New Chess Show on TV

Malcolm Winter has sent us some details of a new TV Show he is producing called ‘CheckMate.’ It is based on the old BBC Master Game and the presenter is ‘Anna Richardson.‘ For those that are interested here is a link to the shows Website The show has already been taken up by German TV and we can only hope that we will see it over here on ‘Free to View’ as well. We wish Malcolm well with this project – he is happy to answer any questions about and can be reached via email

Webserver Trio’s – July Update

Antony Copsey and Robert Rozanski are Joint Winners of Class 2 Trio No.47 with a score of 3/4  – both players are promoted to Class and share the BCCA Candidate Master Points with 2 each – well played.

Congratulations to Martin Hardwick who has won Class 1 Trio No.96 with a score of 3.5/4. Martin has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points and promoted to Class 2 – well played

Class 1 Trio No.102 – Congratulations to New Member, Richard Akrill on his second Class 1 win. Richard is already playing in Class 2 and receives a further 2 BCCA Candidate Master points.

New Member, Richard Tillett has won his first Class 1 Trio No.111 with a perfect score of 4/4 – very well played. Richard is now promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points to start his campaign.

Despite Monika Gergelova’s time defaults in Class 1 Trio No.109, Roger Pearce was ahead in both games and would have won the Trio had play continued, he is therefore promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points to start his campaign.

Well played to our Match Captain, Russell Sherwood on winning Class 2 Trio No,50 with a score of 3/4 in a close fought match against Dennis Broadway and Bill Lindberg. Russell is awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points and promoted to Class 3.

Congratulations to, New Member, Edward Burke  who has won Class 1 Trio No.106 with a perfect score of 4/4 despite the ‘Time Default’ by Devin Dingler, Edward was well ahead in the game concerned and would have won if play had continued. He is promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points

Two players awarded BCCA Candidate Master Title

Two more players have reached the magical 20 CM points barrier and are awarded the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title. Brian Thompson won the British Candidates tournament (to add to a previous BCCA Candidates victory & a 2nd place in the BCCC Candidates in 2012/3), and Derek Gallimore won a BCCA Postal Candidates taking his total to 20. Congratulations to both players.

Latest BCCA Candidate Master: Dave Grobler!

Dave Grobler has been awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title following his tournament victory in the BCCA Candidates A for 2014/5. He also earned CM Points for his victory in the 2014 Silver Medal tournament, and for his 2nd place in the 2013/4 BCCA Candidates D section. Congratulations to Dave!

You can find the full list of current BCCA Masters (BM) and BCCA Candidate Masters(CM) here: http://www.bcca.info/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/current-title-holders-and-year-awarded/

Also, you can see the full list of Title points accumulated for all players who have yet to be awarded a Title here: http://www.bcca.info/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/title-points-awarded/

Tim Harding leads Rodford Memorial

Tim Harding is the new leader in the clubhouse having finished his games with an excellent score of 6 out of 8.  Tim will now to have to wait to find out whether anyone else can match his score, or indeed overtake him.  105 games in the tournament have now finished with 31 games ongoing.  The tournament table can be seen here: http://www.bcca.info/chesstournaments/paterson-rodford-memorials-start-dec-2014/ (Change the “Show … entries” number to “50” to see the full list of players) and all the games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=49085

Webserver Trio’s – June update

Congratulations to Jim Fox who wins the Class 1 Trio No. 104 by SB Score from David Woodruff. Jim has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points and promoted to Class 2.

Congratulations to Gary Maguire who notches up his 3rd Class 2 Tournament win with a score of 3.5/4 in BCCA/C2/Tr43 against Allan Gardner and Steven Woodhouse – Gary is awarded a further 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points which brings his total to 14.

Class 1 Trio No.100 – Congratulations to Paul Clarke on his first Class 1 win with a perfect score of 4/4 – very well played. Paul is now promoted to Class 2 and has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Mike Richardt has won Class 2 Trio No. 41 with a perfect score of 4/4 – well played, Mike has been awarded another 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points in his title quest.

Congratulations to Trevor Carr who has won Class 3 Trio No.15 with a clean sweep of 4/4 against Dawn Williamson and Ben Wood. Trevor has been awarded 3 sought after BCCA Master Points – well played.

Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on his first Class 3 Trio win with a score 3/4 in BCCA/C3/Tr22  against Raymond Burridge and Neil Jefferson. Dennis is awarded 3 BCCA Master Points to start his campaign for the title. Dennis already holds the BCCA Candidate Master Title.

BCCL Update

The BCCA entered 6 teams in the 2014/15 BCCL (British Correspondence Chess League). 5 teams are in the Webserver League & one team is in the Postal league. Play started in December 2014 & ends September 2015.

Webserver BCCL

Championship: BCCA Giants currently in 3rd place (out of 9 teams) on 8.5/14 with two games left. Likely to just miss out on the Title but a very well played season. The tournament crosstable & all the games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=49415

Division One: Our three teams in this division currently occupy 1st, 2nd & 3rd places! Out of 9 teams in the division so excellent play from our players. BCCA Lions are on 10/13 (3 games left); BCCA Dragons are on 8/10 (6 games left); BCCA Centaurs are on 7.5/13 (3 games left). I am hopeful that two of those teams will finish 1st & 2nd & therefore obtain promotion to the Championship.  The tournament crosstable & all the games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=49483

Division Two: BCCA Eagles are in 5th place on 7.5/13 (1 game left) so mid-table security ensured. The tournament crosstable & all the games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=49598

Postal BCCL

Our one Postal team – BCCA Postalites – currently stand on 6.5/9 with 3 games remaining. Already a good score so the team have done well. The tournament crosstable is not yet available as many teams don’t send in their results until the end of the season.

NEXT SEASON

I hope that all the players involved in all the teams will play again next season, but there are always a few who cannot. If you are renewing your BCCA membership & don’t mind an extra two games, please remember to tick the BCCL option. It’s free!