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3rd Cornwall Online Knock-out Tournament


Sunday 24 July 2022


  • Knock-out
  • If there more than 16 entries, a preliminary round will be played on or before Friday 22 July 2022 to reduce the numbers to 16
  • "Plate" competition for preliminary and first round losers (1900 or above not eligible)
  • Round 1 of the main competition and the quarter-finals of both will be seeded.
  • Seeded draw for the quarter-finals in the main competition and Plate (see below)
  • Separate unseeded draws for the semi-finals
  • Plate competition for preliminary and round 1 losers. Only the 8 lowest rated, and nobody rated 1900 or over, will be eligible for the Plate.
  • 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

    Sunday 9 January

  • 1400 Round 1
  • 1545 Quarter-finals (main and Plate)
  • 1730 Semi-finals (main and Plate)
  • 1915 Finals (main and Plate)
  • 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
  • Open to anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall (birth, residence, education, club membership)

    Fair play

    The Cornwall Online Chess Fair Play Guidelines form part of the Terms and Conditions of entry to the competition. 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.
  • Closing date for entries: 9 p.m. Saturday 16 July 2021. There is no entry fee

    Please send entries to Ian George:
    Email: Tel: 01209 719727 Text 07890 133221 lichess: roskearman.

    Last updated 23/6/2022