The David Hodgkins
Memorial Annual
Best Game Prize

Diamond shaped pink paper weight

2020

Awarded to Malola Prasath

Awarded by Peter Gibbs

2019

Awarded to Paul Benson

Awarded by Stan Lovell

2018

Awarded to Gill Smith

Awarded to Richard Murphy

Awarded by Bill Armstrong

Bill Armstrong presents  prize to Gill Smith & Richard Murphy

2017

Awarded to Chris Ross

Awarded by Graham Lilley

Julie Leonard presents prize to Chris Ross

2016

Awarded to Bill Armstrong

Awarded by Owen Phillips

Owen Phillips awards prize to Bill Armstrong

This prize was donated to the BCA in memory of David Hodgkins. Each year, a member of the association is asked to choose a game from those submitted which they feel is worthy of the prize. It is open to players of any strength and ajudicators do not look for the most technically precise game or even an astonishing brilliance. They look for a notable performance for the individual player at their particular level.

The prize is open to any member or associate member of the BCA who lives in the British Isles. Games must have been played in a correspondence or over-the-board event run by the BCA or whilst playing for a BCA team.

Games published in the gazette are automatically submitted and members can send games they wish to be considered to any member of the committee or emailed to customer services.

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Malola Prasath - Bill Armstrong
13th BCA email tournament
division 1

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 0-0 5. Nf3 c6 6. 0-0 d6 7. d4 Qa5 8. Bd2 Qh5 9. b4 Bh3 10. e4 Qg4 11. Re1 Bxg2 12. Kxg2 Qc8 13. Qb3 Nbd7 14. a4 e5 15. d5 h6 16. a5 a6 17. Na4 Rb8 18. Nb6 Nxb6 19. axb6 Nd7 20. Be3 Kh7 21. Rac1 c5 22. h4 Rh8 23. h5 g5 24. Qa3 Nf6 25. bxc5 Nxe4 26. cxd6 f5 27. Nd2 Nf6 28. Nb3 f4 29. Bc5 e4 30. Nd4 Qg4 31. Rh1 Nd7 32. Ne6 Rbc8 33. Bb4 Ne5 34. d7 Nd3 35. Rh2 Rcd8 36. Rf1 Nxb4 37. Qxb4 Qf3+ 38. Kg1 Rxd7 39. Qb1 Rc8 40. gxf4 gxf4 41. Rg2 Rxc4 42. Qa2 Rd4 43. Nxd4 Bxd4 44. Qa4 Rg7 45. Rxg7 Bxg7 46. Qd1 Qh3 47. Qe2 Qf5 48. Re1 e3 49. Qf3 1-0