At the Annual General Meeting of the British Chess Problem Society (BCPS), meeting in Newcastle on Sunday 13th April, it was agreed to abolish the £3.00 entry fee for the Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship (WCBCSC).
It is hoped that this will lead to more entries, but whether or not it does that, it will release Paul Valois, who receives the entries to the Starter Problem, from the burden of banking several hundred cheques each year. For many years Paul has been one of the BCPS’s most hard-working volunteers and I am sure that this decrease in his work-load is deserved.
As no measures have to be taken for making secure payments, the decision also makes it easy to arrange entry through this website and I hope to provide such a facility for the 2014-2015 competition.
Welcome to my new-look website. Yes, I know it is just the standard Joomla 3 template, but it does what’s needed. Most of the content from the old site has been carried forward to this site and some new content has been added. Those who had created an account on the old site should find that their logins work on this site, although, as on the previous site, an account as yet gives no access to anything extra. In due time you will need to login to access the Meson Chess Problem Database, so the login form is in that section of the site. Select 'Meson' from the menu above.