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The Gazette - May 2001

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

MAY 2001

Members will be pleased to read that it is a short report this time as there are not many results to hand.

36th BCA Championship - no results

BCA League

Division 1.

Schaefer - McElroy 1 - 0 (Queen's Pawn) 33

McElroy - Sproson 1 - 0 (Sicilian) 33

Way - Schaefer 1 - 0 (King's Indian) 26

Way - Gibbs D. 1 - 0

Sproson - Way 0 - 1 26

Gibbs - Sproson 1 - 0 (Petroff) 31.

Latest position with 11 results to come.

Way 3 - 3, McElroy 3 - 4, Gibbs 2 - 3, Sproson 1 - 4, Atherton 0 - 1, Brown S. 0 - 1.

Division 2.

Phillips - Perham 1 - 0.

Final placings: Phillips 3.5 - 4, O'Brien 2.5 - 4, Perham 1 - 3, Spink 0 - 3. Dan Barry withdrew.

Congratulations to George Phillips on winning this group on the tie-break.

Division 3.

Bryant - Price 1 - 0 (Queen's Indian) 25

Rathbun - Price 1 - 0 (Sicilian) 31.

Latest position with 6 results to come:

Bryant 3 - 4, Hague 2 - 3, Hodgkins 1.5 - 3, Price 1.5 - 5, Rathbun 1 - 1, Bishop 0 - 2.

Division 4.

Only one result has come in. That appeared in the February Gazette.

Division 5.

Collisson - Hodges 1 - 0.

Latest position with 2 results to come:

Couchman 3.5 - 4, Davey 2.5 - 3, Collisson 1 - 3, Hodges 0 - 1, Potter 0 - 2.

8th British Championship

Premier.

Wall - Plechaty 1 - 0.

Only one other result has been reported to me.

Challengers.

No results this month.

Latest position with 3 results to come:

Phillips 3.5 - 4, Price 2 - 3, Hodgkins 1.5 - 2, Spink 0 - 1, Innes 0 - 3.

As will be seen from the above results, many members are not informing their group leader of results. Consequently this makes it very difficult to run a meaningful tournament.

Friendlies.

Final ladder table at 31st December.

Gibbs D. 34, Atherton 32, Sobers 29, Spink 20.

New ladder commencing 1st January 2001.

Patching - Collisson 0.5 - 0.5 (Queen's Gambit Accepted) 25

Sproson - Spink 1 - 0 (Larsen) 22.

Sean O'Brien, Tournament Director.