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Special Offer BCCA History Book

“128 pages of history and games giving a full account of the first hundred years of the BCCA. Highly recommended for those seeking a deeper insight into the traditions and events of the world’s oldest continuous correspondence chess organisation. Original cover price £10.00; now on Special Offer at just £6.00 including posting & packing! (For UK buyers only; overseas buyers will be given price upon request).” Click here for more details

6th Webserver Final – Update

The 6th and last Webserver final is finely balanced with 17 games left and 6 players still in contention. Anthony Balshaw is fighting hard to make it a hat trick of wins but the competition is fierce. Check out the latest position here

Games Archive Download Facilites

Neil Limbert and I have been working to develop a download facility for completed BCCA tournaments, a number of members have asked about this and we are pleased to announce that we can now make them available in PGN & Chessbase (Archive) formats. the idea is to make them available as separate databases once a quarter and then combine them in to one archive database at the end of each year.

The first two are the ‘Armitage Memorial Tournament’ which consists of 94 games, many of which have been annotated, played between 2008 & 2010
Chessbase FormatPGN Format

We hope this new facility we prove interesting and useful. It is always good to get a feel for a new opponents style of play and as the database develops it should be a good reference source in the future.

Webserver Trio – Winner

David Cook is the winner of Class 1 Trio 15 (BCCA/C1/TR/15) and is promoted to Class 2. David drew with Guy Whitehouse on 3/4 with equal SB scores, Guy however is just starting some county matches so asked that David go through. For full details of all Trio Winners go to the Results Page

BCCA History 1906 – 2011

Many thanks to Neil Limbert (BCCA magazine Editor) who has produced a brief history of BCCA for the website which is now available to view on the ‘About Us‘ page and via this link It makes an excellent read and provides useful background to the club – especially for new members.

Medal Winners

Congratulations to Mark Eldridge who is the Winner of the 2011 Gold Webserver Tournament and Jon Coats who has won a Bronze Postal Tournament. For more information and detailed scores please see the Medal Tournament Pages