After careful consideration it has been decided to amend the playing rules with cocerning Trios where the result is a Tie, Previously Joint winners in Class 1 and 2 have been promoted. From now that practice will cease and be replaced by the following:-
Joint Winners, if a player is joint winner in 2 Trios in the same Class he will be promoted to the Class above. This also applies to Trio semi-finals. Players start at 0 following relegation if they have one draw and then get relegated that draw is cancelled out.
Multiple Entries are now allowed only in Class 1.
Entry rules – All players start in Class 1 unless their ICCF Rating is > 2000 in which case they will start in Class 2 or Class 3 if rated >2200
Click HERE to see the full playing rules
Five Trios have been decided since the last update, we will start with Class 1.
Alastair Cowan who joined this year has won C1/Tr169 with an impressive score of 3.5 against Brian Cunningham and Jim Fox. Alastair has been promoted to Class 2 and receives is first 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.
Ben Wood is the winner of C1/Tr167 with an excellent score of 3.5 against Peter Tibbert and Martin Hardwick. Ben receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 17 – just 3 more needed for the title. Ben returns to Class 2 where 4 BCM points are available for a win giving him the title.
Selina Kellett knocks up her second class 1 win scored in C1/Tr164 with an impressive 3.5 against Iris Pardoe and Dave Gosling. Selina is another new member this year and will be one to watch for the future. She receives 2 more BCM Points and is now playing for 4 more in Class 2
Jun Xiang Tee who joined this year claims another Class 1 win with a perfect score of 4/4 against Keith Dudeney and David Roberts in Tr168. Jun receives 2 more BCM Points bring his total to 7. Jun is now chasing a Class 2 win.
Nigel Norman scores a perfect 4/4 in Class 2 Trio No.82 against Malcolm Winter and Alex Tupper. Nigel moves to Class 3 where his next Trio will be a championship qualifier. This is Nigel’s second Class 2 win and he receives another 4 BCM Points bringing his total to 10.
The first ‘Trios Championship Semi Final’ BCCA/Semi/Tr1 has started involving Richard Akrill, Sitorus, Yosua and Russell Sherwood. An outright win is required to progress to a final where cash prizes are guaranteed for all players. On paper Richard is over matched but you never know.
All members are advised that our AGM will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2pm, at the offices of Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP, Victoria House, 116 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3BD. We will discuss the year gone by & plan for the year ahead. If you would like your say in how the BCCA is run, you would be welcome to attend. If you can’t go but would would still like to see a particular subject raised, please contact the General Secretary Neil Limbert.
We start with Class 1 Trio No.151 which was won by Brian Robinson and Andrew Ellis jointly with 3 points apiece. The third player was Paul Theedom-Bridgeman. Brian and Andrew receive 1 BCM Point each and are promoted to Class 2
Then comes Class 1 Trio No.160 where Ju Te Xiang was the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4 against Chris Kent and Raymond Cox. Ju receives 2 more BCM Points and has already qualified for Class 2.
Next we have Class 1 Trio No.162 which was a close fought battle between 2 new members, Lea Hudson and Peter Dearnley. Lea prevailed with an excellent score of 3.5 points, Peter finished with a very respectable 2.5 points and almost made it 3 points apiece. The third player was Alan Terry. Lea is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points
After that we have Class 1 Trio 159 which was a very tight contest between Iris Pardoe, Brian Cunningham and Keith Dudeney. In the end Iris prevailed with a score of 2.5 points and moves back to Class 2 with 2 BCM Points
Now we are on to Class 2 Trio No.84 where Richard Akrill won with a score of 3 points against Michael Farmer and Stephen Woodhouse. Richard receives 4 BCM points and is promoted to Class 3 and the possibility of qualifying for a Webserver Trios Championship Semi-Final.
And finally we have Class 3 Trio No.39 where Trevor Carr prevailed in a very tight match with Dr. Mark Wilson and Edmund Foulds. Trevor received 3 BM Points. Both he and Mark will be playing in Championship Qualifiers next time round. Edmund returns to Class 2 for his next Trio.
Three Trios have been decided this month – one in each Class.
