CHESS CORNWALL
Welcome to the website of the Cornwall County Chess Association
Meeting Night
Fridays
Venue (Map)
Bickford Smith Bowling Club
Tuckingmill
Camborne
TR14 8RG
President
Philip Williams
Secretary
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Treasurer
Debbie Smith
Contact Richard Smith - see above
Club Championship organiser
Ian George
Tel: 07890 133221
Email: 3a.roskear@gmail.com
County Shield
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
W 19/09/2018 4½ - ½ Falmouth
L 19/10/2018 2 - 3 Liskeard
L 13/11/2019 1½ - 3½ Calstock
W 12/12/2018 3 - 2 Truro
L 11/01/2019 1½ - 3½ Newquay
W 08/02/2019 4½ - ½ Falmouth
W 15/03/2019 4 - 1 Calstock

Home matches in April and May will be played at: Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP.

The church is situated next door to Tesco approx. half a mile further along the A3047 from Bickford Smith Bowling Club. Parking is available free of charge in the Tesco car park.

When you arrive at the church go up the lane to the side (Middle Centenary Row) and enter by the side door. We will be using the large meeting room at the top of the staircase.

This arrangement is for April and May only when we do not have the use of the bowling pavilion. We will return there at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

W 01/04/2019 3½ - 1½ Newquay
L 17/05/2019 1½ - 3½ Truro
W 20/05/2019 3½ - 1½ Liskeard
Roberts Cup - Camborne
Team Captain
Colin Sellwood
Tel: 01209 216135
Fixtures and results
L 06/10/2018 1½ - 2½ Bude
W 31/10/2018 2½ - 1½ Truro
D 07/11/2018 2 - 2 Falmouth
L 30/11/2018 1 - 3 Redruth
W 04/01/2019 2½ - 1½ Redruth
L 25/01/2019 1½ - 2½ Truro
W 08/02/2019 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
L 11/03/2019 1½ - 2½ Newquay

Home matches in April and May will be played at: Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP.

The church is situated next door to Tesco approx. half a mile further along the A3047 from Bickford Smith Bowling Club. Parking is available free of charge in the Tesco car park.

When you arrive at the church go up the lane to the side (Middle Centenary Row) and enter by the side door. We will be using the large meeting room at the top of the staircase.

This arrangement is for April and May only when we do not have the use of the bowling pavilion. We will return there at the beginning of the 2018/19 season.

L 26/04/2019 1 - 3 Falmouth
D 10/05/2019 2 - 2 Calstock
Roberts Cup - Redruth
Team Captain
Richard Smith
Tel: 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
Email: lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
L 11/09/2018 1 - 3 Bude
L 12/10/2018 1½ - 2½ Falmouth
W 31/10/2018 3 - 1 Falmouth
W 30/11/2018 3 - 1 Camborne
L 05/12/2018 1½ - 2½ Truro
L 04/01/2019 1½ - 2½ Camborne
W 23/01/2019 2½ - 1½ Calstock
L 01/03/2019 1 - 3 Newquay
L 22/03/2019 1 - 3 Truro
L 08/04/2019 1½ - 2½ Liskeard
500 League - Camborne
Team Captain
Philip Spargo
Tel: 01209 216834 (h) 07977 767328 (m)
Email: philip.spargo@yahoo.co.uk
Fixtures and results
L 28/09/2018 3 - 5 Falmouth
D 26/10/2018 4 - 4 Redruth
W 23/11/2018 4½ - 3½ Truro
L 16/01/2019 3½ - 4½ Falmouth
L 13/02/2019 2 - 6 Truro
L 29/03/2019 3½ - 4½ Redruth
500 League - Redruth
Team Captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
D 26/10/2018 4 - 4 Camborne
W 02/11/2018 6½ - 1½ Truro
W 21/11/2018 4½ - 3½ Falmouth
L 16/01/2019 3½ - 4½ Truro
D 08/03/2019 4 - 4 Falmouth
W 29/03/2019 4½ - 3½ Camborne
A. W. Busby Cup
Team Captain
Jeff Nicholas
Tel: 01209 715067
Email: judithandjeff@gmail.com
Fixtures and results
L 22/02/2019 1 - 4 Carrick
Roger Grime Cup (U135)
Team captain
Colin Gardiner
Tel: 01209 217210 (h) 07896 854969 (m)
Email: colinjohngardiner@hotmail.co.uk
Fixtures and results
W 03/12/2018 2½ - 1½ Liskeard
L 15/03/2019 ½ - 3½ Bude
Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 31st May at Centenary Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Camborne, TR14 8DP. The meeting will start at 7.15 p.m. As well as a brief review of the 2018/19 season, arrangements for the 2019/20 season will be discussed and decided upon, including number of teams to enter in the county competitions, club championship, club activities and events, election of officers. I hope that a large number of members will come and take advantage of the opportunity of influencing the way the club moves forward into next season.

After the meeting there will be an informal chess event to round off the season.

