For 2013-14, the tournaments will be re-organised as follows:-
Three competitions – Ward-Higgs, Sinclair & Butler-Thomas.
1/ Ward – Higgs: 8 players per team, all webserver, one opponent per player with two games (one with White one with Black). Entry Fee £12 per team. This will be contested by the team finishing 1st to 8th in the 2012/3 Ward-Higgs plus the winners of the Sinclair in 2012/3.
2/ Sinclair: 8 players per team, all webserver, one opponent per player with two games (one with White one with Black). Entry Fee £12 per Team. Open to all County & district teams, or even 2nd & 3rd teams.
3/ Butler-Thomas: 8 players per team, all Postal, one opponent per player with two games (one with White one with Black). Entry Fee £8 per team.
The Ward – Higgs is obviously the Premier competition. The bottom two teams will be relegated to the Sinclair, and the top two in the Sinclair promoted. An individual player can play in one of the webserver tournaments and the Postal if he/she wishes, but not both the webserver. A county can enter multiple teams.
Neil Limbert will be the overall Tournament organiser and Tournament Director once they are up & running. The crosstables would be maintained on the BFCC website. Entry fees can be paid by cheque sent to Neil Limbert (payable to “BFCC”) or pay online via this website: If the Ward-Higgs does not get a minimum of 5 teams, it will not be run. If the Sinclair & Butler-Thomas do not get a minimum of 4 teams they will not be run.
Entries to be received by 30 September with the tournament commencing in October. Time Limit for webserver events 10 moves in 35 days; postal events 10 moves in 25 days. Adjudication date 31 August giving 10 months playing time (1 Nov – 31 August) provided I get the tournament up & running in late October.
Honours Board - Competition Winners
||Ward - Higgs
||Butler - Thomas