It is now possible to have your photograph on your ICCF profile page after the last server update. Any BCCA player can now send me a JPEG picture of at least 200 x 200 pixels to; Andrew Dearnley along with your ICCF profile number. I will then upload it to your profile. This is a nice new feature and I encourage our members to consider personalising their profile in this way. Players CANNOT upload their own photograph, it has to be actioned by myself, as ICCF delegate.
Congratulations to Dave Grobler on winning the 2014 tournament and the Silver Medal. Dave cannot be caught having scored 6 points with 4 wins. 2nd & 3rd places are still to be decided. Dave is also awarded 10 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 17. The engraved ‘Silver Medal’ will be on its way shortly.
At the BCCA Annual General Meeting on November 1st, Jonathan Rashleigh decided to retire from the office of President after more than 6 years at the helm of BCCA affairs. Indeed, Jonathan has been attending meetings for more than 13 years as an Executive Committee member, Treasurer, and finally as President. His wise counsel and solid good sense will be sorely missed at our biannual meetings.
He is replaced as President by Stan Grayland. Stan first attended a BCCA Annual General Meeting back in the 1960’s (!) when he remembers a hall full of people attending the AGM. Having been a volunteer worker on and off for over 40 years with BCCA, and having already been awarded an Honorary Life Vice-Presidency for his services to our Association, there is no-one better qualified than Stan to be in control of the BCCA at this time. We wish Stan good luck in his new role.
Jonathan Rashleigh Stan Grayland
Jonathan Rashleigh was awarded the post of Honorary Life Past President and was also presented with an engraved Tankard as a leaving gift & thank you for his dedication & service to the BCCA.
Asim Pereira has developed a ‘Correspondence Chess App’ which connects to the ICCF Webserver and allows you to play on your Smartphone or Tablet. It can be installed on Android and Apple devices, go to the Google Play or the Apple Store and search for ‘Your Move Correspondence Chess.’ Worth a look if you travel a lot.
Antony Copsey has won Class 1 Trio No.92 with a perfect score of 4/4 – well played, Antony is now promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.
Class 2 Trio No.31 has been won by Russell Sherwood with a score of 2.5 in a close fought finish with Raymond Burridge – well played. Russell is awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points and has been promoted to Class 3.
Les Ellis has won Class 3 Trio No.7 with a score of 2.5 in a close fought finish with Leslie Eastoe and Allan Gardner and has been awarded 3 sought after BCCA Master Points – well played all.
Congratulations to Gary Maguire on winning his second Class 2 Trio No.36 with a score of 3.5/4 – well played, the other players were Geoffrey Herbert and Keith Dudeney. Gary has been awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points bringing his total to 10.
Paul Douglas and Gray Maguire are joint winners of Class 1 Trio No.77 with 3 points and equal SB scores, well played gentlemen, Gary has already won promotion and Paul is also now promoted to Class 2. They will share the BCM points.
Class 1 Trio No.57 – Congratulations to Mark Eldridge on winning this close fought contest with a score of 3.5 points, Mark is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points.
Malcolm Winter and Frank McMahon are joint winners Class 2 Trio No.38 with 2.5 points each and equal SB scores. Both players are promoted to Class 3 and share the BCM points with 2 each.
Congratulations to Dawn Williamson on winning Class 3 Trio No.14 with a score of 2.5 in a close fought match with David Cook and Raymond Burridge. Dawn has been awarded 3 sought after BCCA Master Points and is making rapid progress up the player ranks – well played
Congratulations to Philip Tolhurst and John Brasier who are joint winners of Class 3 Trio No.12 with 3 points apiece and equal SB scores, they will share the valuable BM points between them – well played both
Congratulations to Frank McMahon who secured the necessary CM (Candidate Master) points in a Class 2 Trio to take him over the 20 point barrier. Frank obtained CM points in six different events to obtain the Title. Well played!
The “White Rose” team, captained by Phill Beckett, are the inaugural Champions of the webserver BCCL! Whilst there are still some games remaining, their 12.5 point total (out of 16 – each of the 8 players plays 2 games) cannot be caught. Congratulations to Phill and his team!
Raymond Burridge has won the 2014 BCCA Postal Silver Medal tournament with a score of 6.5/8. There are still some games ongoing but Raymond cannot be caught. The crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=42096
The BCCA Championship, Candidates & Reserves for 2014/15 has today got underway with 74 players in 12 sections. An increased entry from last season for the 3rd season in succession. This comprises a Championship section of 11 players, 5 Candidates sections of 6 players each, and 6 Reserve sections. Good luck to all concerned! (All crosstables are on the ICCF webserver)