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The Gazette - May 2021

Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

14th BCA Email Tournament

Our 14th BCA email tournament began on the 1st of March and is once again being expertly controlled by our friends across the Irish Sea, Eamonn Casey and Philip Doyle. There are 22 participants, divided into two divisions of five players, and three divisions of 4 players, based on ratings and performance in previous email tournaments. Where possible, promotion and relegation has been incorporated. In divisions 1 and 2 players will have two whites and two blacks, but because there are only four players in the other 3 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.

With just over six weeks gone, there are only five outstanding results and four of the five divisions have already been decided. Once again Peter Gibbs reigns supreme in Division 1! Congratulations also to Eamonn Casey for winning Division 3, to Tony Lawton on a clean sweep in Division 4 and to Anton Emery for his Division 5 victory!

Division 1: Peter Gibbs, Philip Doyle, Colin Chambers, Malola Prasath, Steve Burnell.

Doyle beat Chambers

Doyle drew with Burnell

Prasath lost to Doyle

Gibbs beat Doyle

Burnell drew with Chambers

Chambers beat Prasath

Gibbs beat Prasath

Burnell lost to Gibbs

Prasath lost to Burnell

Chambers drew with Gibbs

Final scores from four games each: Gibbs 3.5, Doyle 2.5, Burnell and Chambers 2, Prasath 0.

Division 2: Bill Armstrong, Norman Andrews, Malcolm Jones, Randy Kruzeniski, Gerry Walsh.

Walsh lost to Jones

Jones lost to Kruzeniski

Kruzeniski drew with Walsh

Andrews lost to Walsh

Kruzeniski beat Andrews

Walsh drew with Armstrong

Andrews beat Jones

Scores so far: Kruzeniski 2.5/3, Walsh 2/4, Andrews and Jones 1/3, Armstrong 0.5/1.

Division 3: Eamonn Casey, Philip Gordon, Voldi Gailans, John Fullwood.

Gordon beat Fullwood

Gordon drew with Gailans

Fullwood beat Gailans

Casey drew with Gordon

Gailans lost to Casey

Casey beat Fullwood

Final scores from three games each: Casey 2.5, Gordon 2, Fullwood 1, Gailans 0.5.

Division 4: Gill Smith, Tony Lawton, Steve Thacker, Mike Flood.

Smith lost to Lawton

Lawton beat Flood

Smith beat Flood

Lawton beat Thacker

Scores so far: Lawton 3/3, Smith 1/2, Thacker 0/1, Flood 0/2.

Division 5: John Ramm, Anton Emery, Anthony Borg, Simon Highsmith.

Highsmith beat Borg

Borg beat Ramm

Ramm beat Highsmith

Emery beat Highsmith

Ramm drew with Emery

Emery beat Borg

Final scores from three games each: Emery 2.5, Ramm 1.5, Borg and Highsmith 1.