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Standings after round 1
Under 2100
  2072 Robin Kneebone
  2048 Jeremy Menadue Kernow1  
  1907 Ian George roskearman  
  1893 Jamie Morgan eimajuk  
  1867 Grant Healey Grile2  
  1828 Gary Trudeau uagain  
  1794 Jan Rodrigo peRSon798409  
  1724 Manuel Patiño cochambre  
  1719 Nigel Kirkman
  1677 Martin Pope martinpope321  
  1629 Kieran Macphail macastani  
Round by round pairings and results

Under 1625
  1595 Bryan Jones Bjonse  
  1536 Richard Nancarrow richardnancarrow  
  1496 Ian Renshaw carrickian  
  1485 David R Jenkins POCCAhontas  
  1482 Christine Constable ChrisFC  
  1463 Maurice Richards Maurice48  
  1454 Mark Reid harrythecrumb  
  1449 Philip Spargo combine71  
  1403 Peter Doubleday Bemusment  
  1400 Russ Taylor russtaylor  
  1375 Maria Evdokimova
  1339 Richard Hendin yimpkin  
  1317 Hugh Brown hughgb  
  1285 John James johnjamespenzance  
  1229 Lloyd Russell LloydRussell  
  1168 Ivan Gerasimenko
  1100 Raphael Attridge
  975 Ashley Jones jones555  
Round by round pairings and results

Under 2100
Under 1625

Information and Guides
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Guide to Playing Online Matches on Lichess
How to start a game in Lichess
Online Disconnection Guidelines


2nd Cornwall Online Congress

Round 1 - to be played by Friday 22 January

  • The draw for round 1 is shown in the right-hand column of this page.
  • The first named player has white and should issue the challenge.
  • Instructions on how to do this are here
  • Game must Be RATED or a loss will be scored for both sides.
  • 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, or if there is no agreement, 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 (both sections): 1st: £50. 2nd: £25. 3rd: £15, 4th: £10. U1800, U1475 and U1325 Grading prize: £10 each
  • The rules are here.
  • Ian George

    Draw Offers

    There have two or three 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" where 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 regular rapid play Arena/Swiss/Team Battle events that we organise once or twice a week.

    Ian George

    Last updated 16/1/2021

    Pairings - Under 2100

    Round 1 - To be played by 22 January 2021

    Robin Kneebone (0) 20/1 Gary Trudeau (0)
    Jan Rodrigo (0) 20/1 Jeremy Menadue (0)
    Ian George (0) 22/1 Manuel Patiño (0)
    Nigel Kirkman (0) v Jamie Morgan (0)
    Grant Healey (0) v Martin Pope (0)
    Kieran Macphail (0) 1 - 0 BYE  

    Pairings - Under 1625

    Round 1 - To be played by 22 January 2021

    Bryan Jones (0) 21/1 Russ Taylor (0)
    Maria Evdokimova (0) 18/1 Richard Nancarrow (0)
    Ian Renshaw (0) 1 - 0 Richard Hendin (0)
    Hugh Brown (0) v David R Jenkins (0)
    Christine Constable (0) v John James (0)
    Lloyd Russell (0) 20/1 Maurice Richards (0)
    Mark Reid (0) v Ivan Gerasimenko (0)
    Raphael Attridge (0) v Philip Spargo (0)
    Peter Doubleday (0) 1 - 0 Ashley Jones (0)