CHESS CORNWALL
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Smith v Gill
Camborne Club Championship, Rd.1
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Game of the Week


Upcoming Events
Fri Dec 16

Camborne Christmas QP

Camborne Chess Club. 7.15 p.m. start. Full details here.

Sat Jan 21

Cornwall v Somerset

Victory Hall, Main Road, Exminister EX6 8DF

Fri Feb 10

Annual Congress (Ends Feb 12)

Carnon Downs village hall. Full details here

Sat Feb 25

Gloucestershire v Cornwall

Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UE. Directions here.

Fri Mar 10

East Devon Congress (Ends Mar 12)

Exeter. Detailed arrangements TBA

Sat Mar 11

U9, U11, U13 Championships

Penair School. Detailed arrangements TBA

Fri Apr 14

WECU Easter Congress (Ends Apr 17)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth. Detailed arrangements TBA

Sun Apr 30

Penwith QP

Marazion Community Centre. Includes the Cornwall Under 16 Championship. Other arrangements TBA

Sat May ?

Megafinal (UK Chess Challenge)

Date and other arrangements TBA

Sat or Sun May ?

Kerrier Cup

Carnon Downs Village Hall. Includes the Penwith Cup and Under 15 Championship. Date and 0ther arrangements TBA

   

2016/17 Season

Grand Prix standings
Diary of the season
Junior diary
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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Laws of Chess
FIDE Laws of Chess (1 July 2014)
Guidance notes on the Laws of Chess (Ian George)
Others
English Chess Federation
ECF Grading Database

Junior Success

Adam Hussain (Truro School and Carrick Chess) won the British Under 12 Rapidplay Chmapionship in Leeds. More information here.

Adam has also been selected for the new England Chess Academy, and has qualified for the England U11 Trial in spring 2017.

Robin Kneebone

Cornwall Junior Championships

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held on Saturday, 3rd December at Penair school. Results will be posted here when available.

Robin Kneebone


Camborne Christmas Quickplay

Camborne's popular festive Christmas quickplay will be held this year on Friday 16th December at Bickford Smith Bowling Club, Tuckingmill, starting at 7.15 p.m.

All welcome. No entry fee. The tournament is not graded and is not part of the Cornwall Grand Prix. As usual there will be seasonal refreshments and many prizes

Full details here.


Annual Congress 2017

The annual chess congress will be held at Carnon Downs Village Hall from Friday 10th (evening) to Sunday 12th February . Given the long advance notice, and preferred date, we hope for a larger entry this season.

Note that the playing sessions are four hours long; the lunch break on the Sunday is short, but will be extended if the Hall is not booked by another organisation for the evening.

Entries to James Hooker please as it states on the form. Entries received after noon on Thursday February 9th incur a £2 penalty.

Please note that if you have not yet paid your ECF membership fee for 2016-7 you will be required to do it as part of your entry.

Both the Emigrant and Falmouth Cups will be part of the 2016/17 Cornwall Grand Prix, counting for double points.

Full details here.


Cornwall Grand Prix

The second event in the 2016/17 Cornwall Grand Prix took place at Lerryn Village Hall on Saturday 22nd October. The winner was Jeremy Menadue with 4½, a half-point ahead of Lloyd Retallick and Gary Trudeau and one point ahead of Robin Kneebone. Lloyd Retallick retains his lead in the Cornwall Grand Prix with 383 points, followed by Robin Kneebone (297) and Jeremy Menadue (200 ).

The event incorporated the Under 14 Championship which was won by Adam Hussain on 3/5 with Sam Edwards 2nd on 1½.

Full scores 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 5/12/2016

 

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 4 16
Penwith 4 14
Camborne 4 11
Carrick B 4 10
Newquay 4 4
Liskeard 4 4
Played at Camborne on 02/12/2016
  Camborne 1½ - 3½ Carrick A
1 177 James Hooker ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 189
2 154 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Mark Hassall 183
3 147 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 148
4 144 Martin Pope 0 - 1 Mick Hill 143
5 141 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Adam Hussain 137
Camborne had white on the odd boards
Played at Ludgvan on 29/11/2016
  Penwith 3½ - 1½ Carrick B
1 182 Mark Watkins ½ - ½ Robin Kneebone 174
2 176 David Saqui ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 148
3 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 119
4 128 James Galloway 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 90
5 123 Kenton Richings 1 - 0 David Walton 50
Penwith had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 23/11/2016
  Carrick A 4½ - ½ Liskeard
1 189 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau 153
2 148 Richard Stephens 1 - 0 Dadid R Jenkins 125
3 147 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 David Lucas 121
4 143 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Brian Parkin 125
5 137 Adam Hussain ½ - ½ Maurice Richards 107
Carrick A had white on the odd boards
Played at Ludgvan on 22/11/2016
  Penwith 2½ - 2½ Camborne
1 182 Mark Watkins ½ - ½ James Hooker 177
2 176 David Saqui 1 - 0 Colin Sellwood 154
3 149 Percy Gill ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 147
4 128 James Galloway 0 - 1 Richard Smith 141
5 123 Kenton Richings ½ - ½ John Wilman 130
Camborne had white on the odd boards
Played at Newquay on 21/11/2016
  Newquay 2 - 3 Carrick B
1 176 Lloyd Retallick 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 174
2 143 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 148
3 126 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Mick Hill 143
4 120 Martyn Probert 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 119
5 104 Richard Nancarrow ½ - ½ Hugh Brown 90
Newquay had white on the odd boards

Roberts Cup

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

Camborne 4 14
Carrick B 3 8
Penwith 3 8
Carrick A 4 8
Calstock 3 7
Newquay 3 7
Liskeard 4 4
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 16/11/2016
  Carrick A 3½ - ½ Liskeard
1 148 Richard Stephens 1 - 0 Maurice Richards 107
2 119 Ian Renshaw 1 - 0 Don King 92
3 96 Guy Bolton ½ - ½ Eric Westlake 105
4 90 Hugh Brown 1 - 0 Stuart Lee UG

Liskeard had white on the odd boards


500 League

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

West Division
Carrick All Stars 2 5
Carrick A 1 4
Penwith 1 1
East Division
Lerryn 2 8
Liskeard 1 1
Calstock 1 1
 
Played at Carnon Downs on 16/11/2016
  Carrick All Stars 7 - 1 Penwith
1 137 Adam Hussain 2 - 0 Harvey Richings 95
2 50 David Walton 2 - 0 Ben Jago 94
3 57 Sam Edwards 2 - 0 John James 73
4 84 Nojus Ivanauskas 1 - 1 Jon Cochrane 50