2017 European Rapid Team Championship - Live!

Keep up to date with the results of Warwick, Cambridge, and Oxford at the 2017 European Rapid Team Championship on chess24.com.


Live Games





2018 BUCA Team Championships - Dates

BUCA is pleased to announce that the 2018 Team Championships will be helf on the 24th-25th February 2018 at the Telford Park Inn. It's time to start getting your teams ready!


Regards,

Alex Holowczak

BUCA President




2017 BUCA Championship Games

Games from the event are available to download.


ChampionshipRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Complete
PlateRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Complete
BowlRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Complete

A selection of photos from the weekend (prominently featuring Warwick) are also available to download.





2017 BUCA Championship - Live!

Keep up to date with the results of the 2017 Championship here and follow @bucachess for live tweets!


Fixtures and Results

Links to fixtures will be available online 30 minutes before the start of play.


ChampionshipRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
PlateRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
BowlRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
ShieldRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table

Don't forget the second Late Night Blitz Tournament!


Live Games





2017 BUCA Team Championship Entries

Once again there are more entries than ever before. 50 team entered!



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2017 BUCA Team Championships - Entry Information

The entry information for the 2017 BUCA Team Championships is now available to view in the “Team” tab of the website.


The event will be held over the weekend of 25/26 February 2017, at the Jury's Inn Hotel, in Hinckley.


The deadline for entry, after which a late fee applies, is 23rd January, 2017.


Regards,

Alex Holowczak

BUCA President




2016 BUCA Championship Games and Photos

With the 2016 Championship finished, it's time for the games and photos.


2016 Championship Games

2016 Plate Games


Thank you once again to our tireless team of games inputters.


We also have a collection of photos from the weekend that can be viewed here and here!




2016 BUCA Championship Results

The 2016 Championship has finished and Cambridge 1 have defended their title! The top four teams in the Championship have also qualified to compete in the 2016 European Universities Games


Championship

1st: Cambridge 1

2nd: Imperial 1

3rd: Manchester 1

4th: Bristol 1


Gold Board Prize: Matheusz Eggink (Warwick), Gavin Fong (Southampton), Aitor Garcia-Ruiz Fuentes (Bristol), Samuel Lim (Imperial), Agoston Mihalik (Birmingham), Nikolas Neusken (Cambridge), Sixten Threstrup (Manchester), Joel Wagg (York), Jean-Luc Weller (Cambridge), Yang-Fan Zhou (Cambridge)

Silver Board Prize: Shami Abdullayev (Manchester), Peter Batchelor (Warwick), Ryan Rhys Griffiths (Imperial), Gregory Young (Cambridge)

Bronze Board Prize: Matthew Best (Exeter), Horia Bogdan (Southampton), Marcus Gosling (Exeter), Joseph Levene (Cambridge), Diana-Maria Serbanescu (UCL), Ewan Wilson (Edinburgh)


Plate

1st: Imperial 2

2nd: Warwick 2

3rd: Cambridge 2


Gold Board Prize: Kamil Celinski (Manchester), Guillermo Dierssen Garcia-Barredo (Imperial), Andras Forizs (Warwick), Vigram Mohan (Imperial), Philip Purcell (Durham), Matt Smith (Nottingham), Robert Starley (Cambridge), Adam Taylor (Imperial), Thomas Thorpe (Warwick)

Silver Board Prize: Sean Grenham (Nottingham), Elhans Imanovs (Manchester), Daniel Koehler (Bangor), Thomas Maddox (Exeter), Szymon Palucha (Durham), Frank Sabin (Sussex), Kane Toh (Cambridge)

Bronze Board Prize: Kavitha Appulingam (LSE), Thomas Donaldson (Imperial), Jiri Lhotka (Cambridge), Felix McPeake (Warwick), Donovan Sipho (Swansea), Zheng Yang Sng (LSE), Rowan Swiers (Warwick), Shengjun Wang (UCL), Simon Wilks (Sussex), Eddie Wilson-Hebben (Leicester), Robert Wright (Aberystwyth)


Shield

1st: Imperial 3

2nd: Warwick 3

3rd: Sunderland


Gold Board Prize: Fei Gao (Warwick), Nikolaos Koukoulekidis (Imperial), Milan Quentel (Warwick), Jimi Squirrell (Bangor), Luu Quang Thong (Sunderland), Midhun Unnikrishnan (Imperial), Karolis Znutas (Lancaster)

Silver Board Prize: Max Dooley (Nottingham), Jaspar Goodall (Warwick), Peter Hornsby (Durham), Tom Leah (York), Daniel Mayfield (Durham), Thapelo Mothatego (Imperial), Piotr Niedbal (Sunderland), Alexander Poyser (Exeter)

Bronze Board Prize: Max Browning (Swansea), Oliver Clarke (Warwick), Sam Cotterill (Exeter), Jacob Gorman (Birmingham), Ryan Hargreaves (York), Joseph Helbawi (Durham), Faith Mbakhwa (Nottingham), Charles Phillips (Birmingham), Andrew Smith (Bangor), Theo Wait (Birmingham)


We also had great success with our first late-night FIDE-rated BUCA Blitz tournament:


BUCA Blitz

1st: P U Midhun (Imperial)

2nd: Adam Taylor (Imperial)

3rd: Stefan Manole (UCL)





2016 BUCA Championship - Live!

Keep up to date with the results of the 2016 Championship here and follow @bucachess for live tweets! Don't forget that the commentary team will be working tirelessly to keep you up to date.


