Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Meeting Night
Match nights only
Wadebridge Bowls Club,
The Playing Fields,
Egloshayle Road,
PL27 6AE
Tel: 01637 738777
Lloyd Retallick
Tel: 07470 596748
County Shield
Team Captain
Lloyd Retallick
Tel: 07470 596748
Fixtures and results
Win 11/09/2023 2½-1½ Liskeard
Draw 02/10/2023 2-2 Bude
Loss 30/10/2023 1½-2½ Falmouth & Truro
Draw 27/11/2023 2-2 Camborne A
Loss 29/11/2023 1-3 Calstock
Away 12/01/2024 Fri Camborne B
Home 29/01/2024 Mon Newquay
Away 29/02/2024 Thu Bude
Home 04/03/2024 Mon Calstock
Home 18/03/2024 Mon Camborne B
Away 25/03/2024 Mon Falmouth & Truro
Away 12/04/2024 Fri Camborne A
Away 22/04/2024 Mon Newquay
About the Club

Following the demise of the Newquay & North Cornwall club in 2022 a local chess void was created, which has been only partly filled by an initiative by John Fernley to provide a chess club venue, in Newquay. The North Cornwall Chess Club aims to complement that club night activity by providing a team structure able to compete in County events and specifically to enter County league competitions.

The club aims to be affiliated to the Cornwall County Chess Association (CCCA), abide by the association’s rules and compete in competitions organised by the association.

Officer roles
The club is organised through the following roles:

  • Secretary: responsible for liaising with the CCCA; organising matches; and booking a venue for home matches
  • Team Captain: responsible for selecting available players to participate in each match.
  • Treasurer: responsible for collecting sufficient dues from members to pay for venue booking, fees and related consumables (Score sheets, Tea/Coffee/Milk etc.)
  • Equipment provider: responsible for bringing sufficient chess boards/set/clocks & consumables to home matches
  • An individual may assume more than one role; there may be more than one team, for entry into separate competitions.

    The club’s preferred home venue is the Wadebridge Bowls Club. When this is unavailable, for example when pre-booked by someone else, the Egloshayle Pavilion next door is a possible fallback option.

    Match nights
    The preferred playing night for home matches is Monday. When necessary, for example to overcome venue booking complications, another night may be chosen. There are no internal club nights – the club only meets to play matches.

    For more information please contact:

    Lloyd Retallick 07470 596748

    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 30/11/2023

    Team Competition Results
    Results (all competitions and teNorth Cornwall (all competitions)
    League tables
    Rules (complete set)
    County Shield
    Jan 12 Fri Away v Camborne B
    Jan 29 Mon Home v Newquay
    Feb 29 Thu Away v Bude
    Mar 4 Mon Home v Calstock
    Mar 18 Mon Home v Camborne B
    Mar 25 Mon Away v Falmouth & Truro
    Apr 12 Fri Away v Camborne A
    Apr 22 Mon Away v Newquay

    Player Ratings (2023/24)
    The full rating list of all players in Cornwall is here
      SP QP
    Lloyd Retallick 2059 1851
    David Grant 1758 1750E
    Ed Cradock 1756 1384
    Ajna Fern 1608 1600
    Mark Noel 1600E 1600E
    Anthony Rundle 1525E 1425E