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David Saqui

As promised, here are a couple of David's games out of the many that could have been chosen.
Alan Brusey v David Saqui (WECU Championship 1999)
Robin Horner v David Saqui (Kerrier Cup 2000)

Upcoming Events
2019
Sun Mar 31

Cornwall U160 v Devon U160

Plymouth Bridge Club, 1 Moor View Terrace, Mutley, PL4 7EB. 16 board match. Start time 2 o'clock p.m.
Prof. David R. Jenkins. Tel. 01822 832233 Email: ratutevita@btinternet.com

Fri Apr 12

Camborne Open Rapidplay

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. 1845 for 1900 start. Detailed arrangements in the centre column.

Sun Apr 14

Andrew Greet Simul

Calstock Arts Centre, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, PL18 9QX. Full details here

Fri Apr 19

WECU Congress (4 days)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, EX8 2AG. Entry form here

Tue Apr 30

David Saqui Cup

Final date for entries

Fri May 3

Cornwall Open Congress (3 days)

Falmouth Hotel, Castle Beach, Falmouth, TR11 4NZ.
Open to all. 3 sections (U190, U150, U110), 5 round Swiss.
Full details here.

Sat May 11

Open Rapidplay

In aid of St Petrocs Charity for the homeless.
St Augustine of Hippo Church, Woodland Road, St Austell, PL25 4RA. From 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.
Entry £10 adult, £5 junior. Light refreshments available.
Jackie Davis 01872 260948 or email Jackie.davis@stpetrocs.org.uk.

Fri May 31

Chess and general knowledge quiz

Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Arrangements TBA

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League News
A.W. Busby Cup

Carrick and Newquay will meet in the final at Carnon Downs on May 29

500 League

In the final round of matches Falmouth will play Truro and Camborne will play Redruth. Depending on the results any one of three teams can still qqualify for the County Final against Liskeard.

  • If Truro win they qualify,
  • If Truro draw and Redruth lose or draw, Truro qualify.
  • If Truro lose or draw and Redruth win, Redruth qualify.
  • If Truro lose and Redruth lose or draw, Falmouth qualify.


David Saqui Cup

To honour the memory of David Saqui an anonymous donor has given us a handsome silver cup to be named the David Saqui Cup. He has asked us to use it as an annual best game prize for ECF members attached to Cornish clubs, highlighting imaginative, attacking chess of the kind that David favoured. Bob Jones of Devon, who will be well known to many of you for his Western Morning News column and tireless promotion of chess in the west country over the years, has agreed to act as judge.

The first award of the cup will be for games played during the period 1st January to 31st December, 2018. The competition will be conducted as follows:

  • Players may enter up to two games. Annotations are welcome but not compulsory.
  • Entries to be emailed to me at 3a.roskear@gmail.com
  • ChessBase readable file attachments are preferred but if you do not have access to this format, please send your submission with the moves and any notes typed. I will then convert it before sending it to Bob.
  • The closing date for entries is 30th April, 2019.
  • The maximum number of games sent to Bob will be 10. If there are more than 10 entries I will make a preliminary selection of the games to be sent to him.
  • If the number of entries falls below 10 the committee may make up the number by adding games which it considers worthy of consideration.
  • Before sending the games to Bob I will remove all player identification.
  • When Bob has made his decision, the winning game will be published on our website and in his Western Morning News column. The other candidate games will also be made available on our website.
  • It is intended to present the cup at the Annual General Meeting after the end of the 2018/19 season.

Ian George


Camborne Open Rapidplay - 12 April

All are welcome to the Camborne Open Rapidplay at Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. Please note the change of venue. This is where we play in April and May when the bowling club is not available on Friday evenings. Directions and car parking information can be found here.

  • The event will consist of a five-round Swiss tournament with a free buffet at the end of round 2, kindly provided by our Hon. Treasurer and Victualler, Debbie Smith.
  • Please arrive no later than 6.45 p.m. for a 7.00 start. Players entering late or arriving after 6.45 may have to take a ½-point bye in round 1.
  • Round 2 approx 7.30 p.m. followed by break for refreshments (30 minutes approx)
  • Five rounds to end approx. 10.30
  • Juniors can leave early
  • Entry fee: £2 (juniors free of charge)
  • Digital clocks will be used. The time limit will be 10 minutes each for the whole game with 5 seconds added after each move.
  • The games will be graded for the rapidplay list
  • The following prizes are guaranteed: 1st: £50, 2nd: £30 plus 2 grading prizes of £15

So that we have an idea of numbers for refreshments and tournament administration please email entries to Ian George at 3a.roskear@gmail.com by 9 o’clock p.m., Wednesday April 10.

Ian George


Cornwall Open Congress 2019

Our annual congress, renamed the Cornwall Open Congress, will be held in the beautiful setting of the Falmouth Hotel from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2019.

  • For the first time it will be open to all, including players from outside Cornwall, although the Emigrant, Falmouth and Penwith cups may only be won by players eligible by birth, education or residence in Cornwall.
  • Three sections: Championship (U190), Major (U150), Minor (U110)
  • It will be a five round Swiss with ½-point byes available in rounds 1 to 4.
  • Time control: 36 moves in 90 minutes followed by 15 minutes rapidplay finish.

