The Gazette - February 2021

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.

Treasurer’s Report

Recently we have received £2,000 in grants from two trusts, The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust and the Normanby Charitable Trust. Our grateful thanks to Linda for her fundraising work in such difficult times.

Morpeth Chess Club have raised £145 for the BCA. Every year before Christmas their strongest player, this time Roger Coathup, holds a simultaneous event. In usual times, entry would be £5 with all funds going to the Braille Chess Association in memory of their former president and long-standing BCA member, Les Whittle. This time they held the event online and encouraged participants to make a donation. On 23rd December, Roger played 6 games, he won 3, drew one and lost 2. The Lichess format that was used was not easy for Roger as he had the same time limits as everyone else (so basically had to play 6 times as fast) and he played three boards as white and three as black. A top performance!

Gill Smith, Treasurer