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The Gazette - November 2021

Edited by Julie Leonard
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15th BCA Email Tournament

Philip Doyle and Eamonn Casey write:

Welcome to our 15th BCA Email Tournament! There are 22 participants on this occasion, same as last time. We have divided these into two divisions of five players, and three divisions with 4 players in each division, 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 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. Divisions 1, 3 and 5 are being controlled by Eamonn, and Divisions 2 and 4 are being controlled by Philip. Play started on Friday 1st October and will finish on Friday 31st December. Here is the composition of the divisions and some early results:

Division 1: Peter Gibbs, Philip Doyle, Steve Burnell, Bill Armstrong, Alec Crombie.

Doyle drew with Crombie

Gibbs beat Doyle

Current scores: Gibbs 1/1, Crombie 0.5/1, Doyle 0.5/2

Division 2: Malcolm Jones, Eamonn Casey, Philip Gordon, John Fullwood, Tony Lawton.

Lawton lost to Jones

Jones beat Casey

Jones beat Fullwood

Lawton lost to Gordon

Current scores: Jones 3/3, Gordon 1/1, Casey and Fullwood 0/1, Lawton 0/2

Division 3: Voldi Gailans, Tony Elbourn, Steve Thacker, Gill Smith.

Smith lost to Thacker

Division 4: Mike Flood, Anton Emery, John Ramm, Nene Clayton.

Flood lost to Clayton

Ramm beat Flood

Flood lost to Emery

Clayton beat Ramm

Current scores: Clayton 2/2, Emery 1/1, Ramm 1/2, Flood 0/3

Division 5: Simon Highsmith, Neda Koohnavard, Igna Triay, Richard Harrington.

Koohnavard beat Triay