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.


The ninth annual theme break 2002 will be held from 2nd - 9th February at the Action for Blind People Windermere Manor Hotel, Rayrigg Road, Windermere, LA23 1ES, tel. 015394 45801, fax 015394 48397.

The rate will be £196 per person which is inclusive of dinner, bed and breakfast, mornings and afternoons breaks for refreshments. The chess instruction is organised by me with the assistance of other trainers. I am looking for some more trainers to give me additional support. So if any of the higher graded players would like to come along, please get in touch with me soon for further details. There will be separate training groups depending on the playing strengths of individuals.

In addition to the chess there are planned excursions and evening entertainments including a quiz. Players who attended this year's theme break will receive details in due course. However, I recommend that anyone who wishes to attend should contact the hotel soon, as I understand that bookings are coming in fast.

The overall tuition for the week's theme break is in my hands, and I look forward to seeing many BCA members there.

Peter Gibbs.