BIRMINGHAM & DISTRICT CHESS LEAGUE
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The news was last updated on 19/05/2013
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19/05/13 - AGM Notice
15/05/13 - Welcome - Staffs congress
13/05/13 - Archuves 2013
02/05/13 - Welcome page
29/04/13 - Morry-Wood - Winners announced
27/04/13 - Guidelines for captains
25/04/13 - John Holmberg Funeral
22/04/13 - Admin pages - Rules meeting
18/04/13 - Links page - Kynoch
16/04/13 - Welcome - British Blitz
11/04/13 - Robert Jones
10/04/13 - Chess in Schools & Communities
09/03/13 - Welcome - Champions
19/03/13 - Welcome - Summer League
13/03/13 - Team Lightning Tournament
25/02/13 - Welcome - Warwickshire congress
21/02/13 - Lightning tournament form
21/02/13 - Welcome - Morry-Wood, Lightning
31/01/13 - Welcome - Alf Schoeder update
29/01/13 - Welcome - ECF Grades
28/01/13 - Welcome - League Individual
27/01/13 - Welcome - Alf Schroeder's Birthday
10/01/13 - Welcome/Clubs - Rushall Venue
10/01/13 - Welcome/Clubs - Sutton Coldfield
01/01/13 - Welcome - Stourbridge Parking
18/12/12 - Welcome - e2e4 Congress
17/12/12 - County - Under 120 result added
02/12/12 - Welcome - MCCU news
28/11/12 - Checkmates withdrawal
26/11/12 - County - Under 120 result added
18/11/12 - Welcome - Mike Walker
24/10/12 - Welcome - Halesowen Roadworks
08/10/12 - Welcome - Rapidplay
09/10/12 - Welcome - Free Tournament
24/09/12 - eMatch cards - Version 8 available
20/09/12 - Welcome - New Redditch venue
13/09/12 - Welcome - Stourbridge venue
10/09/12 - Welcome - Birmingham Blitz
01/09/12 - Welcome - Leamington Rapidplay
31/08/12 - Welcome - Changes to handbook
20/08/12 - Birmingham Rapiplay
05/07/12 - Welcome - Special meeting
25/06/12 - Welcome - Hinckley Congress
24/06/12 - Welcome - Staffs Congress 2013
12/06/12 - Welcome - League AGM
12/06/12 - Officers page updated
11/06/12 - Honours - 2012 winners added
28/05/12 - Welcome - Chess lectures
22/05/12 - Morry Wood Winners
22/05/12 - Archives - Trophies 2011-12
21/05/12 - Welcome - AGM notification
17/05/12 - Welcome - David Rowe - Update
14/05/12 - Welcome - Management Meeting
11/05/12 - Welcome - Tony Brown
11/05/12 - Welcome - MCCU Arbiters course
01/05/12 - Sheffield Congress
16/04/12 - Welcome - Staffordshire Congress
21/03/12 - Welcome - Rapidplay update
14/03/12 - League Lightning Tournament
08/03/12 - Welcome - Individual Final News
02/03/12 - Birmingham Summer League
24/02/12 - Stourbridge car parking updated
20/02/12 - Google places map
17/02/12 - Stourbridge car parking
08/02/12 - Welcome - League Lightning
30/01/12 - ECF Half-year grades published
30/01/12 - Staffordshire Congress
26/01/12 - Birmingham Rapidplay
17/01/12 - Norman Young obituary
16/01/12 - Dave Thomas award
13/01/12 - Walsall venue move
23/12/11 - E Match cards - V7 available
15/12/11 - British Blitz Championships
08/12/11 - West Bromwich venue change
18/11/11 - Individual Tournament update
16/11/11 - Report of rules commitee meeting
01/11/11 - Welcome - New Kynoch Venue
West Bromwich Directions
Directions from M5 Junction 1
Take exit towards the town centre (Birmingham Road) and continue for about a mile through one major set of traffic lights
At the junction with the old ring road with a Premier Inn on your left and the Shalimar restaurant on the right hand corner, turn right into Bull Street
Continue through a set of traffic lights and as you cross a humped-back bridge Devonshire Drive is immediately on the right
The club is a short distance on the leftRushall Change of Venue
Rushall Chess Club have moved to :
The Bowman Inn, corner of Gretton Crescent/Myatt Ave
Redditch Change of Venue
St John's Church Hall ,
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From the B&Q/ Matalan roundabout on the A441 (2nd roundabout after the Sainsbury’s roundabout) take the exit marked Greenlands, travel along Greenlands Drive. Turn left into Oakenshaw Rd ( just after going under a bridge) then right into Greenlands Avenue just before the end of the road. Bear right as you enter Greenlands Avenue.
