Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - February 2018

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.

Never been to the Netherlands?

Whether you’ve never been to the Netherlands before or you have been and you loved it, there are two chances to play chess there this spring. But you’ll have to move quickly!

The 13th Open Chess Championship (O.N.K.) of the Dutch Chess Association for Visually Disabled (N.S.V.G.) will take place from Thursday February 8th to Sunday February 11th 2018 in the Hotel De Hoeve in the village of Nunspeet, the Netherlands. It is a six round Swiss tournament and there will be two or three groups, depending on the number of players. The rounds will be played on Thursday evening, Friday morning and afternoon, Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning. Anyone interested in taking part should contact the organiser, Sergio Harnandan, immediately.

The annual Haaksbergen tournament takes place in the Netherlands from 13th to 15th April 2018. The committee has decided to subsidise this trip again to the tune of £75 per participant. If you’d like to go this really is your last chance to register! Please refer back to your November 2017 gazette for further details. Don’t delay! Contact Guy today! (Our secretary’s contact details are on our website.)