BMAB UK reached the milestone of 20 tournaments this weekend. However, this achievement was tempered by the very sad news that founder and regular TD Rick Janowski would not be able to be with us.
Rick Janowski writes:
I have the greatest pleasure in announcing that Sebastian Wilkinson, of the UK, has been awarded the prestigious title of Grandmaster (Class 3), following his devastatingly brilliant performance at the recent BMAB Ranking Tournament at Long-Eaton, UK. He aggregated an astonishing PR score of 2.72 in the two-day event comprising six 11-point matches. This score is the greatest achieved over a 2-day event by a clear margin.
Since the implementation of BMAB three years ago, Mochy has maintained an incredible level of play, never letting his PR average fall below 2.90. More recently he has pushed his performance rating to reach an astonishing level of 2.40 measured over 300 experience points, not only achieving the title of Super Grandmaster, but with a clear margin of 0.10 below the 2.50 benchmark.
Rick Janowski writes:
UKBGF Team Captain Tim Cross is awarded a Master (Class 1) Title
I have the great pleasure in announcing that Tim Cross has been awarded the title of Master (Class 1) by virtue of his excellent performances at two recent BMAB-Partnered tournaments held in the UK, the BIBA British Open and the St Albans Open. This award is an upgrade from Tim’s previous Master (Class 2) title and takes him to 4th position in the BMAB (UK) Ranking List.
BMAB (UK) RANKING TOURNAMENT #7, CASTLE DONINGTON, 27-28 FEBRUARY 2016
TOURNAMENT REPORT PART 1: WINNERS & TROPHIES
Twenty players participated in the opening event in the 2016 BMAB (UK) Season, which comprises six tournaments all at the same venue near East Midlands Airport. This tournament was kindly sponsored by Dale Taylor who donated monies towards trophies, certificates and added prize money. Dale and Lawrence Powell were awarded with special “300 Club” loyalty badges to commemorate their participation in five tournaments, thus achieving over 300 experience points. They join Peter Bennet, Tim Cross, Julian Fetterlein and Tariq Siddiqi who have already joined the club.