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The Gazette - November 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

NOVEMBER 2001

BCA 36th Championship

Premier Group.

Way - Sproson 1 - 0 (Nimzoindian) 22

Sobers - Sproson 1 - 0 (Queen's Pawn) 30

Whittle - Sobers 0 - 1 (King's Indian) 38

Wall - Sobers 0.5 - 0.5 (Sicilian) 25

S. Brown - Sproson 1 - 0 (Sicilian) 19

Sobers - Brown 0.5 - 0.5 (Sicilian) 29

Bryant - Sobers 0 - 1 27.

Group A.

Whitehouse - Couchman 1 - 0

Couchman - Hague 1 - 0.

Group B.

Spink - Price 1 - 0 (St George) 39

Collisson - Spink 0 - 1 25

Hares - Spink 0 - 1 30

Davey - Spink 0 - 1 38

Price - Hares 1 - 0 (Vienna) 22.

BCA League

Division 1. Position as in the May Gazette.

Division 2. Final positions appeared in the May Gazette.

Division 3. Hague 3.5 from 5, Bishop 2.5 from 5, Rathbun 2 from 3, Bryant 2 from 4, Hodgkins 1.5 from 4, Price 1.5 from 5.

Division 4. Positions as in the August Gazette.

Division 5. Still one result to come but as stated in the August Gazette, Derek Couchman and Brian Davey have gained promotion to division 4.

No results to hand in either group of the 8th British Championship. Latest positions for both groups appeared in the August Gazette.

As will be seen from the above, results have slowed down from a trickle. Unless matters improve within the next month (today being 24th September) it will be very difficult to sort out promotion and relegation for the new league starting in January. Also, for the first time, there are no frie

ndly results to hand. It is a matter of great concern that not only are numbers falling at our over-the-board tournaments but interest seems to be waning in our correspondence tournaments.

Sean O'Brien, Tournament Director.