road, Stratton, Bude, EX23 9AP. Doors open 10.00 a.m.. Round 1 start 10.30 a.m. Full details, including how to enter, at www.budechess.co.uk/ukcc-cornwall-megafinal.php.

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Cornwall Open Congress 2019

Our annual congress, renamed the Cornwall Open Congress, will be held in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2019.

  • For the first time 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: 36 moves in 90 minutes followed by 15 minutes rapidplay finish.

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


UKCC Cornwall Megafinal - June 1

Bude Chess has been asked by Sarah Longson from the UK Chess Challenge to organise and run the Cornwall Megafinal of the UK Chess Challenge this year.

We are pleased to confirm that it will be held on Saturday 1st June 2019 at Stratton Primary School, New Road, Stratton, Bude, EX23 9AP.

Doors open 10:00 First Round 10:30 Entry £15.00

Enter on the Delancey UK Chess Challenge website
More details at Bude Chess

John Constable


David Saqui Cup

To honour the memory of David Saqui an anonymous donor has given us a handsome silver cup to be named the David Saqui Cup. He has asked us to use it as an annual best game prize for ECF members attached to Cornish clubs, highlighting imaginative, attacking chess of the kind that David favoured. Bob Jones of Devon, who will be well known to many of you for his Western Morning News column and tireless promotion of chess in the west country over the years, has agreed to act as judge.

The first award of the cup will be for games played during the period 1st January to 31st December, 2018. The competition will be conducted as follows:

  • Players may enter up to two games. Annotations are welcome but not compulsory.
  • Entries to be emailed to me at 3a.roskear@gmail.com
  • ChessBase readable file attachments are preferred but if you do not have access to this format, please send your submission with the moves and any notes typed. I will then convert it before sending it to Bob.
  • The closing date for entries is 30th April, 2019.
  • The maximum number of games sent to Bob will be 10. If there are more than 10 entries I will make a preliminary selection of the games to be sent to him.
  • If the number of entries falls below 10 the committee may make up the number by adding games which it considers worthy of consideration.
  • Before sending the games to Bob I will remove all player identification.
  • When Bob has made his decision, the winning game will be published on our website and in his Western Morning News column. The other candidate games will also be made available on our website.
  • It is intended to present the cup at the Annual General Meeting after the end of the 2018/19 season.

Ian George


Camborne Open Rapidplay - 12 April

This was held at Centenary Methodist Church, Camborne. Grant Healey (Carrick) was the winner with 4½/5. Report and final scores here.

Ian George


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.

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 16/4/2019

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

Truro 8 26
Camborne 8 23
Newquay 7 19
Falmouth 8 18
Liskeard 8 15
Calstock 7 13
Played at Carnon Downs on on 03/05/2019
  Truro 4 - 1 Calstock
1 180 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Duncan Irvine 164
2 173 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Mick Hill 138
3 151 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Jason Henderson 128
4 142 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 Richard Hendin 97
5 117 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Mark Reid UG

Truro had white on the odd boards

Played at Liskeard on on 01/04/2019
  Liskeard 2 - 3 Falmouth
1 161 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Grant Healey 178
2 135 Keith Brewer ½ - ½ Toby Willis 152
3 134 Stephen Savill ½ - ½ Boris Kostadinov 117
4 124 Stephen Pearce ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 115
5 119 Brian Parkin ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 113

Falmouth had white on the odd boards

Played at Newquay on on 01/04/2019
  Newquay 1½ - 3½ Camborne
1 176 Lloyd Retallick 0 - 1 James Hooker 175
2 144 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Ian George 161
3 153 David Grant ½ - ½ Colin Sellwood 150
4 142 Richard Clark ½ - ½ Richard Smith 157
5 114 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Jeff Nicholas 141

Camborne had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

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

Truro 8 27
Newquay 8 25
Bude 8 24
Redruth 10 19
Camborne 8 18
Falmouth 7 17
Calstock 7 14
Liskeard 8 11
Played at Liskeard on 08/04/2019
  Liskeard 2½ - 1½ Redruth
1 134 Stephen Savill ½ - ½ Ian George 161
2 110 David Lucas 0 - 1 Richard Smith 157
3 104 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 148
4 73 Stuart Lee 1 - 0 John James 78
Liskeard had white on the odd boards

500 League

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

West Division
Truro 6 18
Redruth 6 17
Falmouth 6 13
Camborne 6 10
East Division
Liskeard 6 16
Lerryn 6 14
Bude 6 14
Calstock 6 12
Played at Camborne on 29/03/2019
  Camborne 3½ - 4½ Redruth
1 144 Jeff Nicholas 1 - 1 Ian George 174
2 126 Anton Barkhuysen ½ - 1½ Richard Smith 155
3 106 Colin Long 1 - 1 Colin Gardiner 105
4 50 Craig Fenwick 1 - 1 Rebecca Gardiner 58
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 27/03/2019
  Falmouth 2½ - 5½ Truro
1 173 Grant Healey 1 - 1 Robin Kneebone 161
2 152 Toby Willis ½ - 1½ Adam Hussain 146
3 117 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 1 Marcus Pilling 139
4 50 Peter Doubleday 0 - 2 Dominic Mayhew 50
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Camborne on 22/02/2019
  Camborne 1 - 4 Carrick
1 161 Ian George ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 180
2 150 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Grant Healey 178
3 157 Richard Smith 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 173
4 141 Jeff Nicholas 0 - 1 Toby Willis 152
5 134 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 142

Carrick will play at home to Newquay in the final


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 15/03/2019
  Camborne ½ - 3½ Bude
1 134 Martin Pope 0- 1 Geoff Lingard 131
2 106 Colin Long ½ - ½ Ian Rescorla 130
3 107 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 John Constable 119
4 70 Rebecca Gardiner 0 - 1 Christine Constable 101