Players Required for BCCA teams in British WS Team Tournament

The 5th British Webserver Team Tournament will start in July and I am raising BCCA teams to enter – open to all BCCA members so do you want to play? As usual, BCCA will be covering all entry fees, so it is free to members! Players must maintain their BCCA membership throughout the tournament.

The full tournament announcement can be seen here:

Each team consists of 4 players, and each player will probably play 6 games each. So it is more of a commitment than your usual friendly match. Last season, BCCA entered 8 teams (32 players) with mixed fortunes. Each season lasts about 18 months. You can see last season’s crosstables here:-

Division 1:
Division 2:
Division 3:
Division 4:

If you played for a team last season, I will be happy to include you in the same team (if you wish to be) provided you scored at least 50%. If you scored less than that, I reserve the right to move you to a different team. Spare places will be accorded on a rating basis.

For this coming season, the BCCA Knights & the BCCA Sovereigns will be in Division 1. The BCCA Kings will be in Division 2. The BCCA Griffins, BCCA Endgamers, BCCA Strategists will be in Division 3. The BCCA Tacticians & the BCCA Cavaliers will be in Division 4. If I have enough players for a new team (or teams), they may have to start in the lowest Division although the organisers will allocate spare places in a higher division to the top rated teams in a place becomes available.

If you wish to play, I ask you to be as flexible as possible (regarding the team you wish to play in, or the division you wish to play in) so that I can match up the teams strength-wise as much as possible, and to give everyone good enjoyable chess.

Please bear in mind that there may be one or two players who miss out if I don’t get exactly the right number of players as a multiple of 4.

One last thing: the tournament will use the new Triple Block Time control: full details can be found here:

So, do you want to play? If yes, please let Neil Limbert know by June 3rd at the latest.