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
Telephone:
07890 133221 (m)
01209 719727 (available after 2 p.m.)
Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com
County Shield (Camborne)
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
H 20/09/2019 Fri Liskeard
A 08/10/2019 Tue Penzance
A 31/10/2019 Thu Bude
H 15/11/2019 Fri Calstock
H 20/12/2019 Fri Falmouth
A 06/01/2020 Mon Newquay
H 24/01/2020 Fri Truro
H 07/02/2020 Fri Penzance
H 21/02/2020 Fri Bude
A 25/03/2020 Wed Calstock

The remaining home matches in April and May will be played at a venue to be arranged

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 2020/21 season.

H 17/04/2020 Fri Newquay
A 27/04/2020 Mon Liskeard
A 20/05/2020 Wed Falmouth
A 27/05/2020 Wed Truro
County Shield (Penzance)
Venue and Match Night
Unless otherwise indicated, home matches will be played on Tuesdays at Ludgvan Community Centre, Fairfield, Ludgvan, Penzance, TR20 8ES.
Team Captain
Ian George
Telephone:
07890 133221 (m)
01209 719727 (available after 2 p.m.)
Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
H 17/09/2019 Tue Newquay
H 08/10/2019 Tue Camborne
A 28/10/2019 Mon Liskeard
A 13/11/2019 Wed Falmouth
H 03/12/2019 Tue Bude
A 08/01/2020 Wed Truro
A 23/01/2020 Thu Calstock
The above match will be played at Probus Village Hall, Amelia Close, Probus, TR2 4TS.
A 07/02/2020 Fri Camborne
H 18/02/2020 Tue Liskeard
H 20/03/2020 Fri Calstock
The above match will be played at Bickford Smith Bowling Pavilion, Tuckingmill.
H 24/03/2020 Tue Falmouth
H 14/04/2020 Tue Truro
A 20/04/2020 Mon Newquay
A 21/05/2020 Thu Bude
The above match will be played at Probus Village Hall, Amelia Close, Probus, TR2 4TS.
Roberts Cup (Camborne)
Team Captain
Colin Sellwood
Tel: 01209 216135
Fixtures and results
A 13/09/2019 Fri Redruth
H 29/11/2019 Fri Carrick Rooks
A 13/01/2020 Mon Liskeard
H 31/01/2020 Fri Carrick Kings
A 27/02/2020 Thu Bude
H 03/04/2020 Fri Calstock

The remaining home matches in April and May will be played at a venue to be arranged

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 2020/21 season.

H 24/04/2020 Fri Newquay
A 13/05/2020 Wed Lerryn
Roberts Cup (Redruth)
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
H 13/09/2019 Fri Camborne
H 18/10/2019 Fri Calstock
A 28/11/2019 Thu Bude
H 10/01/2020 Fri Newquay
A 29/01/2020 Wed Lerryn
H 13/03/2020 Fri Liskeard
A 01/04/2020 Wed Carrick Kings
A 22/04/2020 Wed Carrick Rooks
500 League (Camborne)
Team Captain
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
H 04/10/2019 Fri Carrick Knights
H 08/11/2019 Fri Redruth
A 13/12/2019 Fri Redruth
A 18/12/2019 Wed Carrick Bishops
H 06/03/2020 Fri Carrick Bishops
A 08/04/2020 Wed Carrick Knights
500 League (Redruth)
Team Captain
TBA
Tel: TBA
Email: TBA
Fixtures and results
H 04/10/2019 Fri Carrick Bishops
A 08/11/2019 Fri Camborne
H 13/12/2019 Fri Camborne
A 18/12/2019 Wed Carrick Knights
H 06/03/2020 Fri Carrick Knights
A 08/04/2020 Wed Carrick Bishops
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
H 25/10/2019 Fri Newquay
Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Team captain
TBA
Tel: TBA
Email: TBA
Fixtures and results
H 11/10/2019 Fri Calstock
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 a venue to be arranged.

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 01209 719727 (available after 2 p.m.) 07890 133221 (m)
3a.roskear@gmail.com
Colin Sellwood 01209 216135

2019/20 Season
Fixtures

The source of the fixtures listed in the left hand column is the final list published by the League Secretary on 30th June. It should be regarded as provisional until the season gets under way as the dates and/or venues of some fixtures may be changed if so agreed by the clubs concerned.

Team Competitions

The teams for the county competitions will be the same as last year with one addition. Several members of the disbanded Penwith club have expressed an interest in playing league chess again and we are delighted to welcome them back. We have therefore entered a second team in the County Shield, with Ian George as captain. This team will be called Penzance and will play its home matches at Ludgvan Community centre. Apart from the three nominated players, all our players will be eligible to play for both Penzance and Camborne.

Club Championship

We intend to run this along the same lines as last year with an open and a grading-limited section. As in recent years players from all clubs in Cornwall are welcome to enter.

Other Activities

The season will begin with the AGM on 6th September. We will holding our popular annual Christmas QP and Gambit tournaments together with an evening QP. Provisional dates for these are in the Friday Night Calendar. In addition we will endeavour to put on one or two informal events (e.g. handicap / blitz tournaments) during the season.


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 25/7/2019

Team Competition Results
League tables
Board scores (all competitions)
Friday Night Calendar 2019/20

Please note that, on all the dates below, except when there is no meeting, the club will be open for anyone to come and play, whether they are involved in the event or not.

2019
6/9 Annual General Meeting
13/9 Roberts Redruth v Camborne
20/9 Shield Camborne v Liskeard
27/9 No meeting - bowling club function

4/10

500 Camborne v Carrick Knights
4/10 500 Redruth v Carrick Bishops
11/10 Grime Camborne v Calstock
18/10 Roberts Redruth v Calstock
25/10 Busby Camborne v Newquay
1/11    
8/11 500 Camborne v Redruth
15/11 Shield Camborne v Calstock
22/11    
29/11 Roberts Camborne v Carrick Rooks
6/12 Christmas QP (provisional)
13/12 500 Redruth v Camborne
20/12 Shield Camborne v Falmouth
27/12 No meeting - Christmas
2020
3/1    
10/1 Roberts Redruth v Newquay
17/1
24/1 Shield Camborne v Truro
31/1 Roberts Camborne v Carrick Kings
7/2 Shield Camborne v Penzance
14/2    
21/2 Shield Camborne v Bude
28/2 Gambit Tournament (provisional)
6/3 500 Redruth v Carrick Knights
6/3 500 Camborne v Carrick Bishops
13/3 Roberts Redruth v Liskeard
20/3 Shield Penzance v Calstock
27/3 Camborne Open QP (provisional)
3/4 Roberts Camborne v Calstock
The following meetings and matches will take place at a venue to be arranged
10/4 No meeting - Good Friday
17/4 Shield Camborne v Newquay
24/4 Roberts Camborne v Newquay
1/5 No meeting - Cornwall Congress
8/5 No meeting - Special bank holiday
15/5    
22/5    
29/5 Annual General Meeting

Graded players (2019/20)
  SP QP
Mark Watkins 178 179
James Hooker 174 174
Ian George 163 167
Jan Rodrigo 152 133
Percy Gill 149 143
Jeff Nicholas 142 165
Colin Sellwood 142 161
Richard Smith 142 149
John Wilman 132 132
Martin Pope 128 129
Anton Barkhuysen 127 107
Thomas Oates 122 125
Richard Humpleby 109 114
Philip Spargo 102 120
Colin Long 102 91
Colin Gardiner 99 107
Craig Fenwick 86 88
John James 73 77
Rebecca Gardiner 73 77
Brent Cole 41 41

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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