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The following news items were submitted by players or associates of the BCCA during earlier seasons:

February 16, 2013 Brian Atkinson
Submitted by Graham Brown

It is with much sadness that I must inform you of the death of Brian Atkinson on Monday.

There will be a private family service at the crematorium next Friday (February 22) followed by a Memorial service at Trinity Church, Claremont Road, Windsor at 1pm.

The webmaster adds - I played for the Slough club from the late 1970s until 1991. Already a long established member of the club, Brian was a strong player (my 1970 grading list records him as 187) in a strong team and helped Slough to many of their successes.

 

January 31, 2013 Mick Porter
Submitted by Andrew Eastwood

It is with much sadness that I must inform you of the death of Mick Porter following a short illness. Mick joined the Wycombe & Hazlemere club at the start of the 2004/2005 season. He was an enthusiastic member of a number of our Bucks League sides as well as playing in the Bucks Individual and in county matches.

The funeral will be held at Amersham Crematorium on February 4th at 2:30pm, followed by a wake in the Hour Glass. Jon Melsom or Andrew Eastwood may be contacted for further details.

 

January 31, 2013 39th Bourne End One Day Congress
Submitted by Dave Langford

The Entry Form for this quickplay event is now available for download. To create the pamphlet the two pages should be printed back-to-back and then folded in three.

The base entry fee for this year is unchanged but we have had to increase the charge on certain categories of player to comply with the ECF’s new rules on grading payments. The prizes are set at the same level as last year. I hope you will be able to come to the event and look forward to your entry.

 

January 17, 2013 Aylesbury First Team withdraw from League
Submitted by Jonathan Melsom

As many of you will be aware Aylesbury chess club has struggled this year to fulfill fixtures and to be competitive even in those they have played. After careful consideration, and with the agreement of the League Controller they have concluded that the best course of action is to withdraw Aylesbury 1 from the league and to honour the fixtures of the Aylesbury 2nd team, including the couple (against Slough 2 and Bourne End 3) which both clubs were happy to rearrange.

This decision has a number of consequences;

The results of Aylesbury 1 will be expunged from the league table. [ Note the presentation of this on the website may not happen overnight - the main effect is to give Bourne End 1 a small lead on game points rather than being equal with Wycombe & Hazlemere in the current table]. The results will however count for grading. Those players who have played against Aylesbury 1 as an upfloat will have that upfloat struck off.

All Aylesbury players will be eligible for the Aylesbury 2nd team. It is unlikely that this will lead to a sudden influx of very strong players into the second division, but it should not in any event significantly distort the competition, given that almost all clubs play Aylesbury no more than once during the rest of the season, and that significant steps towards claiming the league title have already been taken by one club.

The competition rules assumes that a team will normally be relegated from the first division and replaced by the top team in the second division. I think it is likely that some alternative arrangement wil be required at the end of this season, but any proposals will be submitted for discussion at the relevant time.

Any questions regarding this decision should be referred to the League Controller in the first instance.

 

November 23, 2012 Bucks Individual Results 2012-2013
Submitted by Dave Turner The latest Bucks Individual result tables are now available.

 

October 12, 2012 Bucks League Results 2012-2013
Submitted by Dave Turner The latest League Results are now available on a new website. Various report options are available (top right button). Thanks to Steve Law for this functionaility. Bucks news and Individual results will remain on this site for the moment.

 

September 27, 2012 Revised Bucks League Fixtures 2012-2013 - FINAL
Submitted by Dave Turner The latest fixture list is now available for the Bucks League. Fixture changes have been made for all teams competing in division 1. Revised Electronic calendars are also available for download.

 

August 09, 2012 Bucks Individual Championship 2012-2013
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form and details of this tournament are now available for download.

 

Older news can be found here
July 20, 2012 ECF Grading Submissions 2011-2012
Submitted by Dave Turner Grading submissions for the Bucks League (808 half-games), Bucks Individual (162 half-games), Aylesbury Club Championship (52 half-games) and Wycombe & Hazlemere Club Tournament (50 half-games) have been accepted by the ECF. The official list is expected to be published before the end of the month.

