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5th Veterans World Cup Semi Final Qualifiers

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Well done for quallifying and good luck in the next round of the 5th Veterans World cup (SF) to SIM Alan Rawlings, LGM Mary Jones, SIM Ian Pheby, Jo Wharrier, Trevor Rooms and Ed Foulds.


Peter Catt presented with the Hollis Trophy

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British Champion Peter Catt receiving the Hollis Trophy for winning the 2012-4 British Championship Final. Well done Peter!


Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:20 )

Jubilee Tournament Plates

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In 2012/13, BFCC organised three Jubilee tournaments to celebrate the 50 years Anniversary of the birth of BFCC. The top 3 players in each tournament will receive engraved Silver-plated plates such as the one's in the picture below. The "A" tournament is still ongoing. The "B" tournament has been won by Arjen Oudheusden of Holland (see plate below) with the 2nd/3rd places still undecided. The "C" tournament was won by Jo Wharrier of England with David Coyne (see plate below) in 2nd place.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 February 2014 16:35 )


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Open to any member of BFCC affiliated clubs! (e.g. BCCA, Scheming Mind, Natcor, SCCA, Clergy CC, Braille CC, Yorkshire, Sheffield & Hampshire members)

Martin Hawley died in 2012 & donated funds to the BFCC. The BFCC have decided to use some of this money to organise a Hawley Open tournament with prizes. The details are as follows:-

* Played on ICCF webserver & rated.
* Preliminary Start date 20th April 2014. End date 18 months from the start date. Adjudications will take place to decide crucial games only. The final to be started within one month after all section winners are known.
* Time Control unusual! It is 125 days plus 10/15. So each player will start off with 125 days & then receive an extra 15 days for every 10 moves. This Time Control is equivalent to 10/40 for the first 50 moves but ensures that any moves beyond that must be played faster.
* Deadline for entries Midnight GMT 10th April 2014.
* Entry fee is £5.00 which covers preliminary & the final stage (if qualified). This fee can be paid online at this website by scrolling down to Online Fee payment) using the reference 'Hawley Open'   OR cheque payable to ‘BFCC’ and sent to tournament organiser; Andrew Dearnley, 17 Smithy Hill, Upper Denby, Huddersfield, HD8 8UH. (When entering, please state clearly which club you belong to)
* Preliminary sections of between 7 & 9 players (depending on number of entries). The winner of each section progressed to the final. Baumbach tie breaker (most wins) applies. Further tie break is SB and finally lots drawn if still equal. Multiple entries are accepted, but of course only one place in the final can be used !
* There will be the following prize fund for the final;
1st place £250
2nd place £150
3rd place £100
Please note the Prize Fund is subject to review and possible reduction if fewer than 50 players enter the tournament.

Please support this event & ENTER!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 13 February 2014 23:53 )

Dr John Wharam Senior International Master

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Continuing what is proving to be a good year for ICCF titles, congratulations go to Dr John Wharam, who has secured his second Senior International Master norm in an ICCF World Championship Semi final by winning his section. See; John has now achieved the title and it will be presented at congress in Sydney. John's performance also means he has qualified to play in the candidates, the next stage of the ICCF World Championship. This is a fantastic achievement, well done!


Shaun Brewer ICCF International Master

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BFCC would like to congratulate SHAUN BREWER who has achieved his second IM norm in the Russian Bronze 2011 tournament. Shaun finished second in a strong field of 17 players Shaun's first norm was achieved by winning WC XVII SF05 where he also gained an SIM norm. ICCF have ratified the IM title today and that the medal and certificate will be awarded at the congress in Sydney in October.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:18 )

Andrew Dearnley - new International Master!

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Our hard-working BFCC International Secretary (and ICCF Marketing Director) Andrew Dearnley has achieved his 2nd IM Norm in the BFCC Golden Jubilee B  , to add to his first IM Norm achieved in 2008 in the 35 years Cuban anniversary event and has now qualified for the ICCF IM (International Master) Title.

Congratulations to Andrew! All players will know how hard it is to achieve such a Title even without the added burden of all the volunteer work Andrew does on behalf of the BFCC. Well played!


Peter Catt - new British Champion!

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Peter Catt has won the 2012/14 British Championship by a resounding margin! He has scored a very impressive 10.5/14 with 7 wins. If this had been an ICCF Title Norm tournament, Peter would have achieved IM & SIM Norms - a fantastic performance. Congratulations to Peter!

The fight for the minor placings is still to be decided. There is 1 game ongoing which will impact on the final standings. Crosstable:- 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 February 2014 09:27 )
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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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