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.

A BCA Motto?

The imaginary venue for the BCA Big Bash was a hotel called “Gens Una Sumus” which, as many will know, is the motto of FIDE, the international governing body of chess. It is usually translated as “We are One Family”. Many organisations have mottos. The Olympic Games has: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger). The Paralympic Games have: Spirit in Motion. Your favourite football club probably has one. A school or university that you went to might too. As far as I know though, the BCA has never had a motto. Perhaps it’s time we did!

Can you think of a few words that really sum up the aspirations of the BCA or capture the very essence of our association? Please send me your ideas. They needn’t be in Latin, but if they are please supply translations!

Please note that this is purely a whim of mine and there is no guarantee that the committee will choose to adopt a motto. However, if we have some really inspired suggestions I’m sure they would at least consider doing so.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Julie Leonard