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England 36 - 30 Australia/New Zealand

A 33-board England team has won a close match with our friends from down under by the narrow margin of 36-30. A big thank you to all the England players that took part! The full crosstable & games can be found here:- http://www.iccf.com/event?id=32531  


LIPEAD-40 Semi-Finals

This event is organised by the Peruvian Federation. See full message here: http://www.iccf.com/message?message=678  Any player wanting to play will find it cheaper to pay the Peruvian Federation direct (instructions within the message). However, you can pay via us if you wish - the fee is £20.00. Use the Online Fee payment in the left-hand margin, or send a cheque (payable to "BFCC") to Ian Pheby, Oaklea  Cottage, Horsham  Rd., CAPEL  DORKING, RH5 5JH.


BFCC AGM and EC meeting

This meeting will take place in York on Saturday 24 May. Proposals include amending the constitution to change the name of the organisation to the English Federation for Correspondence Chess. For further information, please contact the Secretary via duncan’dot’chambers’at’york’dot’ac’dot’uk.


Andrew Dearnley ill / All queries to Ian Pheby

England International delegate Andrew Dearnley is currently ill and will be uncontactable for some time. Temporarily, Assistant International Secretary Ian Pheby will help any English player who would normally turn to Andrew for assistance (such as entering ICCF tournaments etc). Ian's contact e-mail is:-


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Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 May 2014 13:04 )

Phill Beckett awarded International Arbiter (IA) Title

Congratulations go to Phill Beckett who, after 4 years hard work as an ICCF Tournament Director, has now been awarded the International Arbiter (IA) Title. Well done Phill!


2013 best game prize

Congratulations to Raymond Burridge, who has won the 2013 Potter/Wason best game prize for his victory over Steve Cole in a BCCA tournament. Thanks to Peter Catt for judging the competition.

The winning game can be seen at: http://www.iccf-webchess.com/game?id=431861


ICCF 6th Webchess Open

The ICCF have announced that entries to the 6th Webchess Open are now being taken. The full message can be viewed here:- http://www.iccf.com/message?message=676  You can enter by ICCF Direct Entry if you wish (direct of the ICCF webserver; cost 7.95 Euros, approx £6.50), or if you are a member of a BFCC affiliated organisation (such as BCCA, Scheming Mind, Natcor, SCCA etc) you can pay a reduced fee of £5.00 by entering via this website. Go to "Tournament Entry" on the left-hand menu and "Online Fee Payment". Anyone wishing to enter by cheque can send their entry to Ian Pheby (cheque payable to "BFCC") Oaklea  Cottage, Horsham  Rd., CAPEL  DORKING, RH5 5JH.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:30 )

5th Veterans World Cup Semi Final Qualifiers

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.

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