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Diary - 2017/18 Season

Penwith Club Championship

The 2018 Penwith Club Championship was a six-round Swiss rapidplay tournament, played over three consecutive Tuesday evenings in January and February. The event was played with great fighting spirit, there being only one draw in the 32 contested games! The new club champion is Ian George, scoring 5/6 in a welcome return to tournament play, and winning on tie-break from David Saqui, who had the satisfaction of being the only player to beat Ian (with an entertaining seconds-to-spare mate from an apparently lost position, [completely lost, more like!. - IG]). My particular thanks to Mark Watkins, who controlled the tournament with a perfect touch.

Full cross-table here.

David Jenkins


Cornwall v Somerset - 20th January, 2018

The match was close all the way through with Somerset pulling ahead at the end of four hours. Special mention should be made of David and Jason who stepped in at short notice and drew against higher graded opponents. The difference in resources between the two sides was shown by comparing the two Somerset reserves with our two: an average of approximately 100 grading points.

We are still in the hunt to qualify for the inter regional competion later in the year.

Full results here

Mark Hassall

Cornwall v Gloucestershire - 25th November, 2017

This match was played at Shillingford Village Hall and resulted in a win for Cornwall by 12 - 4. This was a good result: better than average grading would suggest. The score excluding the defaults was still 8 - 4 Full result here.

Mark Hassall


Cornwall Junior Championships

The Cornwall Junior Championships were held at Marazion School on Saturday 18th November. Results will be published here shortly.

Kenton Richings (Junior Secretary)


Cornwall B v Devon B - 4th November 2017

For the first time in a significant number of years this match was played on a different date to the first team match and limited to players graded under 160.

We played at a new venue in the village hall at Altarnun near Launceston. There must be something about this venue as 16 out of the 17 players asked to play agreed. We therefore turned out our strongest second team for a number of years to meet the all-conquering Devon seconds.

We were outgraded by an average of 9 points per board which suggests a score of 9.5 v 6.5. After two hours we were ahead 9.5 v 6.5 on a crude material count. After three hours the actual score was 5 v 11 to Devon!

Full result amd match captain's report here

Mark Hassall


WECU Jamboree

This took place at Kenn Village Hall on 19th September and was organised by our county captain, Mark Hassall. The "A" section featured five teams and the Cornwall team achieved a score of 5/12, our best performance since 1994. The "B" section contained only two teams, Cornwall "B" and Torbay League. The final score was 6-6 with Cornwall winning on board count.

Full results here

Mark Hassall


Last updated 8/2/2018