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
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
D 17/09/2019 2½ - 2½ Newquay
L 08/10/2019 1 - 4 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
D 13/09/2019 2 - 2 Redruth
H 29/11/2019 Fri Truro and Falmouth Rooks
A 13/01/2020 Mon Liskeard
H 31/01/2020 Fri 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
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 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
H 08/11/2019 Fri Truro and Falmouth Knights
A 13/12/2019 Fri Redruth
A 18/12/2019 Wed 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
H 13/12/2019 Fri Camborne
A 18/12/2019 Wed Truro and Falmouth Knights
H 03/01/2020 Fri 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
H 25/10/2019 Fri Newquay
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
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 1 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 1 is to be played on or before November 1st. 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

Last updated 17/10/2019

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
18/10 Roberts Redruth v Calstock
25/10 Busby Camborne v Newquay
1/11 Club Championship, Rd.1 final date
8/11 500

Camborne v Truro and Falmouth Knights

15/11 Shield Camborne v Calstock
22/11    
29/11 Roberts Camborne v Truro and Falmouth Rooks
6/12 Christmas QP
13/12 500 Redruth v Camborne
20/12 Shield Camborne v Falmouth
20/12 Club Championship, Rd.2 final date
27/12 No meeting - Christmas
2020
3/1 500 Redruth v Truro and Falmouth Bishops
10/1 Roberts Redruth v Newquay
17/1
24/1 Shield Camborne v Truro
31/1 Roberts Camborne v Truro and Falmouth Kings
7/2 Shield Camborne v Penzance
14/2 Club Championship, Rd.3 final date
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 1 Draw

The draw for round 1 is shown below. The final date for playing the round is 1st November, 2019. 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.

Ian George (0) 1/11 Anton Barkhuysen (0)
Bryan Jones (0) 25/10 Robin Kneebone (0)
Percy Gill (0) 18/10 Thomas Oates (0)
Colin Sellwood (0) 1/11 Philip Spargo (0)
Colin Long (0) 1/11 Jeff Nicholas (0)
Craig Fenwick (0) 1/11 Richard Smith (0)

Entries and Grades

Championship

1 Ian George 164
2 Robin Kneebone 164
3 Percy Gill 149
4 Jeff Nicholas 142
5 Colin Sellwood 142
6 Richard Smith 142
7 Anton Barkhuysen 127
8 Bryan Jones 122
9 Thomas Oates 122
10 Colin Long 102
11 Philip Spargo 102
12 Craig Fenwick 86
Graded players (2019/20)
  SP QP
Mark Watkins (SR) 178 179
James Hooker (SR) 175 174
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
Brent Cole 41 41
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

Club Links
Picture Gallery