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BRAILLE CHESS ASSOCIATION
REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 263049
The "Junior BCA" is a section within
the overall structure of the BCA.
Membership of "Junior BCA" is
available to visually impaired UK residents under 25.
Associate membership of "Junior BCA"
is available to sighted UK residents under 18.
Membership of "Junior BCA" is free.
Members of "Junior BCA" enjoy full
membership status of the BCA. They are entitled to all the benefits and
subject to all the obligations of other members and associate members of
Provided that "Junior BCA" has at
least ten members it will be entitled to elect one of its members to serve
on the BCA committee. That member will enjoy equal status with other
committee members and will be responsible for bringing the views of
"Junior BCA" to the committee.
Visually impaired members of "Junior
BCA" shall be entitled to free entry and free accommodation when
competing in BCA events. In appropriate circumstances, a guardian or guide
may also receive free accommodation when accompanying a visually impaired
member of "Junior BCA". They may also receive other benefits such
as: the provision of chess equipment or coaching, at the discretion of the
"Junior BCA" will be funded from
money designated for Junior and Youth development.
When Membership of
"Junior BCA" Expires
When visually impaired members of "Junior
BCA" become 25 or associate members become 18 between 1st October and
31st March they can continue their BCA membership by paying half the
current annual subscription on 1st April or by taking out five year or life
When the relevant birthday falls between 1st
April and 30 September, payment for continued membership will not be due
until the beginning of October.
Finding out More
To find out more contact the Junior Development
the Junior Development Officer
Last reviewed November 2015