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2nd 4NCL Online League, Round 4

Smith 1 - 0 Clancy, Division 4, Bd.4
Phillips 0 - 1 Menadue, Division 3, Bd.1

Cornwall Online Congress, Round 3

Menadue 0 - 1 Retallick, Premier
George 0 - 1 Petra Nunn, Premier


Kneebone 1 - 0 Gill, 4NCL Online Autumn U2000, Rd.3
Kneebone 1 - 0 Gluckman, Falmouth & Truro v Lewisham, Bd.4

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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 1/10/2020

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Bude U125 All Play All Online Tournament
  • This will be a double-round all-play-all tournament for players with ECF grades under 125 on the July 2020 Grading List.
  • Rounds will be played Thursdays from 15/10/2020 starting at 7.30 p.m.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes with increments of 15 seconds per move from move 1
  • Games will be submitted to the ECF for inclusion in the online rating list.
  • Please enter by email to Chris Constable by Sunday 11th October 2020
  • Full tournament details are here (this website) and on the Bude Chess website at

    Chris Constable

    Hull 4NCL Online Congress
  • Friday 30 October – Sunday 1 November
  • Sections: Open, U2000, U1700, U1400
  • Five round Swiss.
  • Rate of play: 45 minutes with increments of 15 seconds per move from move 1
  • All games will be submitted for ECF online rating.
  • Entry fee: £5.00 for all sections.
  • Enter via the online entry form at a href=" by 6 p.m. on Friday 30 October
  • Full tournament details at
    Cornwall Online Winter Congress
  • Anyone with a past or present connection with Cornwall is welcome to enter. Holidays don't count!
  • Sun 24 January 2021
  • Start time: 1 p.m.
  • Single section. Two or more graded sections if 18 or more entries
  • 5 rounds.
  • Rate of play: 30 min + 15 sec increment from move 1
  • There is no entry fee
  • Prizes per section: 1st £50, 2nd £25, 3rd £15. Grading prizes £50 each
  • Go to the Congress Summary page for details of how to enter
  • Detailed Information and Arrangements

    Cornwall Online Congress

    Round 5 to be played by Sunday, November 1. Pairings and full details here.

    Ian George

    4NCL Online League (season 2)

    Nine Cornish teams have entered. 7 fortnightly rounds. Play starts on Tuesday 25 August. Full details, including links to fixtures, results, standings and other information here.

    4NCL Online Autumn Congress

    This is a seven-round Swiss with 7 fortnightly rounds starting on Tuesday 1 September. Arrangements

    11 Cornish players have entered:

  • OPEN: Jeremy Menadue.
    Results and standings
  • MAJOR: Robin Kneebone, Jamie Morgan, Percy Gill, Kieran Macphail.
    Results and standings
  • MINOR: Bryan Jones, Maurice Richards, David R Jenkins, Christine Constable, Hugh Brown, Lloyd Russell.
    Results and standings
  • Arrangements
    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 set up Cornwall Chess Online so that organised chess can continue in the county. We have therefore created an All Cornwall team on Instructions on how to join lichess and the All Cornwall group and enter a tournament are here.

    Links to upcoming events and other information are in the right-hand column of this page.

    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.

    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 21/10/2020

    Online Tournaments
    Oct 22 (Thu) Bude Under 125 All Play All, round 2.
    7.30 p.m. Details
    Oct 23 (Fri) Dubbers Pit. Swiss. 7 p.m
    5 rounds. 10 mins + 5 secs increment. Rated.
    Oct 27 (Tue) 4NCL Autumn Online Congress, round 5.
    Details, pairings, results and standings at
    Oct 30 - Nov 1
    (Fri - Sun)
    Hull 4NCL Online Congress
    Five round Swiss: Open, U2000, U1700, U1400
    45' with increments of 15"per move from move 1
    Nov 1 (Sun) Cornwall Online Congress, round 5.
    Details and links
    Nov 3 (Tue) 4NCL Online League (season 2), round 6.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Jan 24 (Sun) Cornwall Online Winter Congress
    5 rounds. single section. 1 p.m. start.
    Details at html/online/cwc-index.html
    Jan 26 (Tue) 4NCL Online League (season 3), round 1.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    TBA (Sun) Cornwall Online League (season 2), round 1. 7 p.m.
    Contact your team captain Details and links
    Online Chess: Links

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

    Individual Events
    Bude Under 125 tournament
    Cornwall Online Winter Congress
    Cornwall Online Congress
    4NCL Autumn Online Congress

    Cornwall Online Chess
    Fair Play Guidelines
    List of Members

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

    Completed Events
    Results of completed events
    Online match: Falmouth & Truro 4 - 7 Lewisham
    Cornwall Online League (season 1)
    4NCL Online League (season 1)
    National Online Club Championship