The Gazette - February 2020

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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.

Membership Secretary’s Report

I am delighted to welcome three new visually impaired members to our association. Val Warner, from Wokingham, a friend of Jim Cuthbert has joined for one year. Roger Williams from Bristol, who played chess at school in Bristol when Stan Lovell was involved in the club there, and Malcolm Jones from Birmingham have both joined for five years. I very much look forward to meeting these members at BCA tournaments.

It is hoped that the Membership List will be sent out during the first quarter of the year to those members who have opted for their details to be included.

Address Changes:

Stephen Thacker has changed his email address


Sadly, in November following a long illness, David Welch passed away after his condition deteriorated at his nursing home. David was an arbiter at a number of BCA Tournaments. He was very efficient and popular with our members. His humour and friendliness will be greatly missed.

Mark Hague