Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Match Night
Carnon Downs Village Hall
Tregye Road
Carnon Downs
Robin Kneebone
Tel: 07531 543651
Hugh Brown
Tel: 07976 294798
County Shield
Team Captain
Oliver Twentyman
Tel: 07922 068738
Fixtures and results
Win 11/09/2023 3½-½ Calstock
Win 25/09/2023 3-1 Newquay
Win 02/10/2023 4-0 Camborne B
Win 30/10/2023 2½-1½ North Cornwall
Loss 16/11/2023 1½-2½ Bude
Home 04/12/2023 Mon Camborne A
Away 07/02/2024 Wed Calstock
Home 26/02/2024 Mon Camborne B
Away 18/03/2024 Mon Newquay
Home 25/03/2024 Mon North Cornwall
Away 26/04/2024 Fri Camborne A
Home 20/05/2024 Mon Bude
Quickplay League
Team Captain
Ian Renshaw
Tel: 07855 167280
Fixtures and results
Win 16/10/2023 5½-2½ Camborne A
Loss 23/10/2023 3½-4½ Newquay
Win 20/11/2023 5-3 Camborne B
Loss 24/11/2023 3½-4½ Camborne B
Home 29/01/2024 Mon Camborne A
Away 19/02/2024 Mon Newquay
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Oliver Twentyman
Tel: 07922 068738
Fixtures and results
Loss 08/09/2023 1½-2½ Camborne
About the club

The fortnightly Kids Chess Academy, led by Robin Kneebone, will continue at Carnon Downs village hall, each session starting at 6 p.m. Parents are invited to contact Robin for information and chess advice. Our main club begins after 7p.m. when we have club events which are open to non-members, and/or matches. Everyone is welcome, whether beginner or grandmaster, ages from 8 to over 80! We meet as close to fortnightly as we can, usually on Mondays (see Calendar opposite) if possible.


  • Choice of £25 junior subscription for the season or £3 per session attended.
  • If a player opts for the £25 subscription, any session fees already paid will be deducted.
  • The junior subscription of £25 gives membership of both the Camborne and Falmouth clubs
  • We offer a family discount for juniors. For two children from the same family, the total payable is £35, for three or more: £45. This covers membership of both Camborne and Falmouth & Truro clubs.
  • Further information will appear here as and when available.


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    For more information please contact:

    Robin Kneebone 07531 543651
    Hugh Brown 07976 294798


    Carnon Downs Village Hall is easy to find. It’s in the village: turn off the main A39 Truro to Falmouth road. The main village road is Forth Coth and Tregye Road is a turning off that. The Hall is just at the turning. Our room is the Meeting Room, on the right inside the front door. Facilities are good. There’s a free car park, and a bus stop within 50 metres (route U1 and others).


    Support for motor expenses to away matches

    The trustees of the Cornwall Chess Trust have agreed to offer financial support to clubs for the cost of travelling to away matches. Details of the scheme and the application form can be found here.

    Last updated 25/11/2023

    Team Competition Results
    Results (all competitions and teams)
    Board scores - Falmouth & Truro (all competitions)
    League tables
    Rules (complete set)
    Calendar 2023/24

    All in Carnon Downs Village Hall (CDVH) Meeting Room, though New Hall is the alternative if Meeting Room is not available.

    Meetings will include coaching from 1800 to 1915.

    County Shield
    Quickplay League
    A. W. Busby Cup
    Dec 4 Mon Home v Camborne A
    Jan 15 Mon Blitz 5'/3", 9 rds, unrated
    Open to visitors (£3)
    Jan 29 Mon Home v Camborne A
    Feb 7 Wed Away v Calstock
    Feb 12 Mon A chess talk (RK)
    Open to visitors (£3)
    Feb 19 Mon Away v Newquay
    Feb 26 Wed Home v Camborne B
    Mar 11 Mon Rapidplay, 5 rds, rated
    Open to visitors (£3)
    Mar 18 Mon Away v Newquay
    Mar 25 Mon Home v North Cornwall
    Apr 22 Mon Consultation games
    Open to visitors (£3)
    Apr 26 Fri Away v Camborne A
    May 6 Mon Chess variants (e.g. kriegspiel)
    May 20 Mon Home v Bude

    Player Ratings (2023/24)
    The full rating list of all players in Cornwall is here
      SP QP
    Rami Talab 2143 2150E
    Jeremy Menadue 2058 2123
    Robin Kneebone 1975 1919
    Mark Hassall 1900E 1900E
    Richard Stephens 1833 1945
    Oliver Twentyman 1805 1800E
    Marcus Pilling 1788 1700E
    Bryan Jones 1609 1518
    Ian Renshaw 1546 1487
    Russ Taylor 1450E 1450E
    Maria Evdokimova 1434 1400E
    Peter Doubleday 1415 1517
    Hugh Brown 1339 1382
    Sam Edwards 1000N 1000N
    Jamie Oliver 1000N 1000N