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Stan Cranmer Funeral

Stan Cranmer’s funeral will be held on February 9 at 1pm at the Mansfield Crematorium. Any BCCA member planning to attend are asked to contact the family first to let them know. Contact details available via Neil Limbert.

Book & DVD Sale

Ron Cooper’s chess library has very kindly been donated to the club by his widow  and is most appreciated. Books/DVD’s will be sold on a first come first served basis and the proceeds will go towards promoting the club and correspondence chess. Prices: £5.00 for one item; £8.00 for two items; £10.00 for three items. Postage & Packing to UK will be on top & will depend on the number/size of items ordered & your location. Please go to “BCCA Members” – “Book & DVD Sale” or click here: Book & DVD sale

Please email your requests to Neil Limbert

Checkmate TV Series

BCCA member Malcolm Winter is one of the producers of a new TV series called “Checkmate” which is now available on Amazon Prime.  The show is based on the old TV show Master Game , with a twist, 6 men and 6 women competing , there are some very interesting games from leading Grandmasters and the players take us through the game move by move. The show is hosted by Anna Richardson and expert commentary by Simon Williams.  Well worth watching!

Medal Tournaments – Last Call for Entries!

All members still have time to enter this years Medal tournaments. The last date for entries is 31 January 2018. So far, we have 40 entries for webserver tournaments & 14 entries for Postal tournaments – see below. If you have entered & your name is not showing, please contact me straight away.

Webserver

Batchelor, P
Beckett, P
Bruce, R
Burridge, R
Campbell, E
Carter, M
Cheek, C
Clark, S
Cole, S
Copsey, A
Coyne, D
Cunningham, B
Elwood, D
Gardner, A
Grobler, D
Hardwick, M
Hughes, G
Jefferson, N
Kitson, K
Lindberg, W
Mason, I
Morton, P
Moujan, P
Owens, J
Pheby, I
Picken, RD
Reed, A
Relyea, A
Roberts, AA
Sherwood, A
Sherwood, H
Sherwood, R
Smith, A
Smyth, S
Sutton, A
Tibbert, P
Tymms, J
Winter, M
Wood, B
Woodhouse, S

Postal

Beckett, P
Burridge, R
Clayton, I
Crawshaw, R
Dixon, R
Frith, D
Frith, R
Gallimore, D
Mann, RHK
Morton, P
Phillips, P
Smith, ADJ
Terry, P
Toye, DK

Stan Cranmer †

It is my very sad duty to report the death of BCCA member Stan Cranmer at the age of 86. Stan was one of last remaining stalwart Postal players; he never obtained a computer & kept records of all his postal games on various pockets sets that he owned.  He was a very active OTB player right to the end but the undoubted crowning achievement of his OTB career was winning the British U-150 Championship in 1998.  In CC, he played in the Postal Championship, Postal Medal tournaments & the Handicap. As I can personally testify, he was always a tough and determined opponent, but very friendly and willing to discuss chess at any time. He will be very sadly missed -RIP.

Keith Kitson awarded BCCA Master Title

Keith Kitson has been awarded the BCCA Master Title after accumulating the necessary 20 BCCA Master points – well played Keith! Keith won (or jointly won) five separate Class 3 Trio’s and also earned points from coming 2nd in the British Championship & 3rd in the British Veterans.

The full list of BCCA Title holders can be seen HERE

All members can see their current Points totals (towards the Master & Candidate Master Title) HERE This page is regularly updated.

Medal Tournaments – Confirmed Entries so far…..

The following players are confirmed as having entered the 2018 Medal tournaments. If you haven’t entered yet, there is still time (last date of entry 31 January). If you have entered & your name is not below, please contact me.

Webserver 

Batchelor, P
Beckett, P
Bruce, R
Burridge, R
Campbell, E
Carter, M
Cheek, C
Clark, S
Copsey, A
Coyne, D
Cunningham, B
Elwood, D
Gardner, A
Grobler, D
Hardwick, M
Hughes, G
Jefferson, N
Kitson, K
Lindberg, W
Mason, I
Morton, P
Moujan, P
Owens, J
Pheby, I
Picken, RD
Reed, A
Relyea, A
Roberts, AA
Smith, A
Smyth, S
Sutton, A
Tibbert, P
Winter, M
Wood, B
Woodhouse, S

Postal

Beckett, P
Burridge, R
Clayton, I
Crawshaw, R
Dixon, R
Frith, D
Frith, R
Gallimore, D
Mann, RHK
Morton, P
Phillips, P
Smith, ADJ
Terry, P
Toye, DK

2018 Medal Tournaments now open for Entry!

Members can now submit their entry for the 2018 Medal tournaments. Simply go to the “Payment Page” & scroll down.  Prices have been kept low and are still only £3.00 for a webserver tournament & £2.00 for postal. Great value!

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Webserver Trios – Latest Results

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.