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.

All Under One Roof Events

Due to another packed Gazette, and the fact that I have already sent in two short novels, in this report I have simply listed the date of each event, the venue and the organiser. As I shouldn’t have so many reports to write for the February Gazette, I will return to putting a little more meat on the bones in the next edition. Obviously, you can find out more about these events by contacting the various organisers concerned. Please note, however, if you are a first timer to mainstream tournaments, you are often required to count your moves. If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to contact me as I have devised a simple system for counting moves. Please also be aware that you may be able to claim money towards any of the below events through the Congress Support Scheme. Once again, as Chair of Congress Support, please do not hesitate to contact me to find out more.

4th -6th January - South Wales Winter Congress:

Held at the Heronston Hotel, Ewenny Road, Bridgend CF35 5AW. To find out more or to obtain a booking form please contact Kevin Staveley.

5th -6th January – Castle Chess First Winchester Congress:

Held at the Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Winchester So21 1HZ. To find out more or to obtain a booking form please contact Tony Corfe.

18th -20th January – Bristol Winter Congress:

Holiday Inn, Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LE. Visit www.chessit.co.uk (I couldn’t find any contact name).

16th -20th February – e2e4 Brighton Congress:

Held at the Barceló Brighton Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1NR. To find out more or to obtain a booking form please contact Sean Hewitt.

22nd -24th February – Castle Chess Fifth Portsmouth Congress:

Royal Beach Hotel, St. Helen’s Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 0RN. (Please see the Winchester Congress above for contact details.)

If anyone would like to register their bookings for any non BCA tournaments, or if you simply wish to enquire about BCA attendance at any such events, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Gary Wickett