From the Warwick Highway A4189 exit onto Studley Rd and turn into Oakenshaw Rd (The Mayfly pub is on the corner) then first left into Greenlands Avenue, and bear right as before.
19/05/2013 - League AGM
The 106th League AGM takes place on Monday 10th June at South Birmingham's venue, starting at 7:30pm.There will be a short Management meeting after the AGM. The agenda can be found here...
15/05/2013 - Staffordshire congress results
1st Mark Hebden (Leicester) 4.5 £250
2nd Ali Jaunooby (Denton) 4 £120
3rd Tomasz Sygnowski (Wolverhampton) ( Advertiser Trophy) 3.5 £100
Senior/ Grading Mike Surtees (Bolton) 3 £35 & Richard Bryant (Bolton) 3 £35
Junior Henrik Stepanyan 3 £20
1st & 2nd = Robert Clegg (Huddersfield) £100 & Ian Emery (Warley Quinborne) 4 £100
Senior Andrew Walker (Stroud) 3.5 £20
Junior Rhys Bennett (Newport South Wales) 3.5 £20
U 140 Grading Andrew Collins (Leamington) 3.5 £20
3rd = Ben Graff (Leamington) 3.5 £16.66 & Pavel Ondrejka (Rugby) 3.5 £16.67 & David Pritchard (Walsall Kipping) 3.5 £16.67
1st Adam Bennett (West Nottingham) 4.5 £120
2nd = Stephen Crockett (Redditch) 4 £43.32 & Gabor Csepregi (Shirley & Wythall) 4 £43.34 & Peter Windows (Meir) 4 £43.34
5th = Jacob Cartlidge (Cheddleton & Leek) 3.5 £25 & John Pakenham (Warley & Quinborne) 3.5 £25
Senior Peter Griffin 3 £20 & David Hull (Southport) 3 £20
Junior Sam Beardmore (Cheddleton & Leek) 3 £10 & Benjamin Headlong (Moonrakers) 3 £10
U100 Grading James Waddington (Bolton) 1.5 £20
Selected games are here in pgn format.
02/05/2013 - Chess Musical in Pershore
A local production of Chess: The Musical, in Worcestershire, will feature the original strategies used by Bobby Fisher and Anatoly Karpov, as well as other Grandmasters.
Asistant Producer29/04/2013 - Morry-Wood awards
The W.R.Morry Junior award this season goes to Ashwin Kalyana of Halesowen.
The B.H.Wood award for best game was won by Simon Smith of Warley Quinborne. The game can be seen on the Morry-Wood page.
Phil Maddocks on behalf of Laurie Wheatley (Morry-Wood Chairman)
25/04/2013 - John Holmberg Funeral
John Holmberg’s funeral will be held at Redditch crematorium on Tuesday 7th May at 11 am, then at the Rocklands Social Club, where Headless Cross hold their chess club. The family have asked approx numbers attending. Would anyone intending to go on to the Rocklands please e-mail Mark Hore at firstname.lastname@example.orgMichelle Clack
22/04/2013 - Rules Committee meeting
The rules committee met recently to settle 2 disputes. The decisions are published here.
Mike Biddle, Rules Committee Chairman
16/04/2013 - British Blitz Championship
The British Blitz Championship will take place on Saturday, 20th April, 2013, at Quinborne Community Centre, Quinton. 11 games of chess are played between 1:30pm and about 6:30pm. There is a prize fund of over £750. You can enter the event here: http://www.britishblitzchess.co.uk
15/04/2013 - John Holmberg
It is with regret that we hear that long-standing Redditch member John Holmberg passed away last Friday. John will be sadly missed. His energy and enthusiasm helped to drive Redditch forward and he was instrumental in starting a second Birmingham League Team. He captained this team for many years and Redditch became a more vibrant club as a result.
