The BCCA AGM was held on 2nd October at 3.0 p.m. The minutes of the meeting can be read by clicking on the link below.
The agenda for the BCCA AGM is below:
THE BRITISH CORRESPONDENCE CHESS ASSOCIATION
Agenda for the Annual General Meeting to be held at 3.0 p.m. on 2nd October 2021 by Zoom
- Apologies for Absence
- Proxy Votes
- Minutes of Last Meeting
- Matters Arising
- General Secretary’s Report
- Membership Secretary’s Report
- Treasurers Report
- Ratification of Fees/Prizes
- Webmaster’s Report
- Other Reports
- Rating of BCCA Events
- Election of Officers
- Any Other Business
Stephen V Woodhouse
26th September 2021
Congratulations to Alexander Relyea on winning the 2020/21 William Mason Championship by the narrowest of margins on tie break from Helen Sherwood.
See here – https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88190 – for the full results.
The BCCA 2021 AGM will be happening at 3.0 p.m. on Saturday 2nd October via Zoom.
The Zoom link is below. Please note that this link will also be used for an Executive Committee meeting immediately before the AGM and members are therefore asked to defer joining until 2.55 p.m.
Raymond Burridge is the winner of the 2020 Silver Medal Tournament. Congratulations both to Raymond and Alan Sutton who both also achieved CCE Norms. The full tournament table is here: Cross Table (iccf.com)
Tony Stiles has completed victory in Trio 230 with a win against Martin Hardwick and earns two BCCA Candidate Master points as a result – for the full tournament table, see: Cross Table (iccf.com)
Due to changes made to ICCF Tournament rules the only way to ensure that ALL BCCA members may play in our tournaments which are played on the ICCF Webserver is to make these games ICCF unrated .
We are therefore setting up a BCCA rating system. This means all BCCA games played from the start of our season from the first of September 2021 will be BCCA rated..
R1 = R0 +k(W-We)
Where R1 is the new grade, R0 is the present grade , k is 20 or 40, W is the player’s total score for results , We is the expected total score based on the FIDE table 8.1b at https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B022017
The BCCA newsletter is due to be published shortly – please send any material for inclusion to Stan Grayland, our newsletter editor.
Congratulations to Vincent Palmer for his victory in Trio No 223, scoring 3/4 with no losses. For more detailed results, see the cross table here: Trio 223 Results
Over several years the number of players wishing to play Postal pairings has declined. As a consequence it has become virtually impossible for a postal player to meet the minimum result criteria to be included in the final table.
After much discussion it has been decided that the Handicap will move to the webserver for the start of the new season. We have trialled some webserver pairings this season and they have proved successful.