BCCA Titles – Within reach of every player

All BCCA members have the chance to obtain a BCCA Title by playing in qualifying tournaments and earning points. There are three Titles available:-

  • BCCA Senior Master Title (BCCA-SM)
  • BCCA Master Title (BCCA-M)
  • BCCA Candidate Master Title (BCCA-CM)

 The Candidate Master (CM) Title is separate from the other two higher titles with a different goal in mind; it rewards players who regularly play in BCCA domestic events and thus encourages entry. Therefore, the CM title is within reach of any player. The BCCA Senior Master Title can only be worked towards once the BCCA Master title has been achieved. There is no dependency on achieving the Candidate Master title before the Master titles.

BCCA MASTER and SENIOR MASTER Titles

The BCCA Master Title is a permanent title which can be achieved by amassing 20 points from the points list below:-

 The BCCA Senior Master Title is a permanent title which can be achieved by amassing 40 points from the points list below only after the BCCA Master title has been achieved:-

Points List for Master and Senior Master titles:-

12 points:
Winner of BCCA William Mason Championship
Winner of British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC)

8 points:
Winner of BCCA Webserver Gold Medal Tourney
2nd place BCCA Championship
2nd place BCCC

6 points
Winner Trios Championship Final

4 points:
Winner of BCCA Postal Gold Medal Tourney
2nd place BCCA Webserver Gold Medal Tourney
3rd place BCCA Championship
3rd place BCCC
2nd place Trios Championship Final

Winner of BCCA Postal Championship Final

3 points:
Winner Class 3 Webserver Trio
Winner Trios Championship Semi-Final

2 points:
3rd place BCCA Gold Medal Tournament
2nd place BCCA Postal Gold Medal Tourney
2nd place in BCCA Postal Championship
2nd place Trios Championship Semi-Final
3rd place Trios Championship Final

1 point
3rd place Trios Championship Semi-Final

There is no timescale.

Players who are awarded the BCCA Senior Master  and BCCA Master Titles will be presented with a Title Certificate and a Gold Medal, separately for each.

BCCA CANDIDATE MASTER TITLE (CM)

The BCCA Candidate Master Title is a permanent Title which can be achieved by fulfilling one of the following requirements:-

  1. Amass 20 or more Candidate Master points based on winning or placing in tournaments as follows:-

10 points:
Winner of BCCA Webserver Silver Medal Tournament
Winner of BCCC Candidates Tournament

8 points:
Winner of BCCA Candidates Tournament

6 points:
Winner of BCCA Handicap Tournament
Winner of BCCA Postal Silver Medal tournament
2nd place BCCA Webserver Silver Medal Tournament
2nd place in BCCC Candidates Tournament

5 points:
Winner of BCCA Bronze Medal tournament

4 points:
Winner of Webserver Class 2 Trio
Winner of BCCA Reserves Tournament
2nd place in BCCA Candidates Tournament
2nd place BCCA Handicap Tournament

3 points:
2nd place in BCCA Bronze Medal Tournament
2nd place BCCA Postal Silver Medal Tournament
3rd place BCCA Webserver Silver Medal Tournament

Winner of Postal Bronze Medal Tournament

2 points:
Winner of Webserver Class 1 Trio
Winner of BCCA Postal Championship Candidates
3rd place in BCCA Handicap Tournament

There is no timescale.

Players who are awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title will be presented with a Title Certificate and a Silver Medal.

 Visibility of Title Holders and persuers

The BCCA website will maintain details of :

  1. All BCCA title holders and
  2. A running points total for all members pursuing titles.
  3. The details will be updated on a monthly basis.