Photos from the day are appearing on Facebook!

Fixtures and Results

Links to fixtures will be available online 30 minutes before the start of play.


ChampionshipRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
PlateRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
ShieldRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table

We also have the first Late Night Blitz Tournament!


Live Boards

View the live boards from the Championship


Live boards brought to you by Chess & Bridge.


Commentary

Live Commentary for the BUCA 2016 Championship is available at www.chess24.com. Go straight to the commentary page on chess24 by clicking the logo below or view it on the BUCA page by clicking to view.



Games

2016 Championship Round 1 Games




2016 BUCA Team Championship Entries

Though it seems like it's being said every year now, this year's entry list is bigger than ever! So far, 45 teams have been entered.



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European Universities' Chess Championships 2016‏

The top 4 teams in this year's British Universities' Chess Championships will qualify for the chess competition at the European Universities' Games, held in Rijeka, Croatia. The Games will feature 5000 students from 45 countries, with more than 300 Universities competing in 21 different sports.


The chess tournament will be held in Zagreb, between 11-15 July.


The technical regulations for the chess tournament can be downloaded by clicking here.




2016 BUCA Team Championships - Winners Update

There has recently been a change in BUCS Regulations, and so the top 4 teams, rather than just the Championship winning team, will qualify for the European Universities' Chess Championships in Rijeka, Croatia in July 2016.




2016 BUCA Team Championships - Entry Information

Please find the entry information for the 2016 BUCA Team Championships available on the “Team” tab of the website.


The event will be held over the weekend of 20/21 February 2016, at the new venue of the Birmingham International Airport Holiday Inn hotel.


We would like to thank the 4NCL and Holiday Inn for supplying this venue.


The deadline for entry, after which a late fee applies, is 31st January, 2016.


Regards,

Alex Holowczak

BUCA President




Northern Universities Chess Championship

We'd like to introdce the new Northern Universities Chess Championship, a tournament run independently of BUCA, but a good opportunity for Northern Universities to meet for chess.


The 2015 event was held in June which means plenty of time to start organising your own entries (after our own Championship of course!).


Facebook photos from the last event can be found here.


If you have any further enquiries please email nucc.executive@gmail.com




2015 BUCA Championship Games and Photos

Now that the dust has settled, it's time for the games.


2015 Championship Games

2015 Plate Games


Thank you very much to the tireless efforts of our games inputters.


We also have a collection of photos from the weekend that can be viewed here!




2015 BUCA Championship Results

That's it for another year! Thank you for joining us and watching along live.


Championship

1st: Cambridge 1 (Tie-break: 81)

2nd: Imperial 1 (Tie-break: 59)

3rd: Manchester (Tie-break: 33)

4th: Sussex 1 (Tie-break: 33.5)


Board 1: Gold: Sam Chow (Bristol), Silver: Daniel Fernandez (Cambridge), Bronze: Ryan Rhys Griffiths (Imperial)

Board 2: Gold: Richard Weaving (Cambridge), Silver: Nicholas Nuesken (Imperial), Bronze: Shayamal Patel (LSE)

Board 3: Gold: Rafe Martyn (Cambridge), Silver: Alex Galliano (Imperial), Bronze: Luka Rimonic (Bristol)

Board 4: Gold: Jean-Luc Weller (Cambridge), Silver: Samuel Lim (Imperial), Bronze: Rotislav Raychev (Manchester)


Plate

1st: Cambridge 2

2nd: Imperial 2

3rd: Leicester (Tie-break: 50.5)

4th: Warwick 2 (Tie-break: 39)

5th: York (Tie-break: 37.5)


Board 1: Gold: Philipp Schmitt (Cambridge), Lewis Turner (Leicester), Alex Freeland (York)

Board 2: Gold: Vigran Mohan (Imperial), Alex Lyon (Leicester), Rowan Swiers (Warwick)

Board 3: Gold: Nikolai Rozanov (Imperial), Veronica Garcia (York), Ben Yaniw (Durham)

Board 4: Gold: Jin Boey (Imperial), Anna York-Andersen (Cambridge), Jimi Squirrell (Bangor)


