Stephen Woodhouse wins Bronze Medal tournament

The 2018 webserver Bronze medal tournament has just finished & the final crosstable can be viewed on the server here Congratulations to to Stephen Woodhouse who wins the tournament with a fantastic score of 9/10 – well played Stephen! He wins an engraved Bronze Medal & is awarded 5 BCCA Candidate Master points. Also scoring 9 points, but finishing 2nd on tie-break is Pablo Moujan who is awarded 3 BCCA Candidate Master points.

The 5 points awarded to Stephen take his total of Candidate Master points over the 20 point barrier, so Stephen is also awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title! Double celebrations.

BCCA teams in the BCCL

Just as last season, BCCA will be entering 5 teams into the webserver BCCL (British CC League) and 2 teams into the postal BCCL. There are 8 players per webserver team (40 players in total) & 6 players per postal team (12 players in total). These players have all been taken from the BCCA match squad and the players who ticked the appropriate boxes on their membership renewal forms.

We hope to get the postal league up & running by the end of this month.

There will be a delay in the start of the webserver league due to a current technical problem on the ICCF server. ICCF are working to resolve this in December & we will start the league as soon in early January if we can.

BCCA v Germany Postal Match underway

The latest match for our Postal players has just got underway with a match v Germany over 9 Boards. The full crosstable & teams can be seen here

This is part of BCCA’s continuing commitment to provide postal play for those members who still wish to play in this traditional way. Good luck to our team!

Webserver Trios – Latest Results

Class 3 Trio No.64 has ended as a three-way draw between Colin Cheek, David Grobler and Phillip Tolhurst, all are awarded 1 BCCA Master Point and remain in Class 3

Class 3 Trio No 67 has been won by Helen Sherwood in a very tight match with James Wilkinson and William Lindberg  with a score of 2.5/4. Helen has been entered for the next Trios Semi-Final with the opportunity to play for cash prizes in a Trios Final. Helen is also awarded 3 BCCA Master Points to start off her campaign.

Class 3 Trio No.65 winner is Antony Copsey with an impressive score of 3/4 against Greg Hughes and Phil Beckett  Antony has also been entered for the next Trios Semi-Final and awarded 3 BCCA Master Points

Class 1 Trio No.180 has been won by new member Ian Whittaker with a perfect score of 4/4. Ian has been promoted to Class 2 and awarded his first BCCA Candidate Master Points – well played Ian



BCCA Championship 2017/8

The BCCA Championship Final for 2017/8 has now finished & the full crosstable and games can be seen here . Congratulations to Praveen Rallabandi who is the new BCCA Champion! Well played Praveen! He wins £200 & is awarded 12 BCCA Master points taking his total to 15. In 2nd place was Yosua Sitorus who earns £100 & 8 BCCA Master points taking his total to 14. In 3rd place is BCCA Master John Brasier who earns £50.

The Championship, Candidates & Reserves for the new season will be starting shortly.

Webserver Trios – Latest results

Class 3 Trio No.66 – ended in a three way tie . All three players have been awarded 1 BCCA BM point and will play again in Class 3, No Trios semi-final place could be awarded.

Class 2 Trio No.90 – Congratulations to Xiang, Jun, Tee on a close fought win, Xiang receives a further 4 BCM Points bring his total to 19 – just one more needed for the title. Xiang is now playing in Class 3 with a view to a Championship Semi-Final Place.

Class 2 Trio No.89 – was won by Edmund Foulds  with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Edmund has been awarded 4 BCM points taking his  total to 10.

Class 1 Trio No.174 – proved to be an easy win for new member William Davies who won with a perfect score of 4/4, William is awarded 2 BCM Points to start his campaign for the title.

Class 1 Trio No.176 – Congratulations to Jim Fox on winning the Trio with a perfect score of 4/4. Jim returns to Class 2 and is awarded 2 BCM Points taking his total to 9.

Tie for BCCA Postal Championship!

The 2017/18 BCCA Postal Championship Final has finished in a tie for the 1st place. The joint Champions are BCCA Masters Keith McLaughlin & Les Ellis – well played to both! They share the prize money & take home £30.00 each. The final crosstable & all the games can be viewed here

David Coyne †

It is my sad news to report the death of BCCA member David Coyne at the age of 73. David had been diagnosed with COPD in 2005 which recently turned to pneumonia. Our sympathies & condolences to his family & friends. RIP.

Webserver Trios – Latest Results

Class 2 Trio No.94 was won by BCM Frank McMahon with a score of 3/4

Class 3 Trio No.54 – LIM Dawn Williamson and SIM Olli Ylonen share the honours and the BM Points with a score of 2.5/4

Class 2 Trio No.95 – BCM Colin Beveridge claimed the win here with a perfect score of 4/4 – well played Colin and welcome back to Class 3

Class 1 Trio No.166 –  Winner David Elwood  with a score of 3/4  and promotion to Class 2 with 2 BCM Points.

Class 1 Trio No.177 – Disrupted due to a silent withdrawal which was very unfair to the other two players. Ian McLeary has been awarded 1 BCM point. Both remaining players receive a free Trio entry.

Class 2 Trio No.93 – Lester Weiss arose victorious from the closely contested Trio with a score of 2.5/4 and 4 BCM Points. Lester now has the chance to play for a Trios Semi-Final place in Class 3

Class 3 Trio No.63 – Joint winners are CCM Trevor Carr and SIM Olli Ylonen with a score of 3/4, both receive 1 BCCA Master point. Olli also receives a Trios Semi-Final Place by virtue of 2 joint Class 3 wins.

Class 2 Trio No.98 – Eoin Campbell claimed the honours with a score of 3/4 and returns to Class 3.