Yosua Sitorus wins Silver Medal tournament

Yosua Sitorus has won the 2016 Webserver Silver Medal tournament No.1 with a superb score of 9/10! The final crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57633

In addition, the 10 CM (Candidate Master) points earned for finishing 1st have taken him to 20 CM points: he is therefore also awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title!

Congratulations to Yosua! Two medals & a certificate will be winging their way to Indonesia shortly.

WCCF Member Organisations Team Tournament

The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation are organising the third team event for their member organisations (currently BCCA, SchemingMind, SCCA and NATCOR; the Welsh Chess Union have honorary affiliation and may also enter one or more teams).

This tournament is their way of thanking their member organisations for the support they have given the WCCF over the past year; all ICCF server fees will be covered by WCCF, and there will be no entry fee.

The tournament will be a single rounded All-Play-All with five boards, the time control will be 10 moves in 50 days with 45 days leave per calendar year, all other standard ICCF rules will apply, there will be no end date.

Examples of the previous events can be seen at:



BCCA will be entering a number of teams. If you wish to take part applications should be made to Russell Sherwood (russell@bccachess.org) by 7th November 2016.

Russell Sherwood

BCCA Match Captain

BCCA Match vs CCL Australia

Dear Players

We have been challenged to a match by our Australian Friends.

Format will be as per the last match

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=54073This event is aimed at those rated 2000 or below.

If you can let me know if you are interested before Friday 14th October

Russell Sherwood
BCCA Match Captain

Webserver Trios – September Update

Congratulations to John Brasier on winning the Class 3 Trio  No.33 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. John will receive 3 BCCA Master Points taking his total to 21 which when confirmed will mean he now has amassed sufficient points to be awarded the the title of BCCA Master, congratulations John.

Neil Jefferson has won Class 1 Trio No. 134 with a perfect score of 4/4 Neil is already a BCCA Candidate Master so under the revised rules will now play Class 3 for BCCA Master Points.

Very well played to  Helen Sherwood on winning the Class 2 Trio No.63 with a perfect score of 4/4. Helen is promoted to class 3 and will receive 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking her total to 19 (only 1 more point required to gain the title).

Congratulations to Dawn Williamson on winning  Class 2 Trio No.64 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Dawn returns to Class 3 (Dawn already holds the BCCA Candidate Master title) where she will play for BCCA Master Points.

Iris Pardoe has won Class 1 Trio No.142 with an impressive score of 3.5/4 and has been promoted to Class 2 and will receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking her total to 4 (16 more required to gain the title.)

Two new BCCA Title Holders

As a result of recent successes, two more players have been awarded BCCA Titles.

Ian Pheby has been awarded the BCCA Master Title (BM) following two wins of the Veterans Tournament & a guaranteed at least 2nd place in the 2016 Postal Gold Medal event.

Antony Copsey has been awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title (CM) having accumulated points in Trio’s, the BCCA Candidates & Reserves, and the Medal tournaments.

Congratulations to both players!

2016 Annual General Meeting

The 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCA will take place at 2pm, October 15, at the Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham. This meeting is open to any current member of the BCCA. If you wish to see how the Association works, or have your say on current matters, you are very welcome to attend.  A copy of the Agenda is available from the General Secretary (Neil Limbert) upon request.

Welcoming All Chess Players Since 1906!