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The latest news will now be found on the home page. News from previous seasons has been moved here. The following items were submitted by players or associates of the BCCA:

October 5, 2011 Bucks League Fixtures 2011-2012
Submitted by Dave Turner The fixtures for this season have now been finalised and published. Neither Aylesbury nor Wycombe and Hazlemere will field a third ream this year.


August 11, 2011 Bucks Individual Championship 2011-2012
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form and details of this tournament are now available for download.


June 26, 2011 47th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress 27-29 August 2011
Submitted by Nigel Dennis The entry form and details of this congress are now available for download.


June 26, 2011 BCCA AGM Documents
Submitted by Fred Day The following documents from this year's AGM are available for download:
Chiltern League Tables


June 10, 2011 High Wycombe Chess Congress - 7-9 October 2011
Submitted by Jon Melsom Details of this tournament are now available.


May 23, 2011 Controller's End of Season Report
Submitted by Jon Melsom The controller's End of Season Report is now available.


May 9, 2011 Bourne End Quickplay Results
Submitted by David Langford The results are now available on the Bourne End club website.


May 8, 2011 BCCA AGM Monday, 23nd May 2011
Submitted by Fred Day The AGM of the Bucks County Chess Association will take place on Monday 23nd May at the Hazlemere Community Centre at 8.00pm. The following documents are available:
Minutes of the Executive Meeting (including brief additional notes on related events that have occurred since),
AGM Agenda,
Minutes of last AGM,
Report of ECF Finance Council Meeting,
League Controller's Report,
Webmaster and Grading Officer's Report Revised June 2,
Junior Report Added June 20,
Chiltern League Tables,
Chiltern League U125 Captain's Report,
Chiltern League U150 Captain's Report,
Chiltern League U200 Captain's Report.


March 29, 2011 Best Game Prize
Submitted by Nick Butland

A reminder that the deadline for submissions for this season's best game prize is April 24. Any game played in the club championship, county individual or for the Bucks team is eligible. Entries should be emailed to the league chairman .

March 6, 2011 Division One Champions
Submitted by Jon Melsom

Congratulations to Wycombe and Hazlemere 1 for winning the league title, after four consecutive seasons as runners-up.
Well done to the regular side Stephen Dishman, Sam Walker, Steven Cox, John Syner, Matthew Saunders and captain Colin Walker.

February 14, 2011 Alex Niedzwiedzki - Funeral UPDATE
Submitted by Fred Day

The funeral of our President, Alex, will be on Monday 21st February at 2.00 pm at the Chapel of Reconciliation in Walsingham. It will be followed by burial at St.Mary's in Walsingham and then a get together and simple buffet at the Pilgrim Bureau in Walsingham, which everyone is welcome to attend.

Alex leaves his wife Mary, and children Paul and Julia and their families, to whom we offer our condolences.

It has been requested that floral tributes be based on red and white, the Polish national colours, or alternatively, donations may be made to the local Heritage House Day Care centre in Wells, where Alex attended before he went into residential care.

Floral tributes may be sent to the Funeral Directors, Canler & Son, 10 Highfield Road, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 9DH   01328 862077. They are also dealing with donations to the Heritage House Day Care Centre.

February 10, 2011 37th Bourne End One Day Congress
Submitted by Dave Langford The Entry Form for this quickplay event is now available for download.


February 7, 2011 Obituary - Alex Niedzwiedzki
Submitted by Fred Day Fred reports the sad news of the death of BCCA President and former stalwart of Bucks chess, Alex Niedzwiedzki. Alex moved to Fakenham in 1984 and was active in local chess there also. The BCCA obituary is here but his colleagues in Norfolk chess also plan to play tribute - if anyone has any game scores, annecdotes, recollections, cuttings, photographs, etc please contact Fred who will collate and forward them.
January 24, 2011 Controller's Report
Submitted by Jon Melsom The controller's January report is now available.


December 23, 2010 Controller's Mid-Season Review
Submitted by Jon Melsom The controller's mid-season report is now available.


October 05, 2010 Aylesbury Chess Club - New Venue
Submitted by Dave Turner The website has been updated with details of the Aylesbury club's temporary new venues


September 06, 2010 Bucks Best Game Award 2009-2010
Submitted by Dave Turner The best game of the 2009-2010 season was awarded to Darrel Watson. When the webmaster finds a viewer which doesn't break the website he will install it!


September 06, 2010 46th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress Results
Submitted by Neville Belinfante The Results of this congress are now available for download.


August 8, 2010 Bucks Individual Championship 2010-2011
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form and details of this tournament are now available for download.