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The Gazette - November 2002

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Edited by Peter Price
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BCF GRADES 2002/2003

Published 1st August 2002

(Please note, these are the official grades used by BCA and other tournament organisers for seeding purposes.)

(Ass.) indicates associate member and R# indicates rapid-play grade.

Andrews (ass.) 116, Armstrong 142, Barbour 8, Benson 162, C. Brown 43, R. Brown 33, S. Brown 96, Burnell 150 R122, Busbridge 41, Cash 19, C. Chambers 159, D. Chambers (ass.) 136, Cloudsdale (ass.) 140, Cohn 121, Collisson 38, A. Davey 77, Doyle 145, Drewell 39, Fisher 138, Gailans 84, Gallacher 84, Gallagher 126, G. Garnett (ass.) 92, J. Garnett (ass.) 158, P. Gibbs (ass.) 163, Gordon 91, S. Hall 45, Harrington 15, Hartley (ass.) 144 R150, Hodges 22, Hodgkins 108 R118, Jenkins 138, Kirkham 92, Leonard (ass.) 85, Lidstone 25, Lilley 168, Littlewood (ass.) 189, Loftus 128, Lovell 123, McElroy 125, Mordue (ass.) 203, R. Murphy (ass.) 90 R77, Osborne 39, Patching 41, Perham 86, Phillips 76, Plechaty 81, Price 76, Ross 175 R176, Smith (ass.) 77 R79, Sobers 79, Spink 50, Thacker 107, Walsh (ass.) 109, Waters (ass.) 91, Watkins 50, Whitehouse 70, Whittle 148, Wragg 123.

Congratulations to Mark Kirkham who increased his grade by the exceptional increase of 40 points. Congratulations also to Chris Ross who takes over as the highest graded blind player in the country after a reign of nearly 20 years by Graham Lilley. Grades provided by Julie Leonard from the BCF grading list.

Stan Lovell.