The Gazette - May 2014

Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.


Members who attended the AGM in March will know that the Gazette now has a new editor. Naturally, my very first task is the pleasant one of expressing sincere thanks to my predecessor, Rebecca Blaevoet, for her work over the last two years and for a smooth handover. Although no longer editing this publication, Rebecca will still play a crucial role by producing and distributing the Braille copies.

Readers will recall that the February edition of the Gazette was kindly sponsored by the Ulverscroft Foundation and so too is this issue. We are most grateful to them for their generous support.

Your May Gazette contains tournament reports as well as details of various events taking place shortly, both at home and abroad. There is also news of an exciting development in the Congress Support Scheme, some excellent opportunities for over the board events and a glowing review of a new Braille chess book.

On the subject of Braille, I would like to reassure members that although I am not a Braille reader myself, Braille contributions for the Gazette will still be most welcome. I have been extremely fortunate in having received many kind offers of help from members who are willing to transcribe. Naturally, I shall also be glad to receive audio recorded articles as well as items in print or via email.

Please let me have any contributions for the August Gazette by the 1st of July.

Julie Leonard