Richard Smith (Secretary)


About the club

The club meets at 7.30 p.m. on Fridays at the Bickford Smith Bowling Club in Tuckingmill from October to March and in April and May at Centenary Methodist Church, Camborne. We welcome new members from beginners to experienced players. If you want to play chess, whatever your level of ability or experience, we enter teams in all the county league and cup competitions and organise a club championship and other internal competitions. If you just want to play practice games in a friendly atmosphere, you will be made very welcome whether you are a member or not.

Members and visitors to the club should approach the bowling pavilion gate via the tarmac drive and not the shortcut to/from the car park beside the fence as this is poorly lit and can be slippery in wet or freezing conditions.

For more information please contact:

Richard Smith 01326 753593 (h) 07549 185955 (m)
lionheartrich@hotmail.co.uk
Ian George 07890 133221
3a.roskear@gmail.com
Colin Sellwood 01209 216135

Open Rapidplay - 12 April

Held at Centenary Methodist church, 14 players entered, including 2 from Carrick. Grant Healey had to take a bye in round 1 and proceeded to win four in a row to take a well-deserved first prize of £50 Philip Williams, in a welcome appearance shared second prize with Jeff Nicholas (£20 each) U130 and U110 grading prizes of £20 each went to Tom Oates and Colin Gardiner.

Once again the fabulous buffet laid on provided by Debbie was the highlight of the event.

Final Standings

  • : Grant Healey (CAR)
  • : Jeff Nicholas, Philip Williams
  • 3 : Colin Sellwood, Thomas Oates
  • : Philip Spargo, Colin Gardiner, Richard Smith, John Wilman
  • 2 : Colin Long, Hugh Brown (CAR), Anton Barkhuysen
  • : Craig Fenwick
  • 0: Rebecca Gardiner

Ian George


Club Championship 2018/19

The draws for the 2018/19 club championship and Under 125 are shown in the right hand column.

  1. If there are any changes in the data shown for you in the list which I have sent you by email, please let me know and I’ll circulate them.
  2. A list of the rules is here. It includes the play-by dates also shown in the Friday night calendar.
  3. Please contact your opponent as soon as possible to arrange a date for your game and email me the date straight away.
  4. Don’t forget to tell me the result as soon as the game has been played so that I can record it and put it on the website. I don't want to have to chase people for results in order to start the next round.
  5. Round 4 to be played on or before March 29th. Please contact your opponent immediately.
  6. The draw for the current round, results from the previous round and current standings are in the right hand column. Cross-table is here.

Ian George (Controller)


Christmas Quickplay - 7 December

Our annual Christmas quickplay attracted 18 players this year, 9 each from Camborne and Carrick. First equal were Colin Sellwood, Robin Kneebone and Grant Healey with 4/5. The junior prize was won by Tom Oates and grading prizes went Boris Kostadinov, Philip Spargo and Hugh Brown. In Addition all present(including non-players) went home with a "prize".

As usual the substantial and delicious refreshments provided by Debbie, assisted by Sonia and Tracey, were the highlight of the event. Many thanks to all the players who brought one or more items for the prize-giving, ensuring that nobody went home empty handed.

Final Standings

  • 4 : Colin Sellwood (CBN), Robin Kneebone (CAR), Grant Healey (CAR)
  • : Richard Smith (CBN)
  • 3 : Boris Kostadinov (CAR), Colin Long (CBN), Philip Spargo (CBN), Thomas Oates (CBN)
  • : Martin Pope (CBN), Bryan Jones (CAR), Hugh Brown (CAR)
  • 2 : Craig Fenwick (CBN), Rebecca Gardiner (CBN)
  • : Tamara Burgess (CAR), Ian Renshaw (CAR)
  • 1 : Colin Gardiner (CBN), Ivan Gerasimenko (CAR)
  • ½: Ray Proost (CAR)

Ian George


Gambit Tournament - Friday 16th November

A significantly increased entry saw 15 players contest a five-round Swiss using the time control under the Fischer system of 10 minutes each with 20 seconds added after every move. The opening for each round was drawn by lot from a list of 20 gambits. This format ensured that most of the players (except the Camborne secretary, of course!) were soon out of their comfort zone. As last year Debbie provided a substantial and tasty buffet which was much appreciated by everyone.

The convincing winner, with 5/5 was Jeremy Menadue with Robin Kneebone and Richard Smith 2nd= on 3.5. Grading prizes were won by Bryan Jones (U140) and Ian Renshaw (U105)

The openings were:

  • 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.c3 (Goring Gambit)
  • 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 (Vienna Gambit)
  • 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 (Fajarowicz Gambit)
  • 1.f4 e5 2.fxe5 (From's Gambit)
  • 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 ("Simon Bartlett Memorial gambit")

Final Standings

  • 5: Jeremy Menadue (CBN),
  • : Richard Smith (CBN), Robin Kneebone (CAR)
  • 3: Ian George (CBN), Colin Sellwood (CBN), Bryan Jones (CAR), Toby Willis (CAR)
  • : Boris Kostadinov (CAR), Colin Long (CBN), Ian Renshaw (CAR)
  • 2: George Black (CAL)
  • : Hugh Brown (CAR), Craig Fenwick (CBN)
  • 1 : David Jenkins (CAL), Brent Cole (CBN)

Ian George


A member writes...

