Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 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.

David Hodgkins Memorial Annual Best Game Competition

With the 2021 competition now firmly underway, we have some exciting news about who can enter this event! In the past, we’ve limited it to entries from the British Isles, for the sole reason that we didn’t want the Pink Diamond Paperweight trophy to be sent around the globe and potentially get lost in transit. However, we’ve now had a couple of years when it hasn’t been possible to award the trophy to the winner in person, and although this is unfortunate, we don’t feel it has detracted from the prestige of winning to any great extent. Therefore, the committee has decided to open this event up to all members regardless of where they live. The one proviso is that the trophy will only be awarded to a winner who regularly attends AGMs and is therefore likely to be able to return it the following year.

As you know, David Mabbs has kindly agreed to judge the 2021 event, so if you play a good game in any of our events please do submit it directly to David or via a committee member! Eligible games that are published in the gazette are automatically entered into the competition.