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1st Cornwall Online Knock-out Tournament 2021


Sunday 30 May 2021


  • Knock-out
  • Separate unseeded draws for each round
  • Preliminary round to reduce the numbers for round 1 to exactly 16.
  • Plate competition for preliminary and round 1 losers. Players rated 1900 or over not eligible for the Plate.
  • Eligibility

    Anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall and meeting any of the following criteria is eligible to enter.

  • Birth in Cornwall
  • Residence in Cornwall at any time, past or present
  • Past or present attendance at a school or other educational establishment in Cornwall
  • Current membership or previous membership of a club affiliated to the Cornwall County Chess Association.
  • Conduct of Games and Time Control

  • All games will be played using the game-playing facilities of lichess.
  • All moves in 20 minutes plus 10 second increment per move from move 1.
  • Players who have not arrived within 15 minutes after the scheduled start of a round will be defaulted
  • Tie-breaks

    If the main game is drawn, further games will be played with colours reversed at a 5/3 time control until there is a decisive result.

    Playing schedule

    Preliminary round

  • Games to be played by arrangement between the players no later than 9 a.m, Saturday 29 May.
  • Sunday 30 May

  • 1200 to finish: Round of 16
  • 1345 to finish: Plate preliminary round
  • 1530 to finish: Quarter-finals (both)
  • 1715 to finish: Semi-finals (both)
  • 1900 to finish: Finals (both)
  • Ratings

    All 20/10 games will be submitted for ECF online rapid play rating.


  • 1st: £30
  • 2nd: £15
  • 3rd: £10 each
  • Plate

  • 1st: £15
  • 2nd: £10
  • Entries

    Please send entries to Ian George by email (, text (07890 133221) or lichess message (roskearman).

    There is no entry fee.

    Entries close at 9 a.m. on Friday 21 May 2021.

    The following details are required:

  • Name
  • Lichess user name
  • ECF grading reference number (if known)
  • Email address
  • Eligibility (if not a member of the Cornwall or All Cornwall team on lichess)
  • Fair play

    The Cornwall Online Chess Fair Play Guidelines form part of the Terms and Conditions of entry to the congress. They may be found at


    Players need an account at in order to play in the congress.

    It is a condition of entry that the entrant:

  • agrees to be bound by the above arrangements
  • agrees to be bound by the Fair Play Guidelines.
  • agrees that the Controller’s decision is final in all matters.
  • Controller

    Ian George. Email: Tel: 01209 719727

    Printable version (PDF)

    Last updated 13/5/2021

    Prize List

    This will appear here at the end of the tournament