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


Upcoming Events
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)

Corn Exchange, Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW. Open, Under 155, Under 125. Full details on the congress website here.

Sun Mar 19

U9, U11, U13 Championships

Penair School, Truro, TR1 1TN. Details and entry form here.

Fri Apr 14

WECU Easter Congress (Ends Apr 17)

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

Sun Apr 30

Penwith QP

Marazion Community Centre. Includes the Cornwall Under 16 Championship. Cornwall Grand Prix double points event. Other arrangements TBA

Sat May ?

Megafinal (UK Chess Challenge)

Date and 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

Sun Jun 18

Penwith Cup

Carnon Downs Village Hall. 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. 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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East Devon Congress

There's still time to enter this popular event to be held at the Corn Exchange, Exeter from 10th to 12th March. The organisers have announced a strong entry for the Open, including GM's John Nunn and Keith Arkell. Full details on the congress website here.


Penwith Club Championships

The Penwith club invites entries to its club championships from anyone who is a member of the English Chess Federation.

The event will be a six-round rapidplay held over three consecutive Tuesday nights at the club premises from 7th March.

Full details on the Penwith club page. Printable version 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 22/2/2017

 

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 6 24
Penwith 6 19
Carrick B 6 15
Camborne 5 12
Liskeard 5 5
Newquay 4 4
Played at Camborne on 20/02/2017
  Camborne 3 - 2 Newquay
1 154 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Lloyd Retallick 176
2 147 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Richard Clark 146
3 144 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Martin Jones 126
4 141 Richard Smith 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 104
5 130 John Wilman 1 - 0 Ted Needham-Willams 48
Camborne had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 15/02/2017
  Carrick B 2 - 3 Carrick A
1 148 Richard Stephens ½ - ½ Mark Hassall 183
2 119 Ian Renshaw ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 147
3 96 Guy Bolton 0 - 1 Adam Hussain 147
4 90 Hugh Brown 1 - 0 Nojus Ivanauskas 84
5 46 Tamara Burgess 0 - 1 Sam Edwards 57
Carrick B had white on the odd boards

Roberts Cup

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

Penwith 7 24
Camborne 6 22
Carrick B 7 15
Carrick A 7 13
Calstock 5 12
Newquay 6 12
Liskeard 8 11
 
Played at Liskeard on 20/02/2017
  Liskeard 1 - 3 Carrick B
1 105 Eric Westlake 0 - 1 Marcus Pilling 147
2 108 Stephen Pearce 0 - 1 Mick Hill 143
3 92 Don King 1 - 0 Guy Bolton 96
4 90 Stuart Lee 0 - 1 Steve Best 80

 


500 League

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

West Division
Carrick All Stars 4 13
Carrick A 3 9
Penwith 3 3
East Division
Lerryn 3 12
Liskeard 3 6
Calstock 2 2
 
Played at Ludgvan on 21/02/2017
  Penwith 3½ - 4½ Carrick All Stars
1 132 Percy Gill ½ - 1½ Richard Stephens 172
2 128 James Galloway 1 - 1 Hugh Brown 111
3 95 Harvey Richings 1 - 1 Ian Renshaw 106
4 50 Jon Cochrane 1 - 1 Sam Edwards 57