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The Gazette - August 2020

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Edited by Julie Leonard
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12th BCA Email Tournament

Philip Doyle and Eamonn Casey write:

Hello Folks,

We have come to the end of another successful email tournament. It concluded a full six weeks ahead of the scheduled closing date, probably, in part, due to the fact that most of us have been confined to our houses by the COVID-19 virus. We had an overall entry of nineteen players, divided into three divisions of five players, and Division 4 consisting of four players. Division 1, on this occasion, saw Rod MacDonald come out on top, over his regular adversary, Peter Gibbs, and a resurgent Colin Chambers. Philip Doyle dominated Division 2, with a clear one-point victory from Mark Kirkham and Randy Kruzeniski, the draw specialist. In both Divisions 3 and 4 we had joint winners. Gill Smith and Mark Hague shared the spoils in Division 3, with Tony Lawton and new boy Malcolm Jones taking the honours in Division 4.

Due to the TESSLa event our next email tournament will commence a month later in October. Once again, to thank all those who took part this time, and to wish you all good health in these challenging times. Hope to hear from you all in the autumn!

Divisions 1, 2 and 4 were already complete when the May gazette was published, but a reminder of the final scores is below, together with the last few results and final scores in Division 3.

Division 1

Final scores: MacDonald 3.5, Gibbs and Chambers 2.5, Prasath 1, Burnell 0.5

Division 2

Final scores: Doyle 3, Kirkham and Kruzeniski 2, Casey and Gailans 1.5

Division 3

Hague drew with Elbourn

Thacker beat Flood

Hague beat Smith

Final scores: Smith and Hague 3, Thacker 2.5, Elbourn 1.5, Flood 0

Division 4

Final scores: Jones and Lawton 2.5, Warren 1, Borg 0