CHESS CORNWALL
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Upcoming Events
Sat Oct 1

Peter Clarke Memorial Tournament

6 round rapidplay tournament at Oceans Community Centre, 35 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8RA. Entry form here. For detailed arrangements and directions check on www.budechess.co.uk or email chess@budechess.co.uk

Sat Oct 8

Cornwall v Devon

Plymouth Bridge Club. Other arrangements TBA

Sat Oct 22

East Cornwall QP

East Cornwall Rapidplay and Under 14 Championship. Lerryn Village Hall, PL22 0PT. Starts 10.30 a.m. Five round Swiss, 20 minutes on clock. Lunch at Ship Inn!
Entries to David Jenkins ratutevita@btinternet.com Tel: 01762 94525. Full details here

Mon Oct 31

17th Royal Beacon Seniors (Ends Nov 4)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth. Details here. Entry form here.

Mon Nov 11

50th Torbay Congress (Ends Nov 13)

Livermead House Hotel, TQ2 6QJ. Details and entry form here.

Sat Dec 3

U8, U10, U12 Championships

Penair School. Detailed arrangements TBA

Fri Dec 16

Camborne Christmas QP

Camborne Chess Club. Detailed arrangements TBA

Sat Jan 21

Cornwall v Somerset

Victory Hall, Exminster. Other arrangements TBA

Fri Feb 10

Annual Congress (Ends Feb 12)

Carnon Downs village hall. Controller: Hugh Brown. Other arrangements to be fixed

Sat Feb 25

Gloucestershire v Cornwall

Victory Hall, Exminster (subject to confirmation). Other arrangements TBA

Fri Mar 10

East Devon Congress (Ends Mar 12)

Exeter. Detailed arrangements TBA

Sat Mar 11

U9, U11, U13 Championships

Penair School. Detailed arrangements TBA

Fri Apr 14

WECU Easter Congress (Ends Apr 17)

Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth. Detailed arrangements TBA

Sun Apr 30

Penwith QP

Marazion Community Centre. Includes the Cornwall Under 16 Championship. Other arrangements TBA

Sat May ?

Megafinal (UK Chess Challenge)

Date and other arrangements TBA

Sat or Sun May ?

Kerrier Cup

Carnon Downs Village Hall. Includes the Penwith Cup and Under 15 Championship. Dare and 0ther arrangements TBA

   

Game of the Week
Hassall v Homer
WECU Jamboree, Bd.2)
(Click on the image below)

Game of the Week


2016/17 Season

Diary of the season
County matches


Chess Puzzle of the Day

There are 3 positions to solve of increasing difficulty. Choose L1, L2 or L3 and solve the displayed position by dragging and dropping the piece from one square to another on the board. "Hint" highlights a relevant square.

When you have finished one position you can put up another one and start again. "More" displays a graded series of training positions. The more difficult positions are usually at the higher levels of this section.



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Peter Clarke Memorial Tournament

Still time to enter the first event in the 2016/17 Cornwall Grand Prix, 6 round rapidplay tournament at Oceans Community Centre, 35 The Strand, Bude, EX23 8RA. Entry form here. For detailed arrangements and directions check on www.budechess.co.uk or email chess@budechess.co.uk


East Cornwall QP

This is the second event in the 2016/17 Cornwall Grand Prix and incorporates the Under 14 Championship. Venue: Lerryn Village Hall, PL22 0PT. Starts 10.30 a.m. Five round Swiss, 20 minutes on clock. Lunch at Ship Inn!
Entries to David Jenkins ratutevita@btinternet.com Tel: 01762 94525. Full details here


Junior Chess

Cornwall Chess provides a full programme for juniors with competitions, including age-group Cornwall championships for all years from Under 7 to Under 18.

Details of all our junior chess events, and advice for parents, here

Robin Kneebone


Laws of Chess

I have written a series of guidance notes on the laws of chess for the benefit of anyone playing in our competitions and those venturing East of the Tamar. These cover the revised FIDE Laws effective from 1st July 2014 (including the way in which they are implemented in our competitions where there is a range of options) together with notes on a number of areas that are not always properly understood and can sometimes result in unnecessary disputes. They can be found here. A printable version is here.

Ian George


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Last updated 23/9/2016

 

League and Cup Results 2016/17 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 1 4
Carrick A 1 4
Penwith 1 4
Carrick B 1 1
Liskeard 1 1
Newquay 1 1
Played at Carnon Downson 21/09/2016
  Carrick A 4 - 1 Carrick B
1 189 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Robin Kneebone 174
2 183 Mark Hassall ½ - ½ Richard Stephens 148
3 147 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 119
4 143 Mick Hill 1 - 0 Guy Bolton 113
5 135 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 90
Carrick A had white on the odd boards
 
Played at Liskeard on 19/09/2016
  Liskeard 2 - 3 Penwith
1 153 Gary Trudeau 0 - 1 Mark Watkins 182
2 125 David R Jenkins 1 - 0 Percy Gill 149
3 121 David Lucas 0 - 1 David J Jenkins 134
4 115 Brian Parkin 0 - 1 James Galloway 128
5 107 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Richard Humpleby 120
Penwith had white on the odd boards
 
Played at Newquay on 19/09/2016
  Newquay 1½ - 3½ Camborne
1 176 Lloyd Retallick ½ - ½ James Hooker 177
2 146 Richard Clark 0 - 1 Colin Sellwood 154
3 143 Barry Moss ½ - ½ Jeff Nicholas 147
4 126 Martin Jones 0 - 1 Richard Smith 141
5 104 Richard Nancarrow ½ - ½ John Wilman 130
Newquay had white on the odd boards
 

Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 1 2
Penwith 1 2
Camborne 0 0
Carrick A 0 0
Carrick B 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
 
Played at Calstock on 15/09/2016
  Calstock 2 - 2 Penwith
1 125 David R Jenkins 1 - 0 David J Jenkins 134
2 94 Steve Knight 0 - 1 James Galoway 128
3 UG Alan Coles 0 - 1 Richard Humpleby 120
4 UG Alistair Burrell 1 - 0 John James 73

 


500 League

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

West Division
Carrick A 0 0
Carrick B 0 0
Penwith 0 0
East Division
Lerryn 1 4
Liskeard 1 1
Calstock 0 0
 
Played at Lerryn on 07/09/2016
  Lerryn 4½ - 3½ Liskeard
1 151 Gary Trudeau 2 - 0 David Lucas 109
2 119 Jason Henderson 1 - 1 Maurice Richards 101
3 82 Phil James 1½ - ½ Don King 101
4 50 Alex Broady 0 - 2 Eric Westlake 86