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 561944 (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
A 13/11/2019 Tue Calstock
A 12/12/2018 Wed Truro
H 11/01/2019 Fri Newquay
H 08/02/2019 Fri Falmouth
H 15/03/2019 Fri 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.

A 01/04/2019 Mon Newquay
H 17/05/2019 Wed Truro
A 20/05/2019 Mon Liskeard
Roberts Cup - Camborne
Team Captain
Colin Sellwood
Tel: 01209 216135
Fixtures and results
L 06/10/2018 1½ - 2½ Bude
A 31/10/2018 Wed Truro
A 07/11/2018 Wed Falmouth
A 30/11/2018 Tue Redruth
H 04/01/2019 Fri Redruth
H 25/01/2019 Fri Truro
A 11/03/2019 Mon 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.

H 26/04/2019 Fri Falmouth
H 10/05/2019 Fri Calstock
H 24/05/2019 Fri Liskeard
Roberts Cup - Redruth
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 561944 (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
A 31/10/2018 Wed Falmouth
H 30/11/2018 Fri Camborne
A 05/12/2018 Wed Truro
A 04/01/2019 Fri Camborne
A 23/01/2019 Wed Calstock
H 01/03/2019 Fri Newquay
H 22/03/2019 Fri Truro
A 08/04/2019 Mon 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
A 26/10/2018 Fri Redruth
H 23/11/2018 Fri Truro
A 16/01/2019 Wed Falmouth
A 13/02/2019 Wed Truro
H 22/02/2019 Fri Redruth
500 League - Redruth
Team Captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
H 26/10/2018 Fri Camborne
H 02/11/2018 Fri Truro
A 21/11/2018 Wed Falmouth
A 16/01/2019 Wed Truro
A 22/02/2019 Fri Camborne
H 08/03/2019 Fri Falmouth
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
H 18/01/2019 Fri Calstock/Carrick
Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Team captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
H TBA Fri TBA
Gambit Blitz tournament - 16 November

Come, free your imagination and let your hair down on the wilder shores of chess openings at our Gambit Blitz tournament on Friday 16 November.

  • 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 14th November.
  • 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 10 minutes each for the whole game with 5 seconds added after each move.
  • The games will not be graded.
  • 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 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.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 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's favourite line)

    1.f4 e5; 2.fxe5 (From’s)
  • 8) There will be a number of prizes.

Christmas Quickplay - 7 December

All are welcome to this annual festive event held at Bickford Smith Bowling Club.

Although entries will be accepted at the door, it would assist greatly if you would email me beforehand at 3a.roskear@gmail.com so that we can gauge numbers for refreshments and tournament preparation.

Please arrive by 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 start. Latecomers may be required to take a ½-point bye in round 1.

The competition will consist of a five round Swiss with 12 minutes each on the clock. The games will not be graded. There will be a vast quantity of prizes to give out afterwards. It is intended that play will end at 10.15 p.m with the prizegiving following immediately.

Tea, coffee, biscuits, etc. will be available throughout. After round 2 there will be a break for seasonal refreshments kindly provided by our Hon. Victualler, Debbie Smith.

We hope to welcome a large entry from around the county to this popular annual event.

Ian George (organiser)


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)
lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Ian George 07890 133221
3a.roskear@gmail.com
Colin Sellwood 01209 216135

Club Championship 2018/19

The draws for the 2018/19 club championship and Under 125 are 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 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 1 to be played on or before November 9th. 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)


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 20/10/2018

Team Competition Results
League tables
Board scores (all competitions)
Friday Night Calendar 2018/19

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.

2018
26/10 500 RED v CBN
02/11 500 RED v Truro
09/11 Club Championship, Rd.1
16/11 Gambit tournament
23/11 500 CBN v Truro
30/11 Roberts RED v CBN
07/12 Christmas QP
14/12 Club Championship, Rd.2
21/12 No meeting - Christmas
28/12 No meeting - Christmas
2019
04/01 Roberts CBN v RED
11/01 Shield Newquay
18/01 Busby Calstock or Carrick
25/01 Roberts CBN v Truro
01/02 Club Championship, Rd.3
08/02 Shield Falmouth
15/02 Chess and general knowledge quiz
22/02 500 CBN v RED
01/03 Roberts RED v Newquay
08/03 500 RED v Falmouth
15/03 Shield Calstock
22/03 Roberts RED v Truro
29/03 Club Championship, Rd.4
The following meetings and matches will take place at Centenary Chapel
05/04  
12/04 Open rapidplay
19/04 No meeting: Good Friday
26/04 Roberts CBN v Falmouth
03/05 No meeting: Cornwall Congress
10/05 Roberts CBN v Calstock
10/05 Club Championship, Rd.5
17/05 Shield Truro
24/05 Roberts CBN v Liskeard

Club Championship

The draw for round 1 is shown below. The final date for playing the round is 9th November 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.

Championship

Jan Rodrigo (147)   Grant Healey (178)
James Hooker (175) 26/10 David Jenkins (150)
Colin Sellwood (150) 26/10 Robin Kneebone (173)
Ian George (161) ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas (141)
John Wilman (135) 2/11 Richard Smith (157)
Toby Willis (152) 1 - 0 Martin Pope (134)

Under 125

Anton Barkhuysen (120) 0 - 1 Philip Spargo (103)
John James (78) 7/11 Boris Kostadinov (117)
Bryan Jones (113) 1 - 0 Brent Cole (UG)
Craig Fenwick (UG) v Thomas Oates (112)
Graded players
  JUL 2018 JAN 2019
  SP QP 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    
Philip Spargo 103 111    
John James 78 72    
Rebecca Gardiner 70 58    
Brent Cole 50 (N) 50 (N)    
Craig Fenwick 50 (N) 50 (N)    

Club Champions
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

Club Links
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