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The Gazette - November 2018

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Edited by Julie Leonard
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9th BCA Email Tournament

Eamonn Casey and Philip Doyle write:

There are 14 participants on this occasion, 3 less than in our previous tournament. We have divided these into two divisions of five players, and one division with four players. On this occasion division 3 will be the one containing the 4 players. The divisions were based on BCA grades, performance in previous email tournaments where applicable, and where possible, incorporated promotion and relegation. In divisions 1 and 2 players will have two whites and two blacks, but because there are only 4 players in division 3 this is not possible, so half the players will have two whites, and the other half will have two blacks, dependent on the seeding.

We are still waiting for our first result from Division 3.

Division 1: Peter Gibbs, Rod MacDonald, Philip Doyle, Colin Chambers, Steve Burnell.

Six games have already been completed. Once again, Peter and Rod are leading the way.

Doyle lost to Gibbs

Chambers beat Burnell

Chambers lost to MacDonald

Doyle drew with Chambers

MacDonald beat Doyle

Gibbs beat Chambers

Scores so far: Gibbs and MacDonald 2/2, Chambers 1.5/4, Doyle 0.5/3, Burnell 0/1

Division 2: Stan Lovell, Richard Murphy, Eamonn Casey, Steve Thacker, Voldi Gailans.

Four games are finished, with Voldi making the early running on his first visit to Division 2.

Thacker lost to Gailans

Gailans beat Lovell

Lovell drew with Thacker

Gailans beat Casey

Scores so far: Gailans 3/3, Lovell and Thacker 0.5/2, Casey 0/1, no results in yet for Murphy.

Division 3: Denis Warren, Tony Lawton, Gill Smith, Tony Elbourne.

Lawton beat Smith

Scores so far: Lawton 1/1, Smith 0/1, no results in yet for Warren or Elbourne.