The Scottish CCA are organising their annual webserver Team event starting in January, and BCCA will be entering multiple teams as usual. We entered 5 teams last season & would like to enter the same number or more this time around. So players are required! Would you like to play?
There is no Entry Fee as BCCA will be covering those costs. Each player played 6 or 7 games each last time. I know the timing of this event could be better because many of you are already committed to playing for the BCCA or other teams in the British WS Team tournament also starting next month. Both these events are outside our control so clashes like this are something we have to live with.
There were 3 Divisions last time & I expect the same again so all standards of player are catered for. If you wish to play, please let Neil Limbert know within the next 10 days!
Last season’s Divisions can be seen here:-
Congratulations to John Horton and Robert Bruce who are joint winners of Class 1 Trio No.141 with identical scores of 3/4. John and Robert receive 1 BCCA Candidate Master point each and will both be promoted to class 2. Robert has now accumulated 14 BCCA Candidate Master Points whilst for John this is his first step towards the title (20 points needs to gain the title)
SIM Keith Kitson has won Class 3 Trio No.36 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Keith is awarded 3 BCCA Master Points taking his total to 17 (just 3 more needed to gain the title.)
Congratulations to Mark Eldridge on winning Class 3 Trio No.40 with an excellent score of 3/4.
Mark is already holds the BCCA Master Title having gained it in 2015.
Alexander Sherwood has won the 2016 WS Silver Medal Tournament No.2 with a score of 6/8. The victory was achieved despite losing one game, which is testament to his positive play. Congratulations to Alexander! The crosstable & games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57634
Two BCCA Silver Medals have travelled all the way to Indonesia to be in the hands of BCCA member Yosua Sitorus! Well played Yosua.
The 2016/17 season of the BCCL (webserver) has just got underway with three Divisions, 22 teams & 176 players! The Divisions are organised on the Hutton system so each player only plays two games. BCCA has entered five teams (40 players).
The Divisions & games can be seen here:-
Division One: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=63472
Division Two: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=63473
Paul Terry has won the 2016 Postal Silver Medal tournament with a perfect score of 8/8! Congratulations & well played to Paul. He wins a Silver Medal & 6 BCCA Candidate Master points.
The crosstable & games can be viewed here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=57644
The Welsh CCF will be arranging & setting up the 4th British WS Team tournament starting in January 2017. The full tournament announcement can be seen here: https://chesscmscontent.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/30d2d992ae52482199292e25838d4213/bwstt.pdf
BCCA will be entering multiple teams again so, if you wish to play, please contact Neil Limbert before December 10. All standards of player are catered for. Once again, BCCA will cover the Entry Fee so players have nothing to pay. Each team consists of four players & each player will normally play six games. You can see the Season Three Divisions below:-
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53439 for Division One
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53441 for Division Two
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53442 for Division Three
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53464 for Division Four
Only one Trio completed this month which is Class 1 No. 144. The winner was Raymond Cox with a score of 3.5/4 – well played. Ray has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 19, just one more point needed for the title. He has now been promoted to Class 2
BCCA member Fred Clough has written a very good article for the Welsh CC Federation website entitled: “‘SNAIL MAIL’ – Postal Chess Before Computers Arrived.- Some Reminiscences.” This is well worth a read with three exciting annotated games. You can read the article here: http://welshccf.org.uk/content/66
Begins on 24 boards!
Good Luck All!