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'Champions League' new season and rebrand

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ICCF have announced a new structure for Champions League, including different time controls, renaming of sections and an ongoing entry system into the old C division, which is now called 'Promotional league 2017' This is where all new teams and existing teams that did not qualify for promotion last season can enter. Entry is available through ICCF Direct entry or through the International Secretary for £30. Cheques payable to 'EFCC' or pay online using reference 'CL & your TEAM NAME'  Any entries via the International secretary will need a TEAM NAME, 4 players, their ICCF numbers and a team captain and their ICCF number. Please email these or send by post.

The 3 different league announcements can be seen on ICCF.com but this is the main one concerning most English teams https://www.iccf.com/message?message=766

To qualify for the next league, teams have to win their group. Please note each player will have 8 games in a double round robin and there is NO LEAVE. Radical changes which are explained in the announcement!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:52 )

ICCF player profile photographs NEW IN CHESS PRIZE DRAW

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Further to my previous article any player with their photograph on their ICCF Profile will be entered into a series of Bi-Monthly draws for a NEW IN CHESS 50 Euros prize to spend in their chess shop. Please send your photograph to me (size at least 200x200 pixels)


ICCF player profile photographs

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It is now possible to have your photograph on your ICCF profile page after the last server update. Any member Federation player can now send me a JPEG picture (must be at least 200 x 200 megapixels) to; andrewdearnley@yahoo dot co dot uk along with your ICCF profile number. I will then upload it to your profile. This is a nice new feature and I encourage players to consider personalising their profile in this way. Players CANNOT upload their own photograph, it has to be actioned by myself, as ICCF delegate.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 November 2014 16:21 )

Duncan Chambers Retires as Secretary

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After 11 years as BFCC Secretary, Duncan Chambers has decided to retire. In recognition of his commitment & service to BFCC over that period, he has been presented with two gifts ( chess motif bookends & a quality pen) as a thank you. The photo below shows him being presented with his retirement gifts by BFCC President Richard Hall.  Thank you Duncan! Colin Cheek has taken over as BFCC Secretary & we wish him well in his new role.


Richard Hall         Duncan Chambers


New British Champion!

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Bill Lumley has become British Champion for the 3rd time by winning the 2013-15 Final. The crosstable can be seen here:- https://www.iccf.com/event?id=39917

Bill was undefeated with 5 wins. Congratulations to Bill!


World Correspondence Chess Championship 2015 Cycle Preliminaries

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World Championship Preliminary entries are now being accepted by ICCF. If you have a qualification or wish to know if you qualify please read the following notice


Players wishing to enter via the federation can pay online on this site using 'WCCC Prelim' as the reference or by sending a cheque for £26 payable to EFCC to the international secretary, Andrew Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH. Entries need to arrive before 14th February 2015 If you are still unsure about qualification please contact Andrew. Direct Entry is also available on ICCF.com, but again please check you are qualified.


Russian CCA 20 years Semi Final

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The Russian Federation have announced their '20 years' tournament semi final which will commence on 20th December 2014. Players who have qualified from the preliminary stage may enter free of charge. Players holding the ICCF Grandmaster or Senior International Master titles or any player rated over 2400 may enter at this  semi final stage for a fee of £8. This can be paid at this website using the 'online fee payment' button. Please use RCCA 20SF as the reference. The deadline for entries is 19th November 2014, so if you are interested in playing and have the rating, ICCF title or qualification PLEASE ACT FAST. Any player who wishes to pay by cheque instead should send it to; Andrew Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH; payable to BFCC. The full announcement is https://www.iccf.com/message?message=723 Please note the ONLY way to enter is via BFCC as outlined above.


Executive Committee meeting

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The next BFCC meeting will take place in York on 25 October. All BFCC members and representatives of affiliated organisations are welcome to attend. Please contact the acting secretary for further information (d'dot'chambers'at'sheffield'dot'ac'dot'uk).

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Guide to Correspondence Chess

This document, written by Neil Limbert, is an excellent introduction to correspondence chess for new players; download it from here.

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