 

July 20, 2012 Strong Showing by Bucks Juniors in Chiltern League
Submitted by Hans Hansen Photo of Bucks Juniors
The Bucks U125 team won the Chiltern league competition, jointly with Berkshire. In this competition, six adults of one team play six juniors of the other team and vice versa. The juniors did extremely well this year which made all the difference. Results are on the Chiltern League website. The players in this picture are, from left to right: Kieran Angammana, Chris Finn, Oscar Needham, Peter Finn, Mark Cleary.

 

 

June 18, 2012 47th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress 25-27 August 2012
Submitted by Nigel Dennis This popular six-round event will take place again between 25th and 27th August 2012. The entry form and the solution to the accompanying problem are now available.

 

May 28, 2012 Bucks Best Game Award 2011-2012
Submitted by Nick Butland The best game of the 2011-2012 season was awarded to Duncan Irvine.

 

May 8, 2012 BCCA AGM
Submitted by Jonathan Melsom

This note is to formally advise county officers, club secretaries and their members of the forthcoming county AGM. Attendance at the AGM is open to all members of county clubs and also those who play in the county teams and the individual event.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday 29 May at Aylesbury. The start time will be 20:00. Relevant papers will be circulated in advance of the meeting. If there are any substantive proposals for the meeting please can these be advised to the Secretary in good time to assist in the onward notification.

The constitution requires the draft accounts to be circulated in advance of the AGM, so please can any outstanding expense claims be submitted to the Treasurer as soon as possible.

 

April 12, 2012 Bourne End One Day Congress
Submitted by David Langford The results of this year's congress are now available.

 

April 09, 2012 Chiltern League - Bucks U125 Report
Submitted by Chris Stothert A good season for the U125 team, Chris's report is now available.

 

March 17, 2012 Phil Makepeace - Chess Blog
Submitted by Dave Turner For those who are not already devotees of the Bucks Free Press online pages, I strongly recommend the blog of Wycombe and Hazlemere's Phil Makepeace which is published regularly (usually on Wednesdays).

 

March 1, 2012 Slough Chess Club - New Venue
Submitted by Dave Turner Slough Chess Club has relocated to the clubhouse of the Polish Association in Slough. Further details are on the Slough club page.

 

December 17, 2011 Controller's Mid-Season Report
Submitted by Jon Melsom The controller's Mid-Season Report is now available.

 

October 20, 2011 Bucks League Fixtures - Electronic Calendar
Submitted by Dave Turner If anyone uses Electronic Calendars on their PCs or smartphones and requires a calendar for relevant Bucks league fixtures, please contact me and I will send you one. You may choose a calendar for the entire club and/or specific teams. By default, the calendar will show you as busy between 1900 and 2300 on match days and a display alert will occur 24 hours before the event.

 

July 08, 2010 BCCA AGM 2010 - Minutes
Submitted by Fred Day The minutes of this meeting are now available for download.

 

June 07, 2010 46th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress 28-30 August 2010
Submitted by Nigel Dennis The entry form and details of this congress are now available for download. The solution to the puzzle on the entry form is also available.

 

June 2, 2010 BCCA AGM Wednesday, 2nd June 2010
Submitted by Dave Turner The Bucks CCA AGM will take place on Wed 2nd June at the Bourne End 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.

 

May 23, 2010 Bourne End Quickplay Results
Submitted by Dave Turner The results are now available on the Bourne End club website.

 

May 23, 2010 BCCA AGM - Controller's Report
Submitted by Jon Melsom The controller's report is now available.

 

April 23, 2010 Best Game Prize 2009-2010
Submitted by Webmaster Nick Butland requests that all entries for the BCCA Best Game prize 2009-2010 (League, Individual or County) are emailed or sent to him by 15th May. There is a cash prize of twenty pounds. This reminds the webmaster that publication of last year's winning game dropped off his to-do list. Apologies to the winner who was none other than Nick Butland.

 

April 23, 2010 Aylesbury win Bucks League
Submitted by Webmaster Congratulations to Aylesbury 1 who have won the championship at their first attempt following promotion (an achievement which will no doubt be emulated by Nottingham Forest next season).

