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The Gazette - July 1998

Edited by Peter Price
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Before getting down to the results, I should like to make a strong plea to all those who receive cassettes from time to time from other members, or members of the committee, to please return them. I know for myself, that several tapes I have sent out giving information have not been returned, and other members have mentioned this problem to me. As we all know, cassettes and wallets are not cheap, so please give it some thought.

I have also been asked if I would list those taking part in the league and 7th British Championship which started in January 1998. So, I will do that now.

BCA League January 1998.

Participants.

Division 1.: Atherton, Barry, Crombie, Gibbs D., McElroy, Schaefer, Sproson, (Whtehouse non-playing leader).

Division 2.: Brown S., Hodgkins (leader), Hague, O’Brien, Phillips, Way.

Division 3.: Bishop, Perham, Price (leader), Spink, Townshend, Winkworth.

Division 4.: Boden, Couchman, Bryant (leader), Gallacher, McTavish, Rathbun, Rees.

Division 5.: Cohen, Collisson, Cuthbert, Davey, Farrant, Parry, Patching, Potter, Wrod. (O’Brien, non-playing leader).

7th British Championship

Premier Group: Bryant (non-playing leader), Cohn, Gibbs D., Hodgkins, Sproson, Wall.

Challengers: Couchman, Gallacher, Innes, Cohen, Plechaty, Price (leader).

Now to the results.

BCA 34th Championship

Premier:

Way - Sproson 1 - 0 (English) 29

Sobers - Sproson 1 - 0 (Giuco Piano) 43

Whittle - Brown S. 1 - 0 (GP) 43

Brown - Atherton 0 - 1 (King’s Pawn) 53

Cohn - Hodgkins 1 - 0 (English) 35

McElroy - Whittle 1 - 0 no details

Whittle - Sobers 0.5 - 0.5 (Queen’s Pawn) 46

Whittle - Atherton 1 - 0 (Queen’s Pawn) 35

Sobers - Hodgkins 0 - 1 (Pet) 57

Group B:

Rathbun - Wood 1 - 0

Patching - O’Brien 0.5 - 0.5 (Queen’s Gambit Declined) 58

Hague - Patching 0.5 - 0.5

Group C:

Gibbs D. - Barry 1 - 0

Potter - Price 0 - 1 (Queen’s Pawn) 31

Barry - Price 0.5 - 0.5 (Sicilian) 31

Price - Gibbs (Colle) 38

Townshend - Price (Sicilian) 48

BCA League

Division 1:

Gibbs D. - Barry 1 - 0 9

Division 4:

Boden - Bryant 0 - 1.

7th British Championship.

Challengers:

Price - Innes 1 - 0 (King’s Gambit) 7

Couchman - Price 1 - 0 (Sicilian) 22

Ladder Results

Patching - Collisson 1 - 0 (Pet) 19

Spink - Couchman 1 - 0 54

Gibbs D. - Couchman 1 - 0 52

Ladder table to date (30th April)

Davey 38, Gibbs 34, Patching 29, Sobers 27, Atherton 26, Spink 16

The ladder table is open to all members of the BCA who wish to play friendlies. Results of these games should be given to Geoff Patching (address in membership list) tel. 01380 727 244.

Two points are awarded for a win and one for a draw. Points accumulate and the person with the most points at 31st December each year wins the ladder table and their score reverts to 0. Other members keep their score. Any further inquiries please contact Geoff as above.

Finally, I’ve been asked about the possibility of playing games by e-mail. What do members think? As I’m probably the least knowledgeable person in the BCA with regard to what this would involve, if you are interested, I would be pleased to pass on your queries.

Sean O’Brien.