10/04/2013 - Obituary & Funeral Details - Robert Jones 1945-2013
Robert Jones, a member of Walsall Kipping Chess Club for over 40 years, died peacefully on 3rd April, after suffering from a protracted and debilitating illness. He was a longstanding player in both the Wolverhampton and Birmingham Leagues; and for more than 10 years he captained the club’s WDCL Division 1 side, successfully leading them to the Championship in the 1994-5 season. He was a strong club player, and supported many of the local tournaments, as well as being a County (Staffs) player.
In a simultaneous display given by GM Alexei Suetin in 1992 as part of the club's Jubilee celebrations, Rob not only provided him with the stiffest opposition, but was able to engage him in a discussion of the game in Russian afterwards!
Rob was a cheerful and valued member of the club, and never happier than when talking up his favourite opening-the Morra Gambit! He will be sorely missed. The funeral will be held at 12 noon, Wednesday 17th April,Streetly Crematorium, Little Hardwick Rd., Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0SG
10/04/2013 - Chess in Schools & Communities
Chess in Schools and Communities (CSC) are looking for volunteers to teach chess and/ or setup chess clubs in schools across the West Midlands. A copy of their advertisement can be found here.
27/03/2013 - Divisional winners
Shirley & Wythall are confirmed as League Champions. Congratulations to them.Olton A are winners of Division 4, Solihull are unassailable in Division 5 and South Birmingham are top of Division 6.
19/03/2013 - Summer League
The 2nd Birmingham Summer League will be run during the close season.
Entries should go to Alex Holowczak and should reach him by Monday 15 April; entry fees should go to Ken Langston. The entry fee is a mere £5 per and is used solely to cover the costs of the results service,Download the entry form here
13/03/2013 - Team Lightning Tournament
The League Lightning tournament took place at Olton's venue on Tuesday 12th March. There were 14 teams in two sections from a variety of League clubs. South Birmingham took most of the honours as their A team won section A and the B team were second. Section B was won by South Birmingham D, with Olton B second.
Birmingham University player Minh Do was awarded the individual prize, one of two players scoring 6/6.
The full result is here....
26/02/2013 - Link updates
The Records Secretary has been tinkering with the results pages again. If the links on the left hand side don't work, you may need to delete your browsing history and refresh the page.
25/02/2013 - Warwickshire Open Chess Congress 2013
Date - 2-3 March 2013
2 day - 5 round - 4 section - Swiss Tournaments. New Venue. Excellent facilities with free car parking and refreshments available throughout the event (hot and cold food). £1500 Prize fund. British Championship qualifier. ECF and MCCU Grand Prix.
Venue : Trident Centre, Warwick CV34 6SW
Contact: Guy Greenland Email: email@example.com
4 Sections : Open, U170, U145, U120 – online entry available from 01/02/2013.
List of entrants:http://tinyurl.com/cbr96j9
More info - Tel: 07854 709168.
Guy Greenland21/02/2013 - Morry Wood competitions
Nominations for the 2012-13 Ritson Morry award for the outstanding Junior player, and entries for the Baruch Wood best game must be submitted by 31st March.
E-mail submissions go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, postal submissions go to Mr Laurie Wheatley (address as in handbook)
The entry form for the Morry award can be found on the link "Morry-Wood" and then clicking "Youth Entry Form"
Games submitted for the B H Wood award must show the date when played, the players names and the venue.Phil Maddocks
31/01/2013 - Alf Schoeder - update
Alf won his debut game on as a 98-year-old against Derek Perks of Mercia on Tuesday. You can see the game here...
(From Andrew McCumiskey)
29/01/2013 - ECF Grades
The half-yearly ECF Grades are now online on the ECF Website. This can be accessed through the menu button on the left-hand-side of this page.
28/01/2013 - League Individual
The League Individual finals will take place at South Birmingham on Monday 13th May. Any finalist unable to make this date should contact the organiser, John Mildenhall.
27/01/2013 - Alf Schroeder
We would like to wish Alf Schroeder of Bushbury Chess Club a very happy 98th Birthday for Monday 28th January 2013. Alf (Marek's Father) is probably the oldest active player in the league and still holds a grade of 129.
Marek Schroeder (Birmingham C.C)
10/01/2013 - Rushall Venue/Secretary change
Rushall C.C will now meet at the Bowman Inn, at least until the end of the season. I will let visiting teams know and re-arrange postponed matches. We will commence there on Monday 21st January.