Full details including entry fees, how to enter and pay and congress rules are here. Printable brochure here. List of entries here

We look forward to welcoming a wide range of players both from within and outside the county.

Ian George


Social Chess
In addition to chess activities organised by the county association and its affiliated clubs you can get a game at any of the following locations. I would like to hear of others so that I can publicise them here.

Mawnan Smith

An informal social chess group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7.30 to 10 p.m. at the Red Lion, Mawnan Smith. Everyone is welcome to just turn up and play. It is a normal pub environment, so there is plenty of action and we play with a drink in hand.

For more information contact at loenter@hotmail.com or 01326 250403

Penzance

Chess is played at the Redwing Gallery, Wood Lane (just off Market Jew Street opposite the Wharfside shopping centre) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 o'clock a.m. The telephone number is 01736 448402.

Helston

If you would like to play some friendly games, please come along to the Godolphin Club in Wendron Street any Monday or Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. or call Steve Fanning on 01326 372948.

Ian George


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Please send news of Cornwall chess events, interesting games, corrections, notifications, broken links and suggestions for improving the website to Ian George


Last updated 17/3/2019

League and Cup Results 2018/19 Season

Complete fixture lists for each club can be found on the club pages

Expanded league tables, the draws for the cup competitions and links to the detailed results are here.

County Shield

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

Camborne 7 19
Truro 6 18
Newquay 6 18
Liskeard 7 14
Falmouth 6 13
Calstock 6 12
Played at Newquay on on 18/03/2019
  Newquay 3 - 2 Liskeard
1 176 Lloyd Retallick 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau 161
2 144 Barry Moss 1 - 0 Keith Brewer 135
3 153 David Grant ½ - ½ Stephen Savill 134
4 114 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Brian Parkin 119
5 103 Richard Nancarrow ½ - ½ David Lucas 110

Newquay had white on the odd boards

Played at Camborne on on 15/03/2019
  Camborne 4 - 1 Calstock
1 175 James Hooker 1 - 0 Duncan Irvine 164
2 161 ian George 1 - 0 Mick Hill 138
3 150 Colin Sellwood 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 111
4 157 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Richard Hendin 97
5 141 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Mark Reid UG

Camborne had white on the odd boards


Roberts Cup

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

Truro 7 23
Bude 7 23
Newquay 7 21
Camborne 8 18
Falmouth 7 17
Redruth 8 17
Calstock 7 14
Liskeard 7 7
Played at Bude on 14/03/2019
  Bude 2 - 2 Falmouth
1 131 Geoff Lingard 0 - 1 Grant Healey 178
2 119 John Constable ½ - ½ Ian Renshaw 115
3 101 Christine Constable ½ - ½ Bryan Jones 113
4 UG Lloyd Russell 1 - 0 Peter Doubleday UG
Falmouth had white on the odd boards
Played at Carnon Downs on 13/03/2019
  Truro 3½ - ½ Calstock
1 173 Robin Kneebone ½ - ½ Nigel Kirkman 120
2 151 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 111
3 117 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 George Black 100
4 UG Dominic Mayhew 1 - 0 Richard Hendin 97
Calstock had white on the odd boards
Played at Newquay on 11/03/2019
  Newquay 3 - 1 Camborne
1 144 Barry Moss 0 - 1 Colin Sellwood 150
2 153 David Grant 1 - 0 Philip Spargo 103
3 114 Martin Jones 1 - 0 Craig Fenwick UG
4 103 Richard Nancarrow 1 - 0 John James 78
Camborne had white on the odd boards

500 League

Win = 4, draw = 2, loss = 1, default = 0 points

West Division
Truro 5 14
Redruth 5 13
Falmouth 5 12
Camborne 5 9
East Division
Liskeard 6 16
Lerryn 6 14
Bude 6 14
Calstock 6 12
Played at Camborne on 08/03/2019
  Redruth 4 - 4 Falmouth
1 174 Ian George 1 - 1 Toby Willis 152
2 155 Richard Smith 1 - 1 Boris Kostadinov 117
3 111 Philip Spargo 1 - 1 Ian Renshaw 98
4 50 Craig Fenwick 1 - 1 Hugh Brown 97
 

A. W. Busby Cup
Played at Camborne on 22/02/2019
  Camborne 1 - 4 Carrick
1 161 Ian George ½ - ½ Jeremy Menadue 180
2 150 Colin Sellwood 0 - 1 Grant Healey 178
3 157 Richard Smith 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 173
4 141 Jeff Nicholas 0 - 1 Toby Willis 152
5 134 Martin Pope ½ - ½ Marcus Pilling 142

Carrick will play at home to Newquay in the final


Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Played at Camborne on 15/03/2019
  Camborne ½ - 3½ Bude
1 134 Martin Pope 0- 1 Geoff Lingard 131
2 106 Colin Long ½ - ½ Ian Rescorla 130
3 107 Colin Gardiner 0 - 1 John Constable 119
4 70 Rebecca Gardiner 0 - 1 Christine Constable 101