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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.

BCA League

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.

Friendlies:

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.