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.


One of my predecessors as Gazette Editor, Peter Price, often included a ‘Personalia’ article in which he notified readers of good news in the lives of BCA members. The happy events could be anything from exam success or a milestone birthday to a wedding anniversary or the arrival of a new baby. I would like to reinstate ‘Personalia’ as a regular item because I believe it reflects the warm and friendly nature of the Braille Chess Association. Whether or not this happens, is of course entirely dependent on members telling me about suitable snippets of news. So please do let me know if you have something to celebrate and would like to share the news with your BCA friends. If you contact me on behalf of someone else, please be confident that the person concerned will not object to having their news featured in the Gazette!

To get us started, let’s send hearty congratulations to Peter Gibbs, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday on the 28th of May. Peter’s involvement with the BCA stretches back almost four decades and during that time he has made a huge contribution as a guide, coach, arbiter and co-organiser of the Windermere Chess Theme Break. Perhaps more importantly, he has made a huge number of friends. Happy Birthday Peter!

Julie Leonard