Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People


There is nothing our members like more than playing chess face-to-face. We normally run three over the board (OTB) events every year. A five round tournament in the spring played over a weekend, a seven round tournament in the Summer played over a full week and a second five round tournament in the autumn played over a weekend.

The summer event alternates between the British Championship and the Chairman's Cup. The latter event is limited to players with a rating below 1750. As with our theme-break, the summer event includes a program of entertainments and other activities for those who either need a break from the chess or just come along for the holiday. Entertainments often take the form of quizzes, informal concerts, games other than chess, and in recent years a murder mystery. One evening is reserved for the “Soirée” where members show off their own talents.

During the COVID 19 pandemic it was impossible to put on over-the-board events. You can read about the remote events which replaced our normal program by following the previous link.


Please read the booking procedure before paying for an event.

International Autumn Tournament, 28th to 30th October 2022
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull
Organised by Norman Wragg
16 days to book

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BCA Spring Congress, 18th March to 20th March 2022, Derby

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