Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 2001

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.


Chess code competition.

Francis Collisson had suggested that readers compete for inventing the cleverest code word or phrase meaning "Let's go to the bar" following an over-the-board game of chess.

Entries submitted for the competition were: "Let's go water our rooks"; "Square one"; "Pawn to the ninth"; "The sixty-fifth"; "The sixty-fifth hole"; "The king's retreat"; "The king's head", and "Let's check the bar, mate."

The winner was chosen by Francis as: "The king's retreat" and the entrant was Alec Crombie who was presented with a bottle of whisky, donated by Francis, at the annual general meeting.

Millennium club winners - each receiving a £30 prize:

January, 5: Richard Harrington;

February, 56: Hazel Burnell;

March, 50: Colin Chambers.

As always, anyone wishing to join should contact me for details. Two more entrants and the prize can be increased to £35!

T-shirts, polo-shirts and sweatshirts are still available in a variety of sizes and colours. Please contact me for further details.

Wendy Holmes.