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.


This event will be held at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick, from Friday 11th to Monday 14th October. The 6-round Swiss will be open to all visually impaired players and their guides. The Major section will be for players of all strengths, while the Minor will be limited to players graded under 100. The rate of play will be all moves in 1 hour 45 minutes. The weekend will commence with a meal on the Friday at 6.00 and conclude with prize giving on the Monday at about 2 p.m.

The Castletroy Park is a 4-star hotel with a leisure centre, located 17 miles from Shannon airport. The cost for 3 nights bed and breakfast with evening meal is 190 Euro for players and guides and for others 234 Euro. The single room supplement is 35 Euro per night. The closing date for bookings and payment of fees is 31st August.

Fees should be paid to the treasurer, Ernie McElroy. Further enquiries to Eamonn Casey.

Philip Doyle.