CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Annual General Meeting

This was held on Tuesday 11 June at Victoria Inn, Roche, PL26 8LQ starting at 7.15 p.m. The minutes are here. The main points were:

  • The purchase of the David Jenkins Cup to honour the memory of our late president.
  • Agreement of the programme for the 2024/25 season.
  • It is intended to revive the team Jamboree after several years. To take place on Saturday, 14 September. Closing date for entry: 31 July 2024
  • For team matches, ECF rating list published 1st July to be used for player eligibility.
  • Board order to be determined using current ratings. Where the ratings of two players differ by less than 100, team captain may place them in the order of his/her choice.
  • For QP and Minor leagues, where a team defaults a board, for the purpose of calculating the average, the "missing player's" rating deemed to be 1400 (QP) or 1200 (Minor)
  • All games to be played under the current laws of chess.
  • Changes to ECF membership system highlighted.
  • Closing date for entry to the County Shield, A.W. Busby Cup, Quickplay League and Minor League: is 7 July 2024
  • Ian George


    2nd Roche Rapidplay
  • This will be held at the Victoria Inn, Victoria Road, Roche, PL26 8LQ on Saturday 29th June.
  • 10.30 a.m. start
  • Single section
  • 5 round Swiss. 20 minutes + 10 seconds per move increments.
  • Tournament website (inc link to online entry form)

  • Team competitions 2024/25
  • The fixture lists for each club will be posted to the club pages when available.
  • County Shield: entries from Bude, Calstock, Camborne, Falmouth & Truro, Liskeard, Newquay, North Cornwall. Double-round APA.
  • A. W. Busby Cup: entries from Bude, Camborne, Falmouth & Truro, Newquay, North Cornwall. Knock-out with preliminary round.
  • Quick Play League: entries from Bude (possibly 2), Calstock, Liskeard (East),  Camborne (2), Falmouth & Truro, Newquay (West). Double-round APAs: followed by a final match between the winners of the East and West sections.
  • Minor League: entries from Bude, Camborne, Falmouth & Truro, Lerryn, Newquay. Double-round APA.
    Support for motor expenses to away matches

    The trustees of the Cornwall Chess Trust have agreed to offer financial support to clubs for the cost of travelling to away matches. Details of the scheme can be found here.


    Teaching chess to children
  • Anyone wishing to coach a group of children might be interested in attending one of the courses run by the charity "Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC)". An online option is available.
  • Alternatively, Robin Kneebone is authorised by CSC to guide people through the ideas and material that CSC provides.

  • Link to CSC courses


    Cornwall Chess Trust

    The trust was created following a generous bequest in the will of the late David Saqui. Its main object is to make grants to support the organisation and playing of chess in Cornwall.

    Further information and links to grant application forms are here.

    Last updated 18/6/2024

  •  
    Calendar
    Online chess

    Up to date information about our online activities can be found at http://www.cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/index-online.htm


    OTB events
    2024
    Jun 29 (Sat) 2nd Roche Rapidplay
  • Victoria Inn, Roche, PL26 8LQ
  • 10.30 a.m. start
  • Single section
  • 5 round Swiss. 20 minutes + 10 seconds per move increments.
  • Tournament website
  • Aug 31 (Sat)
    7 days
    Riviera Congress
  • Torquay
  • Further information along with entry forms will appear in due course when available.
  • Sep 14 (Sat)
    Cornwall Club Jamboree
  • Venue and start time TBA
  • Teams of 5 using the Hutton pairing system
  • 75 minutes + 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Sep 20 (Fri)
    3 days
    3rd Cornwall Autumn Congress
  • Queen's Hotel, The Promenade, Penzance,
  • Open, under 1850 and under 1600 sections
  • 5 round Swiss. 75 minutes + 30 seconds per move increments.
  • Details and and a link to the online entry form
  • Oct 18 (Fri)

    3 days

    Weymouth Congress
  • Hotel Rembrandt, 12-18 Dorchester Road, DT4 7JU
  • Open, U1850, U1550
  • 5 round Swiss.
  • 75 minutes + 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Congress website and link to brochure and online entry form
  • Oct 25 (Fri)

    3 days

    Torquay FIDE Congress
  • Hampton by Hilton hotel, The Terrace, Torquay TQ1 1DP
  • Open, U1900. U1700 (FIDE and ECF rated), U1400 (ECF rated)
  • 5 round Swiss.
  • 90 minutes + 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Congress website
  • Nov 8 (Fri)

    3 days

    56th Torbay Congress
  • TLH Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5JS
  • Open (FIDE rated and ECF rated), U1950. U1750, U1500 (all ECF rated)
  • 5 round Swiss.
  • 90 minutes + 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Congress website (including link to online entry form)
  • 2025
    Jan 11 (Sat)

    3 days

    7th Somerset New Year Congress
  • Walton Park Hotel, Wellington Terrace, Clevedon, BS21 7BL
  • U2050. U1750, U1550 (all ECF rated)
  • 5 round Swiss.
  • 75 minutes + 30 second increments from move 1.
  • Congress website (including link to online entry form)
  •    
    Feb 14 (Fri)

    3 days

    Bristol Congress
  • Details TBA