Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Meeting Night
Venue (Map)
Bickford Smith Bowling Club
TR14 8RG
Secretary and Treasurer
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 561944 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Club Championship organiser
Ian George
Tel: 07890 133221
County Shield
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Fixtures and results
W 18/09/2017 4 - 1 Newquay
W 13/10/2017 4½ - ½ Liskeard
D 01/12/2017 2½ - 2½ Truro
L 09/01/2018 1 - 4 Penwith
A 17/01/2018 Wed Falmouth
H 16/02/2018 Fri Newquay
A 26/02/2018 Mon Liskeard
A 21/03/2018 Wed Truro
An alternative venue is being sought for the following fixtures. Details will be published here when arrangements have been finalised.
H 13/04/2018 Fri Penwith
H 18/05/2018 Fri Falmouth
Roberts Cup
Team Captain
Colin Sellwood
Tel: 01209 216135
Fixtures and results
L 20/10/2017 1½ - 2½ Truro
A TBA Mon Liskeard
L 20/11/2017 1½ - 2½ Newquay
D 09/12/2017 2 - 2 Bude
W 13/12/2017 3 - 1 Falmouth
A 18/01/2018 Thu Calstock
H 16/03/2018 Fri Liskeard
H 24/03/2018 Sat Bude
A 18/04/2018 Wed Truro
An alternative venue is being sought for the following fixtures. Details will be published here when arrangements have been finalised.
H 27/04/2018 Fri Newquay
H 04/05/2018 Fri Falmouth
H 11/05/2018 Fri Calstock
500 League
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 561944 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Fixtures and results
W 13/09/2017 6 - 2 Truro
W 06/10/2017 5½ - 2½ Falmouth
D 17/10/2017 4 - 4 Penwith
W 17/11/2017 6 - 2 Truro
W 03/01/2018 6½ - 1½ Falmouth
H 26/01/2018 Fri Penwith
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Fixtures and results
D 08/12/2017 2½ - 2½ Carrick
Roger Grime Cup (U135)

Camborne are not entering a team in the Roger Grime Cup for 2017/18

Club Championship 2017/18

The draw for the 2017/18 club championship is shown in the right hand column. There will be a cup for the overall winner.

  1. If there are any changes in the data shown for you in the list which I hvae 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 also 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 3 to be played by February23rd. Please contact your opponent immediately.
  6. The draw for the current round, results from the previous round and current standings are in the right hand column. Cross-table is here.

Ian George (Controller)

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 welcomes 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 561944 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Colin Sellwood 01209 216135

Team News

The latest league results and current league tables are here

Board scores of all matches are here

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 19/1/2018

Friday Night Calendar 2017/18

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.

26/1 500 Penwith
16/2 Shield Newquay
23/2 Club championship (Rd.3)
16/3 Roberts Liskeard
  The following matches will be held at Centenary Methodist Church, Camborne
13/4 Shield Penwith
13/4 Club championship (Rd.4)
27/4 Roberts Newquay
4/5 Roberts Falmouth
11/5 Roberts Calstock
18/5 Shield Falmouth
18/5 Club championship (Rd.5)

Club Championship

The draw for round 2 is shown below. The final date for playing the round is 23rd February 2018 which is also the suggested date for playing the games. 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.

Round 3

Ian George (2) v David Jenkins (2)
Colin Sellwood (1½) v Jeff Nicholas (1½)
Martin Pope (1½) v Richard Smith (1½)
Thomas Oates (1) v Robin Kneebone (1)
Anton Barkhuysen (1) v Percy Gill (1)
Harvey Richings (½) v Richard Humpleby (1)
Philip Spargo (½) v John James (0)
Conor Hicks (0) v Kenton Richings (0)

Round 2 results

Percy Gill (1) 0 - 1 Ian George (1)
Robin Kneebone (1) 0 - 1 David Jenkins (1)
Martin Pope (1) ½ - ½ Colin Sellwood (1)
Richard Smith (½) 1 - 0 Philip Spargo (½)
Jeff Nicholas (½) 1 - 0 Harvey Richings (½)
Kenton Richings (0) 0 - 1 Thomas Oates (0)
John James (0) 0 - 1 Anton Barkhuysen (0)
Richard Humpleby (0) 1 - 0 Conor Hicks (0)
Robin Kneebone defaulted his game against David enkins because of illness.

Standings after round 2

1-2 Ian George 2
  David Jenkins  
3-6 Colin Sellwood
  Martin Pope  
  Richard Smith  
  Jeff Nicholas  
7-11 Robin Kneebone 1
  Percy Gill  
  Thomas Oates  
  Anton Barkhuysen  
  Richard Humpleby  
12-13 Harvey Richings ½
  Philip Spargo  
14-16 Kenton Richings 0
  John James  
  Conor Hicks  

Graded players (ECF list 2017)
  JUL 2017 JAN 2018
James Hooker 178 178    
Ian George 167 162 (E)    
Colin Sellwood 155 153    
Richard Smith 153 154    
Jeff Nicholas 140 142 (E)    
Martin Pope 138 146 (E)    
John Wilman 136 142 (E)    
Anton Barkhuysen 118 123 (E)    
Thomas Oates 102 68    
Philip Spargo 98 99 (E)    
Conner Mitchell 40 (E) 40 (E)    
Conor Hicks 50 (E) 50 (E)    
Ryan Hough 50 (E) 50 (E)    

Club champions
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

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