CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Meeting Night
Fridays
Venue (Map)
Bickford Smith Bowling Club
Tuckingmill
Camborne
TR14 8RG
President
Philip Williams
Secretary
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Treasurer
Debbie Smith
Contact Richard Smith - see above
Club Championship organiser
Ian George
Tel: 07890 133221
Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com
County Shield
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
W 19/09/2018 4½ - ½ Falmouth
L 19/10/2018 2 - 3 Liskeard
L 13/11/2019 1½ - 3½ Calstock
W 12/12/2018 3 - 2 Truro
L 11/01/2019 1½ - 3½ Newquay
W 08/02/2019 4½ - ½ Falmouth
W 15/03/2019 4 - 1 Calstock

Home matches in April and May will be played at: Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP.

The church is situated next door to Tesco approx. half a mile further along the A3047 from Bickford Smith Bowling Club. Parking is available free of charge in the Tesco car park.

When you arrive at the church go up the lane to the side (Middle Centenary Row) and enter by the side door. We will be using the large meeting room at the top of the staircase.

This arrangement is for April and May only when we do not have the use of the bowling pavilion. We will return there at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

W 01/04/2019 3½ - 1½ Newquay
L 17/05/2019 1½ - 3½ Truro
W 20/05/2019 3½ - 1½ Liskeard
Roberts Cup - Camborne
Team Captain
Colin Sellwood
Tel: 01209 216135
Fixtures and results
L 06/10/2018 1½ - 2½ Bude
W 31/10/2018 2½ - 1½ Truro
D 07/11/2018 2 - 2 Falmouth
L 30/11/2018 1 - 3 Redruth
W 04/01/2019 2½ - 1½ Redruth
L 25/01/2019 1½ - 2½ Truro
W 08/02/2019 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
L 11/03/2019 1½ - 2½ Newquay

Home matches in April and May will be played at: Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP.

The church is situated next door to Tesco approx. half a mile further along the A3047 from Bickford Smith Bowling Club. Parking is available free of charge in the Tesco car park.

When you arrive at the church go up the lane to the side (Middle Centenary Row) and enter by the side door. We will be using the large meeting room at the top of the staircase.

This arrangement is for April and May only when we do not have the use of the bowling pavilion. We will return there at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

L 26/04/2019 1 - 3 Falmouth
D 10/05/2019 2 - 2 Calstock
Roberts Cup - Redruth
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
L 11/09/2018 1 - 3 Bude
L 12/10/2018 1½ - 2½ Falmouth
W 31/10/2018 3 - 1 Falmouth
W 30/11/2018 3 - 1 Camborne
L 05/12/2018 1½ - 2½ Truro
L 04/01/2019 1½ - 2½ Camborne
W 23/01/2019 2½ - 1½ Calstock
L 01/03/2019 1 - 3 Newquay
L 22/03/2019 1 - 3 Truro
L 08/04/2019 1½ - 2½ Liskeard
500 League - Camborne
Team Captain
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
L 28/09/2018 3 - 5 Falmouth
D 26/10/2018 4 - 4 Redruth
W 23/11/2018 4½ - 3½ Truro
L 16/01/2019 3½ - 4½ Falmouth
L 13/02/2019 2 - 6 Truro
L 29/03/2019 3½ - 4½ Redruth
500 League - Redruth
Team Captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
D 26/10/2018 4 - 4 Camborne
W 02/11/2018 6½ - 1½ Truro
W 21/11/2018 4½ - 3½ Falmouth
L 16/01/2019 3½ - 4½ Truro
D 08/03/2019 4 - 4 Falmouth
W 29/03/2019 4½ - 3½ Camborne
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
L 22/02/2019 1 - 4 Carrick
Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Team captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
W 03/12/2018 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
L 15/03/2019 ½ - 3½ Bude
Annual General Meeting

The AGM which was due take place on Friday May 31 has had to be postponed to the beginning of next season because Richard is ill and unable to attend on Friday. It has been re-scheduled to Friday 6th September

Ian George


About the club

The club meets at 7.30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bickford Smith Bowling Club in Tuckingmill from October to March and in April and May at Centenary Methodist Church, Camborne. We welcome new members from beginners to experienced players. If you want to play chess, whatever your level of ability or experience, we enter teams in all the county league and cup competitions and organise a club championship and other internal competitions. If you just want to play practice games in a friendly atmosphere, you will be made very welcome whether you are a member or not.

