The Gazette - May 2020

Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
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.

New Email Group

Many readers will be aware that we recently started a new email group. The reason for this is that the old Yahoo platform was becoming increasingly problematic and we felt that we had no choice but to move to a new platform.

The group is open to members, associate members, and employees of the BCA, as well as members of any other association whose main purpose is advancing chess for visually-impaired people. The committee may also invite others to join if we feel it appropriate.

Members can analyse games, discuss tournaments of any kind and setting, seek advice on their own performance in events, announce personal achievements away from the board, and exchange brief personal messages of welcome, congratulations, or sympathy for ill-health or bereavement. You should have already received an email inviting you to join the new group. If not, just send an email to If you have any problems just send an email to You can find more information, including the rules of engagement, at We look forward to seeing you there.

Dan Rugman