Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2015

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.

Other Events of Interest

Windermere Chess Theme Break 2016:

The Chess Theme Break will be held from 30th January to 6th February at the Windermere Manor Hotel and there is still time to book! See the May 2015 gazette for further details. This popular event, organised by Peter and Celia Gibbs, offers coaching by stronger BCA members and the opportunity for those receiving coaching to compete in a mini-tournament. RNIB members can still claim their discount. Also, BCA members and associate members who act as coaches or trainees receive a £50 subsidy from the BCA. Telephone the Windermere Manor Hotel on 01539 445801 to book your place!

Please bear in mind that any outstanding amounts must be paid not later than one month before the Chess Theme Break and it is advisable to take out insurance because refunds are not given by the hotel.

News from Stewart Reuben:

The Colin Crouch Celebration Chess Congress will take place in Harrow 2nd -10th April 2016. The centrepiece will be a nine round master Swiss. There will also be shorter tournaments for weaker players and for juniors. I expect we will be offering free entry to all disabled players.

Are you aware that The Hastings International Chess Congress 28th December 2015 to 5th January 2016 offers a 50% discount on Hastings Masters entry fees to disabled players? For more details contact the Congress Director, Alan Hustwayte or see