Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Meeting Night
Boot Inn
Fore Street
PL18 9RN
Tel: 01822 834866
Richard Hendin
Tel: 07812 891601
County Shield
Team Captain
David R Jenkins
Tel: 01822 832233
Fixtures and results
L 17/10/2018 1½ - 3½ Falmouth
W 13/11/2018 3½ - 1½ Camborne
L 11/12/2018 1½ - 3½ Liskeard
W 08/01/2019 3½ - 1½ Truro
L 04/02/2019 1½ - 3½ Newquay
L 15/03/2019 1 - 4 Camborne
L 03/04/2019 1 - 4 Truro
A 13/05/2019 Mon Liskeard
H 28/05/2019 Tue Falmouth
H TBA TBA Newquay
Roberts Cup
Team Captain
David R Jenkins
Tel: 01822 832233
Fixtures and results
D 10/09/2018 2 - 2 Newquay
W 08/10/2018 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
L 08/11/2018 ½ - 3½ Bude
L 05/12/2018 1½ - 2½ Falmouth
W 02/01/2019 3 - 1 Liskeard
L 23/01/2019 1½ - 2½ Redruth
L 13/03/2019 ½ - 3½ Truro
L 10/04/2019 1½ - 2 Newquay
H 24/04/2019 Wed Bude
A 10/05/2019 Fri Camborne
500 League
Team Captain
Richard Hendin
Tel: 07812 601891
Fixtures and results
L 27/09/2018 2 - 6 Lerryn
W 24/10/2018 5½ - 2½ Bude
D 19/11/2018 4 - 4 Liskeard
D 19/12/2018 4 - 4 Lerryn
D 17/01/2019 4 - 4 Bude
L 13/02/2019 2 - 6 Liskeard
Arthur Busby Cup
Team Captain
David R Jenkins
Tel: 01822 832233
Fixtures and results
L 30/01/2019 2 - 3 Carrick
Roger Grime Cup
Team Captain
Steve Knight
Tel: 01822 834017
Fixtures and results
D 31/10/2018 2 - 2 Liskeard
Andrew Greet Simul - April 14

International Master Andrew Greet will be holding a simultaneous tournament on Sunday 14 April in the Old Chapel and Arts Centre in Calstock, commencing at 2.15 pm. As numbers are limited to 21 players and 6 juniors it is an invitation only event, although a table is guaranteed to the first 12 to apply (see below). Those unfamiliar with the conditions of a simul are invited to read David Jenkins' article The chess player's fear of the simul in the Archive section of this website. A simul offers a unique chance to go head-to-head with an extremely strong player, and promising juniors will find it particularly exciting.

The Old Chapel is a wonderful location overlooking the river Tamar in walking distance of two pubs. The entry fee is £12 which includes tea/coffee/fruit juice and biscuits. Up to six juniors will be sponsored by the Cornwall Chess Association and will pay nothing. Discreet spectators are welcome, particularly parents accompanying younger juniors.

The Calstock rail station is within 500 metres and has a free car park. The event is also accessible by rail. There is a train leaving Truro at 11.43 am which connects with the Tamar Valley line at Plymouth. At Plymouth there is a 10 minute wait and a connecting train that leaves Plymouth at 11.43 am and arrives at Calstock at 12.57 pm. Perfect timing! The return train leaves Calstock at a convenient 18.46 pm but please note it is the last on a Sunday.

If you wish to book a table for this match contact David Jenkins by email on Once you receive confirmation you are definitely booked and owe the money (we are on a tight budget). The six juniors to be sponsored by the Association will be contacted separately.

David Jenkins

About the club

The Calstock Chess Club meets Wednesday evenings from 7 pm in the Boot Inn, Calstock. the club offers chess training for players aspiring to improve their game as well as opportunities for casual and competitive chess. All are welcome, including beginners, juniors and returners to chess, as well as graded players new to the area.


Matches and club nights are held in the convivial atmosphere of the Boot Inn, our excellent hosts, where for matches we have a quiet dedicated room.

Please note that secretary Richard Hendin has a new email address: The previous email address is no longer valid

For more information please contact:

David Jenkins 01822 832233
Richard Hendin 07812 891601
Steve Knight 01822 834017

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Team News

Strategic alliance

The Calstock and Lerryn Chess Clubs are continuing their strategic alliance with overlapping membership. This arrangement was endorsed by the Cornwall Chess Association to assist village clubs in meeting their league obligations. This year there has been a switch of club nights, with Calstock meeting on Wednesdays and Lerryn on Thursdays, a change that effects the scheduling of league matches.

County Shield team

Following the closure of the Penwith club, we have entered a team in the County Shield under the provisional name "Calstock and East Cornwall". It will field players from outside the club and play its matches on Tuesdays at a venue (not the Boot) and with a captain to be arranged.

Club News

The club was mid-placed in the Roberts Cup last season, but did less well in the 500 league, although the differences were narrow.

We have lost David Twine to Plymouth although he has assisted in our training program and may still make the occasional game for us. Several new members have joined the club and the level of enthusiasm is high both for league participation and friendly games on club night.

Last updated 11/4/2019

Team Competition Results
League tables
Board scores (all competitions)
Calendar inc. (away matches in black)
24/04 Roberts Bude
10/05 Roberts Camborne
13/05 Shield Liskeard
28/05 Shield Falmouth

Graded players
  JUL 2018  
  SP QP    
David Twine 177 156    
Duncan Irvine 164 (E) 164 (E)    
Terry Glover 130 (E) 130 (E)    
Alistair Bissell 128 125 (E)    
Jason Henderson 128 122    
Stephen Pearce 124 93    
Nigel Kirkman 120 (E) 120 (E)    
David R Jenkins 111 127    
Andy Young 104 83    
George Black 100 (E) 100 (E)    
Richard Hendin 97 83    
Phil James 91 91 (E)    
Steve Knight 83 97    
Alan Yoshihara-Coles 75 105    
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