Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2018

Sponsored by Geoff Patching
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.

Call for Haaksbergen

Next year's IBIS chess tournament in Haaksbergen will be held from 6th to 7th April. It's an ideal tournament for those who value the social side of chess as much as the competitive side. You play on tables of four, with two games on the Saturday and one on the Sunday, and we all stay with host families, going out for a meal with them on the Sunday evening after the tournament.

It would be nice to see more BCA members going. The committee usually subsidises the trip to the tune of £75 per person. If we travel by ferry we would leave on the 4th of April and travel back on the 8th, arriving back in the UK on the 9th. You are free to make your own travel arrangements, but I fill out the entry forms so if you decide to do this let me know.

The deadline for letting me know you want to participate on the trip is end of January next year. If you haven't already, give it a try; and if you've been before, why not take the opportunity to renew old friendships?

Guy Whitehouse.