 

April 10, 2010 Bucks U125 Report
Submitted by Chris Stothert Chris's report is now available.

 

March 24, 2010 Chiltern League Jamboree - Sunday, April 25 2010
Submitted by Dave Turner Details of this event are now available.

 

January 24, 2010 Bourne End QuickPlay 2010
Submitted by Dave Turner The 36th Bourne End One Day Congress will take place on Sunday, March 28 2010. Players are encouraged to enter using this Entry Form.

 

November 3, 2009 Bucks League 2009-2010 - Controller's Weekly Report
Submitted by Dave Turner The controller's reports will now appear on a separate page.

 

September 24, 2009 Chiltern League Fixtures
Submitted by Dave Turner Just a reminder that the Chiltern League has a dedicated website (see Links below). Rumours of a county match involving Bucks this weekend are FALSE. Meanwhile, Bucks League fixtures will be published soon.

 

July 15, 2009 Bucks Individual Championship 2009-2010
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form and details of this tournament are now available for download.

 

June 25, 2009 Mike Mobbs - Funeral
Submitted by Jonathan Melsom I am sorry to report the sad news that Mike Mobbs - club president and long-standing member of Wycombe and Hazlemere chess club passed away on Thursday 18 June. The funeral has been arranged for 16:45 on Friday 3rd July at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham.

 

June 24, 2009 45th Berks & Bucks Chess Congress 29-31 August 2009
Submitted by Nigel Dennis The entry form and details of this congress are now available for download. The solution to the puzzle on the entry form is also available.

 

June 22, 2009 Latest BCCA Documents
Submitted by Dave Turner With the recent AGM, the constitution was modified and a number of documents were generated. The website now has a page dedicated to the most recent of these.

 

June 6, 2009 Berkhamsted Chess Club - LATEST New Venue
Submitted by Fred Day The Berkhamsted club now has a newer venue than recently announced.

 

May 27, 2009 BCCA AGM 2009
Submitted by Dave Turner The BCCA AGM takes place at Aylesbury Chess Club on Tuesday, 2nd June starting at 20:00. All are welcome.

 

May 11, 2009 Chiltern U125 and U100 Captain's Reports
Submitted by Chris Stothert The U125 and U100 Captain's reports are available for download.

 

May 09, 2009 Chiltern Jamboree Results and County Fixtures for Next Seaston
Submitted by Nigel Dennis Chiltern Jamboree results and fixtures for next season are available for download.

 

April 17, 2009 UPDATED New-style Grading - how you are affected
Submitted by Webmaster The recent changes to ECF grading will be a subject of discussion at the forthcoming AGM (TBA).
The effects on Bucks League clubs may be found here.

 

March 3, 2009 Wycombe Winter Night Shelter - Simultaneous Chess Challenge, February 28
Submitted by Webmaster Joe Arthur informs me that £401.53 was raised for the Night Shelter. Congratulations to all involved.

 

February 08, 2009 35th Bourne End One Day Congress - Sunday, April 5
Submitted by David Langford Details and entry form are available for download.

 

January 15, 2009 Kidlington Chess Congress - February 7-8
Submitted by ECF Webmaster Details and entry forms are available for download.

 

December 17, 2008 Uxbridge Chess Congress - February 20-22
Submitted by Sean Hewitt Details and entry forms are available for download.

 

Submitted by Webmaster The recent changes to ECF grading will be a subject of discussion at the forthcoming AGM (TBA).
The effects on Bucks League clubs may be found here.

 

December 12, 2008 BCCA Website
Submitted by Dave TurnerLinks to other websites have now been moved to a separate page which can be accessed via the navigation bar. The most recent news will now appear on this home page.

 

December 10, 2008 Bob Wade - Obituary
Submitted by Dave TurnerBob Wade's obituary and many related links are on the ECF website.

 

December 10, 2008 Bob Wade - Obituary
Submitted by Dave TurnerBob Wade's obituary and many related links are on the ECF website.

