The Gazette - November 2017

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 will be saddened to read that David Welch was taken seriously ill while working as an arbiter in Gibraltar in August. He is now in a rehabilitation unit in Liverpool. David has attended many of our events lately either as an arbiter or a player and made lots of friends in the BCA. Our Chairman has sent a get well card on behalf of our association so David will know we are thinking of him and wishing him well. Anyone who wants to send their own message to David should contact the gazette editor.

Matthew Carr was awarded the title of IBCA Arbiter at the congress in Macedonia this summer. Anyone who has attended our over the board tournaments in recent years will know what a tremendous asset Matthew has become to our association. Many congratulations to Matthew on this well-deserved title!

Colin Baxter, the Chairman of Blind Cricket, writes:

May I take this opportunity to announce that, in his secondary pastime, Geoff Brown has received a gong. He’s Yorkshire VI Cricket’s official scorer and has just been given the award for scorer of the year. He should have been receiving it at Blind Cricket’s T20 Final in Wolverhampton, but, not knowing this secret, opted to play chess in Liverpool instead.