Shield

1st: Aberystwyth

2nd: Sussex 2

3rd: Imperial 3


Board 1: Gold: Matt Rounds (Sussex 2), Silver: Adam Robinson (Aberystwyth), Bronze: Richard Massy (Swansea 2)

Board 2: Gold: James Corrigan (Aberystwyth), Silver: Will Webster (Sussex 2), Bronze: Aleksander Domosbawski (Warwick)

Board 3: Gold: Ben Percival (Durham 3), Silver: Robert Wright (Aberystwyth), Bronze: Bob Yung (Imperial)

Board 4: Gold: Robert Wright (Aberystwyth), Silver: Omar Haque (Imperial), Bronze: Joel Gabriel (Sussex)




2015 BUCA Championship - Live!

Keep up to date with the results of the 2015 Championship here and follow @bucachess for live tweets!


Live Boards


Match 1


Match 2


Fixtures and Results


ChampionshipRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
PlateRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Round 5Table
Shield ARound 1Round 2Round 3Table
Shield BRound 1Round 2Round 3Table
Shield CRound 4Round 5Table
Shield DRound 4Round 5Table



2015 BUCA Team Championship Entries

The entries have been finalised for this year's largest entry since the reformation of BUCA! Get preparing now!


Championship

Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial, LSE, Manchester, Southampton, Sussex, UCL, Warwick


Plate

Bangor, Birmingham, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial, Leicester, LSE, Nottingham, Southampton, Swansea, Warwick, York


Shield

Aberystwyth, Birmingham, Durham, Imperial, Nottingham, Sussex, Swansea, Warwick


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2015 BUCA Team Championships - Entry Information

Please find the entry information for the 2015 BUCA Team Championships available on the “Team” tab of the website.


The event will be held over the weekend of 21/22 February 2015, at the new venue of the Birmingham International Airport Holiday Inn hotel.


We would like to thank the 4NCL and Holiday Inn for supplying this venue.


The deadline for entry, after which a late fee applies, is 31st January, 2015.


Regards,

Alex Holowczak

BUCA President


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2014 BUCA Team Championship Results

Imperial 1 successfully retained their title in the Championship with an undefeated 10/10, while Imperial 2 managed to win the first Plate section. A massive congratulations to our new champions and a huge thank you to everyone who took part!


Rank University MP GP
1 Imperial 1 10 13.5
2 Cambridge 1 7 13
3 York 1 7 11.5

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2014 BUCA Team Championship

Time is running out to get the 2014 BUCA Team Championship entries in! Don’t forget that there are two sections this year, so there’s plenty of flexibility and fun to be had for all abilities!


For more details, please visit the “Team” tab above.


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2013 BUCA Team Championship Report

As with so many other tournaments, it was round 1 that kicked off the 2013 BUCA Team Championship. While most teams arrived in time for the midday start, allowances had been made for defending champions Edinburgh and the other most northerly teams, including newest recruits Newcastle.


It must be said however, that round 1 was not one for the underdogs with the top seeds dropping only a point and a half out of a possible thirty-two. The real surprise was Southampton 2’s Luke Whatmough drawing with a much higher-graded opponent from York in a scrappy Budapest Gambit.


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2013 BUCA Team Championship - Results

Imperial have won the 2013 BUCA Championship, winning the title for the first time.


Rank University MP GP
1 Imperial 9 14
2 Warwick 1 9 13.5
3 LSE 7 14

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2013 BUCA Team Championship - Entries

Now is the time to get your BUCA 2013 Team entries in! 17 teams are already entered!




2012 World Memory Championships

The World Memory Championships 2012 are being held from Friday 14th December to Sunday 16th December, with a preparation day on Thursday 13th December at:


Lilian Baylis Technology School

323 Kennington Lane

London

SE11 5QY


Official Site


Additional volunteer arbiters are badly needed so BUCA members are encouraged to help out.


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12/13 BUCA Entry Forms

The entry form for the 2013 Team Championship has been released, so get your teams together and enter as soon as possible!
















London Team Rapidplay - April 28

With the London Team Rapidplay little more than two weeks away, time is running out for teams to enter!


Full details can be found on the website:

Website

Entry Form





2012/13 BUCA Dates

BUCA is very pleased to announce the events that it will be running in the 2012/13 season. The two main events will be:


November 24-25: Individual Championship at De Vere Wychwood Park, Crewe


February 16-17: Team Championship at De Vere Uplands House, High Wycombe


The specific arrangements for each event will be announced in due course.


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Alex Holowczak

BUCA President




2012 BUCA Championship - February 25/26

Edinburgh won the 2012 BUCA Championship, winning the title for the first time since 1980, and for only the second time ever.


