BCA AGM 2017

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Our Annual General Meeting and congress took Place at the Hallmark Hotel, Derby over the weekend of 17-19 March 2017.

Photograph of Chris Ross  with his prize

In a field of twenty players, nine in the Open and eleven in the Challengers', Chris Ross won the Open, with 4.5 out of 5, a clear point ahead of his nearest rival, Owen Phillips, with David Mabbs third on 3, followed by Graham Lilley, making a very welcome return to our tournaments, also on 3.


George Philips won the challengers' Section with 4.5 out of 5, with Voldi Gailans second on 4 and Jim Cuthbert on 3.5.

Photograph of George Philips with his prize 

Both Newcomers, David Mabbs in the Open and tony Loughton in the Challengers' won prizes, David having taken third place in the Open and Tony Loughton in the Challengers sharing Grading Prize B, very creditable efforts by both participants in their first BCA Tournament.


Other Grading Prize Winners were:-


Open - Colin chambers and Steve Burnell shared Grading Prize A with 2.5 each.


Challengers' - Gill Smith with 2 points won Grading Prize A and Eleanor Tew shared Grading Prize B with Tony.


Unfortunately Efe Shimwell had to withdraw after two rounds due to a family emergency. We very much hope he will be with us for our next event.

Final results

Chris Ross - 4.5 1st
Owen Phillips - 3.5 2nd
David Mabbs 3 - =3rd
Graham Lilley 3 - =3rd
Colin Chambers - 2.5 - =GPA
Steve Burnell - 2.5 - =GPA
Mark Kirkham 2
Ian Blencowe 2
Phil Gordon - 1.5

George Phillips - 4.5 - 1st
Voldi Gailans 4 - 2nd
Jim Cuthbert - 3.5 - 3rd
Dan Rugman 3
Gary Wickett 2.5
Gill Smith 2 GPA
Eleanor Tew 2 - =GPB
Tony Lawton 2 - =GPB
Efe Shimwell - 1.5- Efe withdrew after R2 due to a family emergency.
Michael Lowery - 1.5
Richard Harrington 0















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