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The download page is now available at the end of the members section and all completed Webserver Trios are now available for download in Chessbase and PGN format as well as the Armitage Memorial games – check it out here
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
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.
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
Fred Clough has reported the latest position in this years tourneys – see the results page for more details.
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.
Michael Thistlewood reports the following results in this years tournaments. Allan Gardner has a commanding position in Tourney B with two games left.
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
BCCA 2011 Player grades are now available on the website, click here for full details