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)
Maurice Carter is the latest BCCA member to be awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title after accumulating the necessary 20 Candidate Master points – well played Maurice!
The full list of BCCA Title holders can be found here
The full list of Title points awarded for players who have not yet earned the Title can be found here
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.
Following a meeting of the Executive Committee, it has been decided to freeze membership and other fees for 2021/22 while maintaining prizes. This means that the Fees and Prizes for the year will be as summarised below:
|Charge / Event||Current Fee £||Prizes|
|Mason Champs||£5||£200, £100, £50|
|Postal Champs||£3||£40,£20 Top Section only|
|BCCL W.S||£12 per team||£24 for top section free entry for lower ones.|
|BCCL Post||£8 per team||£24 for winning team|
Congratulations to Tom Gunn, the winner of the BCCA Reserves B Tournament 2020/21 with the impressive score of 9/10, with eight wins and two draws.
The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the BCCA will be held at 3.0 p.m. on 2nd October 2021 via a Zoom call.