Brian Thompson and Russell Sherwood are joint winners of the 2018 BCCA Counter-Gambit tournament. A complete crosstable and games are available at ICCF C/T If you are interested in nominating a gambit or counter-gambit for 2019 please contact the Tournament Organiser, Alex Relyea via email click here
Jun Xiang Tee has become the first ever BCCA member from Malaysia to be awarded a BCCA Title! Congratulations! He earned the CM Title through superb efforts in the Trio’s tournaments (four Class 1 wins, two Class 2 wins & finally a Class 3) and a 2nd place in a Silver Medal tournament.
The full list of BCCA Title holders can be seen here
The full list of BCCA Title points awarded (for players who have not yet earned the Title) can be seen here
BCCA member Angus James is the latest recipient of the BCCA Candidate Master Title – congratulations to Angus! He earned the necessary CCM points through a variety of events: Trio’s, Medal tournaments, BCCA Candidates & British Candidates.
The full list of Title holders can be seen here
The current Points Totals (in BCCA Master & BCCA Candidate Master) for all players who have not yet earned the Title can be seen here
A bit later than usual, the 2019 Medal tournaments are now open for entry! See Payment Page of this website.
50% REDUCTION IN ENTRY FEES!!
Just like last season, we are maintaining the 50% reduction in Entry fees. At £3.00 for a webserver tourney, and £2.00 for a Postal tourney, these tournaments are very good value. Especially considering that it is possible you could have as many as 12 games for that money. This year’s Medal events will start towards the end of March.
The winner of each tournament receives a BCCA Medal engraved with their name. Given that only the winner receives this prize, these tournaments reward positive play. Cautious play with players taking draws too quickly will not win a Medal.
Remember these tournaments are different to anything else BCCA offers!
Tournaments will again be offered on a Postal and Webserver basis. Players can enter both if they wish but only one tournament in each. Postal Tournaments will cost £2.00 but please note these are open to UK residents only. Webserver Tournaments will cost £3.00 and are open to all members. The Application form will be enclosed loose within the 2018 Yearbook (due to be posted shortly), or you can pay at this website on the Payment Page.
Postal tournaments will normally consist of 5 or 6 players (playing each opponent twice, 8 or 10 games) – it is not viable with less. Webserver tournaments should consist of 7 to 11 players (playing each other once) but as many as 12 games (13 players) is possible. So I ask players to be as flexible as possible so I can try and make sure everyone gets to play.
We look forward to receiving your entries!
Final Date for Entries: March 9, 2019
BCCA has started two new friendly matches against Social CCA. We have a 15 board webserver match here and a 7 board postal match here Thank you to all the players who agreed to take part & good luck in your games.
For those players who agreed to play for a BCCA team in the Scottish webserver team tournament, we are hoping this competition will get underway shortly. BCCA will be entering eight teams (32 players).
We apologise to all members for the non-receipt of the Autumn 2018 magazine and the 2018 Yearbook. Our Editor (Russell Sherwood) has resigned but thought he could still produce the magazine & Yearbook. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to do that.
So the General Secretary (Neil Limbert) will therefore now work to produce a Yearbook as quickly as possible. The Yearbook will contain the Medal tournament entry forms which means that those tournaments have been put back a little this year.
I am organising the BCCA teams for the 2019 Scottish WS Team tournament and would like interested members to come forward if they wish to play? There are 4 players in each team and each player can expect to play approximately 6 games. In the 2018 season, we entered 6 BCCA teams (24 players) and the final positions of those teams can be seen here:-
I would like to enter at least six teams again, but that depends on you! All rating strengths can hopefully be accommodated from 2400 all the way down. There is no Entry fee! The fees will be paid by BCCA as part of our continuing commitment to provide good value for money to our members.
If you wish to play, please contact Neil Limbert within the next 10 days. I look forward to hearing from you. Please note that, if the number of players interested is not in a multiple of 4, I may have to leave some players out. I will see how it goes.
May I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
BCCA Match Captain
The BCCA wishes all members a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!
Very sad news. Long-standing BCCA member Eoin Campbell died on November 27, 2018 at the age of 64. Eoin enjoyed a high game load, played his moves quickly, never defaulted, and was always happy to play for BCCA teams. A sad loss to the Association. Our sympathy goes to his family & friends.
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.