Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - February 2002

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 British chess world is still recovering from the shock of the death of Tony Miles at the age of 46, one of the finest and most likable of grand-masters. Tony acquitted himself well in many tournaments, beating several world champions, wrote innumerable articles and did much to foster youth chess. It is right that our association should be sufficiently outward-looking to mark his passing in these pages.

Looking inwards, particularly at this magazine, I have had a useful suggestion from one of our dedicated number. "Members' comments corner" is introduced in this edition, but it will only flourish if you, the readers, will contribute! As Edmund Burke is reputed to have said: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing": so let's hear from you.

We also have an invitation from our friends in Eire, and there is an intriguing brainteaser to round off this Gazette.

Most significant of all, as you will read, is the fact that your association has reached the magic "three score years and ten!" What of the future?

Please send me material for the May edition by 30th March.

Peter Price.