BCA International Autumn Tournament 2021

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th October 2021

This will take place at The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate. Because of the pandemic, there was initially considerable uncertainty as to how feasible it would be for us to go ahead with the event. As a result, we carried out a survey of regular tournament attendees at the end of June to assess how many members would hope to attend. The outcome of this survey gave us the confidence to inform the hotel that we were indeed going ahead with the event.

The hotel, with its excellent facilities, is located close to the town centre, and a short taxi ride from the railway station.

As usual, we shall aim to run two five-round chess tournaments, an Open section and a Challengers section limited to those graded ECF 1450 or below. The tournaments are open to all visually impaired chess players and associate members of the BCA.

The entry fee for both tournaments is £10. The cost of dinner, bed and breakfast for members and associate members sharing a double/twin room is £45 per person per night for Friday and Saturday nights and £47 per person per night in a single room. For members and associate members staying on the Sunday night, the cost will be £60 per person sharing a double/twin room and £69 per person in a single room. For prices for non-members, please contact the organiser. Car drivers need to note please that there is a £10 charge per day for parking.

Queries about the tournament should be sent to Steve Burnell.

The closing date for entries is Wednesday 1 September 2021. We shall need to let the hotel know our room requirements very shortly after this and so it might not be possible to accommodate late entries.

Please send your entry fee and full payment for all accommodation to Gill Smith by this date.