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.


1st to 3rd March. Annual General Meeting and Five Round Tournament. Midland Hotel, Derby. Entry £10. Accommodation including dinner, bed and breakfast, £37 per person per day if sharing and £40.50 for single room occupancy. £4 extra for bookings after 1st February. Although the final date for bookings has passed you might still be able to get a late booking in if you hurry. Organiser Stan Lovell.

25th May to 1st June. BCA Minor Tournament. St. Winifred's Hotel, Morecambe. Entry £10. Accommodation including dinner, bed and breakfast £168 per person for the week. Some coaching sessions will be included for entries of all strengths. This event has become one of the most popular amongst members. It is limited to those whose grade is 130 or below and it is particularly suitable for novices and for those who may be trying to get back into chess playing. Organiser David Hodgkins.

International Autumn Tournament. 8th to 10th November at the Elmbank Hotel, York. Watch out for more details in the May issue.

Stan Lovell.

Visually handicapped UK residents under the age of 21 participating in BCA events receive free entry and pay reduced rates of accommodation.

Points gained in BCA events count in the Terence Chapman Group Disabled Prix.

Booking conditions.

All cheques should be made payable to the Braille Chess Association. Building society cheques should have the name of the sender written on the back. Post dated cheques are not accepted.

The entry fee and cost of accommodation in full should be sent to the organiser or BCA treasurer by the advertised closing date. Late entries and bookings are accepted at the discretion of the organiser and are subject to a £4 penalty per person.

BCA reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry or to exclude any person from any event it runs.

Stan Lovell.