Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

Joining the BCA

Full membership is open to any visually impaired person while fully sighted friends and family are welcome to join as associate members.

Membership Type Cost
Under 25 with a visual impairment FREE
Under 18 with no visual impairment FREE
1 year full or associate £10
5 years full or associate £20
Life membership full or associate £50

You can pay for membership by bank transfer using the following details:

Account name: Braille Chess Association
Sort code: 40 52 40
Account number: 00082456

To pay by cheque please contact our treasurer or call 0114 230 5995

You can read our refund policy here.

What do I get?

All memberships include the following:

  • The BCA gazette.
  • Eligibility to play in our email, correspondence and virtual events.
  • Subsidised accommodation for our over the board events.

UK residents who are vision impaired also receive

  • Free chess coaching.
  • Subsidised chess sets and clocks.
  • Financial support to attend mainstream congresses.
  • Discount of up to £100 for their first BCA tournament.
  • Access to our library of accessible chess materials.
  • The possibility to represent the BCA in events in the UK and overseas.

For further information read our brochure or contact our membership secretary.

We hope to see you soon in our association!