BCA International Autumn Tournament 2019

15th – 17th November 2019: The Hans and Stefi Cohn Memorial International Autumn Tournament

This year’s International Autumn Tournament is being dedicated to the memory of Hans and Stefi Cohn for all the tremendous work they did to support chess for blind and partially sighted players, not only in the BCA but more widely around the world. The tournament will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull, and we are hoping that some of our friends from overseas might be able to join us. The hotel is located a short taxi ride from Solihull Railway Station, and is also convenient for Birmingham International Airport. It has extensive grounds, a fitness centre, a sauna and a heated indoor pool and is adjacent to Solihull’s indoor shopping centre.

The event will consist of two five round Swiss tournaments – an Open and a Challengers for those whose grade or estimated grade is 100 or below. Both are open to blind and partially sighted players and to associate members of the BCA. The entry fee for both tournaments is £10.

The cost for dinner, bed and breakfast for the Friday and Saturday nights is £45 per person per night for BCA members and associate members irrespective of room type. The cost for members and associate members staying the Sunday night will be £65 per person per night irrespective of room type. For prices for non-members, please contact the organiser, Voldi Gailans. Payment for all accommodation (including Sunday if required), together with the £10 entry fee should be sent to the Treasurer, Gill Smith. The closing date for entries is 20th September.

Any queries about the tournament should be sent to Voldi. Please see the list of BCA Officers for contact details for Gill and and Voldi.

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