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The BCA AGM and Congress took place over the weekend of 18-20 March
2016. The tournament was dedicated
to the memory of our much-missed friend, David Hodgkins.
The Open was won by Chris Ross
with 4.5 out of 5, followed by John Gallagher and Owen Phillips, equal
second on 3.5, with Graham Pennington a half-point behind.
In the Challengers', Efe Shimwell and George
Phillips finished on 4 points with Efe taking the
trophy on tie-break. This is a great
result for Efe who, at the age of 11, was playing
in his second BCA tournament. Gary
Wickett and Voldi Gailans finished on 3.5.
Several members of David's
family attended the tournament and David's sister, Sally Kenealy, presented the prizes.
Two members attended their first
BCA event, Owen Phillips and Graham Pennington, who both finished equal
second and fifth respectively.
The event was a great success
and a fitting tribute to our valued friend.
Chris Ross 4.5 1st + trophy
John Gallagher 3.5 =2nd
Owen Phillips 3.5 =2nd
Graham Pennington 3 GPB
Mark Kirkham 2.5
Colin Chambers 2.5
Stan Lovell 2.5 GPC
Bill Armstrong 2 =GPA
Les Whittle 2 =GPA
Steve Burnell 1.5
Phil Gordon 1
Roger Waters 1
Efe Shimwell 4 =1st + trophy
George Phillips 4 =1st
Gary Wickett 3.5 =3rd
Voldi Gailans 3.5 =3rd/GPA
Gill Smith 3 GPB
Michael Lowery 3 GPC
Jim Cuthbert 2.5 =GPA
Dan Rugman 2
John Osborne 2
Thomas Kenealy 1
Richard Harrington 1
Eleanor Tew 1