 

November 24, 2008 Hertfordshire Chess Congress - November 29-30
Submitted by Steve Law Entry forms for the Hertfordshire Congress are available for download.

 

October 18, 2008 New Bucks Chess Youth Association Website
Submitted by Dave TurnerHans Hansen has built a new website for all things related to the Bucks Youth Chess Association (BYCA).

 

September 19, 2008 Bucks players at 79th Richmond Rapidplay, 7th September
Submitted by Neville Belinfante 

There were some good performances by Bucks juniors at the recent Richmond Rapidplay.

MinorMajor U160Intermediate U120
Jamie Tilston (11) (DCGS) 5/6 2nd=James Foster (14) (Aylesbury) 2/6Neville Belinfante - 3½/6
Chantelle Foster (11) (Aylesbury) 4½/6 4th=Ilya Iyengar (14) (W&H) 2/6  
Alec Howe (15) (Aylesbury) 2/6  

September 9, 2008 Bucks and Berks Congress 2008 - Results
Submitted by Nigel Dennis and Neville BelinfanteThe Congress results are now available. Now updated to include a list of prizewinners.

 

September 2, 2008 Controller's Proposals for Bucks League 2009-2010
Submitted by Jon MelsomA discussion document proposing significant changes to the Bucks League for the 2009-2010 season is now available.

 

August 22, 2008 Alex Niedzwiedzki - ECF Award
Submitted by Fred DayFormer Bucks stalwart Alex is President of the Buckinghamshire CCA and is to receive the ECF President's Award for Services to Chess. Alex now resides in Norfolk and ECF director John Wickham will present this well-deserved honour on 2nd September (about 7.45pm) at the Fakenham Chess Club. A fun chess 15-minute tournament will follow.

 

August 20, 2008 Bucks players' success at British Championship
Submitted by Jonathan MelsomJunior titles were won by William Claridge-Hansen (Joint 1st U8) and James Foster (1st U15) both of Aylesbury Chess Club, whilst Sam Walker (Wycombe and Hazlemere) shared the U14 title, previously won by grandmasters Miles, Nunn, and Speelman amongst others. In the Major Open, Phil Makepeace qualified for the 2009 British Championship, as did Charlie Fry who was part of the Bucks Junior sides before re-locating to Norfolk.

 

June 11, 2008 Controller in Birthday Walkabout Sensation
Two members of Wycombe and Hazlemere Chess Club will be following Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk next month.
June 6, 2008 Minutes of the BCCA AGM 2008
Submitted by Fred DayThe minutes of the recent AGM are now available.
May 13, 2008 Bucks Juniors in National Team
Submitted by Neville Belinfante Two juniors, Jamie Tilston (Woodside School, Amersham) and Chantelle Foster (Aylesbury CC) have made the England U11 team.
May 13, 2008 New Chiltern League Under 100 Competition
Submitted by Chris StothertA description of the new Chiltern U100 competition.
April 30, 2008 Bucks League Division Two Champions
Submitted by Jonathan Melsom

Wycombe and Hazlemere 2 are Division Two champions.

April 15, 2008 Bucks League Division One Champions
Submitted by Jonathan Melsom

After a hard fought away win at closest rivals Wycombe and Hazlemere on Monday, Berkhamsted have clinched the league title. Many congratulations to those concerned. Fuller results will follow.

April 13, 2008 Bourne End QuickPlay 2008
The list of prizewinners from the recent Bourne End Quickplay Congress is now available. Full results will be published later.
April 13, 2008 John Sharp
Submitted by Fred Day

The funeral of John Sharp, aged 86, took place on Friday, 11th April 2008 at Bourne End (Herts).

Born in London and educated at Berkhamsted, John had volunteered for the navy, and seen service on wartime convoy duties. A keen cricketer, still playing at 60, he had been a founder-member, wicket-keeper and captain at Bourne End (Herts). He also played bowls for Cheddington. His family business (five generations) farmed water-cress beds at Cress Farm, Bourne End (Herts), later developed into a trout farm.