The Bowman Inn,
corner of Gretton Crescent/Myatt Ave nue, ,
Alan Cross (email@example.com) was elected as new club secretary with duties being passed over gradually from myself.
10/01/2013 - Sutton Coldfield Venue change
NEW VENUE for Sutton Coldfield Chess Club
Sutton Coldfield Chess Club will be meeting as usual at the Jaguar Club, Chester Road, on the Mondays of 14th and 21st January. However, at the end of the month the Jaguar Club will be closing down for demolition.
Therefore starting Monday 28th January 2013 Sutton Coldfield Chess Club will meet at a new venue. The match day is the same (7.30pm Monday) so existing fixtures should be unaffected.
The Erdington Club
33 Sutton New Road
The Erdington Club is on the A5127 near Erdington Six Ways Island, almost opposite the Maplin Electronics store. There is free parking on the dual carriageway central reservation and in a car park opposite.
Lots of different buses serve the Sutton New Road.
01/01/2013 - Stourbridge venue access update
From Dave Scriven :
The road layout changes around Stourbridge town centre now appear complete, but development of the new supermarket will continue for another year so there is still no parking available in the immediate vicinity of our venue. Visitors to Stourbridge Chess Club are advised to use the Ryemarket multi-storey car park (pay and display). This can be accessed from the ring-road via Victoria Street, between the Police Station and Aldi. It will then be a two minute walk to our club. Alternatively, street parking is available in High Street and Market Street and also in Lower High Street. All of these are accessed from the ring-road. Please be aware that each of these is one-way.
I assume most visitors previously used Bell Street to reach the Bell Street multi-storey, which is now demolished. Bell Street has been completely changed and is now accessed via traffic lights from the ring-road. I recommend you DO NOT use Bell Street at present.
If anyone needs any further information, please contact Dave Scriven (Secretary).
18/12/2012 - e2e4 Congress West Bromwich
The Park Inn Hotel in West Bromwich, formerly the Moat House, will host the e2e4 West Bromwich Congress on the weekend of 25th-27th January. The Congress features two FIDE-rated sections, and one ECF-graded section, and a prize fund in excess of £1,500.
02/12/2012 - MCCU Correspondence Championship
The 2012-13 tournament is by electronic transmission
The rising price and slower delivery of postal mail means that this year's tournament is by electronic transmission of moves. The Controller is Cyril Johnson to whom entries by e-mail should be sent by 15 December. Entry is free to MCCU players and there is a gift voucher prize sponsored by Chess Direct.
28/11/2012 - Birmingham Checkmates
Birmingham Checkmates have withdrawn from Divisions 4 and 6 of the Birmingham League due to a lack of availability from most of the former core of the team. This would have lead to a series of board defaults in the Division 4 team, which would unfair on the rest of the teams within it. I thought it was better to withdraw now - before we play half our games, so all our results get scrubbed - rather than later, when we'd ruin Division 4 for the rest of the teams in it. With the core of five remaining, I think we could have fielded a decent Division 6 side; without it, we have no chance! The active players will mostly go on to play for Warley Quinborne in the Birmingham League, so they will not be lost to the League.
18/11/2012 - Mike Walker, Hon. Gen. Secretary
From The Hon General Secretary
I have decided to resign from the post of Hon General Secretary as from Monday 19th November. I have chosen to do so, at this time, because this will give the BDCL plenty of time to appoint my successor (as explained below). The main reason is that I have taken on other commitments over next summer which will make it difficult for me to continue as HGS, but I also want to take a break from chess administration and just play for my club, Mutual Circle.
I have had considerable satisfaction in the five years I have been involved with the BDCL as HGS. I would like to thank all the officers, chairmen of subcommittees, and secretaries of clubs for their support in implementing the extensive administrative changes over these five years. The League is certainly fit for the 21st century! Even the compromise on “quickplay finishes” and “adjournments” seems to me worthwhile continuing into next season!
To ensure continuity, I am pleased to report that Tim Lane, the Honorary Assistant General Secretary, has agreed to take over my duties until the 1st March. These include dealing with Late Registrations for chess players joining club teams; for any decisions concerning exceptional weather conditions affecting matches over the winter months; and for organising the MCM on Monday 28th January. After 1st March, there is little administration required by the HGS until mid-May. There will be an opportunity to discuss these issues at the MCM on Monday 28th January; and an appointment could be made at the MCM on Thursday 16th May, or at the AGM on Monday 10th June. However, I do not intend to be part of these discussions – I think this is a matter for members of the League. All communications (including applications for the vacant post of HGS) should be directed to the Assistant General Secretary, Tim Lane, who will undoubtedly ensure an orderly transition.
