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Featured Games
Cornwall Online League, Round 7 (02/08/2020)

Brown 1 - 0 Jones (Carrick Crusaders v Carrick Saracens)
Trudeau 0 - 1 Retallick (Calstock & Lerryn Killers v Newquay)
Jenkins ½ - ½ Smith (Calstock & Lerryn Clowns v Camborne Trevithick)

Cornwall Online League, Round 6 (26/07/2020)

Nunn ½ - ½ Hassall (Bude v Carrick Academicals)
Retallick 0 - 1 Kneebone (Newquay v Carrick Saracens)
Gill - Healey (Camborne Trevithick v Camborne Pendarves)


Lasker 0 - 1 Adamson (Simultaneous display - Plymouth)

Lists of all featured games:

This Week's Cartoon

We may be the only chess website in the UK to employ a resident cartoonist, Dee Jay, who used to be an art teacher in his youth. The cartoons, in black ink and watercolour, combine thoughts on the noble game with local interest. Click on the image to enlarge and here for the cartoon archive. The victims of any satirical cartoon are welcome to request the original drawing on art paper.

Dee Jay 28/7/2020

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Online Chess

In order to provide somewhere for local players to play now that meetings and social gatherings have been shut down for the foreseeable future, we have created an All Cornwall team on We have also devised a programme designed to provide several different types of event at various rates of play so that individuals can choose the set of activities that suits them best. Links to the the clubs, the programme, upcoming events and other information are in the right-hand column.

For those who are unfamiliar with the process, links to instructions on how to create a user name, join a group and enter a tournament on both platforms are in the left-hand colum. A list of members with their user names is here. When we are able to resume over the board play, Cornwall Chess Online will continue.

Autumn Programme

4NCL National Online League (season 2)

Every other Tuesday 7.30 p.m. Begins August 25 html/online/4ncl-index(2).html

4NCL Autumn Online Congress

Every other Tuesday 7.30 p.m. (alternate weeks). 3 graded section, Open, U2000, U1700. Begins September 1

Cornwall Online Congress

3 graded sections, 2 APA (Premier, Major), 1 Swiss (Minor). 7 fortnightly rounds. Players to arrange games at mutually convenient dates subject to a set date (which will be a Sunday) if they cannot agree. First round by Sunday September 6th. See below and html/online/coc-index(1).html

Cornwall Online Congress

The Cornwall Online Congress starts on Sunday, September 6 under the following arrangements:

  • Open to members of the All Cornwall team on lichess.
  • Seven fortnightly rounds ending on November 29.
  • Players to arrange games at mutually convenient dates subject to a set date (which will be a Sunday) if they cannot agree..
  • If there are 28 or more entries: two 8-player all-play-alls (Premier for the 8 highest rated players, Major for players 9-16) and the Minor which will be a seven round Swiss for everyone else. If there are 21-27 entries there will be one APA only and a Swiss.
  • In each round the players will play two games against their opponent, one with white and one with black.
  • Rate of play: 30 minutes each with 15 second per move increments from move 1.
  • There will be generous prizes for each section.
  • Full details and a link to the rules are here
  • Please send entries by email to or by lichess message to roskearman on or before Friday 28th August.

    I'm hoping for a large entry. Anyone who enters will be playing against opponents of roughly their standard at a longer time limit that allows for a 'proper game'.

    Ian George

    Cornwall Online League

    Folllow the links from the Cornwall Online League page for information on rules, fixtures and results, standings, etc.

    ECF Grading List

    The July 2020 ECF Grading List has been released. The grades of the Cornish players can be found here

    Spurious Games

    Our County Association president David Jenkins has published Spurious Games (Troubadour Press), a novel with relevance to the local chess scene. You can find more information here.

    Last updated 9/8/2020

    Online Tournaments
    Aug 9 (Sun) Cornwall Online League, round 8. From 7 p.m.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Aug 11 (Tue) Ponsanooth. 7 p.m
    Arena. 10 mins + 5 secs increment. Rated.
    Aug 14 (Fri) St Martin-in-Meneage. 7 p.m
    Swiss. 5 rounds 10 mins + 5 secs increment. Rated.
    Aug 21 (Fri) 2nd 4NCL Online Congress
    3 days to Sun Aug 23. 5 rounds.
    Details and entry form at
    Aug 25 (Tue) 4NCL National Online League (season 2), round 1.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Aug 28 (Fri) Cornwall Online Congress
    Closing date for entries. Email to Ian George at or lichess message to roskearman.
    Sep 1 (Tue) 4NCL Autumn Online Congress, round 1.
    Details and entry form at
    Sep 6 (Sun) Cornwall Online Congress, round 1.
    Details and links
    Jan 26 (Tue) 4NCL National Online League (season 3), round 1.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Feb 2 (Tue) 4NCL National Online Congress (season 3), round 1.
    Arrangements TBA

    Team Competitions
    4NCL National Online League (season 2)
    4NCL National Online League (season 3)
    Cornwall Online Chess League

    Individual Events
    Cornwall Online Congress
    4NCL Autumn Online Congress

    Cornwall Online Chess
    List of Members

    Lichess: All Cornwall team
    Lichess User Guide
    How to start a game in Lichess

    Completed Events
    4NCL National Online League (season 1)
    National Online Club Championship