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The bibliophiles amongst us may wish to visit our CC Literature page – see: CC Literature – which includes two new entries, namely Diamond Dust (Jonathan Berry) and The Write Move (Tim Harding).

Watch this space as we expect to include more material in due course.

Champions League Update

The BCCA enters several teams in the Champions League – see: Champions League  for more details.

Also, the teams this year are performing strongly overall under the able guidance of the BCCA team captain, Stan Grayland, as shown by the table below:

This season  CL9  , BCCA have six teams entered and their status as of  16/03/2022  is :-

Champions League 2021
Team Section Place
BCCA  WHITE KNIGHTS C1 4
BCCA ENDGAMERS C2 7
BCCA BUCCANEERS C4 1
BCCA  WHITE KNIGHTS C5 4
BCCA CORESPONDENTS C7 8
BCCA DRAGONS C8 3

 

Ratings Update

Preparations for the publication of the first BCCA rating list are proceeding at pace with the objective being to publish the first list in early May.

Games completed in the William Mason  Championship, Candidates and reserves and Medal Tournaments have been submitted and we expect the games in the Handicap and Trio events to be completed shortly.   Further details on the calculation of BCCA ratings can be found here: BCCA Ratings

Separately, we are working at increasing the number of BCCA events which are rated by the ICCF.      Further information on that will be provided shortly.

Hall of Fame

In order to celebrate the illustrious history and hopefully bright future of the BCCA through a recognition and historical and contemporary luminaries, we have created a Hall of Fame.

The first inductee is William Mason and you can read about his contribution to the BCCA here: Hall of Fame.  

We intend to add further entries.   Watch this space for these.

Stan Grayland – EFCC Life Patron

Congratulations are in order for our president, Stan Grayland, who was unanimously elected to become a Life Patron of the EFCC at their Executive Committee last Saturday, in recognition of his significant contribution to the EFCC over many years.

Stan has also made an immense contribution to the BCCA for many years (indeed, decades) and is fully deserving of the patronage bestowed on him.

A full list of EFCC patrons can be found here: EFCC Patrons.

 

BCCA v Yorkshire

The BCCA is committed to giving opportunities to its members to play in representative matches – see the BCCA Teams page.

In addition to the leagues, we offer friendly matches.   As part of this programme, we are arranging a match against Yorkshire.

The details are being finalised and more information will be provided when these are available.