"I learned to play chess as a child, playing only socially. After a break of 20 years, I started playing online and, after a couple of years, decided that I'd like to try over-the-board chess in a club. I acquired the contact e-mail address for Camborne club from this site and, following brief correspondence, turned up one Friday evening.

I received a warm welcome and joined in the informal quickplay games being played. At the end of the evening, I was asked to play in a match the following week. Nothing could better sum up the inclusive and encouraging nature of the club than this: the team captain actually gave up his place in the line-up for me to play. Several members have joined since I did and I have seen this basic pattern repeat itself.

It's a great club to join - please come along!"

David Jenkins

Last updated 21/5/2019

Team Competition Results
League tables
Board scores (all competitions)
Friday Night Calendar 2018/19

Please note that, on all the dates below, except when there is no meeting, the club will be open for anyone to come and play, whether they are involved in the event or not.

2019
The following meetings and matches will take place at Centenary Chapel
24/05 No meeting
31/05 Annual General Meeting 7.15 start

Club Championship

Cross-table

Round 5 Draw

The draw for round 5 is shown below. The final date for playing the round is 24th March which is also the suggested date for playing the games. Please contact your opponent as soon as possible to arrange your game. When you have a confirmed date, please let me know straight away so that it can be shown on this page.

Championship

James Hooker (4) ½ - ½ Robin Kneebone (2½)
Toby Willis (2½) v Jan Rodrigo (2½)
Ian George (2) 24/5 Colin Sellwood (2)
Grant Healey (2) 1 - 0 Richard Smith (1½)
Martin Pope (DEF) (1) 0 - 1 Jeff Nicholas (1½)

Under 125

Anton Barkhuysen (2½) 1 - 0 Thomas Oates (3)
Bryan Jones (2½) 1 - 0 John James (2½)
Boris Kostadinov (2½) v Craig Fenwick (1)
Brent Cole (DEF) (0) 0 - 1 Philip Spargo (2)

Standings after round 4

Championship

1 James Hooker 4
     
2-4 Jan Rodrigo
  Robin Kneebone  
  Toby Willis  
     
5-7 Colin Sellwood 2
  Ian George  
  Grant Healey  
     
8-10 Richard Smith
  Jeff Nicholas  
  David Jenkins (withdrew)  
     
11 Martin Pope 1
     
     

Under 125

1 Thomas Oates 3
     
2-5 Bryan Jones
  John James  
  Anton Barkhuysen  
  Boris Kostadinov  
     
6 Philip Spargo 2
     
7 Craig Fenwick 1
     
8 Brent Cole 0
     

Graded players
  JUL 2018  
  SP QP    
James Hooker 175 174 (E)    
Ian George 161 174    
Richard Smith 157 155    
Colin Sellwood 150 153    
Jan Rodrigo 148 122 (E)    
Jeff Nicholas 141 144 (E)    
John Wilman 135 135 (E)    
Martin Pope 134 140 (E)    
Anton Barkhuysen 120 126 (E)    
Thomas Oates 112 116    
Richard Humpleby 112 124    
James Galloway 110 117(E)    
Colin Gardiner 107 105    
Colin Long 106 (E) 106 (E)    
Philip Spargo 103 111    
John James 78 72    
Rebecca Gardiner 70 58    
Brent Cole 50 (NP) 50 (NP)    
Craig Fenwick 50 (NP) 50 (NP)    

Club Champions
2017/18 Ian George
2016/17 Colin Sellwood
2015/16 David Saqui
2014/15 Mark Watkins
Robin Kneebone
2013/14 Mark Watkins
2012/13 Mark Watkins
2011/12 Not held
2010/11 Not held
2009/10 Not held
2008/09 Not held
2007/08 Ian George
Philip Williams
2006/07 Not held
2005/06 Ian George
2004/05 Philip Willliams
2003/04 Ian George
2002/03 Bas Geelhoed
2001/02 Ian George
2000/01 Philip Hutchings
1999/00 Ian George
1998/99 Ian George
1997/98 Philip Williams
1996/97 Roland Cole
1995/96 Ian George
1994/95 Philip Williams
1993/94 Philip Williams
Philip Hutchings
1992/93 Ian George
Roland Cole
1991/92 Ian George
1990/91 Ian George
Roland Cole
1989/90 Not held
1988/89 Not held
1987/88 Ian George
1986/87 Philip Williams
1985/86 Jeff Nicholas
1984/85 Philip Williams
Roger Grime
1983/84 Philip Williams
1982/83 Ian George
1981/82 Jeff Nicholas
1980/81 Roger Grime
1979/80 Nick Cummings

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