B.C.A. A.G.M. Congress 2011

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The B.C.A. AGM and chess congress 4/6/March 2011 was held at the Hallmark Derby hotel.
The Hallmark is a particularly suitable venue being so conveniently close to the railway station with many of our visually impaired members travelling by train.


Photograph of Chris Ross


We have also benefitted from the generosity of the Derbyshire folk particularly the Derbyshire Freemasons who generously sponsored the event and the Derby Lions who, once again, provided handsome trophies for the top three in each section.


Once again, Chris Ross scored a resounding victory in the open with 5 from 5 followed by: 3.5, Steve Burnell, 3, Graham Lilley and Tristram Cole, 2.5, Bill Armstrong, Ian Blenko, David Hodgkins, Richard Murphy and Roger Waters, 2, John Gallagher, Steve Thacker and mark Kirkham, 1.5, Les Whittle. 


Photograph of Colin Wilson


Grading prizes went to: Ian Blenko, David Hodgkins, Richard Murphy and Roger Waters.


The Minor event finished in a tie with Steve Brown and Phil Smith sharing the first prize with 4 from 5 followed by: 3.5, Jim Cuthbert and Colin Wilson, 3,  George Phillips,  Voldi Gailans and Mark Hague, 2.5, John Dearie, 2, Gary Wickett and Lee Ryan, 1.5, Rebecca Blaevoet and John Osborne, 1, Richard Harrington and Abi Baker.


Grading prizes went to Jim Cuthbert, Mark Hague and Lee Ryan.


We welcomed three new members playing in their first B.C.A. event: Colin Wilson, Rebecca Blaevoet and Abi Baker.

The Derbyshire telegraph gave us good publicity with an article before the event and a very good feature after the event.

Click here to view the Derbyshire Telegraph article.


Photograph of stephen brown


All photos taken by Julie Leonard


Stan Lovell
B.C.A. Publicity officer














B.C.A. 2002 - 2011