28th Chess Theme Break, 30th January - 6th February 2022, Dedicated to the memory of Antoine Reeves

This week long event provides coaching, a friendly rapid play tournament as well as a wide range of entertainment. It will be held at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth. Further details

16th Email Tournament, 1st March to 31st May, 2022

This email tournament will run through the spring of 2022.

Spring Congress, 18-20 March, 2022

The 2022 event will take place at the Derby Midland hotel from the 18th to 20th of March 2022. It will be a five round swiss event with an open section and a U1450 section. More details

Annual General Meeting 26th March 2022

Our 2022 AGM will be held online after our successful online AGM in 2021.


International Autumn Tournament, 15-17 October, 2021

This event took place at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, from the 15th to 17th of October 2021. Results to be published here soon.

15th Email Tournament, October to December 2021

Our 15th email tournament started on the 1st of October and runs through the autumn. Further details

British Championship and Chairman's Cup, 21st August to 2nd October 2021

Due to ongoing COVID19 restrictions, it was necessary to hold this event remotely. Steve Burnell is the British Champion and Stan Lovell won the Chairman's Cup. Full report and results will be published here soon.

TESSLa 2021, 10th May to 8th August 2021

Winners were Alec, Steve, Malcolm and Nene. Full report and results will be published here soon.

14th Email Tournament, 1st March to 31st May, 2021

This email tournament has now finished. Congratulations to Peter Gibbs for winning in Division 1. Full results

Remote AGM, Saturday 10th April, 2021

Our annual general meeting was held on Skype, with members joining in on Skype or by landline.

Alternative Spring Tournament 19th - 21st March, 2021

The uncertainties surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic forced us to cancel the AGM congress. We instead offered a Skype and telephone event on the same dates so that our members could safely enjoy some chess from a distance.

The BCA Big Bash! 6-27 February 2021

An event with up to six games per player, where each game was played in a single session over the telephone, via Skype or any other instant internet based platform such as Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp, Lichess etc.

46th Correspondence Championship 1st January 2021 - 30th September 2022

This event began on 01 January 2021. Results to follow.

13th Email Tournament

This event began on 1st October, 2020 and ran until the end of the year.

Alternative Autumn Tournament, 29th October to 1st November, 2020

This was held over Skype and by phone as an alternative to the over-the-board event we normally hold in the autumn. You can Read the report here


The Telephone, email, Skype Summer Ladder was held as a replacement for the over-the-board event that we were unable to hold because of the COVID 19 pandemic. You can read the report here.