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The Gazette - November 2020

Edited by Julie Leonard
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13th BCA Email Tournament

Philip Doyle and Eamonn Casey write:

Welcome to our 13th BCA email tournament! There are 25 participants on this occasion, a record entry. We have divided these into one division of five players, and five divisions with four players in each division, based on BCA grades, performance in previous email tournaments where applicable, and where possible, incorporated promotion and relegation. In Division 1 players will have two whites and two blacks, but because there are only four players in the other 5 divisions this is not possible, so half the players will have two whites, and the other half will have two blacks, dependent on the seeding.

Divisions 1, 3 and 5 will be controlled by Eamonn, and Divisions 2, 4 and 6 will be controlled by Philip. Let's hope that our largest ever entry proves to be our most enjoyable, and from a chess point of view, our most productive. Play started on Thursday 1st October and will finish up on Thursday 31st December.

Composition of Divisions and some early results are below.

Division 1:Peter Gibbs, Colin Chambers, Malola Prasath, Bill Armstrong, Philip Doyle.

Chambers drew with Doyle

Gibbs beat Chambers

Armstrong drew with Chambers

Division 2:Steve Burnell, Stephen Hilton, Norman Andrews, Malcolm Jones.

No results at the time of going to print.

Division 3: Philip Gordon, Eamonn Casey, Voldi Gailans, Gill Smith.

No results at the time of going to print.

Division 4:Steve Thacker, Tony Elbourn, Tony Lawton, Mike Flood.

Thacker lost to Flood

Division 5:Denis Warren, Anthony Borg, Donna Jodhan, Anton Emery.

Borg beat Jodhan

Division 6:Richard Harrington, Eleanor Tew, John Ramm, Marilyn Bland.

Tew lost to Ramm