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.


My intention here is to highlight the most significant issues dealt with at our AGM on 17th March. For those who would like greater detail you can receive a copy of the minutes on tape or a copy of the new British Championship Regulations in the medium of your choice on request to the secretary.

The section dealing with finance and fund-raising revealed a welcome upturn in our fortunes. This, we were told, was largely due to the success rate of our fund-raiser, Julia Scott, and to the great enterprise of a number of our members who, through a variety of ingenious initiatives, have raised some very useful income. Our Braille library, which is hardly used by members, is to be transferred to the RNIB student library who have promised to continue to make it available to those who wish to borrow from it. We learned of a general decline in membership and a particular decline in junior membership. There was a plea for all members to help to spread the news of the BCA and, in particular, to help to get youth development revitalised. It was no surprise, however, that the main attention of the meeting was focused on the proposals for a new style British Championship. It was c

As you will see from the front page of this Gazette the committee remains the same but we welcome Bill Armstrong as our representative to the Council of the British Chess Federation.

Stan Lovell