CHESS CORNWALL
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Round Dates (Sundays 7.00 p.m.)
Jan 3 Round 1
Jan 31 Round 2
Feb 14 Round 3
Feb 28 Round 4
Mar 14 Round 5
Mar 28 Round 6
Apr 11 Round 7
Apr 25 Round 8
May 9 Round 9
 
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Information
Rules
Fixtures and Results
League table
Players (with lichess user names)

Team Results
Bude
Calstock & Lerryn Killers
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns
Camborne Trevithick
Camborne Pendarves
Falmouth & Truro 1
Falmouth & Truro 2
Falmouth & Truro 3
Newquay

Others
Lichess
How to start a game in Lichess

Teams and Captains

Bude Surfers
John Constable: john@budetrophies.co.uk. Tel: 07771 544721

Squad
John Nunn (2561)
Petra Nunn (2047)
Ian Rescorla (1638)
John Constable (1528)
Chris Constable (1482)
Maurice Richards (1463)
LLoyd Russell (1229)


Calstock & Lerryn

Killers
Mick Hill mickhill.t21@btinternet.com. Tel: 07973 757350.

Clowns
David Jenkins ratutevita@btinternet.com. Tel: 01822 832233.

Squad
Gary Trudeau (1828)
Mick Hill (1749)
Nigel Kirkman (1719)
Jason Henderson (1683)
Alistair Bissell (1593)
Stephen Pearce (1562)
Andy Young (1554)
Simon Jenkins (1515)
David R Jenkins (1485)
Mark Reid (1454)
Steve Knight (1389)
Richard Hendin (1339)
Alan Yoshihara-Coles (1322)


Camborne

Ian George 3a.roskear@gmail.com. Tel: 01209 719727 (h)

Squad
Ian George (1907)
Jamie Morgan (1893)
Grant Healey (1867)
Philip Williams (1842)
Jan Rodrigo (1794)
Richard Smith (1720)
Martin Pope (1677)
Tom Oates (1652)
Pat Scully (1495)
Colin Long (1486)
Philip Spargo (1449)
Philip May (1403)
John James (1285)
Ana Teixeira (1200)


Falmouth & Truro

Robin Kneebone chesscornwall@gmail.com. Tel: 01209 418412 (h) 07531 543651 (m).

Squad
Robin Kneebone (2072)
Jeremy Menadue (2048)
Mark Hassall (1920)
Manuel Patiño (1724)
Neil Robinson (1638)
Beatrice Steele (1627)
Boris Kostadinov (1608)
Bryan Jones (1595)
Ian Renshaw (1496)
Peter Doubleday (1403)
Russ Taylor (1400)
Maria Evdokimova (1375)
Hugh Brown (1317)
Gethin Jenkins-Jones (1228)
Fabian Thomas (1200)
Ivan Gerasimenko (1168)
Raphael Attridge (1000)


Newquay Gunslingers
Richard Nancarrow R.NANCARROW@sky.com Tel: 01637 859626

Squad
Lloyd Retallick (1997)
David Grant (1787)
Kieran Macphail (1629)
Simon Margetts (1600)
Richard Nancarrow (1536)
Mark Noel (1200)
Mike Thomas (972)


Cornwall Online League (Season 2)

Round 9 is on Sunday 9th May

Matches are played on lichess between teams of 4 players. The rate of play is 45 minutes each for all the moves plus increments of 15 seconds from move 1.

The system for starting games will be familiar to those playing in the 4NCL Online League, with the player having White challenging his opponent on lichess. Full details are at http://cornwallchess.org.uk/html/online/lichess-challenge.shtml

Follow the links from the left-hand column of this page for information on rules, fixtures and results, team captains, lichess user names of players, standings, etc.

Please note that only members of the Cornwall or the closed All Cornwall group on lichess are eligible to play in this league.

