New BCCA Candidate Master – Raymond Cox

BCCA member Raymond Cox is the latest recipient of the BCCA Candidate Master Title after accumulating the necessary 20 CM points.  Congratulations to Raymond! Raymond has been a staunch supporter of BCCA Trio’s since their outset and earned his first CM points by winning Trio No.6. Since then, he has earned CM points in seven (!) other Trio tournaments & also earned points in a Medal tournament. His award is the result of perseverance together with good play – well done to Raymond!

2016/17 Postal Championship Tied!

The 2016/17 Postal Championship had a dramatic finish as two players tied for the Championship. The crosstable for the Final can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61189 Les Ellis & Keith McLaughlin scored the same number of Points, and the same Number of Wins, and had identical S-B scores! Highly unusual. So the Title (and prize money) has been shared between the two of them.

Entries are now being taken for the 2017/8 Postal Championship (British residents only) so please consider entering – there is some good chess to be had in this Event.

Webserver Trios – June Update

BCCA/C3/Tr48 has been won by Antony Copsey with a score of 3/4 against Frank McMahon and Raymond Burridge. Antony has been awarded his 3 BCCA Master Points.

BCCA/C1/Tr147 has been won by Michael Farmer with a score of 3/4 against Lea Hudson and Raymond Cox. Michael is promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

BCCA/C1/Tr155 Gregory Hughes is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4 against Jun Xiang Tee and Stuart Honey. Gregory is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 19, just one more needed for the BCM Title

BCCA/C2/Tr80Sylvie Roynet wins with a score of 3/4 against Sandy Smyth and John Dunn. Sylvie is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM Points

BCCA/C1/Tr156 – has been won by Jun Xiang Tee with a score of 3/4 against Selina Kellett and Murray Grainger. Jun is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points

BCCA/C1/Tr146Derek Whymark is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4 against Hilary Walsh and Jim Fox. Derek is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 4

BCCA/C1/Tr161Stephen Woodhouse  wins with a score of 3/4 against John Walker and Keith Dudeney. Stephen is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 14

Endgame Tournament Results 2016-17

Russell Sherwood won the 2016-17 E-mail tournament, and Bob Crawshaw won the 2016-17 Postal tournament.  For further details see “Tournaments” – “Endgame Tournaments” – “Results”.

The Endgame tournaments are ideal practice for Endgame play without putting any rating points at risk. Why not give it a go for the 2017-18 season!? Entries now being taken.

Stan Grayland is the BCCA Champion for 2016-17!

For the 2nd time in 3 seasons, BCCA President Stan Grayland has also become BCCA Champion – well played Stan! The current Final ( https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61194 ) looks like being one of the closest ever fought, with 3 games still ongoing. Stan is level on 6.5 points with two other players, and there are also two more players who could join them on 6.5! Incredible. But the first tie-break is “number of Wins” & Stan has 4 wins which no other player can match. So, despite losing a game, Stan’s positive play has been rewarded.

Webserver Trios – May Update

It has been a busy month in the Trio’s Tournament with 5 Trios decided. Unfortunately two Trios were subject to silent withdrawals with is extremely poor etiquette and results in the players concerned being banned from the ICCF server and all BCCA Competitions for up to 2 years.

BCCA/C2/Tr73 – LIM Helen Sherwood has won the trio with a great score of 3.5/4, Helen receives 4 BCM Points taking her total to 23 and receives the coveted BCCA Candidate Master Title. Helen is already playing in Class 3 chasing the BCCA Master Title and a Trio Championship Semi-Final Slot.

BCCA/C2/Tr70Alex Tupper is the winner against David Howel. Because there was a silent withdrawal – there is no promotion to Class 3 and Alex receives 2 BCM points instead of 4. Both Alex and David are awarded a free trio as compensation.

BCCA/C1/Tr157 –  Unfortunately there were 2 silent withdrawals in this Trio making Jun Xiang Tee  the winner by default. Jun is awarded 1 BCM point and a free trio as compensation. Both players who withdrew are suspended from all BCCA Competitions at the moment.

BCCA/C2/Tr71Johnny Owens is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4. Johnny is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM Points. The other players were Malcolm Winter and Stephen Woodhouse.

BCCA/C2/Tr79Ray Kappel wins with a score of 3.5/4, well played. Ray is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM points. The other players were: Malcolm Winter and John Walker

Membership Renewal now Open for 2017/18

Membership Renewal  & Tournament Entry now Open for 2017/18!

BCCA Membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. From now until August 31, you can renew your Membership of BCCA until August 31, 2018 & enter the tournaments for the 2017/18 season. You can renew online at this website or you can wait for the paper Renewal form which will be issued with the Summer magazine – entirely your choice!