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’s funeral will be held on Wed 15 Aug – 2pm, Ruislip Crematorium East Chapel. I know one or two members have expressed interest in attending.
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.
Class 2 Trio No.94 was won by BCM Frank McMahon with a score of 3/4 https://www.iccf.com/event?id=73245
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 https://www.iccf.com/event?id=66660
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 https://www.iccf.com/event?id=73727
Class 1 Trio No.166 – Winner David Elwood with a score of 3/4 and promotion to Class 2 with 2 BCM Points. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=68651
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. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=74460
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 https://www.iccf.com/event?id=72923
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. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=71068
Class 2 Trio No.98 – Eoin Campbell claimed the honours with a score of 3/4 and returns to Class 3. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75122
Eric P Nettles has won the BCCA 2017 Postal Gold tournament with a score of 6/8 – congratulations to Eric! The tournament was a very close-fought affair with no player going undefeated. The final crosstable can be seen here
EP Nettles wins a Gold Medal & is also awarded 4 BCCA Master points. Paul Terry came 2nd and is awarded 2 BCCA Master points.
BCCA member Eoin Campbell has become BCCA’s latest Candidate Master by accumulating the necessary 20 BCM points. Congratulations to Eoin!
The full list of BCCA Title holders can be seen here
The full list of BCCA members who have earned BCCA Title points but not yet sufficient to be awarded a Title can be seen here
The 2017 BCCA Webserver Gold Medal tournament has now finished & the final crosstable can be viewed here. A very close-fought event was won by Russell Sherwood (well played Russell!) narrowly on S-B tie-break from Olli Ylönen. Russell wins an engraved BCCA Gold Medal and is awarded 8 BCCA Master points (taking his total to 13).
Olli is awarded 4 BCCA Master points for finishing 2nd (taking his total Master points to 8).
Three players tied for 3rd place – BCCA Masters Brian Thompson & Mark Eldridge; also David Evans who is awarded 2 BCCA Master points (taking his total to 6).
The 2017 Webserver Silver Medal tournament No.1 has now finished & the final crosstable can be viewed here. Congratulations to Alex Relyea for winning the event & the only player scoring three wins. Well played Alex! He will receive an engraved Silver Medal.
Angus James finished 2nd & is awarded 6 BCCA Candidate Master points (taking his total to 10).
Eugenio Spagnoli finished 3rd & is awarded 4 BCCA Candidate Master points (taking his total to 14).
All magazines have now been despatched, both for the UK and Overseas.
Expected delivery times 2-3 days for the UK, 3-5 Days Europe and 10-14 Days for the Rest of the World.
For the next edition, I annotated games are particularly welcome.