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.

Booking Conditions and Procedures

The BCA reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry or to exclude any person from any event it runs.

If paying by cheque, cheques should be made payable to the Braille Chess Association. Building society cheques should have the name of the sender clearly marked. Post dated cheques are not accepted.

If paying by BACS transfer, payments should be made to:

Braille Chess Association

Sort Code: 40 52 40

Account Number: 00082456

Bookings accepted after the closing date are subject to a £10 late booking penalty for each person. Late bookings and entries are accepted at the discretion of the organiser. Bookings are confirmed when full payment has been received by the Treasurer or when the money has been received by the BCA bank.

Payments can only be refunded within the time limit set in the terms and conditions set by the various hotels. Members are advised to take out holiday insurance to cover themselves.

When sending your payment to the treasurer, please include details of your booking requirements including:

Single room, double room or twin room;

If you prefer a bath or a shower;

If you prefer a room in which you may smoke. Please note many hotels now adopt a no smoking policy;

If you will be bringing your guide dog;

If you are on a special diet;

If you have mobility problems and would benefit from being located in a room near to a lift;

If you are a wheelchair user;

Any other special requirements.

If you feel you would have any special difficulties in an emergency such as a fire evacuation.

There is no need to send your requests to the organiser as Gill will do this, but you may, of course, contact the organiser on any point. Please do not make special requests to the hotel as this causes confusion.

Those who make payment into the BCA’s account on-line or by direct bank transfer should make sure their payment is cleared by the closing date. When this has happened inform the treasurer your payment has been made and include your booking requirements as above.

Please note: the BCA reserves the right to refuse or cancel any entry or to exclude any person from any event it runs.