Two 2016 Medal Tournaments decided

Two of the Medal tournaments that started in February 2016 have just finished. Richard Akrill has won one of the WS Silver Medal tournaments with an excellent score of 7/8: the crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57635 Also,  David Picken has won the WS Bronze Medal event with a score of 6.5/8: the crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57636

Congratulations to both players! They have already received their Medals.

Webserver Trios – August Update

Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on winning Class 3 Trio No.32 with an impressive score of 3/4. Dennis will receive 3 BCCA Master Points taking his total to 12 (only 8 more required to gain the title.)

Very well played to Colin Beveridge on winning Class 2 Trio No.56 with a perfect score of 4/4. Colin has been promoted to Class 3 and will receive 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points (20 needed to gain the title)

David Grobler has won Class 2 Trio No. 66 with a perfect score of 4/4 and is now promoted to Class 3. David already holds the BCCA Candidate Master Title and will now play for BCCA Master Points in Class 3 only.

Congratulations to New Member, Angus James on winning Class 1 Trio No. 135 with a perfect score of 4/4. Angus has been promoted to Class 2 and will receive his first 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points (20 required to gain the title.)

End Game Tourney Results 2015/16

Michael Thistlewood  has published the results of the 2015/16 Season. Frank McMahon and Russell Sherwood share the honours in the email tourney with 5.5 points each. R.D. Picken and David Richardson also share the honours in the postal tourney with 6 points apiece. Well played to one and all. Your support of the ‘End Game Tournament’ is most appreciated by Michael.

End Game Tourney

Entries are still being taken for the 2016/17 season from the Payment Page Sharpen your end game skills, particularly useful for members who also play OTB

Gambit & Counter Gambit Results 2015/16

Gambit 2016

Congratulations to Russell Sherwood on winning both Tournaments with a near perfect 7.5 points. Richard Akrill is the runner up with a very respectable 5.5 points. Gambit Tournaments are unrated and should be played without computer assistance. They are designed to increase the understanding of particular positions. Members who also play OTB may find them of particular benefit.

The ‘Postal’ Gambit Tournament was won by Derek Gallimore with 4 points – well played Derek. This was the last postal event and Gambits will be email only for 2016/17

The 2016/17 Gambit Tournaments are open for entry now – please contact Fred Clough for more details.

BCCA members awarded ICCF Titles

Today is Day 1 of the annual ICCF Congress which is taking place this year in Bremen, Germany. Three of our members have been awarded Titles: Russell Sherood, Helen Sherwood & Tony Balshaw – see photo of their Certificates below:-

ICCF Certs 2016

In addition, BCCA member Andrew Dearnley has been awarded a Bertl von Massow Silver Medal for 10 years continuous service to ICCF. A photo can be seen of the EFCC website here: http://www.iccfengland.org/

Webserver Trios – July Update

Well played to Keith Dudeney who has won Class 1 Trio No.138 with a score of 3.5/4 – Keith is awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points and is now playing in Class 2

Congratulations to ‘New Member’ Pablo Moujan on winning Class 1 Trio No.137 with a perfect score of 4/4. Pablo is now promoted to Class 2 and will receive his first 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points (20 needed to gain the title)

Two more New BCCA Candidate Masters!

Ian Mason & Dawn Williamson have both been awarded the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title having achieved the necessary 20 CM points. It has been a good week for both players- Ian has won the Silver Medal tournament as well, and Dawn has also been awarded the ICCF LIM (Ladies International Master) Title. Congratulations to both players!

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