John had been a stalwart of Berkhamsted and Hertfordshire chess, serving both as captain for many years. A big man, he surveyed his opponents with twinkling eyes, from behind a dark, Grace-like bushy beard, and he had been both club and county (Herts) champion. He formed a deadly duo with Alex, our President, the pair playing together for Berkhamsted in the Herts League, and for the old Amersham club in the Bucks League, until they became "friendly enemies", when Berkhamsted entered the Bucks league in 1982. In his later years decreasing mobility reduced his club appearances, and regrettably we saw little of him after the introduction of rapid-play finishes, which he deplored.

He is survived by his wife, Vivien and their two sons and two daughters and their families, to whom we offer our condolences.
September 20, 2007 Ted Woolford
Submitted by Graham Brown Ted Woolford, who died recently, was a founder member of Slough Chess Club and he was instrumental in getting the club to move to its present premises in the Lady Haig British Legion club in Stoke Road in Slough.
In earlier days he was a good player with a high grade. In more recent years he no longer played but continued to help the club, acting as club president and, as British Legion treasurer, enabling the chess club to use the Legion premises on very generous terms. He will be sadly missed.
September 19, 2007 Igor Sosnin
Submitted by Graham Brown We were very sorry to hear of the death of Igor Sosnin early in August.
He was a much liked and respected member of Slough Chess Club; he was also a very good player with a grade of 182 and he played on board one for our first team. He was a Physics lecturer at Royal Holloway College and it was clear from what was said at the funeral that his work was important and highly valued.
He leaves a wife and family to whom we send our condolences. He was a good man and we shall miss him.
August 31, 2007 Berks and Bucks Congress Results
Submitted by Nigel Dennis Results of the congress are now available on the Downloads page.
News from previous seasons has been moved here
August 25, 2007 Bucks Individual Championship
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form for the Bucks Individual Champiosnhip is now available on the Downloads page.
August 19, 2007 Chiltern League Venues
Submitted by Nigel Dennis Directions to Chiltern League venues are now available on the Downloads page.
August 19, 2007 British Chess Championships
Submitted by Dave Turner Three Bucks players, Phil Bonafont, Roger de Coverly and Phil Makepeace competed in the British Chess Champioships at Great Yarmouth. Full details are at the ECF web site.
July 7, 2007 Jovanka Houska Simultaneous
Submitted by Fred Day The entry form for Jovanka Houska's Simultaneous at Slough Chess Club on Thursday, September 13 is now available on the Downloads page.
June 30, 2007 BCCA AGM
Submitted by Fred Day Copied of the minutes, constitution, officers' reports, and summary of the season are now available on the Downloads page.
June 30, 2007 Bourne End Quickplay
Submitted by Kevin Hawkins The results of the 2007 Bourne End QuickPlay are now available on the Downloads page.
June 30, 2007 Berks and Bucks Congress
Submitted by Nigel Dennis The entry form for the Berks and Bucks Congress is now available on the Downloads page.
June 30, 2007 BCCA Website
Submitted by Dave Turner The BCCA website is now hosted in England and, as you have discovered, has a new URL - remember http://www.buckschess.org.uk
May 20, 2007 BCCA AGM
The BCCA AGM will take place at Gerrards Cross on Thursday, 7 June starting at 2000. All are welcome.
August 31, 2006 Bucks and Berks Congress 2006 Results - submitted by Nigel Dennis
Championship and Challengers Sections
Reserves A
Reserves B
Reserves C
Lightning Tournament
August 30, 2006 Gradings - submitted by Dave Turner
The latest gradings are now available at the ECF website. Four submissions were accepted from Bucks covering the League, Bucks Individual, Bourne End Quickplay and Wycombe and Hazlemere's Club Championship.
August 30, 2006 Bucks Individual Champioship 2006-7 - submitted by Fred Day (with modifications by Webmaster)
The entry form for the coming season's Individual Competition is now available in PDF format or MS Word format. I will let club secretaries have some hard copies. Please note the slightly earlier date than usual (Sunday 8th October) for closure date for entries, as I shall be away in the second half of October. Hopefully we can can make make an early start to the competition.
July 21, 2006 Bucks and Berks Congress 2006 - submitted by Nigel Dennis
