CHESS CORNWALL
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Round Dates (Sundays 7.00 p.m.)
Jan 3 Round 1
Jan 31 Round 2
Feb 14 Round 3
Feb 28 Round 4
Mar 14 Round 5
Mar 28 Round 6
Apr 11 Round 7
Apr 25 Round 8
May9 Round 9
 
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Information
Rules
Fixtures and Results
League table

Team Results
Bude
Calstock & Lerryn Killers
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns
Camborne Trevithick
Camborne Pendarves
Falmouth & Truro 1
Falmouth & Truro 2
Falmouth & Truro 3
Newquay

Others
Lichess
How to start a game in Lichess

Teams and Captains

Bude
John Constable: john@budetrophies.co.uk. Tel: 07771 544721

Squad
John Nunn (2561)
Petra Nunn (2047)
John Constable (1528)
Chris Constable (1482)
Maurice Richards (1463)
LLoyd Russell (1229)


Calstock & Lerryn

Killers
Mick Hill mickhill.t21@btinternet.com. Tel: 07973 757350.

Clowns
David Jenkins ratutevita@btinternet.com. Tel: 01822 832233.

Squad
Gary Trudeau (1828)
Mick Hill (1749)
Nigel Kirkman (1719)
Jason Henderson (1683)
Alistair Bissell (1593)
Stephen Pearce (1562)
Andy Young (1554)
Simon Jenkins (1515)
David R Jenkins (1485)
Mark Reid (1454)
Steve Knight (1389)
Richard Hendin (1339)
Alan Yoshihara-Coles (1322)


Camborne

Ian George 3a.roskear@gmail.com. Tel: 01209 719727 (h)

Squad
Ian George (1907)
Jamie Morgan (1893)
Grant Healey (1867)
Philip Williams (1842)
Jan Rodrigo (1794)
Richard Smith (1720)
Martin Pope (1677)
Tom Oates (1652)
Pat Scully (1495)
Philip Spargo (1449)
John James (1285)


Falmouth & Truro

Robin Kneebone chesscornwall@gmail.com. Tel: 01209 418412 (h) 07531 543651 (m).

Squad
Robin Kneebone (2072)
Jeremy Menadue (2048)
Mark Hassall (1920)
Manuel Patiño (1724)
Neil Robinson (1638)
Beatrice Steele (1627)
Boris Kostadinov (1608)
Bryan Jones (1595)
Ian Renshaw (1496)
Peter Doubleday (1403)
Russ Taylor (1400)
Maria Evdokimova (1375)
Hugh Brown (1317)
Gethin Jenkins-Jones (1228)
Fabian Thomas (1200)
Raphael Attridge (1000)


Newquay
Richard Nancarrow R.NANCARROW@sky.com Tel: 01637 859626

Squad
Lloyd Retallick (1997)
David Grant (1787)
Kieran Macphail (1629)
Simon Margetts (1600)
Richard Nancarrow (1536)
Mark Noel (1200)
Mike Thomas (972)


Cornwall Online League (Season 2)

Round 2 is on Sunday 31st January

Matches are played on lichess between teams of 4 players. The rate of play is 45 minutes each for all the moves plus increments of 15 seconds from move 1.

The system for starting games will be familiar to those playing in the 4NCL Online League, with the player having White challenging his opponent on lichess. Full details are at http://cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/lichess-challenge.shtml

Follow the links from the left-hand column of this page for information on rules, fixtures and results, team captains and squad lists, standings, etc.

Please note that only members of the Cornwall or the closed All Cornwall group on lichess are eligible to play in this league. Team managers need to make sure that all the players they wish to include in their squads for any round are members on or before 9 p.m. of the Thursday before the round is played.

Timetable

Round 2
Thu 28 Jan 9 a.m. Deadline for notifying changs to player squads
Sat 30 Jan 9 a.m. Deadline for declaration of team lists.
Sat 30 Jan Publication of pairings
Sun 31 Jan 7 p.m. Start of play
Mon 1 Feb 11 a.m. Deadline for reporting match results to Controller
This sequence will be repeated for all subsequent rounds.

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 in a remote area 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 4/1/2021

Cornwall Online League (Season 2)
League Table - Final Standings
Calstock & Lerryn Killers 1 2
Camborne Pendarves 1 2
Falmouth & Truro 1 1 2
Falmouth & Truro 3 1 2
Bude 0 0
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns 1 0
Camborne Trevithick 1 0
Falmouth & Truro 2 1 0
Newquay 1 0
 
Win = 2, draw = 1, loss or default = 0 points
Full table
Fixture List
Round 1
Round 1: 3 January 2021
  Calstock & Lerryn Clowns 0 - 4 Falmouth & Truro 1
1 1485 David R Jenkins 0 - 1 Jeremy Menadue 2048
2 1554 Andy Young 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 2072
3 1389 SteveKnight 0 - 1 Manuel Patino 1724
4 1339 Richard Hendin 0 - 1 Bryan Jones 1595
  Calstock & Lerryn Clowns have white on the odd boards

Round 1: 3 January 2021
  Camborne Trevithick ½ - 3½ Camborne Pendarves
1 1893 Jamie Morgan 0 - 1 Grant Healey 1867
2 1794 Jan Rodrigo ½ - ½ Martin Pope 1677
3 1842 Philip Williams 0 - 1 Tom Oates 1652
4 1449 Philip Spargo 0 - 1 John James 1285
  Camborne Trevithick have white on the odd boards

Round 1: 3 January 2021
  Falmouth & Truro 3 3 - 1 Falmouth & Truro 2
1 1627 Beatrice Steele 1 - 0 Neil Robinson 1638
2 1403 Peter Doubleday 0 - 1 Maria Evdokimova 1375
3 1595 Gethin Jenkins-Jones 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 1317
4 1400 Fabian Thomas 1 - 0 Raphael Attridge 1000
  Falmouth & Truro 3 have white on the odd boards

Round 1: 3 January 2021
  Calstock & Lerryn Killers 2½ - 1½ Newquay
1   Default 0 - 1 Default  
2 1749 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Kieran Macphail 1629
3 1719 Nigel Kirkman ½ - ½ Simon Margetts 1600
4 1683 Jason Henderson 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow 1536
  Calstock & Lerryn Killers have white on the odd boards