Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2012

Edited by Rebecca Blaevoet
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Forthcoming BCA Events

19th -26th January 2013: 20th Chess Theme Break

Though not technically a BCA event, still an integral part of BCA culture. £343 7 nights, full board, chess coaching in a lovely setting and entirely too much fun! You may be eligible to claim £150 under the Grass Roots Scheme towards your attendance, please see the relevant article, (Congress Support) for details. If you are tempted to attend, I advise you to book as early as possible directly with the hotel, as the event is very popular. At the time of this writing, there are seven double rooms available in the hotel annexe, a short walk from the main hotel building. The Windermere Manor Hotel can be contacted on 01539 445801. Please also confirm your booking with Peter and Celia Gibbs. See you there!

15th -17th March 2013: Brian Perham Memorial AGM and Chess Congress Weekend

Next year’s AGM tournament weekend will be dedicated to the memory of Brian Perham, a popular and loyal member who left us a very generous donation in his will. We will all miss his gentle humour and remember him with much affection. In 2013 we will be returning to the very popular Derby hotel with its excellent facilities and convenient location, close to Derby railway station. The AGM will take place on Saturday 16th of March at 2pm. There will be a five-round chess tournament open to all blind and partially sighted players and to associate members of the BCA. It will consist of a major open event, and a minor event limited to players whose grade (or estimated grade) is 110 or below. The tournament entry fee will be £10. The cost of accommodation, including dinner, bed and breakfast, for members and associate members is £35 per night in a shared room and £39 single. The cost of a room for the Sunday night will be £50 for a shared room and £56 for single occupancy. Please send bookings and room requirements to Gill by 20th January 2013. Please send resolutions or other items for inclusion on the agenda to Guy Whitehouse by 31st December 2012. Also let Guy know if you are planning to attend the AGM without participating in the tournament. Contact details for Guy and Gill are at the front of this Gazette.

Mark Hague and Lea Ryan, tournament organisers.