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The BCA AGM and Congress took place over the weekend of 18-20 March 2016. The tournament was dedicated to the memory of our much-missed friend, David Hodgkins.


The Open was won by Chris Ross with 4.5 out of 5, followed by John Gallagher and Owen Phillips, equal second on 3.5, with Graham Pennington a half-point behind.



Sally with Chris Ross, winner of the Open


In the Challengers', Efe Shimwell and George Phillips finished on 4 points with Efe taking the trophy on tie-break. This is a great result for Efe who, at the age of 11, was playing in his second BCA tournament. Gary Wickett and Voldi Gailans finished on 3.5.



George and Efe, winners of the Challengers, with Sally


Several members of David's family attended the tournament and David's sister, Sally Kenealy, presented the prizes.


Two members attended their first BCA event, Owen Phillips and Graham Pennington, who both finished equal second and fifth respectively.


The event was a great success and a fitting tribute to our valued friend.


Final results


Chris Ross 4.5 1st + trophy

John Gallagher 3.5 =2nd

Owen Phillips 3.5 =2nd

Graham Pennington 3 GPB

Mark Kirkham 2.5

Colin Chambers 2.5

Ian Blencowe 2.5

Stan Lovell 2.5 GPC

Bill Armstrong 2 =GPA

Les Whittle 2 =GPA

Steve Burnell 1.5

Phil Gordon 1

Roger Waters 1


Efe Shimwell 4 =1st + trophy

George Phillips 4 =1st

Gary Wickett 3.5 =3rd

Voldi Gailans 3.5 =3rd/GPA

Gill Smith 3 GPB

Michael Lowery 3 GPC

Jim Cuthbert 2.5 =GPA

Dan Rugman 2

John Osborne 2

Thomas Kenealy 1

Richard Harrington 1

Eleanor Tew 1















BCA 2002 2016