A reminder that the 42nd Bucks & Berks Congress will take place from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2006 (Lightning: Friday 25th August 7.30.p.m. start) at Nine Mile Ride Primary School, Finchampstead, Wokingham. The entry form PDF or MS Word has useful links for accomodation and the nearby California Country Park
July 18, 2006 Gradings - submitted by Dave Turner
The anticipated publication date on the ECF website is 24th July, corrections are still possible after that. A definitive list, incorporating any corrections notified, will appear in late August. Only at that point will the printed list be prepared. The printed list, in book form, will be on sale around the end of August.
July 18, 2006 National Club Champioship - submitted by Dave Turner
Bad news for Bucks teams in the ECF National Club Championship......
Wycombe and Hazlemere were beaten in the semi-final of the Minor Plate by Ashfield. Bourne End lost to Bedford in the final of the Major tournament.
July 18, 2006 Chiltern League Tables - submitted by Fred Day
League tables for the Chiltern League PDF or MS Word may be viewed here
July 18, 2006 AGM Minutes - submitted by Fred Day
The Minutes (PDF or MS Word) together with Appendices (including Bucks Individual Tables) (PDF or MS Word) of the AGM may be viewed here
May 15, 2006 Submitted by Fred Day
Dear Member
Herewith the Agenda (PDF or MS Word format) for the AGM to be held at Bourne End on Tuesday 23rd May at 8.00pm. Hope to see you there.
Regards
Fred Day
May 15, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
News from the ECF National Club Championship - Bourne End beat Brown Jack of Swindon to reach the final of the National Club Major competition. Following an early collapse of Bourne End's lower boards while in comfortable positions, the outcome of the match was uncertain until Roger de Coverly achieved a draw to keep the scores level. Bourne End won on tie-break and will face either Wood Green or Bedford in the final. The venue and date have yet to be arranged.
In the Minor Plate competition, Wycombe and Hazlemere will play Ashfield (Notts) at home on Sunday, 11 June.
May 2, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
Wycombe and Hazlemere have won both divisions of the Bucks League. Bourne End were runners up in both.
The result of the Wycombe and Hazlemere 2 vs Aylesbury 2 match was reported incorrectly. This has now been updated.
April 15, 2006 Submitted by Nigel Dennis
The 42nd Bucks & Berks Congress will take place from Saturday 26th to Monday 28th August 2006 (Lightning: Friday 25th August 7.30.p.m. start) at Nine Mile Ride Primary School, Finchampstead, Wokingham. Players are encouraged to enter using the entry form which is available in both PDF and MS Word formats.
March 20, 2006 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
More success for Bucks teams in the ECF National Club Championship - Wycombe and Hazlemere won away at Chipping Camden 2.5-1.5 and progress to the last four of the Minor Plate.
March 19, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
An unchanged Bourne End team travelled to Kippax (W Yorks) and beat Rose Forgrove 3-2 in the ECF National Club Championship.   Bourne End progress to the semi-finals of the Major.
February 26, 2006 Submitted by Kevin Hawkins
The Bourne End Quickplay Congress will take place on Sunday, April 9 2006. Players are encouraged to enter using this Entry Form.
January 30, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
Bourne End will play Rose Forgrove (of Leeds) in the quarter-finals of the Major Section of the National Club Championship. No date has been decided, but the match must take place no later than April 23.
January 11, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
The Bourne End club has to close for one night in January each year to accomodate the Bourne End Players' (that's actors, not chess players) annual pantomine. There has been some confusion about this year's closure which will occur on Wednesday, January 18 not January 11.

Three matches have been postponed in the Bucks League:
   Gerrards Cross 1 vs Wycombe & Hazlemere 1
   Slough 1 vs Berkhamsted 1
   Berkhamsted 2 vs Wycombe & Hazlemere 4
The re-scheduled dates have yet to be notified.
January 11, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
Firstly, an apology to anyone who has e-mailed the Bucks County Chess Association webmaster - it only became apparent recently that email was neither being bounced nor delivered, unfortunately the systems which host the old address are not under my control. A new address is now available, this works.

