Webserver Trios – Latest Results

Since the last BCCA Webserver Trios update 4 Class Two’s and 3 Class Three Trios have been decided.

Maurice Carter and Carlos Almarza Mato are joint winners of BCCA/C2/Tr78  which ended as a 3 way time 2/2 but Maurice and Carlos won on the tie break with 1 win apiece, both are promoted to Class 3 and receive 2 BCM Points.

Angus James and Lester Weiss are joint  winners  of BCCA/C2/Tr72 with a score of 3/4, both are promoted to Class 3 and receive 2 BCM Points apiece.

Phillip Tolhurst is the outright winner of BCCA/C2/Tr91 with a score of 3/4, Phillip receives 4 BCM Points bringing his total to 11 and is promoted to Class 3.

BCM Gregory Hughes has won BCCA/C2/Tr83 with a perfect score of 4/4 and is now playing in a Class 3 Trios Championship Qualifier, Well played Greg.

BCCA/C3/Tr60 ended with a draw between BCM Colin Cheek and BCM Phillip Beckett with a score of 2.5/4  and are awarded 1 BM point apiece.  Both will play again in the next Class 3 Championship Qualifier as an outright win is required to go through.

SIM Keith Kitson has won BCCA/C3/Tr62 with an excellent 3.5/4. Kieth has been awarded 3 BM points which brings his total to 20 and the BCCA Master Title . Keith is now playing in a Trios Championship Semi-Final where a cash prize is guaranteed to the winner.

BM David Coyne and CCE Praveen Rallabandi share the honours in BCCA/C3/Tr59 with scores of 2.5/4. This was a tight match and both will play again in new Championship Qualifiers for that elusive Trios Championship Semi-Final place.

 

Stan Cranmer Funeral

Stan Cranmer’s funeral will be held on February 9 at 1pm at the Mansfield Crematorium. Any BCCA member planning to attend are asked to contact the family first to let them know. Contact details available via Neil Limbert.

Book & DVD Sale

Ron Cooper’s chess library has very kindly been donated to the club by his widow  and is most appreciated. Books/DVD’s will be sold on a first come first served basis and the proceeds will go towards promoting the club and correspondence chess. Prices: £5.00 for one item; £8.00 for two items; £10.00 for three items. Postage & Packing to UK will be on top & will depend on the number/size of items ordered & your location. Please go to “BCCA Members” – “Book & DVD Sale” or click here: Book & DVD sale

Please email your requests to Neil Limbert

Checkmate TV Series

BCCA member Malcolm Winter is one of the producers of a new TV series called “Checkmate” which is now available on Amazon Prime.  The show is based on the old TV show Master Game , with a twist, 6 men and 6 women competing , there are some very interesting games from leading Grandmasters and the players take us through the game move by move. The show is hosted by Anna Richardson and expert commentary by Simon Williams.  Well worth watching!

Medal Tournaments – Last Call for Entries!

All members still have time to enter this years Medal tournaments. The last date for entries is 31 January 2018. So far, we have 40 entries for webserver tournaments & 14 entries for Postal tournaments – see below. If you have entered & your name is not showing, please contact me straight away.

Webserver

Batchelor, P
Beckett, P
Bruce, R
Burridge, R
Campbell, E
Carter, M
Cheek, C
Clark, S
Cole, S
Copsey, A
Coyne, D
Cunningham, B
Elwood, D
Gardner, A
Grobler, D
Hardwick, M
Hughes, G
Jefferson, N
Kitson, K
Lindberg, W
Mason, I
Morton, P
Moujan, P
Owens, J
Pheby, I
Picken, RD
Reed, A
Relyea, A
Roberts, AA
Sherwood, A
Sherwood, H
Sherwood, R
Smith, A
Smyth, S
Sutton, A
Tibbert, P
Tymms, J
Winter, M
Wood, B
Woodhouse, S

Postal

Beckett, P
Burridge, R
Clayton, I
Crawshaw, R
Dixon, R
Frith, D
Frith, R
Gallimore, D
Mann, RHK
Morton, P
Phillips, P
Smith, ADJ
Terry, P
Toye, DK

Stan Cranmer †

It is my very sad duty to report the death of BCCA member Stan Cranmer at the age of 86. Stan was one of last remaining stalwart Postal players; he never obtained a computer & kept records of all his postal games on various pockets sets that he owned.  He was a very active OTB player right to the end but the undoubted crowning achievement of his OTB career was winning the British U-150 Championship in 1998.  In CC, he played in the Postal Championship, Postal Medal tournaments & the Handicap. As I can personally testify, he was always a tough and determined opponent, but very friendly and willing to discuss chess at any time. He will be very sadly missed -RIP.

Keith Kitson awarded BCCA Master Title

Keith Kitson has been awarded the BCCA Master Title after accumulating the necessary 20 BCCA Master points – well played Keith! Keith won (or jointly won) five separate Class 3 Trio’s and also earned points from coming 2nd in the British Championship & 3rd in the British Veterans.

The full list of BCCA Title holders can be seen HERE

All members can see their current Points totals (towards the Master & Candidate Master Title) HERE This page is regularly updated.

Medal Tournaments – Confirmed Entries so far…..

The following players are confirmed as having entered the 2018 Medal tournaments. If you haven’t entered yet, there is still time (last date of entry 31 January). If you have entered & your name is not below, please contact me.

Webserver 

Batchelor, P
Beckett, P
Bruce, R
Burridge, R
Campbell, E
Carter, M
Cheek, C
Clark, S
Copsey, A
Coyne, D
Cunningham, B
Elwood, D
Gardner, A
Grobler, D
Hardwick, M
Hughes, G
Jefferson, N
Kitson, K
Lindberg, W
Mason, I
Morton, P
Moujan, P
Owens, J
Pheby, I
Picken, RD
Reed, A
Relyea, A
Roberts, AA
Smith, A
Smyth, S
Sutton, A
Tibbert, P
Winter, M
Wood, B
Woodhouse, S

Postal

Beckett, P
Burridge, R
Clayton, I
Crawshaw, R
Dixon, R
Frith, D
Frith, R
Gallimore, D
Mann, RHK
Morton, P
Phillips, P
Smith, ADJ
Terry, P
Toye, DK