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Feb 7 Round 2
Feb 21 Round 3
Mar 7 Round 4
Mar 21 Round 5
Apr 11 Round 6
Apr 25 Round 7
Standings after round 1
Under 2100
1-5 2072 Robin Kneebone Robin_Kbone 1
  2048 Jeremy Menadue Kernow1  
  1893 Jamie Morgan eimajuk  
  1677 Martin Pope martinpope321  
  1629 Kieran Macphail macastani  
6-7 1907 Ian George roskearman ½
  1724 Manuel Patiño cochambre  
8-11 1867 Grant Healey Grile2 0
  1828 Gary Trudeau uagain  
  1794 Jan Rodrigo peRSon798409  
  1719 Nigel Kirkman
Round by round pairings and results

Under 1625
1-7 1496 Ian Renshaw carrickian 1
  1485 David R Jenkins POCCAhontas  
  1482 Christine Constable ChrisFC  
  1449 Philip Spargo combine71  
  1403 Peter Doubleday Bemusment  
  1375 Maria Evdokimova
  1454 Mark Reid harrythecrumb  
8-11 1463 Maurice Richards Maurice48 ½
  1595 Bryan Jones Bjonse  
  1400 Russ Taylor russtaylor  
  1229 Lloyd Russell LloydRussell  
12-18 1536 Richard Nancarrow richardnancarrow 0
  1339 Richard Hendin yimpkin  
  1317 Hugh Brown hughgb  
  1285 John James johnjamespenzance  
  1168 Ivan Gerasimenko
  1100 Raphael Attridge
  975 Ashley Jones jones555  
Round by round pairings and results

Under 2100
Under 1625

Information and Guides
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Guide to Playing Online Matches on Lichess
How to start a game in Lichess
Online Disconnection Guidelines


2nd Cornwall Online Congress

Round 2 - to be played by Sunday 7 February

  • The draw for round 2 is shown in the right-hand column of this page.
  • The first named player has white and should issue the challenge.
  • Instructions on how to do this are here
  • Game must Be RATED or a loss will be scored for both sides.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes each with 15 second per move increments from move 1.
  • The players should make contact immediately so that they can arrange the date and time for their games.
  • As soon as arrangements have been agreed, or if there is no agreement, both players need to inform me by email (, text (07890 133221) or lichess message (roskearman). It is very important that this is done as soon as possible in order to avoid misunderstandings.
  • If the players cannot agree a date and time for their games, please contact me as soon as possible so that a date and time can be arranged.
  • After the games have been played, I need both players to send me the results without delay so that I can publish them and update the standings as soon as possible.
  • The list of entries with email addresses is here.
  • Prizes (both sections): 1st: £50. 2nd: £25. 3rd: £15, 4th: £10. U1800, U1475 and U1325 Grading prize: £10 each
  • The rules are here.
  • Pairings, results and standings are also on at Under 2100 and Under 1625.
  • Under 2100 - Round 1
    Robin Kneebone (0) 1 - 0 Gary Trudeau (0)
    Jan Rodrigo (0) 0 - 1 Jeremy Menadue (0)
    Ian George (0) ½ - ½ Manuel Patiño (0)
    Nigel Kirkman (0) 0 - 1 Jamie Morgan (0)
    Grant Healey (0) 0 - 1 Martin Pope (0)
    Kieran Macphail (0) 1 - 0 BYE  

    Under 1625 - Round 1
    Bryan Jones (0) ½ - ½ Russ Taylor (0)
    Maria Evdokimova (0) 1 - 0 Richard Nancarrow (0)
    Ian Renshaw (0) 1 - 0 Richard Hendin (0)
    Hugh Brown (0) 0 - 1 David R Jenkins (0)
    Christine Constable (0) 1 - 0 John James (0)
    Lloyd Russell (0) ½ - ½ Maurice Richards (0)
    Mark Reid (0) 1 - 0 Ivan Gerasimenko (0)
    Raphael Attridge (0) 0 - 1 Philip Spargo (0)
    Peter Doubleday (0) 1 - 0 Ashley Jones (0)

    Ian George

    Draw Offers

    There have two or three instances in our league and congress of players intending to offer or accept a draw and pressing the RESIGN button instead. This is partly due to the poor design of the relevant lichess page where, instead of placing the DRAW button at either end of the page a long way from the RESIGN button, they have put it in the centre of a row of closely spaced buttons with the RESIGN button on the right.

    Where this has arisen so far the positions have been dead drawn with no winning prospects for either side. In all cases the situation was resolved afterwards by fine sportsmanship on the part of the "winner" in agreeing to a draw.

    In order to prevent this situation occurring in their games, I would urge all players to check carefully before offering or agreeing a draw.

    Ian George

    Take Back Requests

    In common with other online platforms lichess allows players to make a take back request, which the opponent is at liberty to grant or refuse as he or she sees fit. The principal use of this is where a mouse slip cause a player to move a piece to an unintended square.

    I understand how frustrating this is, having done it myself more than once. I also understand that momentary loss of control might affect, for example, an arthritis sufferer. Having said that, I believe that competitive online play should, wherever possible, be conducted according to the same principles as over the board play. Furthermore the use of take back requests has the potential for creating a form of "moral blackmail" where the opponent considers that he or she will, unfairly, be thought guilty of poor sportsmanship if he or she refuses.

    Accordingly, while I'm not going to a make a rule prohibiting take back requests, I do not think that they should be used in our online competitions. I therefore request all players to refrain from making them. If you do make one and your opponent refuses, please remember that he or she has every right to do so and that for some people this is a matter of principle.

    The above remarks apply only to our formal competitions and not to the regular rapid play Arena/Swiss/Team Battle events that we organise once or twice a week.

    Ian George

    Last updated 27/1/2021

    Pairings - Under 2100

    Round 2 - To be played by 7 February 2021

    Jamie Morgan (1) 29/1 Robin Kneebone (1)
    Jeremy Menadue (1) 2/2 Kieran Macphail (1)
    Martin Pope (1) v Ian George (½)
    Manuel Patiño (½) v Grant Healey (0)
    Gary Trudeau (0) v Jan Rodrigo (0)
    Nigel Kirkman (0) 1 - 0 BYE  

    Pairings - Under 1625

    Round 2 - To be played by 7 February 2021

    Mark Reid (1) v Ian Renshaw (1)
    David R Jenkins (1) v Peter Doubleday (1)
    Philip Spargo (1) v Christine Constable (1)
    Maurice Richards (½) 1/2 Maria Evdokimova (1)
    Russ Taylor (½) v Lloyd Russell (½)
    Richard Nancarrow (0) v Bryan Jones (½)
    Richard Hendin (0) v Ivan Gerasimenko (0)
    Ashley Jones (0) v Hugh Brown (0)
    John James (0) v Raphael Attridge (0)