Most of the administration done by the HGS begins about mid-May (starting with the collection of BDCL clubs team submissions for the Match Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday 6th June). I have chosen to resign early in the chess season to avoid leaving the matter until the AGM meeting itself - which, in my view, is too late for someone to take over. Particularly, since the BDCL will be in the middle of preparation for the following season. For continuity in the administrative information in the League, I have an archive of material of computer files which I am happy to pass on to the next HGS.
I wish all members of the League good competitive chess in the forthcoming seasons!
24/10/2012 - Halesowen roadworks
The roadworks on Combs Road in Halesowen are now complete.
8/10/2012 - Birmingham Rapidplay
110 players entered the Birmingham Rapidplay on Sunday, 7th October. A summary of the results appear lower down this page, or you can visit the Rapidplay pages for the full results.
The round 1 colour of the player who has the #1 seed in each section was to be determined by the American League Wildcard Playoff game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers (05/10/2012, 8:37PM ET). If Baltimore won, then the #1 seed will be white in round 1. If Texas won, then the #1 seed will be black in round 1. Both teams were 93-69 during the season, so the teams are evenly matched!
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 5-1, which means that the number 1 seed in each section will be white in round 1
08/10/2012 - Free chess tournament for West Midlands schools & clubs
A free chess tournament has been organised for schools and clubs who are based in the West Midlands. The entry form can be downloaded here. Entries need to be sent back by Monday 22nd October and the tournament is being held at West Bromwich Town Hall on Wednesday 24th October (during half term).
Chess In Schools and Communities
24/09/2012 - New eCards available for download
Version 8 of the eMatch card is now available and is in the preferred format for the Records Secretary to copy over results. There is also a template file to allow printing of 4 cards on an A4 sheet here...
10/09/2012 - FIDE-rated Blitz Tournament
Saturday, October 20th: 1st Birmingham Blitz
International. Details can be found on the website: http://www.birminghamblitz.org.uk/
Get-Me-A-Rating FIDE All-Play-Alls
Venue: Hill & Cakemore Liberal Club (Warley Q home venue)
Venue: Hill & Cakemore Liberal Club (Warley Q home venue)
Anyone interested should get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope to run two sections. For this we need (at least!) 8 rated players - I already have 4, so I can guarantee that we will run at least one section. There is plenty of space for unrated players still. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
31/08/2012 - Changes to division formations
Solihull have entered an additional team in Division 6.
Mutual Circle's Division 5 team has been withdrawn and re-entered in Division 6.
Fixtures for Mutual Division 5 should be disregarded and new fixtures will be arranged for the two new Division 6 teams.
24/08/2012 - West Bromwich Chess Club
West Bromwich are looking for anyone interested in playing for their Division 1 Wolverhampton League team in the coming season. This would be an opportunity for a Birmingham League player to get extra games. Please contact Dave Davies on 07751 964788 if you are interested.
20/08/2012 - Birmingham Rapidplay Oct 2012
The 17th Birmingham Rapidplay Tournament will take place at Quinborne Community Centre on Sunday 7th October. There will be sections for FIDE Open, Maximum grades 170, 140 and 110 ECF. Full details can be found on the Rapidplay page. Entries can be made via the online entry form, or you can download a form in WORD format to send with a cheque through the post.
24/06/2012 - Staffordshire Congress 2013
An early date for the diary next year is the Staffordshire Congress on 13th/14th April 2013. The entry form is here...
12/06/2012 - League AGM
The League AGM took place on Monday 11th June. Dave Brelsforth is the new League President. Tim Lane takes over the post of Hon. Assistant General Secretary from Graham Humpreys. Graham has been involved in chess in the Midlands since 1951 and was thanked for all his work over the years, He remains a member of the Individual Tournament committee he has chaired for some time.
22/05/2012 - Morry-Wood Awards
Leo Tsoi of Boldmere St. Michaels has completed a double by winning the Morry Junior award and the B.H.Wood best game prize for 2012. Click on the Morry-Wood button for more information.