Members and visitors to the club should approach the bowling pavilion gate via the tarmac drive and not the shortcut to/from the car park beside the fence as this is poorly lit and can be slippery in wet or freezing conditions.

For more information please contact:

Richard Smith 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Ian George 07890 133221
3a.roskear@gmail.com
Colin Sellwood 01209 216135

A member writes...

"I learned to play chess as a child, playing only socially. After a break of 20 years, I started playing online and, after a couple of years, decided that I'd like to try over-the-board chess in a club. I acquired the contact e-mail address for Camborne club from this site and, following brief correspondence, turned up one Friday evening.

I received a warm welcome and joined in the informal quickplay games being played. At the end of the evening, I was asked to play in a match the following week. Nothing could better sum up the inclusive and encouraging nature of the club than this: the team captain actually gave up his place in the line-up for me to play. Several members have joined since I did and I have seen this basic pattern repeat itself.

It's a great club to join - please come along!"

David Jenkins

Last updated 15/6/2019

Team Competition Results
League tables
Board scores (all competitions)
Graded players
  JUL 2018  
  SP QP    
James Hooker 175 174 (E)    
Ian George 161 174    
Richard Smith 157 155    
Colin Sellwood 150 153    
Jan Rodrigo 148 122 (E)    
Jeff Nicholas 141 144 (E)    
John Wilman 135 135 (E)    
Martin Pope 134 140 (E)    
Anton Barkhuysen 120 126 (E)    
Thomas Oates 112 116    
Richard Humpleby 112 124    
James Galloway 110 117(E)    
Colin Gardiner 107 105    
Colin Long 106 (E) 106 (E)    
Philip Spargo 103 111    
John James 78 72    
Rebecca Gardiner 70 58    
Brent Cole 50 (NP) 50 (NP)    
Craig Fenwick 50 (NP) 50 (NP)    

Club Champions (Trevor Johns Cup)
2018/19 James Hooker
2017/18 Ian George
2016/17 Colin Sellwood
2015/16 David Saqui
2014/15 Mark Watkins
Robin Kneebone
2013/14 Mark Watkins
2012/13 Mark Watkins
2011/12 Not held
2010/11 Not held
2009/10 Not held
2008/09 Not held
2007/08 Ian George
Philip Williams
2006/07 Not held
2005/06 Ian George
2004/05 Philip Willliams
2003/04 Ian George
2002/03 Bas Geelhoed
2001/02 Ian George
2000/01 Philip Hutchings
1999/00 Ian George
1998/99 Ian George
1997/98 Philip Williams
1996/97 Roland Cole
1995/96 Ian George
1994/95 Philip Williams
1993/94 Philip Williams
Philip Hutchings
1992/93 Ian George
Roland Cole
1991/92 Ian George
1990/91 Ian George
Roland Cole
1989/90 Not held
1988/89 Not held
1987/88 Ian George
1986/87 Philip Williams
1985/86 Jeff Nicholas
1984/85 Philip Williams
Roger Grime
1983/84 Philip Williams
1982/83 Ian George
1981/82 Jeff Nicholas
1980/81 Roger Grime
1979/80 Nick Cummings
Under 125 Champions (Philip Williams Cup)
2018/19 Bryan Jones
2017/18 Not held
2016/17 Not held
2015/16 Kenton Richings
2014/15 Richard Humpleby

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