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1960 Paul Edwards
1958 Lloyd Retallick (Bye Rd.4) LloydRet
1838 Ian George roskearman
1801 Trevor Palmer TeePal
1780 Jamie Morgan eimajuk
1733 Gary Trudeau uagain
1717 Kieran Macphail Pentire
1657 Nigel Kirkman
1552 Bryan Jones Bjonse
1464 Maria Evdokimova VasilisaKrasa
1431 Ian Renshaw carrickian
1418 Maurice Richards maurice48
1378 Philip May mproines
1347 Chris Brough ChrisPBrough
1294 Hugh Brown (Bye rd.1) hughgb
1264 Lloyd Russell LloydRussell
1200 John James johnjamespenzance

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4th Cornwall Online Congress

The tournament starts on 30th January 2022

Round 1 - to be played by Sunday 30 January

  • The draw is shown below.
  • The first named player has white and should issue the challenge.
  • Instructions on how to do this are here
  • Game must Be RATED.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes each with 15 second per move increments from move 1.
  • The players should make contact immediately so that they can arrange the date and time for their games.
  • As soon as arrangements have been agreed, both players need to inform me by email (, text (07890 133221) or lichess message (roskearman). It is very important that this is done as soon as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings.
  • If the players cannot agree a date and time for their games, please contact me as soon as possible so that a date and time can be arranged.
  • After the games have been played, I need both players to send me the results without delay so that I can publish them and update the standings as soon as possible.
  • The list of entries with email addresses is here.
  • Prizes: 1st: £50. 2nd: £30. 3rd: £20, 4th: £15. Grading prizes: U1750, U1400 £10 each
  • The rules are here.
  • Pairings, results and standings will also be on
  • Round 1 (to be played by 30th January 2022)
    Paul Edwards (0) v Bryan Jones (0)  
    Maria Evdokimova (0) v Lloyd Retallick (0)  
    Ian George (0) v Ian Renshaw (0)  
    Maurice Richards (0) v Trevor Palmer (0)  
    Jamie Morgan (0) v Philip May (0)  
    Chris Brough (0) v Gary Trudeau (0)  
    Kieran Brough (0) v Lloyd Russell (0)  
    John James (0) v Nigel Kirkman (0)  
    Hugh Brown (0) ½ BYE    

    Draw Offers

    There have been several instances in our league and congress of players intending to offer or accept a draw and pressing the RESIGN button instead. This is partly due to the poor design of the relevant lichess page where, instead of placing the DRAW button at either end of the page a long way from the RESIGN button, they have put it in the centre of a row of closely spaced buttons with the RESIGN button on the right.

    Where this has arisen so far the positions have been dead drawn with no winning prospects for either side. In all cases the situation was resolved afterwards by fine sportsmanship on the part of the "winner" in agreeing to a draw.

    In order to prevent this situation occurring in their games, I would urge all players to check carefully before offering or agreeing a draw.

    Ian George

    Take Back Requests

    In common with other online platforms lichess allows players to make a take back request, which the opponent is at liberty to grant or refuse as he or she sees fit. The principal use of this is where a mouse slip cause a player to move a piece to an unintended square.

    I understand how frustrating this is, having done it myself more than once. I also understand that momentary loss of control might affect, for example, an arthritis sufferer. Having said that, I believe that competitive online play should, wherever possible, be conducted according to the same principles as over the board play. Furthermore the use of take back requests has the potential for creating a form of "moral blackmail" whereby the opponent considers that he or she will, unfairly, be thought guilty of poor sportsmanship if he or she refuses.

    Accordingly, while I'm not going to a make a rule prohibiting take back requests, I do not think that they should be used in our online competitions. I therefore request all players to refrain from making them. If you do make one and your opponent refuses, please remember that he or she has every right to do so and that for some people this is a matter of principle.

    The above remarks apply only to our formal competitions and not to the less formal events that we organise from time to time.

    Ian George

    Last updated 13/1/2022