The Gazette - August 2006
Edited by Guy Whitehouse
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
Owing to various commitments Stephen Hilton has decided to discontinue his role as ladder coordinator for friendly games. I am happy to carry on his good work but if anyone would enjoy this work let me know and I can give you more details about what the job would entail. I have noticed that the last friendlies to be published in the Gazette were in the May 2005 issue. If you have any friendlies completed after April last year please let me have them and these results can be collated. I would also like to congratulate Frank Atherton who won the ladder trophy for 2005 with 25 points. Well done Frank; I believe this is the second time that you have won the competition.
Every attempt has been made to be as accurate as possible with scores but if you notice any discrepancies please contact me immediately so we can avoid any mistakes propagating into the next tournament report.
38th BCA Championship.
Premier Group: Group Leader Guy Whitehouse
Whittle - McElroy 1-0 Queens pawn London variation 39
Michael Hague - Whittle 0-1 Sicilian 28
Whittle - Bryant 1-0 Queens pawn 36
Whittle - Patching 1-0 Queens pawn London variation 48
McElroy - Michael Hague 1-0 Sicilian defence 30
McElroy - Patching 1-0 Ruy Lopez 34
Michael Hague - O'Brien 1-0 scotch 48.
Cohn - O'Brien 1-0 Queens gambit 42
Scores: Wall 6.5-7, Whittle 5-7, Cohn 4.5-5, McElroy 2-4, O'Brien 1.5-5, Michael Hague 1.5-7, Bryant 1.5-6, Patching 1.5-6.
Congratulations to John Wall for winning the championship. There are currently 4 players on 1.5 points so there are still crucial games to complete and a battle to avoid relegation.
Group B: Group Leader Mark Hague
S Brown - Townshend 1-0 Kings Gambit 24
S Brown - Price 1-0 Kings Gambit 40
Lovell - Mark Hague 0.5-0.5 Sicilian 50
S Brown - Mark Hague 0.5-0.5 Sicilian Dragon 50
Price - Rees 1-0 English 34
Price - Townshend 0-1 Unknown
Townshend - Rees 1-0 Unknown
Mark Hague - Townshend 1-0 Polish 29
Rees - S Brown 1-0 Unknown
Rees - Lovell 0-1 Bishops opening 47
Townshend - Lovell 0-1 Polish
Scores: Way 6-6, Lovell 4.5-6, Mark Hague 4-6, S Brown 2.5-6, Townshend 2-6, Price 1-6, Rees 1-6. Congratulations to John Way on winning the group and to Stan Lovell for coming second.
League Division 2: Group Leader Sean O’Brien
Crombie – E Gallagher 1-0 Birds 22
Crombie - Spink 1-0 English 20
S Brown - Spink 1-0 Kings gambit declined 29
Scores: Crombie 2-2, S Brown 1-1, E Gallagher 0-1, Spink 0-2.
League Division 3: Group Leader Mark Hague
Price - Patching 0-1 Queens gambit declined 21
Mark Hague - Price 1-0 Dutch 45
Patching - Rees 1-0 Queens gambit accepted 18
Scores: Patching 2-2, Mark Hague 1-1, Rees 0-1, Price 0-2.
Mark Hague - Hodgkins 0-1 52 Polish
E Gallagher - Hodgkins 0-1 Budapest gambit 28
Hodgkins - Atherton 1-0 Kings pawn 38
Davey - Hodgkins 0-1 French 28
Hodgkins - Bryant 1-0 English 25
Sobers - Patching 0-1 4 Knights 32
Scores: will be listed in next report. Mark Hague.