Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2015

Edited by Julie Leonard
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Brian Davey

Brian was a very long standing member of the BCA. Colin Chambers recollects meeting Brian for the first time at our Golden Jubilee event in Hastings in April 1982. Brian also competed in the BCA British Championship in the summer of 1983, when it was held near Brian’s home town of Doncaster. Later on, Brian concentrated on playing correspondence chess against such BCA stalwarts as Gary Wickett, Geoff Patching and Jim Cuthbert, among others. Brian was a regular competitor in our correspondence events until about seven years when ill health prevented him from continuing.

Geoff recalls that Brian did important fundraising work for the Royal Blind Society by coordinating the distribution of collection tins in shops in and around Doncaster. Brian was also a guide dog owner, who used to delight residents of local homes for the elderly by bringing his dog along for them to admire and make a fuss of.

Rest in peace.

Editor’s note: Grateful thanks to Colin Chambers, Gary Wickett, Geoff Patching and Jim Cuthbert for sharing their memories of Brian.