Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2002

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The annual chess tournament in Haaksbergen will take place from Friday, 11th to Monday, 14th April 2003 and all those wishing to go should contact me, the organiser, no later than 21st December 2002 with their names and hopefully a sighted guide.

Unfortunately, at present it is not possible to give a price for this trip, this is because the Stena Line price brochure for 2003 is not available until the end of December. However, it should be noted that Stena Line have reinstated the overnight ferry from Harwich which is the way we used to travel to Holland before it was stopped several years ago, and they introduced the high-speed ferry. Therefore, I shall be making enquiries about prices for both methods of travelling. It should however, be borne in mind that if we revert to the overnight ferry to travel to Holland it would mean departing from Harwich on the evening of Thursday, 10th April 2003.

Should you wish to make your own travel arrangements this is acceptable, but you still must notify the organiser of these details.

David Hodgkins.