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Upcoming Events
Sun Aug 21

Cornwall Blitz Championship

Nine round Swiss, open to all. Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road TR3 6GH. Arrive by 1.45 p.m. for 2 p.m. start, ends about 5.15 p.m. Entries to Robin Kneebone. Details here

Sat Sep 10

Chess Afloat

In aid of St Petroc’s, Cornwall’s charity for the homeless. Be aboard paddleboat “Compton Castle”, Lemon Quay, Truro by 10 a.m. Entries including your lunch choice to Jackie.Davis@stpetrocs.org.uk by 3rd September otherwise you won’t get lunch! This is a time-handicap event so completely suitable for players of all ages and abilities. More details here

Sat Oct 1

Peter Clarke Memorial Tournament

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

Sat Oct 8

Cornwall v Devon

Date subject to change. Venue and arrangements TBA

Sat Dec 10

Wiltshire v Cornwall

Venue and arrangements TBA but please note this match may not take place as Wiltshire may withdraw their team

Sat Jan 21

Cornwall v Somerset

Venue and arrangements TBA

Fri Feb 10 (ends Sun)

Annual Congress

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

Sat Feb 25

Gloucestershire v Cornwall

Venue and arrangements TBA


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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Fixture lists - 2016/17 season

The fixture dates on the club pages are the definitive dates from the fixture lists issued on Friday 29 July 2016. Please ignore any previous fixture lists which you may have seen.

Hugh Brown (League Secretary)

Cornwall Blitz Championship

Nine round Swiss, open to all. Carnon Downs Village Hall, Tregye Road TR3 6GH. Arrive by 1.45 p.m. for 2 p.m. start, ends about 5.15 p.m. Entries to Robin Kneebone. Details here

Robin Kneebone

Carrick Juniors Triumph

Adam Hussain confirmed his position as one of the best Under 10s in the UK by winning his U10 section (one of 3) in the national UK Chess Challenge with 5.5/6. Adam has qualified for the all-age junior Terafinal, the first player from Cornwall to reach there for 10 years.

Tamara Burgess, a novice last Christmas, did really well in her first national event (the UKCC Girls U10) in Reading and narrowly missed qualifying for the Terafinal.

Robin Kneebone


British Championship 2016

This year's British Championship is being held at Bournemouth. The official competition website contains complete information on the whole event, including the scores of all competitions. There is an excellent set of videos (about 15 minutes long) in which IM Andrew Martin analyses a game from each of the rounds.

There is also a link to Chess 24 where you can follow the games live online.

Jeremy Menadue (2034) is playing in the British Championship with the following results. Click to replay the games in your browser.

Rd.1 W ½ CR Duncan 2292
Rd.2 B 0 D Kolbus 2315
Rd.3 W 1 T Jina 1764
Rd.4 B 1 RL Britton 2188
Rd.5 W ½ A Hill 2257
Rd.6 B 0 M Brown 2252
Rd.7 W 0 TP Wall 2162
Rd.8 B 1 D Klingher 2117
Rd.9 W 1 A Kalaiyalahan 2288
Rd.10 B 0 DB Graham 2152
Rd.11 W ½ DJ Mason 2143
Final Score: 5½ / 11
Under 10 Championship

Adam Hussain (Truro), who is seeded 4 out of 50 players, won his first three games in the Under 10 championship which is being contested over seven rounds. After a draw with the top seed in round 4, two losses and a win in rounds 5 to 7 left him with a final score of 4½/7.

Adam also scored of 4½/7 in the Under 11 championship.

Ian George


Grading

The July 2016 ECF grading list has been published. The grades of Cornwall players are here and on the club pages.

Ian George - Grader

Fixture Lists

I have drawn up provisional fixture lists for the 2017 league and cup competitions. The final versions will be published on this website in due course. Please email me if you would like me to send you the provisional list.

Hugh Brown - League Secretary

Cup Finals

Both finals took place simultaneously at Carnon Downs Village Hall. In the A W Busby Cup final Carrick defeated Penwith by 3½ - 1½ while the final of the Roger Grime Cup resulted in a 3 - 1 win for Newquay over Carrick.

Full results here.

Secretaries' Meeting

This was held on Thursday 7th July for the purpose of making arrangements for the forthcoming season. Details / minutes will be posted here when available.

Kerrier Cup and Penwith Cup

The annual Kerrier Cup took place at Carnon Downs village hall on Sunday 26 June as a five round Swiss events with 30 minutes each on the clock. The winner, on 4½/5 was the currently in-form David Saqui (Penwith). Richard Stephens (Falmouth) was runner-up with 4, having won his first four games and losing to David Saqui in the last round. Equal third on 3½ were Simon Bartlett (Bude), David J Jenkins (Penwith), Jeremy Menadue (Carrick) and Lloyd Retallick (Newquay).

Running alongside the Kerrier Cup was the Penwith Cup for ungraded players or those with an ECF rapidplay grade under 110 (January 2016), including juniors and newcomers. The winner was Harvey Richings (Penwith) on 4½/5. Equal second on 4 were Adam Hussain, Sam Edwards (both Carrick) and Spencer Richings (Penwith). A special mention to Peter Greenwood (Newquay) who made a welcome return to active play with 3½. My original statement that Peter is now the only active player in the County who was playing in the 1950s was too timid. He tells me that he was playing for Newquay in the 1940s!

Robin Kneebone

Chess Afloat - Saturday 10 September

A time-handicap tourney in aid of St Petroc’s, Cornwall’s charity for the homeless. Be aboard paddleboat “Compton Castle”, Lemon Quay, Truro by 10 a.m. Entries to Jackie.Davis@stpetrocs.org.uk Ends about 2 p.m. (Details to be finalised in 2/3 weeks: entry fee/donation, and arrangements for food etc.)

Robin Kneebone


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 5/8/2016

 

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 0 0
Carrick A 0 0
Carrick B 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penwith 0 0

Roberts Cup

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

Calstock 0 0
Camborne 0 0
Carrick A 0 0
Carrick B 0 0
Liskeard 0 0
Newquay 0 0
Penwith 0 0
 

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
Calstock 0 0
Lerryn 0 0
Liskeard 0 0