With the exception of Chiltern League matches between non-Bucks sides, I believe the site is now up to date. If you know otherwise, please advise! If you are running a tournament within your club and you wish to have the games count for grading purposes, please contact me. The tournament results will be posted on the website.

Finally, many thanks to Brian for the ongoing hosting of the website, for the original concept and development, and his help during the handover period.
October 26, 2005 Submitted by Nick Butland
Please note that, with effect from 1st November, Aylesbury Chess Club returns to Aylesbury Conservative Club. (We're hoping to make this a smooth transition, but we do apologise in advance if there is a slight delay next Tuesday while we get sorted for the Slough match.)
See the Aylesbury Venue page for directions to the venue.
October 10, 2005 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
Bourne End Chess Club have decided to withdraw Bourne End 2 from Division 1 of the Bucks League. The fixtures will therefore be deleted from the fixture list. The Bourne End 3 team will continue to play the fixtures in Division 2. The League Controller is satisfied that although the decision now leaves 6 teams in the top division and 8 teams in the second, the likely strength of Bourne End sides makes this the most sensible outcome.
September 8, 2005 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
A message regarding the 2005-2006 Bucks League Fixtures now available on the web site.
September 1, 2005 Submitted by Fred Day
Dear Member
I attach an entry form for the 2005-6 season in Word and HTML formats. and would be grateful if you will draw it to the attention of your fellow-club members, particularly any players new to the area. Please complete (BLOCK CAPITALS please) and return the tare-off slip with the entry fee (Cheques to "BCCA") asap, so that I can start the annual juggling of names and divisions.
April 16, 2006 Submitted by Dave Turner
News from previous seasons has been moved here
July 5, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The web site has been updated to reflect all new roles & responsibilities for next season, and also contains the Chiltern League fixtures.
July 4, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
Whilst clearing out the office I found the 1999-2000 Bucks League results and provisional 2000-2001 fixture dates. They've been added to the site here.
June 12, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Bucks Grading results have been submitted to the ECF. See the Bucks Grading link at the bottom of this page for details.
May 27, 2005 Submitted by Nigel Dennis
The 41st Berks and Bucks Congress Entry Forms are now available in either HTML format or Microsoft Word format. The competition will be held in Marlow on August 26-29. People are encouraged to attend.
April 15, 2005 Submitted by Brian Lacey
A Last Chance Saloon tournament will be held on April 24 for junior players that haven't yet qualified for the Bucks Megafinal. Click for an entry form.
April 14, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The BCCA Executive General Meeting was held tonight. It was agreed that the BCCA AGM will be held on May 16 at the Wycombe & Hazlemere (monday night) venue..
April 12, 2005 Submitted by Nick Butland
The Aylesbury venue has moved back to the Church of the Holy Spirit. As there are no further fixtures at the Aylesbury venue this season, the League Controller has not notified any team captains. This is likely to be in effect until early May. See the Aylesbury Venue page for directions to the venue.
March 15, 2005 Submitted by Nigel Dennis
All four Chiltern Counties (Berks, Bucks, Hants, Oxon) are invited to take part in a 20 board jamboree with grading limits on Saturday April 2nd, 2005 at Richard Aldworth Science College, Western Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG22 6HA. Refer to this document for details.
March 10, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The web site's nomination lists have been updated to display each player's team performance in terms of wins, draws and losses. It will be updated automatically as match results are submitted for inclusion on the web site.
February 17, 2005 Submitted by Kevin Hawkins
The Bourne End Quickplay Congress will take place on Sunday March 13, 2005. Players are encouraged to enter using this Entry Form.
February 10, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The pgn player programs have now been changed from Java to Javascript and the PGN description page has been updated. This avoids the use of Java programs of which I haven't got the source code, and also allows games to be viewed without a Java plugin (which is sometimes difficult to configure on non-Windows systems). Additionally, this player can play illegal moves (see Somers vs Savory!) and understands notation such as ? and !.
February 2, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
