Semi Final No. 6 has just started featuring:
1. 212704 ENG SIM Rallabandi, Praveen Kumar (2476)
2. 212175 ENG CCM Maguire, Gary (2369)
3. 212314 ENG LGM Williamson, Dawn L. (2388)
This will be one to watch with such a very strong field. Can they avoid the 3 way tie? It will be a real challenge and should produce some unique lines. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=80655
Good luck to all three players, if there is an outright winner they are guaranteed a cash prize in the next Trios Championship Final
It has been a busy month in the Trio’s Tournament with 5 Trios decided. Unfortunately two Trios were subject to silent withdrawals with is extremely poor etiquette and results in the players concerned being banned from the ICCF server and all BCCA Competitions for up to 2 years.
BCCA/C2/Tr73 – LIM Helen Sherwood has won the trio with a great score of 3.5/4, Helen receives 4 BCM Points taking her total to 23 and receives the coveted BCCA Candidate Master Title. Helen is already playing in Class 3 chasing the BCCA Master Title and a Trio Championship Semi-Final Slot.
BCCA/C2/Tr70 – Alex Tupper is the winner against David Howel. Because there was a silent withdrawal – there is no promotion to Class 3 and Alex receives 2 BCM points instead of 4. Both Alex and David are awarded a free trio as compensation.
BCCA/C1/Tr157 – Unfortunately there were 2 silent withdrawals in this Trio making Jun Xiang Tee the winner by default. Jun is awarded 1 BCM point and a free trio as compensation. Both players who withdrew are suspended from all BCCA Competitions at the moment.
BCCA/C2/Tr71 – Johnny Owens is the winner with an excellent score of 3.5/4. Johnny is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM Points. The other players were Malcolm Winter and Stephen Woodhouse.
BCCA/C2/Tr79 – Ray Kappel wins with a score of 3.5/4, well played. Ray is promoted to Class 3 and receives 4 BCM points. The other players were: Malcolm Winter and John Walker
A fairly quiet month for the Trios with just two decided.
BCCA/C1/Tr145 has been won by Jonathan Tymms with a perfect score of 4/4. Jonathan has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points and promoted to Class 2, Jonathan now has 6 BCM Points – Paulwell played sir. The other players in Trio were Vincent Palmer and Keith Dudeney.
BCCA/C1/Tr140 – Malcolm Winter is the winner with another perfect score of 4/4, well played – Malcolm is awarded 2 BCM Points taking his total to 16 (Just a Class 2 win needed to take the title) and promoted to Class 2. The other players in the Trio were Paul Wood and Chris Kent.
Dawn Williamson has won the Candidates E Section becomes the first qualifier for next season’s Final. The finished crosstable can be seen here
Keith Kitson finished in 2nd place. The 4 Candidate Master points thus awarded to Keith take him over the 20 point barrier & he is now awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title.
Congratulations to both Dawn & Keith!
January has been a busy month for Steve Cole, the Trios Tournament Organiser and TD with 7 Trios decided. Steve is doing an excellent job having taken over from Tony Cannon at the start of 2016 and we are sure all the players will join in our appreciation of the time and effort he devotes to running the Tournament.
Congratulations to Dennis Broadway on achieving 3 more BCCA Master Points by winning Class 3 Trio No. 38 and with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Dennis now has a total of 18 BM Points – just 2 more needed for the title.
Paul Armiger has won his second Class 1 Trio No.139 with a perfect score of 4/4 – very well played Paul. He has been awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points bringing his total to 4. He has also been promoted to Class 2 where 4 BCM Points are available for a win.
Greg Hughes is the winner of Class 1 Trio No.152 with a score of 4/4 and has been awarded 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 17, only 3 more needed for the Title. Greg will now play in Class 2.
Congratulations to Leslie Eastoe on winning Class 2 Trio No.68 and 4 BCM Points with an impressive score of 3.5/4. This win brings Leslie’s total BCM Points to 23 and he has been awarded the BCCA Candidate Master Title. He will now play in Class 3 and start his BCCA Master Campaign. Very well played sir!
New Member Carlos Almarza Mato has won Class 1 Trio No.148 with a score of 3.5/4 and received his first 2 BCM Points, well played Carlos. He is now playing in Class 2 where tougher opposition awaits.
Robert Bruce has won Class 2 Trio No.75 scoring 3/4 – well played Robert. The 4 BCM points have taken Robert to a total of 18 so if he wishes he can play in both Class 2 and Class 3 where BM Points are available.
Congratulations to Maurice Carter on winning Class 1 Trio No. 136 with an impressive score of 3.5/4. Maurice has been promoted to class 2 and awarded 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points taking his total to 8 (20 needed to gain the title).
We have just reached this milestone in the Webserver Trios Tournament and would like to thank all the members who have taken part and continue to support the tournament. If you are chasing your BCCA Titles the Trio’s tournament is a good source of BCM and BM Points in Class 3.
The 2013/14 BCCA Championship Final has been won by our General Secretary Neil Limbert in a nail biting finish with Mark Eldridge and Dominique Conterno. Both Neil and Mark scored 7 points but Neil had the better SB score of 31.25 against Mark’s 31.00 – it could not have been closer. Neil wins 1st Prize of £100.00 + 12 BCCA Master Points. Together with his previous Master points he now earns the BCCA Master Title. He will also be presented with the ‘Charters Trophy’ at the AGM to hold for the next year. Mark in 2nd place receives £50.00 and 7 BCCA Master Points, Dominique in 3rd place scored 6.5 points and receives £25.00 and 3 BCCA Master points. Very well played gentlemen.
Prize money for the championship is being doubled for the 2014/15 competition and thereafter so don’t miss out, get your entries in before the 31st August.
Following his win in Webserver Trio No.60 BCCA’s General Secretary, Neil Limbert,
has now achieved the BCCA Candidate Master Title.
Neil has amassed a total of 21 points, he came 2nd in the 2011/12 BCCC Candidates Tournament, won the 2011/12 BCCA Candidates B Tournament and the 2011 BCCA Counter Gambit Tournament. Well played Neil.
Stan Cranmer won the 2012/3 Counter-Gambit (Postal) tournament earning 5 CM points. Together with a previous victory in a Silver Medal tournament & a 3rd place in the Handicap tournament, Stan accumulated 22 CM points meaning he has earned the BCCA Candidate Master (CM) Title. Well done Stan!”
Almost 2 years after the BCCA Titles were first launched, two players have now earned the BCCA Candidate Master(CM) Title inside two days!
Jason Kirk reached the 20 points required for the CM Title by winning a 2011 Bronze Medal Tournament; winning a 2012 Silver Medal tournament; and now winning the 2012/13 Postal Championship Candidates C.
Neil Jefferson reached the 20 points required for the CM Title by winning a 2011 Silver Medal tournament, winning a webserver Trio Class 1 and a webserver Trio Class 2; and now winning Reserves D of the 2012/3 BCCA Championship.
Congratulations to both players who will be awarded BCCA Silver Medals & Candidate Master Certificates”