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
Class 3 Trio No.49 – Winner Olli Ylonen with a score of 3.5/4. Olli has been awarded 3 BM Points bringing his total to 12.
Class 1 Trio No.181 – Winner John Dunn with a score of 4/4. John receives 2 BCM bringing his total to 12
Class 2 Trio No.100 – Winner Alastair Cowan with a score of 3.5/4, Alastair has been awarded 4 BCM points taking his total to 6
Class 3 Trio No.68 – Winner BCM Ju Xiang Te with a score of 2.5/4, Ju receives 3 BM Points.
Class 2 Trio No.97 – Winner Nigel Norman with a score of 3.5/4 and receives 4 BCM points bringing his total to 14
Class 3 Trio No.69 resulted in a three way draw so all players receive 1 BM Point each.
Class 2 Trio No.92 – Winner Carlos Almarza-Mato with a score of 3/4, Carlos is awarded 4 BCM Points bring his total to 8
Class 1 Trio No.178 – Joint winners, BCM Raymond Cox and Selina Kellett, Selina is awarded 1 BCM Point bringing her total to 7
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
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
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.
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
After careful consideration it has been decided to amend the playing rules concerning Trios where the result is a Tie. Previously Joint winners in Class 1 and 2 have been promoted. From now that practice will cease and be replaced by the following:-
Joint Winners, if a player is joint winner in 2 Trios in the same Class he will be promoted to the Class above. This also applies to Trio semi-finals. Players start at 0 following relegation if they have one draw and then get relegated that draw is cancelled out.
Multiple Entries are now allowed only in Class 1.
Entry rules – All players start in Class 1 unless their ICCF Rating is > 2000 in which case they will start in Class 2 or Class 3 if rated >2200
Click HERE to see the full playing rules
Since the last BCCA Webserver Trios update 4 Class Two’s and 3 Class Three Trios have been decided.
Maurice Carter and Carlos Almarza Mato are joint winners of BCCA/C2/Tr78 which ended as a 3 way time 2/2 but Maurice and Carlos won on the tie break with 1 win apiece, both are promoted to Class 3 and receive 2 BCM Points.
Angus James and Lester Weiss are joint winners of BCCA/C2/Tr72 with a score of 3/4, both are promoted to Class 3 and receive 2 BCM Points apiece.
Phillip Tolhurst is the outright winner of BCCA/C2/Tr91 with a score of 3/4, Phillip receives 4 BCM Points bringing his total to 11 and is promoted to Class 3.
BCM Gregory Hughes has won BCCA/C2/Tr83 with a perfect score of 4/4 and is now playing in a Class 3 Trios Championship Qualifier, Well played Greg.
BCCA/C3/Tr60 ended with a draw between BCM Colin Cheek and BCM Phillip Beckett with a score of 2.5/4 and are awarded 1 BM point apiece. Both will play again in the next Class 3 Championship Qualifier as an outright win is required to go through.
SIM Keith Kitson has won BCCA/C3/Tr62 with an excellent 3.5/4. Kieth has been awarded 3 BM points which brings his total to 20 and the BCCA Master Title . Keith is now playing in a Trios Championship Semi-Final where a cash prize is guaranteed to the winner.
BM David Coyne and CCE Praveen Rallabandi share the honours in BCCA/C3/Tr59 with scores of 2.5/4. This was a tight match and both will play again in new Championship Qualifiers for that elusive Trios Championship Semi-Final place.
Five Trios have been decided since the last update, we will start with Class 1.
Alastair Cowan who joined this year has won C1/Tr169 with an impressive score of 3.5 against Brian Cunningham and Jim Fox. Alastair has been promoted to Class 2 and receives is first 2 BCCA Candidate Master Points.
Ben Wood is the winner of C1/Tr167 with an excellent score of 3.5 against Peter Tibbert and Martin Hardwick. Ben receives 2 BCM Points bringing his total to 17 – just 3 more needed for the title. Ben returns to Class 2 where 4 BCM points are available for a win giving him the title.
Selina Kellett knocks up her second class 1 win scored in C1/Tr164 with an impressive 3.5 against Iris Pardoe and Dave Gosling. Selina is another new member this year and will be one to watch for the future. She receives 2 more BCM Points and is now playing for 4 more in Class 2
Jun Xiang Tee who joined this year claims another Class 1 win with a perfect score of 4/4 against Keith Dudeney and David Roberts in Tr168. Jun receives 2 more BCM Points bring his total to 7. Jun is now chasing a Class 2 win.
Nigel Norman scores a perfect 4/4 in Class 2 Trio No.82 against Malcolm Winter and Alex Tupper. Nigel moves to Class 3 where his next Trio will be a championship qualifier. This is Nigel’s second Class 2 win and he receives another 4 BCM Points bringing his total to 10.
The first ‘Trios Championship Semi Final’ BCCA/Semi/Tr1 has started involving Richard Akrill, Sitorus, Yosua and Russell Sherwood. An outright win is required to progress to a final where cash prizes are guaranteed for all players. On paper Richard is over matched but you never know.
All members are advised that our AGM will take place on Saturday November 4th, 2pm, at the offices of Pett, Franklin & Co. LLP, Victoria House, 116 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 3BD. We will discuss the year gone by & plan for the year ahead. If you would like your say in how the BCCA is run, you would be welcome to attend. If you can’t go but would would still like to see a particular subject raised, please contact the General Secretary Neil Limbert.