Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - July 1998

Edited by Peter Price
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.


With great sadness I am reporting the death of Margaret Barbour on the 29th of April after a long and valiant fight against cancer. During the last year or two, chess had played an increasingly important part of her life. She was making slow but steady progress, and had in fact played two league matches for us. She was almost ready to make her debut at a BCA event, but sadly her illness prevented her from travelling.

Margaret, though totally blind, was a brilliant Scrabble player, and was also an active supporter of Teesside Chess and Games Club for the Blind. She was a very brave lady and will be sadly missed by all members of the Club.

Geoff Garnett.