Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - August 2005

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.


MarchNo 8Derek Spink

AprilNo 4Chrissie Brown

May No 26Stephen Thacker

Sorry, June is not drawn yet as I am reconciling current paid up membership. Draw will be made by the 30th June and a cheque will be with the lucky winner early July.

Recently, I received a few new subscribers and I Thank You for the support. Remember it costs £12 per annum and you have 12 chances, one a month, of winning a prize of £35. The odds are good in that we only have 70 or so members. I would like to see the odds go to 100-1 E.g. 100 Members. Then the shrewd Members who have 2 Numbers in the draw have odds of 50-1 every month so for any knowledgeable gamblers (non-professional of course!) you may be able to give us the odds of winning at least once in any 12 month cycle. I suspect the odds are very attractive!

So, all we need now is another 25-30 Members, Family or Friends to send a cheque for £12 for entry in the next months draw. We may soon break our century! If I could have a volunteer from our membership to administer this, I would very much be tempted to help especially when I receive the tremendous odds on winning. You will understand the embarrassment if I (as Treasurer) pulled out my own winning Number say, 3 times in one year. Yours, Richard

In summary or as our lovely Delia Smith would sum up or perhaps appropriately ’ave it, “come-on - Letsbeavenue”. Of course, the same plea goes to you regarding ideas on fundraising or perhaps a few organisational names which we could consider writing to in your area.

Richard Kidals, BCA Treasurer.