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
W 20/09/2019 3 - 2 Liskeard
W 08/10/2019 4 - 1 Penzance
W 15/11/2019 3 - 2 Calstock
W 20/12/2019 3 - 2 Falmouth
L 02/01/2020 1 - 4 Bude
L 06/01/2020 2 - 3 Newquay
D 24/01/2020 2½ - r½ Truro
W 07/02/2020 3 - 2 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
D 17/09/2019 2½ - 2½ Newquay
L 08/10/2019 1 - 4 Camborne
W 13/11/2019 3 - 2 Falmouth
L 25/11/2019 1½ - 3½ Liskeard
W 03/12/2019 3½ - 1½ Bude
L 08/01/2020 2 - 3 Truro
L 23/01/2020 1 - 4 Calstock
L 07/02/2020 2 - 3 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
D 13/09/2019 2 - 2 Redruth
W 29/11/2019 2½ - 1½ Truro and Falmouth Rooks
D 13/01/2020 2 - 2 Liskeard
L 31/01/2020 1 - 3 Truro and Falmouth 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
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
D 13/09/2019 2 - 2 Camborne
L 18/10/2019 1½ - 2½ Calstock
A TBA TBA Bude
L 10/01/2020 1½ - 2½ Newquay
D 29/01/2020 2 - 2 Lerryn
H 13/03/2020 Fri Liskeard
A 01/04/2020 Wed Truro and Falmouth Kings
A 22/04/2020 Wed Truro and Falmouth Rooks
500 League (Camborne)
Team Captain
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
W 04/10/2019 4½ - 3½ Redruth
W 08/11/2019 4½ - 3½ Truro and Falmouth Knights
W 13/12/2019 6 - 2 Redruth
L 18/12/2019 1½ - 6½ Truro and Falmouth Bishops
H 06/03/2020 Fri Truro and Falmouth Bishops
A 08/04/2020 Wed Truro and Falmouth Knights
500 League (Redruth)
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
L 04/10/2019 3½ - 4½ Camborne
L 13/12/2019 2 - 6 Camborne
D 18/12/2019 4 - 4 Truro and Falmouth Knights
W 31/01/2020 4½ - 3½ Truro and Falmouth Bishops
H 06/03/2020 Fri Truro and Falmouth Knights
A 08/04/2020 Wed Truro and Falmouth Bishops
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
W 25/10/2019 3 - 2 Newquay
W 17/01/2020 3½ - 1½ Liskeard
A TBA Wed Carrick
Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Team captain
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
W 11/10/2019 3 - 1 Calstock
L 22/11/2019 1½ - 2½ Bude
Gambit Blitz tournament - 28 February

Come, free your imagination and let your hair down on the wilder shores of chess openings at our Gambit Blitz tournament on Friday 28 February.

  • Five-round Swiss tournament with a free buffet at the end of round 2, kindly provided by our Hon. Victualler, Debbie Smith.
  • Entry is free of charge but, so that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments and tournament administration, please email your entry to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Wednesday 26th February.
  • Please arrive no later than 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start. Players entering late or arriving after 7.00 may have to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • The tournament should end by 10.30 p.m.
  • The time limit will be 8 minutes each for the whole game with 10 seconds added after each move.
  • The games will not be graded.
  • Prizes: 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10, Grading and junior prizes £10 each
  • Before the start of the tournament the starting position for all games in each round will be determined by the drawing of lots from a list of gambit openings.
  • The openings to be used are:
    1.d4 e5; 2.dxe5 (Englund)
    1.d4 f5; 2.e4 (Staunton)
    1.d4 Nf6; 2.c4 e5; 3.dxe5 Ne4 (Fajarowicz)
    1.d4 Nf6; 2.c4 e5; 3.dxe5 Ng4 (Budapest)
    1.d4 d5; 2.c4 e5 (Albin)
    1.d4 d5; 2.c4 e6; 3.Nc3 c5; 4.cxd5 cxd4 (Von Hennig Schara)
    1.d4 d5; 2.e4 dxe4 3.f3 (Blackmar-Diemer)

    1.e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 g4 5. O-O (Muzio)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nc3 Nc6; 3.f4 (Vienna)
    1.e4 e5; 2.f4 exf4 (King’s)
    1.e4 e5; 2.f4 d5 (Falkbeer)
    1.e4 e5; 2 Nf3 f5 (Latvian)
    1.e4 e5; Nf3 d5 (Elephant)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nf6; 3.Nxe5 d6; 4.Nxf7 (Cochrane)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nc6; 3.d4 exd4; 4.c3 (Goring)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nc6; 3.Bc4 Nf6; 4. Ng5 Bc5; 5.Nxf7 (Traxler/Wilkes-Barre)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nc6; 3.Bc4 Bc5; 4.b4 (Evans)
    1.e4 e5; 2.Nf3 Nc6; 3.Bb5 f5 (Schliemann)
    1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 (Marshall)
    1.e4 c5; 2. d4 cxd4; 3.c3 dxc3 (Morra)
    1.e4 c5; 2. b4 (Wing)
    1.e4 e6; 2.Nf3 d5; 3.e5 c5; 4.b4 (Simon Bartlett Memorial Gambit)

    1.f4 e5; 2.fxe5 (From’s)

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

Club Championship

The draw for round 4 of the 2019/20 club championship is shown in the right hand column.