It's now possible to add miscellaneous graded results that aren't graded through the BCCA to the web site. Submitting such results to me allows me to better estimate an individuals grade for the following season. Such results will only appear in a players summary page.
February 2, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
The web site can now display individual chess games. Players are invited to submit PGN files for inclusion on the site. Details can be found here.
January 20, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
A message regarding the AY3 vs WH4 match played on January 18: League Controllers letter.
January 18, 2005 Submitted by Brian Somers
A message regarding the GX3 vs AY3 match played on January 13: League Controllers letter.
January 7, 2005 Submitted by Fred Day
The Bourne End Buzzard Memorial results are now available on the Bourne End Club page.
December 22, 2004 Submitted by Nick Butland
An end of year update for the Chiltern League's U180 division.
December 15, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
An update to the Aylesbury 1 vs Gerrards Cross 1 match mis-fixture: League Controllers letter.
December 8, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The 2002-2003 grading files have been re-processed into result files and added to the web site. See the Bucks League tables, the Individuals Results, club championship details for Wycombe & Hazlemere and Gerrards Cross, and the Bourne End Congress Results.
November 22, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
An update to the Aylesbury team situation: League Controllers letter.
November 13, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
Aylesbury are finding it difficult to put forward three teams this season. Details can be found in the League Controllers letter.
November 2, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Wycombe & Hazlemere Club Championship has begun and the first round draw is now available via the club page.
October 6, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Aylesbury 1 vs Gerrards Cross 1 match last night didn't take place. Details can be found in the League Controllers letter.
September 2, 2004 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
A quick review of an interesting book; Bobby Fischer Goes To War - not your average chess book!
August 31, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Wycombe & Hazlemere chess club Monday & Wednesday night sessions will resume on September 6th and 8th respectively. The Intermediate club will resume on September 10th. The AGM will be held on September 20th.
August 26, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
A reminder that the Berks and Bucks Congress Entry Forms are available in either HTML format or Microsoft Word format. The competition will start tomorrow in Wokingham (August 27-30).
August 11, 2004 Submitted by Fred Day
The BCCA Individuals entry form and rules for the 2004-2005 Bucks Individuals competition is available here. Alternatively, the document can be obtained in Microsoft Word format.
July 31, 2004 Submitted by Fred Day
The latest version of the BCCA Constitution has been published. All Bucks League and Tournament players are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these rules.
July 14, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
Provisional fixtures for the 2004-2005 Bucks League have been created and given to team captains and club secretaries for review. The latest version can be seen on the League page.
July 7, 2004 Submitted by Mike Mobbs
Mike now has the Wycombe & Hazlemere trophies for 2003-2004, duly engraved. They will be awarded at the Club AGM in September.
Club Championship: Winner - P. Makepeace;
Runner-up - B. Somers;
Grading Prize - D. Saunders
Fastplay Competition: Winner - P. Makepeace;
Runner-up - J. Melsom
Free-For-All Competition: Winner - L. Tomkins;
Grading Prize - D. Reed
July 2, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Bucks Grading results were submitted to the ECF - 2 days late, but with the agreement of the ECF. See the Bucks Grading link at the bottom of this page for details.
June 10, 2004 Submitted by Nigel Dennis
The Berks and Bucks Congress Entry Forms are now available in either HTML format or Microsoft Word format. The competition will be held in Wokingham on August 27-30. People are encouraged to attend.
May 24, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The BCCA AGM re-elected all committee members with their previous roles. Some constitution amendments took place and will be available from the BCCA page soon.
April 27, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The BCCA Committee has agreed that the AGM will be held at the Wycombe & Hazlemere premises (the Hazlemere Community Center) on Monday, May 24.
April 6, 2004 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
2nd Wycombe & Hazlemere Club Newsletter
January 18, 2004 Submitted by Brian Somers
The Wycombe & Hazlemere Friends & Family Chess League 2004 begins
January 13, 2004 Submitted by Fred Day
Ron Johnson a member of the Gerrards Cross Chess club has passed away, aged 78
December 11, 2003 Submitted by Jonathan Melsom
1st Wycombe & Hazlemere Club Newsletter