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.
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
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.
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:-
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/
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)
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!
The only remaining Medal tournament from 2015 (Silver Medal No.2) has been won by Ian Mason – congratulations to Ian! It was a very close at the end with Ian narrowly pushing Dawn Williamson to 2nd place on S-B tie-break. In 3rd place was Alex Relyea.
The final crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=52160
Gary Maguire is BCCA’s latest Candidate Master. His superb victory in the 2015/6 British Championship Candidates tournament took him over the required 20 point mark. His other points came from a combination of Class 2 & Class 1 Trio’s. Well played Gary!
You can see a full list of all Title holders & current Title points awarded (for non-Title holders) under “BCCA Members” – “BCCA Titles”.
Congratulations to Edmund Foulds on winning Class 3 Trio No. 31 with an impressive score of 3/4. Edmund will receive 3 BCCA Master points taking his total to 6 (20 needed to gain the title.)
Very well played to Richard Tillett on winning the above Class 3 Trio No.34 with a perfect score of 4/4. Richard will receive his first 3 BCCA Master points (20 needed to gain the title.)
Congratulations to Alex Sherwood winning both Class 1 Trio No.126 with a clean sweep of 4/4 and Class 2 Trio No. 59 with a score of 3.5/4, Alex has been promoted to Class 3 and has been awarded 6 BCCA Candidate Master Points in total.
Congratulations to Keith Dudeney on winning Class 1 Trio No.130 with a perfect score of 4/4. Keith is awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 13 (20 needed to gain the title) Unfortunately there will be no promotion awarded from this trio due to the silent withdrawal of one of the players
Congratulations to Yosua Sitorus on winning Class 2 Trio No.62 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Yosua is now promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points, taking his total to 10 (10 more needed to gain the title.) Class 3 Players can also enter Class Two Trios if they wish to continue earning BCM Points
Current BCCA President Stan Grayland has been awarded the BCCA Master (BM) Title having accumulated 20 BM points: well played Stan! The points were awarded from winning the BCCA Championship in 2014/5; coming joint 2nd in the 2015/6 Championship, and winning the 2012 Postal Gold tournament.
The full list of BCCA Title holders can be seen here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/current-title-holders-and-year-awarded/
The current accumulated Points lists of all BCCA players can be seen here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/title-points-awarded/
Brian Thompson won the inaugural BCCA Rapidplay Cup with a score of 4.5/6. Well played Brian!
I hope members will support the 2nd Rapidplay Cup (start date 1 January 2017) which you can enter online now or via your Renewal form.