Gambit & Counter-Gambit Tournaments Update

Tournament Controller Fred Clough has provided the following update for the 2013/14 Gambit & Counter-Gambit tournaments:-

Gambit (Post/e-mail): Gallimore 9 (1)= Winner. Congratulations! Cranmer 6.5 (1) Wright 5.5 (3) Crawshaw 0 (4), Neil 0 (4), Olson 0 (4)
Gambit (e-mail): Douglass 4 (0), Cook 3.5 (2), Tibbert 2.5 (0),Olson 0 (2)
Counter-Gambit (e-mail): Gallimore 1.5(2) Cook 0.5 (2), Tibbert 0 (4).

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Webserver Trios Update – March 2014

4 Trio’s have been decided this month

Class 1 Trio No.54 has been won by James Gaughan with a score of 3/4, James is now playing in Class 2 and has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

New Member Julian May has won his first Class 1 Trio No.69 with a perfect score of 4/4, Julian has been promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Class 2 Trio No.16 has been won by Dr Mark Wilson with a score of 3/4 after a close fought battle with Neil Jefferson. Mark has been promoted to Class 3 and awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Congratulations to John Brasier on winning Class 3 Trio No.5 by ½ a point from Leslie Eastoe. Class 3 Trio’s are always close fought but in this one all three players were separated by just ½ point. Commiseration’s to Colin Glanville who returns to Class 2. There is no promotion from Class 3 but John is awarded 3, hard to come by, BCCA Master Points.

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Peter Catt receiving the Hollis Trophy as British Champion

BCCA Member Peter Catt won the British Championship Final 2012-14. Today he was presented with the Hollis Trophy as Champion – well done Peter! The Hollis Trophy was donated to the BCCA in 1953 by former BCCA General Secretary Mrs BG Hollis.

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Phill Beckett wins 2013/4 Reserves B

The 2013/4 Reserves B (of the BCCA Championship, Candidates & Reserves) has now finished and the final table can be viewed at:-http://www.iccf.com/event?id=39732  Congratulations to Phill Beckett for winning the group (earning 4 BCCA Candidate Master points), and Raymond Burridge for finishing 2nd. Both players qualify to play in the Candidates next season.

 

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BCCA Match Updates

BCCA Team Captain Barry Hampton has added his latest updates here:- http://www.bcca.info/teams/home-and-overseas-match-update/  Of particular interest is our ongoing game against CCLA Australia which is heading for an exciting finish. You can view this match & games here: http://www.iccf.com/event?id=39363 The Aussies are happy for a rematch in September whatever the result.

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Webserver Trio’s Update – February 14

Three Trios have been decided this month:-

Class 1 Trio No.61 has been won by Michael Kruger with a perfect score of 4/4, Michael has been promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Leslie Eastoe is the winner of Class 3 Trio No.8 with a score of 3/4 against Bill Clews and Phillip Tolhurst. Leslie has been awarded 3 BCCA Master Points.

Ben Wood has won Class 2 Trio No.20 with a score of 3.5/4 and is now playing in Class 3, Ben has also been awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points

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Andrew Dearnley – ICCF International Master!

BCCA member Andrew Dearnley has achieved his 2nd IM Norm in the BFCC Golden Jubilee B http://www.iccf.com/event?id=32136 , to add to his first IM Norm achieved in 2008 in the 35 years Cuban anniversary event http://www.iccf.com/event?id=11889 and has now qualified for the ICCF IM (International Master) Title.

Congratulations to Andrew! All players will know how hard it is to achieve such a Title even without the added burden of all the volunteer work Andrew does on behalf of the CC community. (England International Secretary / ICCF Marketing Director / BCCA Executive Committee member) Well played!

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Martin Hawley Memorial Tournament

BFCC have announced the details of their Memorial Tournament for Martin Hawley which is now available for entry. There are some very good prizes available and the tournament is likely to be over subscribed. For those of you who knew Martin it is advisable to get your entry in early to be sure of a place. Click HERE for more information.

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David Roberts wins his first Class 1 Trio

David Roberts has won Class 1 Trio No.70 with a perfect score of 4/4 – well played. David has been promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points. the other players in the Trio were Bjarne Aannevik and Martin Hardwick.

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Bronze Medal Tournament – One more player needed

Currently we have 21 players for the 2014 section, ideally we need 22 to give two groups of 11, ICCF rating cut off is <1850 – Please contact Neil Limbert immediately if you would like to take up the remaining place!

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