Rank University MP GP
1 Edinburgh 9 15.5
2 Warwick 1 8 13.5
3 York 7 13.5

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8th Oxford University Rapidplay

The 8th annual Oxford University Rapidplay will be held on Saturday 29 October at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. The total prize fund is £600, and there are two sections: Open and U170. Entry fees are £17/£12. The format is six rounds with 30 minutes per player, and rounds start at 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30, 16.00, 17.30. The prize ceremony will be ASAP after the last round.


Entries can be made via e-mail or post. Please see here and in particular here for more details.


Erik Thornblad

Oxford University Chess Society





Oxford win 2011 BUCA Championship

Oxford won the 2011 BUCA Championship ahead of UCL and Bath. Oxford and defending Champions Bath went into the final round tied on 7 matchpoints, and in their match against one-another, Oxford prevailed 3½-½ to win the title.


The Oxford team was composed of David Zakarian, Ravindran Shanmugam, Robbie Coleman, Murray David, Chris Smith, Yangshi Yu and Yangshan Yu.


Full results can be downloaded here. (spreadsheet)




11th World Universities' Chess Championship

Follow the games online, including the progress of the British players on the tournament website, which you can find here.


Report by Lorin d'Costa
























Chess Arbiting Training Course - Milton Keynes, October 9/10

Are you interested in becoming a qualified ECF Arbiter?


The Chess Arbiters’ Association (CAA), in partnership with the 4NCL, are holding a training course for wannabe arbiters that will run alongside the 4NCL Rapidplay Championship.





BUCA 4NCL team

British Universities’ Chess Association will be fielding a team in Division 3 of the 4NCL this season. A squad of 9 players with Elo ratings between 1700-2100 has already been assembled, but there is space for more players.








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British team to play in the 2010 World Universities' Chess Championship

The British Universities’ Chess Association has assembled a British team to play in the World Universities’ Chess Championship in Zurich from September 4 to September 12:


FM Peter Poobalasingam (Bath)

Vedantha Kumar (Cambridge)

WFM Sarah Hegarty (Bristol)

Hannah Dale (Exeter)


Team Manager: IM Lorin d’Costa


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1st Scottish Universities' Cup

Dundee University are organising the 1st Scottish Universities’ Cup. The entry form can be downloaded PDF icon here.





New Facebook page

A page has been created on Facebook which will provide updates and information about our events. The page can be found here. Simply click “Like” to get information sent directly to your feed.





4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Championships

The 4NCL will be holding its first team and individual rapidplay championships on 9-10 October 2010 for which entries are invited from all interested teams and players. The team championship held on the Saturday and the individual championship on the Sunday. Winners will hold the title of 4NCL Team and Individual Rapidplay Champion respectively for 2010/2011. The 4NCL are guaranteeing a prize fund of at least £2,000 for the weekend.


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BUCA Team Manager Required

The British Universities’ Chess Association is looking for a Team Manager to captain a group of up to 8 students in the 2010 World Universities’ Chess Championship in Zurich, Switzerland between September 4-12, 2010.




















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2010 World Universities' Chess Championship

The 2010 World Universities’ Chess Championship will be played between September 4-12 in Zurich, Switzerland. BUCA, in liaison with British Universities’ College & Sport will be responsible for organising a team of up to 8 players, in which no more than 5 can be of the same gender, can attend the event.




















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Games available for download

The games from the 2010 BUCA Championship are available to view online, and download here. Thanks to Alex Holowczak, Katie Smith, and Sam Doran for compiling them.


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2010 BUCA Championship Result

Bath 1 won the 2010 BUCA Championship, beating Edinburgh on the gamepoints tiebreaker, after the two drew 2-2 in their match against one another.


Rank University MP GP
1 Bath 1 9 18
2 Edinburgh 9 16
3 Oxford 7 14

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Tournament Entry List

The teams and players who have so far entered the event in Oxford on February 27/28 have been posted here. 14 teams and 64 players have entered as of Monday 22nd February. Teams can still enter, but the entry fee has now risen to £36 per team.


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Room Bookings

Any teams who have entered the event in Oxford should book accommodation without delay, or else risk not having a room for the Saturday night.


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Aston v Birmingham

The University of Birmingham beat Aston University 11 1/2 – 4 1/2 in a two-match friendly on Thursday, 4th February and Wednesday, 10th February 2010.














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Change of Payment Methods

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there has been a change to the payment methods.

You can no longer pay £28 on the day, you can only pay £28 until February 19, and £36 thereafter.

The entry form has been updated to account for this.


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2010 BUCA Championship - February 27-28

The Barceló Oxford Hotel will host the first official BUCA Championship for almost twenty years on Saturday, 27th February and Sunday, 28th February 2010. University societies are invited to enter teams of 4 for the event which will be the re-launch of the British Universities’ Chess Association. The Barceló Oxford Hotel offers four-star accommodation at a discount rate, as well as dinner, bed & breakfast for those playing in the tournament.


Full info & entry form (PDF)