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The Gazette - February 2008

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Edited by Guy Whitehouse
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Tournament Director’s Report

Congratulations to Derek Spink who wins the ladder table for 2007 with an impressive 21 points. Derek has supported the competition for many years. Well done Derek. New results for the ladder table should be sent to me by e-mail or by phone. Remember results can also be from e-mail games as well as friendly postal games.

39th BCA Championship.

Premier Group: Group Leader David Hodgkins

McElroy - Way 0-1 Ruy Lopez 29

Cohn - Way 0-1 King's Indian 54

Bryant - Cohn 0.5-0.5 Sicilian 31

Whittle - Wall 0-1 Colle 51

Scores: Way 7-7, Wall 2-3, O'Brien 1-2, McElroy 0-1, Whittle 0-2, Hodgkins 0-2, Bryant 0.5-2, Cohn 0.5-3.

Group A: Group Leader Gary Wickett

Phillips - Davey 1-0 Queen's Pawn 20

Bishop - Patching 0.5-0.5 Irregular 38

S. Brown - Bishop 1-0 King's Gambet 45

Patching - Brown 0-1 Queens Gambit 24

Scores: Phillips 3-3, S. Brown 3-4, Bishop 1-3, Patching 0.5-2, Wickett 0.5-3, Davy 0-1.

Group B: Group Leader Mark Hague

Mike Hague - Atherton 0-1 King's Pawn 42

Mark Hague - Mike Hague 0-1 Queen's Pawn 47

Gallacher - Atherton 0.5-0.5 Queen's Pawn 32

Gallacher - Spink 1-0 Unknown

Gallacher - Rees 1-0 Unknown

Spink - Rees 0-1 Irregular37

Rees - Mark Hague 0-1 Irregular 36

Scores: Atherton 2.5-3, Mike Hague 2-3, Mark Hague 3-4, Gallacher 2.5-5, Rees 1-4, Spink 0-4.

BCA League

League Division 1: Group Leader David Hodgkins

Gibbs - Schaefer 0.5-0.5 Unknown

Scores: McElroy 4.5-5, Hodgkins 4-5, Bryant 2.5-5, Schaefer 2.5-5, Gibbs 1.5-5, Mike Hague 0-5.

League Division 4: Group Leader Gary Wickett

Richardson - Davy 0.5-0.5 Unknown

Scores: Bishop 5-5, Wickett 3-5, Cuthbert 3-5, Townshend 2.5-5, Davy 1-5 Richardson 0.5-5.

Ladder table - Results taken from informal e-mail competition started October 2007

Irving - Long 0-1 Irregular 25

Murphy - Cohn 1-0

Lovell - Thacker 1-0 French defence 24

Irving - Thacker 1-0 Sicilian 22

Dicey - Long 1-0 Irregular 13

Dicey - Lovell 0-1 Irregular 48

Leading Scorers: Bryant 14, Sobers 12, Patching 8, Hodgkins 6, Atherton 5.

Mark Hague.