CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Upcoming Events
Sat May 21

Rapidplay in aid of St Petroc's Trust

Saint Augustine's Church, St Austell. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all.
Entries to Jackie Davis email: Jackie.Davis@stpetrocs.org.uk

Thu Jun 2

Annual General Meeting

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH. Proposals to the secretary by 6pm on Wed 18 May

Sun Jun 26

Kerrier Cup and Penwith Cup

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH. Details here. Please enter in advance

Thu Jul 7

Secretaries' Meeting

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH.

Sun Aug 21

Carrick Chess tournaments

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road, TR3 6GH. Details to follow

Fri Mar 24 (ends Sun)

Annual Congress

Arrangements to be fixed


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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Jeremy Menadue's Twitter feed
Laws of Chess
FIDE Laws of Chess (1 July 2014)
Guidance notes on the Laws of Chess (Ian George)
Others
English Chess Federation
ECF Grading Database

AGM and Secretaries' Meetings

The agenda for the AGM on Tuesday 2 June is here; the minutes of last year's meeting are here. Please bring copies along with you, as I will not be providing any on the night.

David J. Jenkins (Secretary)

Team Competitions

County Shield

Congratulations to Carrick (Truro) on retaining the County Shield following their 3½-1½ victory over Penwith in the "winner takes all" match at Carnon Downs. Bude and Penwith finish 2nd=.

Roberts Cup

Bude and Lerryn have qualified for the play-offs from the East. Penwith and Carrick (Truro) have qualified from the west. Bude will be at home to Penwith on Sunday, 22nd May in the first semi-final and Carrick (Truro) will be at home to Lerryn on Wednesday, 8th June. Bude or Penwith will be at home in the final.

500 League

With several matches remaining Lerryn lead by 5 points from West Cornwall A with Carrick (Truro) a further point back.

A W Busby Cup

Carrick are at home to Penwith in the final which will be played at Carnon Downs Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Monday 11 July.

Roger Grime Cup

The semi-final between Carrick and Camborne has not yet been arranged. The winner will be at home to Newquay in the final.

Ian George

Charity Chess Event - 21st May

St Petroc’s, Cornwall’s charity that raises funds and takes action for the homeless in our county, is running an informal chess competition at Saint Augustine's Church, St Austell on Saturday 21st May between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all.

Entries to Jackie Davis
Email: Jackie.Davis@stpetrocs.org.uk

Entry fee is £10 (pay on the day), this includes lunch (so you must enter before the event so the lunch numbers can be calculated!)

Cornwall v Lincolnshire

This was a win for Lincolnshire by 11½-5½. Full results when they become available.

Annual Congress

James Hooker finished equal 1st with David Saqui on 4 points. James is still county champion on tie-break.

Results, standings, etc. when they become available.

ECF grades - January list

The updated grades from the new list, covering the period to 31st December, are now on the grading and club pages.


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


Get involved!

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


Last updated 22/5/2016

 

League and Cup Results 2015/16 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

Carrick (Truro) 10 30
Bude 10 28
Penwith 10 28
Newquay 10 23
Carrick (Falmouth) 10 17
Camborne 10 17
13/05/2016 at Camborne
  Camborne 4 - 1 Newquay
1 156 Colin Sellwood 1 - 0 Lloyd Retallick 171
2 149 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
3 145 John Wilman ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 106
4 120 Kenton Richings 1 - 0 E N'ham-Williams UG
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  
 
12/05/2016 at Carnon Downs
  Bude 5 - 0 Carrick (Falmouth)
1   Default 1 - 0 Default  
2   Default 1 - 0 Default  
3   Default 1 - 0 Default  
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  
5   Default 1 - 0 Default  
 
11/05/2016 at Bude
  Carrick (Truro) 3½ - 1½ Penwith
1 188 Jeremy Menadue ½ - ½ Mark Watkins 191
2 174 Mark Hassall 1 - 0 James Hooker 178
3 136 Marcus Pilling 1 - 0 David Saqui 170
4 129 Neil Robinson 0 - 1 Richard Smith 149
5 82 Adam Hussain 1 - 0 David J Jenkins 144
 
26/04/2016 at Ludgvan
  Penwith 3½ - 1½ Bude
1 191 Mark Watkins ½ - ½ Simon Bartlett 167
2 178 James Hooker 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 124
3 170 David Saqui 1 - 0 Geoff Lingard UG
4 149 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Ian Rescorla 120
5 144 David J Jenkins ½ - ½ John Constable 117
 

Roberts Cup

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

West Division
Carrick (Truro) 7 23
Penwith 7 20
Camborne 8 17
Carrick (Falmouth) 8 17
Newquay 8 9
East Division
Bude 8 23
Lerryn 8 23
Liskeard A 8 21
Liskeard B 7 13
Calstock 7 13
 
26/05/2016 at Carnon Downs
  Carrick (Truro) 4 - 0 Camborne
1   Default 1 - 0 Default  
2   Default 1 - 0 Default  
3   Default 1 - 0 Default  
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  

 

09/05/2016 at Liskeard
  Liskeard A 4 - 0 Lerryn
  160 Gary Trudeau 1 - 0 David R Jenkins 124
  124 David Lucas 1 - 0 Barry Childs 111
  119 Brian Parkin 1 - 0 Jason Henderson UG
  123 Maurice Richards 1 - 0 Phil James UG
 
06/05/2016 at Camborne
  Camborne 2 - 2 Newquay
  149 Jeff Nicholas ½ - ½ Barry Moss 143
  145 John Wilman 0 - 1 Richard Clark 124
  111 Phlip Spargo ½ - ½ Richard Nancarrow 106
  UG Thomas Oates 1 - 0 E N'ham-Williams UG
 

500 League

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

Lerryn 10 34
Carrick (Truro) 10 28
Liskeard 12 28
West Cornwall A 12 25
Carrick (Falmouth) 10 22
West Cornwall B 11 22
Calstock 9 21
 
23/05/2016 at Carnon Downs
  Liskeard 8 - 0 Camborne
1   Default 1 - 0 Default  
2   Default 1 - 0 Default  
3   Default 1 - 0 Default  
4   Default 1 - 0 Default  

 

20/05/2016 at Camborne
  West Cornwall A 2 - 6 Lerryn
1 156 Colin Sellwood 2 - 0 Gary Trudeau 168
2 30 Thomas Oates 0 - 2 David R Jenkins 125
3 110* Stephen Fanning 0 - 2 Barry Childs 106
4   Default 0 - 2 Default  

 

18/05/2016 at Carnon Downs
  Carrick (Truro) 6½ - 1½ Liskeard
1 141 Marcus Pilling 1½ - ½ Maurice Richards 106
2 93 Adam Hussain 2 - 0 Bill Pope 113
3 112 Hugh Brown 2 - 0 Andrew Queen 75
4 50* Guy Bolton 1 - 1 Eric Westlake 50*