Webserver Trios – April Update

Well played to Alex Relyea who has won Class 2 Trio No.48 with a score of 3/4. Alex is now promoted to Class 3 and has been awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Congratulations to Eoin Campbell on winning Cass 2 Trio No. 61 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Eoin is promoted to class 3 and will receive 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 16 (only 4 more required to gain the title).

Ron Cooper has won tightly fought Class 2 Trio No.60 with a score of 2.5/4. Ron is promoted to Class 3, and receives 4 BCCA Candidate Master points taking his total to 20. As a result Ron has been awarded the title of BCCA Candidate Master. Well done Sir!!

Well played to Raymond Cox on winning  Class 1 Trio No.129 with a perfect score of 4/4 Raymond is promoted to Class 2 and will receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master points taking his total to 17 , 20 needed to gain the title

Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on winning Class 3 Trio No.24 with a score of 3/4. Dennis is awarded 3 sort after BCCA Master Points bring his total to 9, just 11 more to go for the title.

Colin Cheek is the winner of Class 2 Trio No.58 with an impressive score of 3.5/4 against Malcolm Winter and Keith Dudeney. Colin is promoted to class 3 and  awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 12 (only 8 more needed to gain the title!)

New BCCA Candidate Master – Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper has become the 19th BCCA member to be awarded the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title. Ron obtained the necessary 20 CM points by winning, or jointly winning, eight different Class 1 & Class 2 Trio events over a period of almost 5 years. This shows the value of playing in the BCCA Trio tournaments & well done to Ron for his perseverance & skill!

The full list of BCCA Title holders can be found here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/current-title-holders-and-year-awarded/

The full list of current BCCA Title Points awarded (to players who haven’t yet been awarded the Title) can be seen here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/title-points-awarded/

Match Opportunities

Dear BCCA Members


We have a number of match opportunities:

1) Our friends at the Social CCA

2) A US select team

3) Our friends at NATCOR

All matches will be played on the server, be two games (One each with Black and White) and played at Normal Time Controls (around 10/50 but details to be confirmed). Opponents will be of roughly similar rating.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Russell Sherwood at russell@bccachess.org , quoting your ICCF Number. by 3rd April 2016. Please note boards on some of these events are limited so dont delay!!

Russell Sherwood
BCCA Match Captain




Webserver Trios – February Update

Congratulations to Nigel Norman and William Lindberg on jointly winning BCCA Class 2 Trio 57 with impressive scores of 3/4. Nigel and William will both receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking their totals to 6 and 8 respectively; both are promoted to Class 3.

Well played to Trevor Carr on winning Class 3 Trio No.29 with an impressive score of 3.5/4.Trevor is awarded 3 BCCA Master Points to take his total to 6 points (20 needed to gain the title). The other players were Antony Copsey and Sandy Smyth.

Congratulations to Eugenio Spagnoli on winning tightly fought Class 2 Trio No.53 with a score of 2.5/4. Eugenio receives his first 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points (20 needed to gain the title) and is now promoted to Class 3 The other players were Robert Bruce and Neil Jefferson

Class 3 Trio No.30 has ended in a 3 way tie with all games, despite the best efforts of the players, being drawn. Keith Kitson, Robert Evans and Russell Sherwood all receive 1 BCCA Master point each giving Keith a total of 12, Robert and Russell receive a point each to start off their campaigns.(20 needed to gain the title)

New member Yosua Sitorus has won Class 1 Trio No.123 with a perfect score of 4/4 – well played. Yosua has been awarded his first 2 Candidate Master Points (20 needed for the Title) and is promoted to Class 2.

Congratulations To Jim Fox on winning Class 1 Trio No.128 with an impressive score of 3/4. Jim is promoted to Class 2 and will receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master points, taking his total to 5 (20 needed to gain the title)

Latest Issue of BCCA magazine “Correspondence Chess” now available

The latest issue of the BCCA magazine Correspondence Chess (CC195) has been posted out to members & subscribers over the last few days. As well as the usual Results, Match Reports & other News, we have articles from Tim Harding, Ian Watson, Mike Read, Julian Corfield, Mike Donnelly, Richard Dixon & Hamilton McMillan.

Additional copies can be obtained from Neil Limbert at a cost of £3.00 (UK) & £4.50 overseas. The full list of Back Issues available can be seen here: http://www.bccachess.org/magazine/chess-magazine/

Helen Sherwood wins Hessel Visser Memorial!

It has been a good month for the Sherwood family! Following Russell’s success in an ICCF Master Class (see previous News Item), Helen Sherwood has won the Hessel Visser Memorial tournament organised by the Dutch federation. The crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=50496 Although there are still a few games remaining in the tournament, Helen’s score of 9/12 (with 6 wins) cannot be surpassed. Well played Helen! There are four BCCA members altogether in the tournament with Dawn Williamson & Ian Jones currently occupying 2nd & 3rd place! Gary Maguire could join them as he still has three games remaining.

Rodford Memorial Prize

Sicilian Chess Set donated by Regency Chess
                                      Mark and his daughter give the set a trial run.

Mark Eldridge with the Sicilian Chess set donated by Regency Chess Company which he received as part of his prize for winning the Tournament. Marks was delighted with the quality of the set and commented “Thank you for the donation of this Chess set it is the best I have every owned, truly magnificent.” BCCA would also like to express their appreciation of the support extended to the Club by Regency Chess who have gone the extra mile for Mark.

Welcoming All Chess Players Since 1906!