The Gazette - August 2020

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Correspondence Chess Director’s Report

45th BCA CORRESPONDENCE TOURNAMENT 2019-20

Premier - Group Leader Paul Benson

Final scores: Guy Whitehouse 3-4, Alec Crombie 3, Ernie McElroy 2.5, George Phillips 1.5, Denis Warren 0.

Tie-break: Guy 4.75, Alec 4.25.

Challengers - Group Leader Gary Wickett

No results.

Scores: Mike Hague 4.5-5, Voldi Gailans 4-5, Eric Gallacher 3.5-5, Jim Cuthbert 1-4, Arthur Greatrex 1-4, Eleanor Tew 0-5.

BCA LEAGUE 2020-21

Division 1 - Group Leader Guy Whitehouse

Gailans 0 - 1 McElroy, Grunfeld, 30.

McElroy 0.5 - 0.5 Crombie, Queen's Pawn, 23.

Scores: Alec Crombie 2.5-3, Ernie McElroy 1.5-2, Mark Hague 1-2, Voldi Gailans 0-3.

Division 2 - Group Leader Voldi Gailans

No results.

Scores: Jim Cuthbert, Eric Gallacher, George Phillips, Denis Warren, all 0-0.

Division 3 - Group Leader George Phillips

No results.

Scores: Mike Flood 2-2, Malcolm Jones 1-2, Andrew Wood 0-0, Eleanor Tew 0-2.

FRIENDLY LADDER TABLE

Anyone wishing to play a friendly game on the Ladder should now contact myself, details as shown in list of Officers. Any friendly games played under correspondence conditions, such as by braille, cassette, email, Skype, telephone, can qualify as a Friendly Ladder game. Please report such games and let your efforts be reflected in your accumulating score.

Tew 1 - 0 Lawton, Englund Gambit Declined, 35.

Lawton 1 - 0 Tew, King's Pawn, 53.

Tew 0 - 1 Jones, Queen's Pawn, 30.

Lawton 1 - 0 Jones, Pirc, 65.

Jones 1 - 0 Lawton, French, 30.

Tew 0 - 1 Flood, Chigorin, 35.

Jones 1 - 0 T. Elbourn, French, 30.

T. Elbourn 0 - 1 Jones, Pirc Defence, 29.

Scores: 8 Malcolm Jones, Eleanor Tew; 7 Jim Cuthbert; 6 Mike Flood; 5 Stan Lightowler; 4 Tony Elbourn, Mark Hague, Dorothy Hodges, Tony Lawton, Stan Lovell, Denis Warren; 3 Ernie McElroy, Lea Ryan; 2 Paul Benson, Lionel Bryant, Derek Couchman, Jason Pearce, Gill Smith, Bill Tatum; 1 Christopher Huby.

In closing, to those about to start a game: Break a peg!

Paul Benson