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.


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!

Webserver Trio’s – May Update

Congratulations to Raymond Burridge on winning Class 3 Trio  No.19 with a score of 3/4, Raymond is awarded 3 BCCA Master Points to start his campaign for the coveted Master Title.

Congratulations to Gary Maguire on his first Class 3 Trio win with a near perfect score of 3.5/4 in BCCA/C3/Tr16. Gary has been awarded 3 BCCA Master Points which kicks off his campaign for the BCCA Master Title.

Eoin Campbell has won Class 2 Trio No.49 with a score of 3.5/4 against Robert Bruce and David Woodruff. Eoin has been awarded 4 valuable BCCA Candidate Master Points and has been promoted to Class 3 – very well played.

Dennis Broadway awarded the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title

Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on achieving the necessary 20 CM points to be awarded the Candidate Master Title. To reach 20 points, Dennis won one Class 1 Trio, three Class 2 Trio’s, a BCCA Reserves section and a British Veteran’s Candidates Section. Dennis is the 3rd player to be awarded the Title in 2015. A full list of Title holders can be seen here: http://www.bcca.info/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/current-title-holders-and-year-awarded/

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal is now open for the 2015/16 season on the website. Look out for the new ‘Free to Enter’ Rapid Play Cup which is on the renewal form. Pay your membership fee and make your choice of seasonal tournaments on the payment page. Don’t delay do it today. New Members are also welcome at anytime.

2014/15 Gambit Tournament – Update

Fred Clough has announced results to May 5th which have been updated on the Tournament Results page.

Post/e.mail – Winner: C.D. Gallimore, Runner up: D. Richardson

e.mail only – Results to 5th May – P.Douglass  6:   B.Thompson  4.5;    C.D.Gallimore  3.5(4);    B.Robinson  0 (4);    S.Olsen

Webserver Trio’s – April Update

Congratulations to new member William Lindberg on winning two Class 1 Trio No.103 & 105 with a scores of 3/4 & 4/4 – William is now playing in Class 2 and has been awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Class 3 Trio No.21 resulted in a 3 way draw. Andrew Dearnley, Mark Eldridge & John Brasier have joined a select group as this is only the 3rd time this has happened out of 180 Trio’s. All three players have received 1 BCCA Master Point.

Dr Mark Wilson has won Class 3 Trio No.11 with a score of 3/4 and is awarded 3 sort after BCCA Master Points to start his campaign to achieve the coveted title.

Congratulations to new member Richard Akrill on winning Class 1 Trio No.101 with a score of 3/4 – Richard is promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points to start his campaign – well played.

Paterson Memorial: Leader in the clubhouse – Helen Sherwood!

Helen Sherwood has finished all 8 of her games in the Paterson Memorial, and has emerged with the excellent score of 7/8 (6 wins, 2 draws). This will take some beating and she has therefore set a firm target for everyone else to aim at. The full table can be seen here: http://www.bcca.info/chesstournaments/paterson-rodford-memorials-start-dec-2014/  (just change the “Show ….entries” to 50 & you can see the whole field).

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