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Pro-Biz Cup

A report of the Pro-Biz Cup, played on 30 Nov 2017 as a curtain-raiser to the London Chess Classic, the last event in the 2017…


RIP John Toothill

John was born in Bradford and attended Bradford Grammar School with his brother Andrew. He was a very strong chess player and moved to Kendal…



The Lowenthal Cup – a new beginning

The Lowenthal Cup County Championships trophy has been completely refurbished and cleaned, and is now ready for a new lease of life as the reward…


Magazine of the Year award

Julie Leonard, Editor of The BCA Gazette, receives her award from two Past Presidents of ECF – Roger Edwards (right) and Gerry Walsh


A big thank you!

From the 11th to the 12th November (last weekend), the last 2017 Academy weekend was run in Daventry. A large number of chess parents got…


Hampshire Chess Association 2017 Congress

… at Eastleigh from the 3rd-5th November 2017 18-year old Southampton University student Michael Fernandez is the new county champion and holder of the Silver…





Resignation

Sarah Longson has resigned as Director of Women’s Chess due to pressure of other commitments. She wrote, “Regrettably I have come to the decision to…


Council Summary (October AGM)

Council held a minute’s silence in memory of those members who are no longer with us, including Andrew Paulson, Peter Poobalasingam and Keith Richardson. The…


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