BCA Spring Tournament 2022

Friday 18 to 20 March 2022

This will take place at The Derby Station Hotel, Sure Collection by Best Western. It was formerly the Hallmark Hotel, very familiar to many of our members. We are pleased to be returning to this popular hotel with its excellent facilities. The hotel is very conveniently located within a few yards walk of Derby railway station.

The original plan was that, as usual, our AGM would be an integral part of the weekend. However, your committee has decided that, because of uncertainties with the pandemic, it would be best to hold the AGM as an online meeting the following Saturday 26 March. More information about the online AGM will be included in the February Gazette.

If the chess congress is able to go ahead, separating off the AGM will mean that the weekend is less crowded and easier for the hotel to manage. For example, the third round of the tournament would take place on the Saturday afternoon instead of the usual evening game. Depending on the number of entries, we will aim to run two five round chess tournaments. The Open section will be open to all visually impaired chess players and associate members of the BCA. The Challengers will be limited to those graded 1450 or below. The entry fee for both tournaments is £10. The cost of dinner, bed and breakfast for members and associate members is £44 per person per night for Friday and Saturday nights in a single room, and £40 per person per night sharing a double/twin room. For those staying on the Sunday night, the cost will be £65 per person in a single room and £54 per person sharing a double/twin.

The closing date for entries is 14 January and we will almost certainly have difficulty in accepting late entries. Please send your entry fee and full payment for all accommodation to Gill Smith by this date