We will start with Class 1 Trio No. 158 which has been won by Raymond Cox and David Elwood jointly. Raymond has now achieved the 20 points needed for the BCCA Candidate Master Title, David is now on 12 points – just 8 more to go.
Next we have Class 2 Trio No. 69 which has been won by new member, Praveen Kumar Rallibandi, with an impressive 3.5/4 – Praveen now has 8 BCM Points and has been promoted to Class 3
Finally, Class 3 Trio No. 44 has been won by BCM Gary Maguire in a close fought battle with BCM David Grobler. Gary clinched the win by 1/2 a point and receives 3 BM Points taking his total to 6. Both Gary and David are now playing in Trios Championship Qualifiers and may well meet again in a Semi-Final.
Results I’ve been eagerly awaiting! Russell Sherwood has dominated both these e-mail events in recent years. Likewise Derek Gallimore has dominated the postal sections of these events over many years. With the closure of the postal section this year, however, Derek entered the e-mail tourneys thus offering new and strong opposition for Russell. So who would take the honours this year? It could not be closer!
Congratulations to the Titans and to the other competitors who played their necessary part in deciding the outcome.
BCCA/C3/Tr48 has been won by Antony Copsey with a score of 3/4 against Frank McMahon and Raymond Burridge. Antony has been awarded his 3 BCCA Master Points.
BCCA/C1/Tr147 has been won by Michael Farmer with a score of 3/4 against Lea Hudson and Raymond Cox. Michael is promoted to Class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.
BCCA/C1/Tr155 – Gregory Hughes is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4 against Jun Xiang Tee and Stuart Honey. Gregory is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 19, just one more needed for the BCM Title
BCCA/C2/Tr80 – Sylvie Roynet wins with a score of 3/4 against Sandy Smyth and John Dunn. Sylvie is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM Points
BCCA/C1/Tr156 – has been won by Jun Xiang Tee with a score of 3/4 against Selina Kellett and Murray Grainger. Jun is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points
BCCA/C1/Tr146 – Derek Whymark is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4 against Hilary Walsh and Jim Fox. Derek is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 4
BCCA/C1/Tr161 – Stephen Woodhouse wins with a score of 3/4 against John Walker and Keith Dudeney. Stephen is promoted to Class 2 and receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 14
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It has been a busy month in the Trio’s Tournament with 5 Trios decided. Unfortunately two Trios were subject to silent withdrawals with is extremely poor etiquette and results in the players concerned being banned from the ICCF server and all BCCA Competitions for up to 2 years.
BCCA/C2/Tr73 – LIM Helen Sherwood has won the trio with a great score of 3.5/4, Helen receives 4 BCM Points taking her total to 23 and receives the coveted BCCA Candidate Master Title. Helen is already playing in Class 3 chasing the BCCA Master Title and a Trio Championship Semi-Final Slot.
BCCA/C2/Tr70 – Alex Tupper is the winner against David Howel. Because there was a silent withdrawal – there is no promotion to Class 3 and Alex receives 2 BCM points instead of 4. Both Alex and David are awarded a free trio as compensation.
BCCA/C1/Tr157 – Unfortunately there were 2 silent withdrawals in this Trio making Jun Xiang Tee the winner by default. Jun is awarded 1 BCM point and a free trio as compensation. Both players who withdrew are suspended from all BCCA Competitions at the moment.
BCCA/C2/Tr71 – Johnny Owens is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4. Johnny is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM Points. The other players were Malcolm Winter and Stephen Woodhouse.
BCCA/C2/Tr79 – Ray Kappel wins with a score of 3.5/4, well played. Ray is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM points. The other players were: Malcolm Winter and John Walker
A fairly quiet month for the Trios with just two decided.
BCCA/C1/Tr145 has been won by Jonathan Tymms with a perfect score of 4/4. Jonathan has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points and promoted to Class 2, Jonathan now has 6 BCM Points – Paulwell played sir. The other players in Trio were Vincent Palmer and Keith Dudeney.
BCCA/C1/Tr140 – Malcolm Winter is the winner with another perfect score of 4/4, well played – Malcolm is awarded 2 BCM Points taking his total to 16 (Just a Class 2 win needed to take the title) and promoted to Class 2. The other players in the Trio were Paul Wood and Chris Kent.