The Gazette - February 2010

Sponsored by The Primary Club
Edited by Guy Whitehouse
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Silver Jubilee Irish Open

To celebrate 25 years of the Braille Chess Association of Ireland, this event will take place at the Marine Hotel, Sutton Cross, Dublin, from Friday October 1st to Monday October 4th 2010. The Tournament will be a 6-round Swiss, open to all visually impaired players and their guides. The rate of play will be all moves in 1 hour and 45 minutes for each player. There will be two sections if numbers allow, a Major section open to players of all strengths and a Minor section confined to players rated below 1400 ELO.

The cost of accommodation for players and guides/partners for 3 nights, including dinner, bed and breakfast, is €180 per person in a shared room and €260 single. The cost for others is € 262.50 and €360 respectively. Those wishing to extend their stay may do so at a cost of €85 per night bed and breakfast for both single & shared rooms, but only if bookings are made through the BCAI.

All fees should be paid to the Treasurer, Ernie McElroy. Bank account details will be provided on request to those wishing to pay by credit transfer. The closing date for bookings and payment of fees is 15th August 2010.

Further enquiries may be made to Eamon Casey.

Philip Doyle.