20/02/2012 -I have now produced an updated google places map of chess clubs in the Birmingham area. This is accessible through the last button on the left hand side of the page.
Old news items have been moved here......
Guidelines for Captains and Players
guidelines are intended to assist captains and players. They are,
nevertheless, only guidelines, and anyone requiring further details
should consult the League Rules or the Laws of Chess.
New Ematch card (v8) is now available
The layout is still on Word but the size has changed from an Envelope to A6. Total Scores are now back at the bottom. Home Team always on the left. Put H or A in the box to denote if you are the Home or Away team. One Initial & Surname (unless to distinguish between players with the same Initial & name). No full stops please & not all capitals please. Delete old versions V5, V6, etc.
Download the new version here...
Rapidplay, October 2012
122 players attended the 17th Birmingham League Rapidplay today, including 3 Grandmasters, and 2 International Masters. We had about 110 last October, and about 95 last March, so this is an increase in the number of players in attendance. It was particularly pleasing to have numerous juniors playing in the Minor, some of which were playing in their first congress.
The prize-winners were:
Open (20 players)
GM Hebden, Mark 4NCL Cheddleton 5.0 ENG M 2487 2550 +0.56 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ £200
IM Ghasi, Ameet Birmingham 4.5 ENG M 2432 2458 +0.34 1 1 1 1 0 ½ £75
IM Cooper, Lawrence Stafford 4.5 ENG M 2317 2381 +0.59 1 1 0 1 1 ½ £75
Webster, Richard Ashfield 4.0 ENG M 2000 2164 +1.01 0 1 0 1 1 1 £25 (grading)
Major (29 players)
Price, Andrew Leamington 5.0 ENG M 1911 2690 +0.56 1 0 1 1 1 1 £90
Robinson, Thomas Redditch 5.0 ENG M 1874 * 2179 +1.50 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 £90
Pritchard, David Walsall Kipping 4.5 ENG M 1955 2098 +0.73 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 £15
Ai, Farshad Phoenix 4.5 ENG M 1923 2635 +1.40 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 £15
Intermediate (34 players)
Robinson, Will Bristol 5.0 ENG M 1730 * 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 £70
Evans, Garry Olton 5.0 ENG M 1682 * 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 £70
Weston, Rick Witney 5.0 NZL M 1674 * 2612 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 £70
Minor (39 players)
Cole, James Magdalen Colleg 5.5 ENG M 1458 * 1802 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ £120
Crockett, Stephen Redditch 5.0 ENG M 1631 0 +0.00 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ £60
Pitkeathly, Hamish University of B 4.5 ENG M 1587 0 +0.00 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 £6
Varney, Andrew Cumnor 4.5 ENG M 1514 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 ½ £6
Ashworth, Robert Wotton Hall 4.5 ENG M 1474 * 1631 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 £6
Vitarana, Aaron Birmingham Chec 4.5 ENG M 1450 * 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ £6
Stepanyan, Gurgen 4.5 ENG M 0 * 896 0 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 £6
LEAGUE NEWS MAILING LIST
We now have a mailing list for members of Birmingham League teams to receive information and news of events taking place. Please contact the webmaster if you wish to receive an invite to join.
Bulletin Board Launched
The League's Forum is now available for players to start and debate the matters of the day. Please email me if you would like to register as a member of the forum.
Please note this is new and may take some bedding in. Please report any issues you come across.
I have now updated the details of clubs that play in the BDCL on the website. Each club has a page and it is up to club Secretaries to inform me of any errors or changes. Clubs can also send me items for inclusion that will help promote their club.
Click on 'BDCL Clubs' link on the left.
Locations of clubs are on Google maps
Have you a grading double?
I am doing a trawl for players with more than one entry in the ECF grading database. Not the published online list, but the larger central database. Some people have duplicate entries for years without ever knowing it, because one entry is unpublished. Anyway a list of possible duplicates, including unpublished players, is here. Are you in it?
You may well be there with the same code more than once. That doesn't matter. But if you appear with two or more different codes, let me know and I will merge your records into one. E-mailed me direct:
Most of the “duplicates” in the list will be genuinely different people, and it’s perfectly obvious that some are. Don’t write to say a namesake is NOT you. But do write if you’re not sure, giving some indication of the events you’ve played in in the last three years or so.
Grading Administrator, ECF
This site is now being updated by Richard Reynolds. Please report any problems to me at email@example.com