BUCA Championship Winners
This page outlines all the winners of the BUCA Championship there have ever been. As much information as possible has been added. It is believed that all winners are known, but not all venues or individual winners. Any information that you have to add to this page would be greatly received.
British Universities’ Chess Association Founded
Between 1947 and his death in 1989, Baruch Harold Wood (BH Wood) was the President of the British Universities’ Chess Association. He Presided over events until his death. The peak period was in the early 1970s, during the Fischer boom. The Association lapsed in 1991, shortly after BH’s death. In this era, the various London colleges competed as a united “University of London” team. The triumvirate of Cambridge, London and Oxford dominated this period, coming first or first equal on 34 occasions between them. It was also possible to have shared winners; there being no tie-break in the event of a share of first place. There was no competition in 1989 due to BH Wood’s death, and 1991 allowed Polytechnics to compete, but none entered!
|1958||Cambridge, Glasgow, London|
The Association had lapsed, but many Universities took on the mantle of organising inter-University events between 1991 and 2008. These were held on an infrequent basis. BUCA was briefly revived in 2007, but had lapsed again by 2008.
British Universities’ Chess Association Reformed
The Association was refounded in 2010. Rather than be organised by Universities, it was organised by the Association.