BCCA Magazine (CC196) just posted

The latest BCCA magazine (CC196) is currently being posted to members. The all-important Membership Renewal form is enclosed so that you can choose your tournaments for next season. There are other articles by EP Nettles, M Donnelly, J Corfield, M Read, R Burridge as well as the usual columns by Ian Watson & Hamilton McMillan. Extra copies are available at a cost of £3.00 each.

Editor Neil Limbert & Production Assistant Graham Pattrick are now retiring from their magazine roles after over a decade of involvement. The new magazine Editor will be Russell Sherwood whose first Issue will be in September. We wish Russell well in his new role!


Webserver Trios – May Update

Congratulations to Jim Fox for winning  Class 1 Trio No.125 with a perfect score of 4/4. Jim is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCCA Candidate Master points taking his total to 7 (20 needed to gain the title.}

Well played to Brian Robinson on winning the  Class 1 Trio  No.131 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Brian is promoted to Class 2 and will receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 3 (20 required to gain the title.}

Congratulations to Trevor Carr on winning Class 3 Trio No.28 with a score of 3/4. Trevor has been awarded 3, sought after, BCCA Master Points bringing his total to 9

Congratulations to Ron Cooper on winning the  Class 1 Trio No.133 with a perfect score of 4/4. Ron (having already gained the BCM title) will now play in Class 3 to compete for BCCA Master Points

Membership Renewal & Entry for 2016/7 Tournaments now open

Members can now renew their membership (or new members can join) & enter tournaments for the 2016/7 season. Membership lasts until 31 August 2017. Full details of all the tournaments will be found in the Summer magazine: this is currently still at the printers but I hope to be able to post it to members within the next couple of weeks. However, if you already know which tournaments you want to enter, you can renew straight away!

Membership Renewal for current members.

Join BCCA for new members.

When you have completed the application or renewal form you will then be taken to the ‘Payment Page’ to pay your membership & enter your tournaments. for 2016/17 Thank you!

Webserver Trios – April Update

Well played to Alex Relyea who has won Class 2 Trio No.48 with a score of 3/4. Alex is now promoted to Class 3 and has been awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points.

Congratulations to Eoin Campbell on winning Cass 2 Trio No. 61 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Eoin is promoted to class 3 and will receive 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 16 (only 4 more required to gain the title).

Ron Cooper has won tightly fought Class 2 Trio No.60 with a score of 2.5/4. Ron is promoted to Class 3, and receives 4 BCCA Candidate Master points taking his total to 20. As a result Ron has been awarded the title of BCCA Candidate Master. Well done Sir!!

Well played to Raymond Cox on winning  Class 1 Trio No.129 with a perfect score of 4/4 Raymond is promoted to Class 2 and will receive 2 BCCA Candidate Master points taking his total to 17 , 20 needed to gain the title

Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on winning Class 3 Trio No.24 with a score of 3/4. Dennis is awarded 3 sort after BCCA Master Points bring his total to 9, just 11 more to go for the title.

Colin Cheek is the winner of Class 2 Trio No.58 with an impressive score of 3.5/4 against Malcolm Winter and Keith Dudeney. Colin is promoted to class 3 and  awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 12 (only 8 more needed to gain the title!)

New BCCA Candidate Master – Ron Cooper

Ron Cooper has become the 19th BCCA member to be awarded the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title. Ron obtained the necessary 20 CM points by winning, or jointly winning, eight different Class 1 & Class 2 Trio events over a period of almost 5 years. This shows the value of playing in the BCCA Trio tournaments & well done to Ron for his perseverance & skill!

The full list of BCCA Title holders can be found here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/current-title-holders-and-year-awarded/

The full list of current BCCA Title Points awarded (to players who haven’t yet been awarded the Title) can be seen here: http://www.bccachess.org/members/bcca-titles-within-reach-of-every-player/title-points-awarded/

Match Opportunities

Dear BCCA Members


We have a number of match opportunities:

1) Our friends at the Social CCA

2) A US select team

3) Our friends at NATCOR

All matches will be played on the server, be two games (One each with Black and White) and played at Normal Time Controls (around 10/50 but details to be confirmed). Opponents will be of roughly similar rating.

If you are interested in taking part please contact Russell Sherwood at russell@bccachess.org , quoting your ICCF Number. by 3rd April 2016. Please note boards on some of these events are limited so dont delay!!

Russell Sherwood
BCCA Match Captain




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