Timetable

Round 9
Thu 6 May 9 a.m. Deadline for notifying changes to player squads
Sat 8 May 9 a.m. Deadline for declaration of team lists.
Sat 8 May Publication of pairings
Sun 9 May 7 p.m. Start of play
Mon 10 May 11 a.m. Deadline for reporting match results to Controller
Pairings
Bude Surfers v Camborne Trevithick
Newquay Gunslingers v Falmouth & Truro 3
Camborne Pendarves v Calstock & Lerryn Clowns
Calstock & Lerryn Killers v Falmouth & Truro 1
Falmouth & Truro 2 BYE  

Ian George


Round 7
Round 7: 11 April 2021
  Newquay Gunslingers 2 - 2 Camborne Trevithick
1 1997 Lloyd Retallick 1 - 0 Ian George 1907
2 1629 Kieran Macphail 1 - 0 Jamie Morgan 1893
3 1600 Simon Margetts 0 - 1 Jan Rodrigo 1794
4 972 Mike Thomas 0 - 1 John James 1285

Round 7: 11 April 2021
  Falmouth & Truro 3 1 - 3 Falmouth & Truro 1
1 1317 Hugh Brown 0 - 1 Robin Kneebone 2072
2 1228 Gethin Jenkins-Jones 1 - 0 Beatrice Steele 1627
3 1400 Fabian Thomas 0 - 1 Ian Renshaw 1496
4 1168 Ivan Gerasimenko 0 - 1 Peter Doubleday 1403

Round 7: 11 April 2021
  Bude Surfers 3 - 1 Camborne Pendarves
1 2047 Petra Nunn ½ - ½ Philip Williams 1842
2 1482 Christine Constable 1 - 0 Grant Healey 1867
3 1463 Maurice Richards ½ - ½ Martin Pope 1677
4 1229 Lloyd Russell 1 - 0 Ana Teixeira 1200

Round 7: 11 April 2021
  Falmouth & Truro 2 2 - 2 Calstock & Lerryn Clowns
1 1724 Manuel Patiño 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 1719
2 1638 Neil Robinson 1 - 0 Mick Hill 1749
3 1595 Bryan Jones 1 - 0 Andy Young 1554
4 1375 Maria Evdokimova 0 - 1 Simon Jenkins 1515

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 26/4/2021

Cornwall Online League (Season 2)
League Table - Standings
Calstock & Lerryn Killers 7 13
Falmouth & Truro 1 7 12
Bude Surfers 7 10
Newquay Gunslingers 7 7
Camborne Trevithick 7 7
Falmouth & Truro 3 7 6
Camborne Pendarves 7 5
Calstock & Lerryn Clowns 7 2
Falmouth & Truro 2 8 2
Win = 2, draw = 1, loss or default = 0 points
Full table
Fixture List
Round 8

The first named team has White on the odd boards

Round 8: 25 April 2021
  Camborne Trevithick 3½ - ½ Falmouth & Truro 2
1 1907 Ian George 1 - 0 Ian Renshaw 1496
2 1720 Richard Smith ½ - ½ Peter Doubleday 1317
3 1449 Philip Spargo 1 - 0 Hugh Brown 1794
4 1285 John James 1 - 0 Rafael Attridge 1000

Round 8: 25 April 2021
  Falmouth & Truro 3 ½ - 3½ Calstock & Lerryn KIllers
1 1595 Bryan Jones ½ - ½ Gary Trudeau 1828
2 1375 Maria Evdokimova 0 - 1 Mick Hill 1749
3 1400 Russ Taylor 0 - 1 Nigel Kirkman 1719
4 1168 Ivan Gerasimenko 0 - 1 Jason Henderson 1683

Round 8: 25 April 2021
  Falmouth & Truro 1 3½ - ½ Camborne Pendarves
1 2048 Jeremy Menadue 1 - 0 Grant Healey 1867
2 2072 Robin Kneebone 1 - 0 Jan Rodrigo 1794
3 1920 Mark Hassall ½ - ½ Martin Pope 1677
4 1608 Boris Kostadinov 1 - 0 Tom Oates 1652

Round 8: 25 April 2021
  Calstock & Lerryn Cowns 1½ - 2½ Bude Surfers
1 1554 Andy Young 1 - 0 John Constable 1528
2 1515 Simon Jenkins 0 - 1 Christine Constable 1482
3 1485 David R Jenkins ½ - ½ Maurice Richards 1463
4 1389 Stave Knight 0 - 1 Lloyd Russell 1229