  1. If there are any changes in the data shown for you in the list which I have sent you by email, please let me know and I’ll circulate them.
  2. A list of the rules is here. It includes the play-by dates as shown in the Friday night calendar.
  3. Please contact your opponent as soon as possible to arrange a date for your game and email me the date straight away.
  4. Don’t forget to tell me the result as soon as the game has been played so that I can record it and put it on the website. I don't want to have to chase people for results in order to start the next round.
  5. Round 4 is to be played on or before March 20th, 2020. Please contact your opponent immediately to arrange your game. When you have a confirmed date, please let me know straight away so that it can be shown on this page.
  6. The highest finishing player graded under 130 will be awarded the Philip Williams Trophy. Ties for this and the championship trophy (Trevor Johns Cup) will be broken using sum of progressive scores. If this fails to break the tie the trophy will be shared.

Ian George (Controller)


Fees and Charges for 2019/20
1. Club Membership Subscriptions

1.1 A membership subscription of £5 is payable by anyone, including juniors, who plays for any of the club’s teams.

1.2 No charge is made for mere attendance at the club by people who do not play for its teams. Anyone who wishes to play chess is welcome to attend any of the club meetings.

2. Board Fees

For home matches only: £2. Juniors free.

3. Club Championship

3.1 Entry fee: £10 (juniors £5). This is in addition to any membership subscription payable under 1 above.

3.2 ECF membership required at a minimum of Bronze level.

3.3 Participants in the club championship automatically become members of the club on payment of the entry fee.

4. ECF Membership

4.1. If a player plays 4 or more graded games for the club in the season and does not acquire ECF membership before the closing date (30th June 2020) the County Association will be required to pay a “Pay to Play” fee of £18 (juniors £6) in respect of that player. It will then recharge this fee to the club.

4.2 In order to avoid incurring unnecessary expense, all players, as soon as they have played more than three matches and preferably before, are required to acquire ECF membership at a minimum of Bronze level. The cost of ECF membership, which runs from 1st September to 31st August, is £18 (juniors £6)

4.3. This can be done online. Players are responsible for organising and paying for their membership.

Debbie Smith (Treasurer)


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

Christmas Quickplay - 13 December

This year's festive quickplay was our most successful yet. 24 players, 13 form Camborne and 11 from Falmouth/Truro, competed in a five-round Swiss. Joint winners with 4 points were Robin Kneebone, Percy Gill and Tom Oates. The highlight of the evening was the munificent and varied buffet laid on by our treasurer, Debbie Smith, who also provided a constant stream of liquid refreshment with the assistance of Tracey Oates. Everyone seemed to have a good time and more than 50 prizes were distributed to players and non-combatants alike with nobody going home empty-handed.

The fimal standings were as follows, Falmouth/Truro players marked with an asterisk

  • 4.0: *Robin Kneebone, Percy Gill, Tom Oates
  • 3.5: Jeff Nicholas, Colin Sellwood, Martin Pope
  • 3.0: Richard Smith, *Toby Willis, *Boris Kostadinov, Colin Gardiner
  • 2.5: Philip Spargo, *Bryan Jones, Colin Long, Bryan Atkinson
  • 2.0: David Jenkins, *Ian Renshaw, *Hugh Brown, *Maria Evdokimova
  • 1.5: *Jamie Packham, Ivan Gerasimenko, *Ray Proost, *Tamara Burgess
  • 1.0: Rebecca Gardiner
  • 0.5: Pat Scully

The evening was enlivened by the presence of a time traveller in Wild West dress.

You are invited to use your skill and judgment to identify this person. Was it:

  • "Buffalo Bill" Cody
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Colin Sellwood, the "Clijah Kid"
  • Wyatt Earp
  • Jack Palance playing gunfighter Jack Wilson in "Shane"

Ian George


Last updated 11/2/2020

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.

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2019
     
2020
21/2 Shield Camborne v Bude
28/2 Gambit Tournament  
6/3 500 Redruth v Truro and Falmouth Knights
6/3 500 Camborne v Truro and Falmouth Bishops
13/3 Roberts Redruth v Liskeard
20/3 Shield Penzance v Calstock
20/3 Club Championship, Rd.4 final date
27/3 Camborne Open QP
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
24/4 Club Championship, Rd.5 final date
1/5 No meeting - Cornwall Congress
8/5 No meeting - Special bank holiday
15/5 No meeting
22/5 No meeting
29/5 No meeting

Club Championship

Round 4 Draw

The draw for round 4 is shown below. The final date for playing the round is 20th March, 2020. Please contact your opponent as soon as possible to arrange your game. When you have a confirmed date, please let me know straight away so that it can be shown on this page.

Robin Kneebone (2½) 13/3 Percy Gill (2)
Jeff Nicholas (2) 13/3 Ian George (2)
Richard Smith (2) 13/3 Martin Pope (2)
Thomas Oates (1½) 13/3 Colin Sellwood (1½)
Colin Long (1) 20/3 Bryan Jones (1½)
Anton Barkhuysen (1) 21/2 Philip Spargo (1)
Craig Fenwick (½) v Bye  

Standings after round

Crosstable

Championship

1 Robin Kneebone
2-6 Ian George 2
  Jeff Nicholas  
  Richard Smith  
  Martin Pope  
  Percy Gill  
7-9 Colin Sellwood
  Bryan Jones  
  Thomas Oates  
10-12 Colin Long 1
  Philip Spargo  
  Anton Barkhuysen  
13 Craig Fenwick ½
Graded players (2019/20)
  SP QP
Mark Watkins (SR) 178 179
James Hooker (SR) 175 174
Grant Healey (SR) 167 187
Ian George (SR) 164 167
Jan Rodrigo (R) 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
Bryan Atkinson 50 50
Pat Scully 50 50
S = Nominated for the County Shield
R = Nominated for the Roberts Cup

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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