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Diary - 2018/19 Season

Camborne Christmas Quickplay - December 7

Our annual Christmas quickplay attracted 18 players this year, 9 each from Camborne and Carrick. First equal were Colin Sellwood, Robin Kneebone and Grant Healey with 4/5. The junior prize was won by Tom Oates and grading prizes went Boris Kostadinov, Philip Spargo and Hugh Brown. In Addition all present(including non-players) went home with a "prize".

As usual the substantial and delicious refreshments provided by Debbie, assisted by Sonia and Tracey, were the highlight of the event. Many thanks to all the players who brought one or more items for the prize-giving, ensuring that nobody went home empty handed.

Final Standings

Ian George


Cornwall v Devon - November 24

Devon won the match by 11-5, a creditable performance by our county team given the average grading difference of 23 points per board. Full results here.


Camborne Gambit Tournament - November 16

A significantly increased entry saw 15 players contest a five-round Swiss using the time control under the Fischer system of 10 minutes each with 20 seconds added after every move. The opening for each round was drawn by lot from a list of 20 gambits. This format ensured that most of the players (except the Camborne secretary, of course!) were soon out of their comfort zone. As last year Debbie provided a substantial and tasty buffet which was much appreciated by everyone.

The convincing winner, with 5/5 was Jeremy Menadue with Robin Kneebone and Richard Smith 2nd= on 3.5. Grading prizes were won by Bryan Jones (U140) and Ian Renshaw (U105)

The openings were:

Final Standings

Ian George


WECU Jamboree

This county team event was held this year at the West Hill Village Halll, Ottery St Mary, Saturday 15th September. In the open section Cornwall scored 4/8 and 4½/8 in the graded section. Full scores here.

Richard Smith


Last updated 11/12/2018